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Oboe 4 Oboe

Oboe Grade 4 exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and broken chords, sight-reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

Oboe Grade 4 (2018-2021)

Pieces

Three pieces: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C - 30 marks each

List A

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
arr. Denley
download Menuet And Trio
from Overture in F, BWV 820
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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2 J. S. Bach
arr. van Beringen
Menuett
No. 6 from Festive Baroque for Oboe, arr. van Beringen
De Haske (DHP 1043579-400)

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3 Tartini
arr. van Beringen
Sarabande
No. 11 from Festive Baroque for Oboe, arr. van Beringen
De Haske (DHP 1043579-400)

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4 Giordani
arr. Lawrance
download Caro mio ben
(omitting small notes in bb. 4–5 & 8–10)
Great Winners for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Great Winners for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327PA)
5 Gluck, arr. Brahms
arr. Sparke
Gavotte
15 Intermediate Classical Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 380-400)

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6 Handel
arr. Sparke
Bourrée
from Flute Sonata, HWV 363b
15 Intermediate Classical Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 380-400)

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7 Haydn
arr. Francis and Grant
Andante cantabile
No. 12 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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8 Mozart
arr. Lanning
Turkish Rondo
from Piano Sonata in A
Classic Experience Collection for Oboe, arr. Lanning
Cramer

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9 Schubert
arr. Kolman
Military March (Militärmarsch)
Op. 51 No. 1
No. 6 from Universal Oboe Album, arr. Kolman
Universal (UE19817)

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10 Vivaldi
arr. Sparke
Allegro
from Flute Sonata in C
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Keith Bartlett J. B. Jazz
from Just for Fun! for Oboe
Keith Bartlett: Just for Fun! for Oboe
UMP

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2 L. Bernstein
arr. Elliott
It must be so
from Candide
Leonard Bernstein for Oboe, arr. Elliott
Boosey & Hawkes

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3 Delibes
arr. Denley
download Sous le dôme épais
from Lakmé
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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4 Robin Grant Latin Romance
No. 7 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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5 Grieg
arr. Kolman
Solvejg's Song (Solvejgs Lied)
from Peer Gynt
No. 10 from Universal Oboe Album, arr. Kolman
Universal (UE19817)

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6 Bryan Kelly Italian Dance
No. 9 from Bryan Kelly: Ballads and Bagatelles
Spartan Press (SP1276)

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7 Marco Pütz download The Dreamer
No. 1 from Two Pictures for Oboe
Marco Pütz: Two Pictures for Oboe
De Haske (DHP 1115056-401)

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8 James Rae Mr Big
from In the Groove for Oboe
James Rae: In the Groove for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD034)

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9 G. M. Rodríguez
arr. Lawrance
La Cumparsita
Great Winners for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Great Winners for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327PA)
10 Saint-Saëns
arr. Lanning
The Swan
from The Carnival of the Animals
Classic Experience Collection for Oboe, arr. Lanning
Cramer

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 van Beekum Air varié
from Ornamental Oboes
(Theme and Var. 1)
van Beekum: Ornamental Oboes
Harmonia (HU3795)

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2 Dave Gale Blues for Sam Or Stop and Guiro
from JazzFX for Oboe
P. 7 Or P. 10 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Oboe
Brass Wind (1341CD)

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3 Garnier Study in D Or Study in F♯ minor
No. 21 Or No. 32 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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4 Hinke Study in A minor Or Study in F
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 23 No. 13 Or P. 27 No. 5 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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5 Mike Mower download Waltzlet Or Drifting Off
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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6 James Rae download Triple Jump
No. 8 from Track & Field for Oboe
James Rae: Track & Field for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD063)

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7 Graham Salter Ties Or Ballet Class
from 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Emerson (E413)

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8 Philip Sparke One-part Invention Or Hungarian Dance
No. 36 Or No. 38 from Skilful Studies for Oboe
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Oboe
Anglo Music (AMP 095-401)

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9 Sarah Watts Study in Orange
from Fresh Air for Oboe
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Oboe
Kevin Mayhew (3611889)

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10 Lynne Williams And Finally
No. 30 from Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Forton Music (FM225)

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