A Guide to the ABRSM Syllabus (2023 - 2024)

This series provides a detailed guide to the ABRSM piano examination syllabus for 2023 - 2024, including video walk-throughs with practice suggestions, tips on style and interpretation and other ideas for a selection of pieces (from initial to Grade 8).

Contents

Index

Chwatal – Little Playmates

H. Wohlfahrt (arr. Jones) - Patterns (No. 10 from Kinder-Klavierschule)

Peter Gritton – Haunted House

Diabelli - Allegretto in C (No. 3 from Die ersten 12 Lectionen, Op. 125)

Head - The Quiet Wood

Shruthi Rajasekar - Virginia Hall

Beethoven (arr. Czerny) - Écossaise in G, WoO 23

J. L. Dussek Gavotte in F

Trad. Chinese (arr. Yip) - Kangding Love Song

Clementi - Vivace (3rd movt from Sonatina in C, Op. 36 No. 1)

Nancy Litten - The Sad Ghost

Joplin (arr. Önaç) - The Entertainer

Anon. - Minuet in G, BWV Anh. II 116

Farrenc - Mouvement de valse (No. 15 from 25 études faciles, Op. 50)

Handel - Allegro in F, HWV 488

Chaminade - Idylle (No. 1 from Album des enfants, deuxième série, Op. 126)

Tchaikovsky - La nouvelle poupée (No. 6 from Album pour enfants, Op. 39)

Cimarosa - Allegro (3rd movt from Sonata in C minor, C.68)

H. Hofmann - Minnelied (No. 7 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88)

David Önaç - A Distant Star in the Stillness

S. Heller - Prelude in C# Minor (No. 10 from 24 Preludes, Op. 81)

Granados - Vals poético (No. 6 from Valses poéticos)

Mendelssohn - Venetianisches Gondellied (No. 6 from Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19b)

Chopin - Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2

Moszkowski - Calme du soir (No. 2 from 10 petits morceaux, Op. 94)

J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 866

S. Coleridge-Taylor - Impromptu in B Minor (No. 2 from Two Impromptus)

Tchaikovsky - Juin: Barcarolle (No. 6 from Les saisons, Op. 37b)

Debussy - Arabesque No. 2 (from Deux arabesques, L. 66)

Stanford - Lullaby (No.5 from Six Sketches)

Kristina Arakelyan - Daydream

Loeschhorn - Study in F (No. 25 from 48 Etüden in fortschreitender Ordnung, Op. 65)

Pescetti - Presto (3rd mvt from Sonata No. 6 in C minor)

Haydn - Minuet and Trio (2nd mvt from Sonata in D, Hob. XVI:4)

Pilling - Philomela

Kuhlau - Allegro (1st mvt from Sonatina in C, Op. 20 No. 1)

J.S. Bach - Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779

Haydn - Allegro moderato (1st mvt from Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32)

Martínez - Tempo di minuetto (3rd mvt from Sonata in A)

Bartók - Pentatonic Tune (No. 29 from For Children, Vol. 1)

F. Price - Ticklin’ Toes

Mozart - Theme, Var. 1 and Var. 5 (from 12 Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, maman", K. 265)

Schumann - Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (No. 1 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15)

D. Scarlatti - Sonata in A, Kp. 208, L. 238

Schubert - Impromptu in A-Flat Major (No. 2 from Four Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935)

J. F. F. Burgmüller - Velocity, Op. 109 No. 10

Beethoven - Adagio cantabile (2nd movt from Sonata in C minor ‘Pathétique’, Op. 13)

Schumann - Einsame Blumen (No. 3 from Waldscenen, Op. 82)

Trad. (arr. Önaç) - What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Naomi Yandell - Secret Footpath

Diane Hidy - Jinx (from Mean Little Monsters)

M. Helyer - Dragonflies (from The Greenwood Tree)

A. Reinagle - Minuet in C (No. 10 from 24 Short and Easy Pieces, Op. 1)

Andrew Eales - Fresh Air

F. Price - A Morning Sunbeam (No. 3 from Three Sketches for Little Pianists)

Caroline Tyler - Little Whale Explores the Calm Sea

Beethoven - Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119 No. 1

Howells - There Was a Most Beautiful Lady (No.3 from Country Pageant)

Prokofiev - Cortège de sauterelles (No. 7 from Musiques d’enfants, Op. 65)

Kuhlau - Allegro con spirito (1st movt from Sonatina in A, Op. 60 No. 2)

Mozart - Allegro (1st movt from Sonata in F, K. 332)

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