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Treble Recorder 8 Treble Recorder

Treble Recorder Grade 8 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.

Treble Recorder Grade 8 (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 Albinoni Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in A minor
Three Sonatas of the Italian Baroque
Schott (OFB 170)

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2 Babell Adagio And Vivace (Descant/Tenor)
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata No. 11 in G minor
Babell: 12 Sonatas, Nos 10‒12
Amadeus (BP 0337)

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3 J. S. Bach
arr. W. Kirchner, G. Kirchner and Harras
Vivace (Tenor)
3rd movt from Sonata in D minor, BWV 527
J. S. Bach: Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 for Tenor Recorder, arr. W. Kirchner, G. Kirchner and Harras
Bärenreiter (8076)

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4 J. S. Bach
arr. Sokoll
Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in A minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach: Sonata in A minor, BWV 1020, arr. Sokoll
Heinrichshofen (N4111)

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5 Barsanti Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in C
Barsanti: Sonata in C
Bärenreiter (HM 183)

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6 Handel Largo And Furioso (Presto)
1st movt And 3rd movt from Sonata in D minor (Fitzwilliam Sonata No. 3), HWV 367a
Handel: Complete Sonatas for Recorder
Faber

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Handel: Complete Sonatas for Recorder
Bärenreiter (BA 4259)

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Handel: The Fitzwilliam Sonatas
Schott (ED 10062)

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7 F. Mancini Andante And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata No. 2 in E minor
F. Mancini: 12 Sonatas, Nos 1–3
Amadeus (BP 0863)

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8 Giuseppe Sammartini Allegro (Descant)
1st movt from Concerto in F
(recorder to play in tuttis)
Giuseppe Sammartini: Concerto in F for Descant Recorder
Schott (OFB 1021)

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9 Telemann Adagio–Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in C, TWV 41:C5
Telemann: Sonata in C, TWV 41:C5 from Essercizii Musici
Schott (OFB 103)

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No. 6 from Telemann: Sonatas for Recorder
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.13542)

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10 Vivaldi Allegro
1st movt from Concerto in A minor, RV 108
(recorder to play in tuttis)
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, RV 108
Peacock Press (PAR 016)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Walter Bergmann Largo assai And Rondo danzante
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata for Treble Recorder
(ending 21 bars after letter I)
Walter Bergmann: Sonata for Treble Recorder
Schott (ED 11240)

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2 L. Berkeley Moderato
1st movt from Sonatina, Op. 13
L. Berkeley: Sonatina, Op. 13
Schott (OFB 1040)

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3 A. Bernard Prelude and Scherzo
(observing printed cadenza)
A. Bernard: Prelude and Scherzo
Peacock Press (PD 02)

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4 Alan Bullard Top Hat Quadrille (Descant)
No. 1 from Hat Box
Alan Bullard: Hat Box
Forsyth (FBA05)

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5 N. Fulton Reel
5th movt from Scottish Suite
N. Fulton: Scottish Suite
Schott (ED 10466)

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6 Glanville-Hicks Lento recitativo And Vivace
2nd And 3rd movt from Sonatina for Treble Recorder
Glanville-Hicks: Sonatina for Treble Recorder
Schott (ED 10029)

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7 Jacob Allegro
1st movt from Sonatina for Treble Recorder
Jacob: Sonatina for Treble Recorder
Studio Music

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8 Reizenstein Sarabande And Bourrée
2nd movt And 3rd movt from Partita for Treble Recorder
Reizenstein: Partita for Treble Recorder
Schott (OFB 1014)

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9 Philippe Rombi Nocturne No. 1
Collection Panorama Flûte à bec alto, Vol. 2
Billaudot (GB6206)

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10 Staeps Ruhig bewegt And Lebhaft
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in E♭
Staeps: Sonata in E♭
Universal (UE 12603)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
arr. Harras or Robinson
Bourrée anglaise
4th movt from Partita in C minor, BWV 1013
J. S. Bach: Partita in C minor, BWV 1013, arr. Harras
Bärenreiter (BA 6432)

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P. 89 from The Solo Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 108)

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2 Telemann
arr. Harras or Robinson
A tempo giusto And Presto
1st movt And 2nd movt from Fantasia No. 10 in A minor, TWV 40:11
No. 10 from Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Treble Recorder, arr. Harras
Bärenreiter (BA 6440)

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P. 48 from The Solo Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 108)

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3 Christopher Ball Pagan Piper (Treble/Tenor)
Christopher Ball: Pagan Piper for Treble or Tenor Recorder
Peacock Press (PCB0004)

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4 G. Bassano
arr. Hintermeier
Ricercata terza Or Ricercata quarta
No. 6 Or No. 7 from Altblockflöten-Solobuch
Schott (ED 21796)

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5 Brüggen Vivace
No. 3 from Five Studies for Finger Control
Brüggen: Five Studies for Finger Control
Broekmans & Van Poppel (BRP712)

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6 van Eyck Ballette Gravesand Or Engels Nachtegaeltje (Descant/Tenor)
from Der Fluyten Lust-hof
(complete)
No. 27 Or No. 28 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Vol. 1
XYZ (1013)

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No. 26 Or No. 27 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Vol. 1
Amadeus (BP 0704)

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7 Genzmer Abends (In the Evening) (Treble/Tenor)
No. 1 from Klänge der Nacht
Genzmer: Klänge der Nacht, for Treble or Tenor Recorder
Schott (OFB 193)

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8 E. Köhler Study in E♭
No. 118 from 150 Classical Studies
Universal (UE33029)

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9 Krähmer Adagio con espressione (Descant)
No. 1 from 12 Divertimenti (1822)
Krähmer: 12 Divertimenti (1822) for Descant Recorder
Moeck (EM1121)

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10 Kuhlau Andante cantabile (Descant)
No. 47 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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Treble Recorder Grade 8 Treble Recorder

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Additional information

Related instrument option: Treble recorder candidates at Grades 6–8 may play one of their three pieces on a Descant or Tenor recorder where indicated in the Lists. There is no advantage to be gained over other candidates in taking this option, and all the other requirements must be played on a Treble recorder.

Candidates for a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject; for full details, including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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