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List of viola music for learners, at successive levels of difficulty or 'grades' from early learner to pre-professional.

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  • Viola Music Graded for Difficulty

    Index

    Introduction

    This page lists viola music for learners, at successive levels of difficulty or 'grades' from early learner topre-professional.

    This listing does not attempt to be a complete list of music for viola learners. It is just an unofficialcompilation of the viola pieces set in recent years by the three Examining Boards which organise Britishnationwide music exams. So the list does not contain music for complete beginners, or many tutors, studies,or fun books such as Christmas albums and 'play along' recordings. Also most of the composers, arrangers,and publishers are European.

    The three Examining Boards are :Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music, London (ABRSM).Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.Trinity College London.

    There are ten levels of exam, from Preliminary, through Grade One to Grade Eight, to a Recital / Performer'sCertificate, all pre-professional training. Sometimes the different Examining Boards disagree about thedifficulty of a piece. In these cases the piece has been put at the lower level (on reflection, it would have beenmore encouraging to put them at the higher level!). In multi-movement works, different movements may beassigned to different grades.

    The next level up, not included here, is a professional Performing / Teaching Licentiate. There are extensivelists of professional repertoire for violists in the main viola site resources.

    The ABRSM also has exams for several instrumental ensembles. The current syllabus lists for viola andpiano, and for string quartet, are given below.

    Some of the items may be out of print.

    As well as the solo viola and viola ensemble lists compiled from exam syllabuses, this page includes lists ofviola duets and of music for learning treble clef. These have been compiled from suggestions from violamailing list members.

    The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music has a web site which gives the full listing of theircurrent syllabuses for all instruments.The site also includes syllabuses for various instrumental ensembles. The ensembles involving viola havebeen included below.

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  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama has a site which does not contain their syllabuses, but the syllabusescan be ordered from the site.

    Trinity College London has not currently (September 1998) got a web site.

    Internet sites for on-line order of sheet music :

    J W PepperShar MusicSouthwest StringsTheodore Front

    INDEX TO MUSIC LISTS

    (nb. these are UK grades 1-8, not US levels 1-6)

    Early Learners : able to play one-octave C,G,D scales.Preliminary.Grade One.Grade TwoGrade Three.Intermediate : learning to shift and play vibrato.Grade Four.Grade FiveGrade SixAdvanced : most amateurs do not go to this level : roughly equivalent to Donald McInnes' Repertoire ListLevel I.Grade Seven.Grade Eight.Recital / Performer's Certificate

    Viola and piano : both parts at same level of difficultyString Quartet

    Easy to Intermediate viola duets.Easy to Intermediate pieces for learning treble clef.

    Professional repertoire lists in main viola site resources

    PRELIMINARY / INITIAL

    Barrell. A Pageant of Pieces.No.2 Sword DanceStainer and Bell

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  • Cohen. Superstudies for Viola Book 1No.5 Robots Rocking at the Microchip BallFaber

    K. and H. Colledge. Waggon WheelsKnickerbocker GloryWaterfall.Boosey and Hawkes

    Cowles. 10 Easy Melodic FragmentsIntermezzoFentone

    Cowles. First Finger PatternsOn ParadeFentone

    Dawe. Travel Tunes / Complete Travel TunesNo.2 France - Folk SongCramer

    Fletcher. New Tunes for Strings. Book 1Cradle SongBoosey and Hawkes

    Hand. Schott Viola Repertory no.1, Progressive Pieces for ViolaNo.2 Lazy RiverSchott

    Huws Jones. 10 O'Clock RockBack ScratcherBoosey and Hawkes

    Huws Jones. The Really Easy Viola BookNo.2 Striding HighNo.6 Rock-a-Bye RhinoFaber

    Murray and Brown. Tunes for my ViolaNo.1 PipersBoosey and Hawkes

    Nelson. Piece by Piece 1Nelson. Mad as a HatterNelson Over the MoonNelson The Tadpole's TaleNelson Trot alongWohlfart. Polka

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  • Boosey and Hawkes

    Nelson. Right From the StartNo. 7 Ringing BellNo. 10 George got out of bed too late.No. 12 LullabyNo. 13 Don't bother meBoosey and Hawkes

    Nelson. TetratunesTraditional. Twinkle TwinkleNelson Fish Cakes and Apple PieNelson Michael MackintoshNelson Peter Piper (easy part)Nelson Swingalong (hard part)Nelson Walking Talking (easy part)Boosey and Hawkes

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    Grade : Preliminary | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Recital

    Viola and Piano | String Quartet | Viola Duet | Treble Clef

    Professional repertoire in main viola site resources

    GRADE ONE

    Brodsky. Old Music for ViolaNo.3 Jeremiah Clark MinuetNo.7 Jean Hotteterre CotillonNo.9 J.C.F.Bach SchwabischEditio Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

    Mary Cohen. Superstudies Book 1No.11 Hurry if you want to see the engineNo.12 Strawberry milk shakeNo.17 Let's all go to the grizzly bear's grumpFaber

    Katherine and Hugh Colledge. Waggon Wheels for ViolaBell-RingersFull MoonPolka DotsBoosey and Hawkes

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  • Elgar. 6 Very Easy Pieces Op.22No.1 AndanteBosworth

    Forbes. A First Year Classical AlbumNo.6 Lully Air from AmadisOUP

    Hand. Schott Viola Repertory no.1, Progressive Pieces for ViolaNo.3 Hill Walking TuneNo.5 Song of the NorsemenNo.6 SoaringSchott

    Harrison. Amazing Solos for ViolaBartok Scherzando from 'For Children'Boosey and Hawkes

    Edward Huws Jones. Ten O'Clock RockGone for GoodInk SpotToodle-PipBoosey and Hawkes

    Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola, Set 1No.5 in GAssociated Board

    Joan Lovell. Forty Four Easy TunesNo.26 BagatelleNo.31 RoundelayNo.35 ScherzinoNo.39 A Sea SongOUP

    Neil Mackay. A Modern Viola MethodNo.10 Flying HighNo.17 Wyoming WaltzOUP

    Murray and Brown. Tunes for My ViolaNo. 7 LaendlerBoosey and Hawkes

    Eleanor Murray and Phyllis Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 2No.3 Bohemian PolkaOUP

    Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 1 for Viola

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  • No.11 Nelson On the IceNo.13 Traditional Dance to your DaddyNo.17 Nelson Flag DanceNo.24 Purcell RigadoonNo.26 Schubert LandlerBoosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2Nelson Henry's HornpipeNelson Hurry on DownBoosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. Right from the StartNo. 18 The CentipedeBoosey and Hawkes

    Nelson. StringsongsHilton Come, FollowBoosey and Hawkes

    Norton. Microjazz for StartersNew ToyBoosey and Hawkes

    Lionel Salter. Starters for ViolaHandel Menuett from Musick for the Royal FireworksSchumann Of Strange Lands and Peoples, Op.15 no.1Salter A legendAssociated Board

    Scott. Play It Again for ViolaAnon. English When a Knight won his SpursTraditional What shall we do with the drunken sailor ?Faber

    Wilkinson and Bass. Viva ViolaNo.1 At AnchorNo.2 Turtle RetreatNo.8 The Underworld of Worms and Other CrawliesNo.9 Jenny's ReelFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 1No.1 Beethoven Hymn to Joy, from Symphony No.9No.5 J.S.Bach Chorale from St.John PassionNo.6 Marz SerenadeNo.8 Kabalevsky WaltzNo.12 Bakhanova MarchNo.14 Humperdinck Gretel's Song from Hansel and Gretel

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  • No.16 Bruckner Evening HymnNo.18 Anon. Polish Grandfather's PolkaNo.23 Anon. Hungarian LamentFaber

    Woof. 50 Elementary Studies, trans. BanwellNo.28Associated Board

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    Professional repertoire in main viola site resources

    GRADE TWO

    Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola Book 1Kenneth Jones Riding at AnchorAssociated Board

    Andre Ameller. Mon premier concertNo.3 Danse (unaccompanied)Editions Combre / UMP

    Arnold. The Young Violist Vol.1Mozart. AndanteViola World / Bosworth

    Barrell. A Pageant of PiecesNo.4 Final DanceStainer and Bell

    Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down BowNo.3 Romance (to be played in the first position)Novello

    Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down Bow for Viola, Book 2No.4 FivesNovello / Music Sales

    Brodsky. Old Music for ViolaHaydn AllemandeEdition Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

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  • Mary Cohen. Superstudies Book 2No.1 Overture and Beginners...No.2 Saturday Night StompNo.9 Overnight Mail ExpressNo.10 The Whirly-Bird and the HenFaber

    K. and H. Colledge. Fast ForwardDriftingThe CeilidhBoosey and Hawkes

    Margery Dawe. Travel Tunes for ViolaNo.5 Russia-GopakCramer / Belwin Mills

    Dodd. Schott Viola AlbumNo.1 Purcell Rondeau from The Fairy QueenNo.2 Handel Gavotte from Harpsichord Suite no.14No.6 Mozart Larghetto from Piano Concerto K.491Schott

    Forbes. First Year Classical AlbumNo.5 Schumann Melody, Op.68, No.1No.13 Beethoven EcossaiseOUP

    Forbes. A Second Year Classical AlbumNo.1 Beethoven SonatinaNo.10 Gossec Gavotte (from 'Rosine')OUP

    Forbes. Tunes and DancesNo.6 Brahms Cradle Song from Op.91, No.2OUP

    Kenneth Gange. First Concert for ViolaNo.13 BourreePiper Publications

    Kuechler. Concertino in G, Op.13, 2nd mvt AndanteBosworth

    Joan Lovell. Forty Four Easy TunesNo.44 Spinning SongOUP

    Neil Mackay. A Modern Viola MethodNo.45 March of the Monitors

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  • No.63 FantasieOUP

    Murray and Brown. Tunes for my ViolaNo.5 Pastoral RomanceNo.9 MinuetBoosey and Hawkes

    Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 1No.7 To and fro.No.11 Rustic DanceOUP

    Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books Book IINo.1 HornpipeOUP

    Herbert Murrill. 4 French Nursery SongsNo.2 Bateau sur l'eauChester / Music Sales

    Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 1No. 23 Nelson Whirlpool WaltzBoosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2Beethoven. BagatelleBoosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. Technitunes for ViolaGerman Dance (upper part)Boosey and Hawkes

    Norton. Microjazz for StartersSnooker TableBoosey and Hawkes

    Radmall. Graded Viola Pieces Vol.1, Chester String SeriesTraditional The King's MoriscoC.P.E.Bach. Three Little Pieces : No.3 AllegrettoChester

    Alan Ridout. SeascapesNo.4 The tide turnsAssociated Board

    Rood. Old Dances for Young ViolasNo.2 L.Couperin CanariesNo.6 Purcell Slow Air

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  • McGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

    Michael Rose. A Sketchbook for ViolaMinuetHornpipeAssociated Board

    Lionel Salter. Starters for ViolaJ.S.Bach We have a New Master, from Peasant CantataF.Couperin Gavotte, from Les Nations, 1er Ordre, La FrancoiseSalter ChatterboxTchaikovsky Old French Song, Op.39, no.16Associated Board

    Yvette Volepy. Premier Voyage, pour l'alto, Vol.2No.20 in C minor TchecoslovaquieLemoine / UMP

    Widdicombe. 40 Folk Tunes for the ViolaNo. 34 Welsh Folk Tune. The King's delightCurwen / Faber

    Wilkinson and Bass. Viva ViolaLazy beatOn the RiverRomans on the marchShow JumperThe Steam TrainFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola Book 1No.10 Anon. Hebrew HatikvahNo.21 Zanetti La MantovanaNo.24 Humperdinck Clapping Dance from Hansel and GretelNo.25 Mozart Papageno's Song from The Magic FluteNo.26 Rameau RigaudonFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola Book 2No.2 Felipe Bajo HabaneraNo.3 Anon English c.1650 AlmandNo.4 Schubert WaltzNo.6 Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning !No.7 Purcell Sailors' Dance from Dido and AeneasNo.11 Dandrieu Les bergers rustiquesNo.12 Mozart Allegretto from Clarinet Quintet K.581No.18 Weber WaltzFaber

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  • Top of page

    Grade : Preliminary | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Recital

    Viola and Piano | String Quartet | Viola Duet | Treble Clef

    Professional repertoire in main viola site resources

    GRADE THREE

    Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 1Kenneth Jones Full Steam Ahead, or BourreeAssociated Board

    Arnold. Basic Bach for the Young ViolistNo.4 March in GViola World / Bosworth

    Arnold. The Young Violist, Vol.1Burgmueller BalladeChopin CantilenaViola World / Bosworth

    Arnold. The Young Violist, Vol.2Beethoven SonatinaViola World / Bosworth

    Philip Bass. Viola WalkwaysNo.2 London WalkwaysNo.3 Oxford WalkwaysPiper Publications

    Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down Bow, Book 2No.1 A Country WalkNovello

    Mary Cohen. Superstudies for Viola, Book 2No.7 The Snake Charmer's LamentNo.8 Fivepenny WaltzFaber

    Mary Cohen. Technique Takes OffNo.6 Village BagpiperFaber

    Stephen Dodgson. 7 MiniaturesNo.4 For Dancing

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  • Associated Board

    Dodd. Schott Viola AlbumHaydn Allegretto, from Symphony No.100Telemann Passepied from 'Wedding Divertissement'Tchaikovsky Rococo ThemeSchott

    Elgar. Six Easy Pieces, Op.22No.5 AllegrettoBosworth

    Howard Ferguson. Four Short PiecesNo.2 ScherzoBoosey and Hawkes

    Forbes. A First Year Classical Album for Viola PlayersNo.12 Handel ChaconneOUP

    Forbes. A Second Year Classical Album for Viola PlayersNo.4 Schubert Serenade 'An den Mond'OUP

    Forbes. Popular Pieces for ViolaNo.1(a) Beethoven Song of Farewell, Op.52,no.5OUP

    Forbes. Tunes and DancesNo.7 Mozart Menuetto and TrioNo.9 Purcell Two Dances, from 'The Rival Sisters'OUP

    Harrison. Amazing Solos for ViolaMozart AllegroBoosey and Hawkes

    Edward Huws Jones. Got those Position Blues ? for ViolaNo.4 Miles AwayFaber

    Jones. Three Pieces for ViolaAllegro energico e sempre forteAndante cantabileSchott

    Klengel. Classical Pieces, Vol.1No.4 J.S.Bach Gavotte from French Suite no.5Peters

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  • Neil Mackay. Easy Position Tunes for the ViolaA Lakeside ViewBugle ParadeKathleen's WeddingThe Spinning WheelOUP

    May. Easy Original Movements for ViolaNo. 9 Marais MenuettSchott

    Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 2No.5 PastoraleOUP

    Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery SongsNo.1 Les MarionettesChester

    Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2Nelson FiddlesticksTchaikovsky March, from the 'Nutcracker Suite'Boosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. Technitunes for ViolaDragonflyWaltz in C (upper part)Boosey and Hawkes

    Christopher Norton. Microjazz for ViolaNo.12 Rough JusticeBoosey and Hawkes

    Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Vol.1No.1 Traditional Chanson Favori d'Henri IVNo.6/1 Mozart German Dance No.1No.8 Mozart Minuet and TrioChester / Music Sales

    Radmall. The Chesterian String Series, Book 2Pergolesi AriettaChester

    Alan Ridout. SeascapesNo.2 A sea breezeAssociated Board

    Rieding. Concerto, Op.35, 2nd.mvt. AndanteBosworth

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  • Roger Roche. MarciettaPhilippo and Combre / UMP

    Rood. Old Dances for Young ViolasNo.12 Campra Air a danserNo.13 Telemann AdagioMcGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

    Rose. A Sketchbook for ViolaRagtimeAssociated Board

    Wilkinson and Bass. Viva ViolaBallooningShow-jumperThe Hobby-HorseFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2No.8 Brahms WaltzNo.14 Haydn German DanceNo.15 Spiritual Somebody's Knocking at Your DoorNo.16 Steibelt RomanzeNo.19 Grieg KuhreigenFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3No.1 Goedicke PreludeNo.2 Diabelli SicilianoNo.3 Morley It was a Lover and his LassNo.6 Telemann Gavotte (from Ouverture in C)No.8 C.P.E.Bach MarchNo.10 Boyce BoureeNo.11 Joseph Gearen Big Foot LouNo.12 Sagreras MazurkaNo.13 Mozart March (from 'The Magic Flute')No.15 Anon. Spiritual Were you there ?No.18 Humperdinck Evening Prayer (from 'Hansel and Gretel')Faber

    Woof. 50 Elementary Studies for ViolaNo.16 in E flatAssociated Board

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  • Viola and Piano | String Quartet | Viola Duet | Treble Clef

    Professional repertoire in main viola site resources

    GRADE FOUR

    Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 2Kenneth Jones Song of DelightSebastian Forbes RondoTimothy Baxter Alla GrecoAssociated Board

    Arnold. Basic Bach for the Young ViolistJ.S.Bach Bourree, from Cello Suite no.3Viola World / Bosworth

    Arnold. Beethoven's Best for the Young ViolistNo.8 Landler, from 12 German DancesViola World / Bosworth

    Bohm. Perpetual Motion, arr. IsaacCarl Fischer

    Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3No.4 Allegro moderatoStainer

    Mary Cohen. Superstudies for Viola Book 2No.11 Magic Carpet RideFaber

    Corelli. Adagio, from Op.5,no.5, arr.DavisInternational / Kalmus

    Corelli. 2 Sonatas, arr. Martos and NagySonata in G minor Op.5,no.7 : 1st movt. PreludioEdition Musica / Boosey ad Hawkes

    Jean-Michel Damase. OstinatoBillandot / UMP

    Margery Dawe. The Lonely ValeCramer

    Stephen Dodgson. 7 MiniaturesNo.2 HumoresqueAssociated Board

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  • Doktor. Solos for the Viola PlayerNo.7 Dittersdorf German DanceNo.8 Mehul RomanceNo.13 Anon. Spiritual 'I'm just a-goin' over Jordan'No.16 Traditional Boston FancySchirmer / Novello/ Music Sales

    Flackton. Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.2, no.8 : 3rd movt, SicilianaSchott

    Forbes. Baroque Pieces for ViolaNo.2 D.Scarlatti Sonata, Kp.34OUP

    Forbes. Chester Music for ViolaRebikoff DanceChester

    Forbes. A Second Year Classical AlbumNo.5 Mozart LarghettoOUP

    Forbes. Tunes and DancesNo.8 Rebikov MazurkaOUP

    Handel. Sonata in C, 3rd and 4th mvts, Adagio and AllegroCPP / Belwin

    Harrison. Amazing Solos for ViolaJacques Aubert Tambourin IIBernstein Maria (from West Side Story)Bizet Seguidilla, from 'Carmen'Boosey and Hawkes

    Angela Hewitt-Jones. Ragtime, Serenade and RumbaNo.3 RumbaMusicland /Music Exchange

    Bertoldt Hummel. Little Suite, Op.19c : 2nd movt. Andante sostenutoSimrock / Schauer

    Jenkinson. Elfentanz, arr. ArnoldViola World / Bosworth

    Klengel. Classical Pieces, Vol.1No.8 Locatelli Aria, from Op.6,no.9Peters

    Klengel Classical Pieces for Viola, Vol.3

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  • No.9 Schubert 4 Waltzes (from Op.33)Peters

    Neil Mackay. Easy Position Tunes for the ViolaFantasieHigh Tune, and Ian Findlay's ReelOUP

    Marais. Five Old French DancesNo.5 Le BasqueChester

    Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 3No.1 Bourrees I and IIOUP

    Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery SongsNo.4 Bateau, BatelierChester

    Sheila Nelson. Keytunes for Viola IGrieg Watchman's SongStanley SicilianaTraditional A Pair of HornpipesBoosey and Hawkes

    Palaschko. Old Masters for Young PlayersBeethoven LibesliedSchott

    Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Book 2Eccles Minuet and JiggFarnaby Bonny Sweet RobinFarnaby Nobodye's GiggeChester / Music Sales

    Reinecke. 3 PhantasiestuckeNo.1 RomanzeAmadeus / Schott

    Roger Roche. Chant PastoralEditions Combre / UMP

    Roche/Doury. Sous le ChapiteauNo.1 EntreeEditions Combre / UMP

    Michael Rose. A Sketchbook for ViolaRagtimeAssociated Board

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  • Lionel Salter. Starters for ViolaHandel Gavotte, from Op.5,no.3attrib.L.Mozart PassepiedW.A.Mozart Menuet and Trio, K61b/1Telemann Bourree (from 'Wedding Divertissement')Associated Board

    Telemann. Suite in D, arr. Bergmann and Forbes : La Trompette, or GigueSchott

    Telemann. Sonata in D, arr. Leerink, 1st mvt.Broekmans

    R.Valentine. Sonata no.9 in A minor, arr. Dinn : 3rd and 4th mvts, Adagio and GigaSchott

    Wilkinson and Bass. Viva ViolaNo.18 MazurkaFaber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2No.17 Schumann Allegro, from 'Kinder Sonate'Faber

    Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3No.7 Saint-Saens L'ElephantNo.16 Anon. English Sailor's HornpipeNo.17 Prokofiev March, from 'Musiques d'Enfants'Faber

    Wohlfarht. 60 Studies for Viola Vol.1 Op.45, ed. VielandNo.25 AllegroIMC

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    GRADE FIVE

    Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 2Stephen Dodgson Outwardly Serene

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  • Stephen Dodgson Study (unaccompanied)Sebastian Forbes CapriccioAsociated Board

    Philip Bass. 4 Lyric MovementsNo.2 ForlanePiper Publications

    Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for ViolaOberekMusicland / Music Exchange

    Bridge. 4 PiecesNo.2 SerenadeFaber

    Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and NagyInvention in B flat, Op.10,no.3 : 2nd movt. AriaKunzelmann / Schott

    Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3No.9No.13Stainer

    Classens. L'Alto Classique Vol.CNo.2 Rimsky-Korsakov Chanson IndouNo.12 I.Albeniz TangoEditions Combre / UMP

    Cohen. Technique Takes Off !No.4 Swirling ArabesquesNo.5 Carriage ParadeFaber

    Corelli. Sarabanda, Giga and BadinerieBadinerieViola World / Bosworth

    Corelli. Two Sonatas, arr. Martos and NagySonata Op.5, no.8 : Preludio and AllemandeEditio-Musica Budapest

    Doktor. Solos for the viola playerBeethoven MarchShirmer

    Stephen Dodgson. 7 MiniaturesNo.5 In the Phrygian Mode

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  • Associated Board

    Eccles. Sonata in G minor, arr. Klengel : 3rd movt. Adagio, or 4th movt. Allegro vivacePeters

    Elgar. Sospiri, Op.70Breitkopf and Haertel

    Faure. Romance sans Paroles, Op.17, no.3, arr. NeuberthHamelle / UMP

    Faure. 2 Songs, arr. Hind-O'MalleyAu fond de l'eau, or AuroreSJ Music

    Howard Ferguson. 4 Short PiecesNo.2 ScherzoNo.3 PastoralBoosey and Hawkes

    Finger. 2 SonatasSonata No.3 in A : 2nd movt. AllegroFentone

    Flackton. Sonata in C minor, 3rd and 4th mvts, Siciliano and MinuettoSchott

    Forbes. Chester Music for ViolaTchaikovsky BarcarolleTchaikovsky Chanson Triste, Op.40, no.2Chester / Music Sales

    Forbes. A Book of Classical Pieces, Book 1No.5 Mendelssohn Song without WordsOUP

    Forbes. A Second Book of Classical PiecesNo.5 Brahms Choral Prelude, Op.122, No.8OUP

    Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for ViolaNo.7 Purcell Hornpipe and Jig from 'King Arthur'No.9/1 Grieg Elegiac Melody 'Heart's Sorrows', Op.34, no.1OUP

    Forbes. Popular Pieces for ViolaNo.2 Faure Berceuse, Op.56, No.1OUP

    Forbes. Transcriptions for Viola and Piano No.6

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  • Purcell Sonata in G minor : 2nd and 3rd movts, or 3rd and 4th movts.OUP

    Gluck. Melody from 'Orfeo', arr. ArnoldViola World / Bosworth

    Handel. Concerto in B flat, arr. Arnold : 1st movt. AndanteViola World / Bosworth

    Handel. Selected Handel Pieces, Arr. BorowskiNo.2 Gavotte, from 'Ottone'Bosworth

    Handel. Sonata in G minor, Op.1, no.6 trans. Pilkington : 4th movt. AllegroStainer and Bell

    Bertholdt Hummel. Little Suite Op.19c : 1st Movt. AllegroSimrock / Schauer

    Huws Jones. Got Those Position Blues ?No.9 AdrienneFaber

    Claude-Henry Joubert. Sonate Facile for unaccompanied Viola : 2nd and 3rd movts. Vif and LentRobert Martin UMP

    Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola, set 3, trans. BanwellNo.5 in DNo.24 in CAssociated Board

    Klengel. Classical Pieces for Viola, Vol.2No.5 Leclair AriaNo.8 Vivaldi Giga, from Op.2, no.2Peters

    Kreuz. Select Studies Book IIINo.5 FiorilloNo.9 CorelliAugener / Stainer and Bell

    Lanning. The Classic Experience for ViolaMozart Turkish rondoCramer

    Mozart. Sonatina in C (from K.Anh.229) arr. Piatigorsky : 1st movt. Allegro (Brillante)Ethan-Vogel/ UMP

    Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery SongsDansez belles mains

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    Nelson. Keytunes Viola ISchubert Ballet Music from 'Rosamunde'Boosey and Hawkes

    Norton. Microjazz for ViolaNo.8 Song of the IslesNo.13 A Touch of SpainBoosey and Hawkes

    Pepusch. Sonata in D minor, arr. Dinn : 2nd movt. AllegroSchott

    Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Book 2No.8 Furcell DanceChester / Music Sales

    Ravel. Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, arr. DrouetEschig / UMP

    Roche/Doury. Sous le ChapiteauNo.3 Les ChevauxEditions Combre / UMP

    Telemann. Sonata in B flat, from 'Der getreue Music Meister' : 3rd and 4th movts, Largo and VivaceSchott

    Telemann. Sonata in D, 3rd and 4th mvts.IMC

    Valentine. Sonata in A minor, 1st. and 2nd. mvts., Adagio and AllegroSchott

    Vaughan Williams. Fantasia on Greensleeves, arr. ForbesOUP

    Vivaldi. Sonata in C, arr. Dinn : 4th movt. Allegro, or 5th movt. GigaSchott

    Zucchi. 3 Serenades, trans. ArlinSerenade in C, Op.3, No.1 : 1st movt. AdagioInternational - Kalmus / MDS

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    GRADE SIX

    I. Albeniz. Bolero 'Puerta de Tierni' (from 'Recuerdos de Viaje' Op.71), trans. Amaz (omitting 8vaindications)UME / Music Sales

    Bach. 6 Cello Suites trans. ForbesNo.1 in G : Courante, or Minuets I and II, or GigueNo.4 in E flat : Bourree 1Chester / Music Sales

    Bartok. An Evening at the VillageEditio-Musica Budapest

    Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for ViolaExmoor BalladMusicland / Music Exchange

    Beethoven. Rondo (WoO 41) arr. ForbesSchott / MDS

    Bridge. Four Pieces for ViolaElegieFaber

    Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and NagyInvention in F minor, Op.10, no.6 : 4th movt. FantasiaKunzelmann - Schott / MDS

    Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3No.12 ModeratoStainer

    Mary Cohen. Technique Takes OffNo.9 The Bees' Knees !No.10 Sarabande with VariationsFaber

    Doktor. Solos for the Viola PlayerNo.2 JS Bach Choral preludeNo.5 d'Hervelois TambourinNo.6 Mozart Andante (from K424)No.10 Schubert Adagio from 'Arpeggione' SonataShirmer / Music Sales

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  • Dvorak. Sonatina in G, Op.100, arr. Hallmann : 1st or 2nd movt.Peters

    Faure. Lamento, arr. KatimsInternational

    Faure. Sicilienne, Op.78Peters

    Howard Ferguson. 5 Irish Folk Tunes, arr. ForbesNo.1 A caioneAssociated Board

    Fiocco. Allegro, trans. ArnoldViola World / Bosworth

    FlacktonSonata in C, Op.2,no.4 : 2nd movt. AllegroSonata in G, Op.2,no.6 : 2nd movt. AllegroSchott / MDS

    Forbes. Chester Music for ViolaMendelssohn Song without Words Op.19, no.1Chester / Music Sales

    Forbes. A Book of Classical Pieces, Book 1Bach SinfoniaOUP

    Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for ViolaDvorak Sonatina in G, Op.100, 2nd movt, LarghettoGrieg Elegiac Melody 'Last Spring', Op.34,No.2Mendelssohn Song without Words, from Capriccio Op.81Schubert Ballet Music from 'Rosamunde'Tchaikovksy ReverieOUP

    Forbes. Popular PiecesNo.5 Tchaikovksy Humoresque Op.10, no.2OUP

    Genzmer. Sonatine, 2nd. movt.Peters

    Giordani. Sonata in B, 1st movtSchott

    Glazunov. Serenade Espagnole, Op.20, no.2, arr. GinotJobert / UMP

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  • Granados. Dansa Espanola, No.2 'Orientale' or No.5 'Andaluza', arr. AmazUME / UMP

    Grazioli. Sonata in F, trans. Marchet : 1st. movt. Allegro moderatoStainer and Bell / Augener

    Handel. Sonata, Op.1, no.6 : 1st and 2nd movtsStainer and Bell

    Handel. Sonata in C, trans. Jensen : 2nd. movt. AllegroInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Haydn. Divertimento in D, arr. Piatigorsky : 1st movt. AdagioElkan - Vogel / UMP

    Bertholdt Hummel. Little Suite, Op.19c : 3rd movt. PrestoSimrock / Schauer

    Kalliwoda. Six Nocturnes, Op.186 : No.1Peters

    Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola Set 3, trans. BanwellNo.15 in E minorAssociated Board

    Klengel. Klassische Stucke vol.2No.3 Mozart AndantePeters

    Orchestral Excerpts for Viola Vol.5, p.12Kodaly Hary Janos SuiteIMC

    Kreuz. Select Studies for the Viola, Book 2Campagnolli No.6 in E flatStainer and Bell

    Kreuz. Select Studies Book IVNo.13 Mazas Study in G,No.15 Mazas Study in G (up to the pause bar only)Augener / Stainer and Bell

    Liszt. Romance OublieeEdition-Musica Budapest

    Marais. Five Old French DancesNo.2 La ProvencaleChester

    Marcello. Sonata in E minor : 2nd movt. Allegro

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    Mazas. 30 special Studies Op.36 Book 1No.6 Allegro non troppoNo.10 Allegro non troppoSchirmer

    Radmall. The Chester String Series for Viola, Vol.2No. 10/2 Viotti Serenade Movement no.2, Allegretto piu tosto vivoChester / Music Sales

    Roger Roche. VacancesPhilippo and Combre / UMP

    Roche/Doury. Sous le ChapiteauNo.2 Le FunambuleEditions Combre / UMP

    Schumann. 4 Marchenbilder (Fairy Tales) Op.113No.4 Langsam, mit melancholischen AusdruckPeters

    Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.94, arr. for ViolaNo.1 in A minorStainer and Bell

    Senaille. Sonata in G minor, Op.5, no.9 : 2nd movt. AllegroStainer and Bell

    Sitt. Album Leaves, op.39Peters

    Hans Sitt. 26 Studies from Op.32No.14 in E flatKunzelmann - Schott/ MDS

    Tchaikovksy. Nocturne, Op.19 no.4, arr. BorissovskyIMC

    Telemann. Concerto in G major, ed. Wolf : 2nd movt. AllegroBaerenreiter

    Telemann. Sonata in A minor : 2nd movt. AllegroSchott / MDS

    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group I, no.3OUP

    Vivaldi. Concerto in G minor, RV 417, arr. Martos and Nagy : 1st movt. Allegroor 3rd movt. Allegro

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    Vivaldi. 6 Sonatas, trans. PrimroseNo.1 in B flat : 1st and 2nd movts.No.2 in F : 1st and 2nd movtsNo.3 in A minor : 4th movt. Allegro (non troppo)International - Kalmus / MDS

    J.F.Wilson. Seguidillas (double stops optional)Arcadia / Kalmus / William Elkin

    Franz Wohlfahrt. 60 Studies, op.45no.44 in D minorPeters

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    GRADE SEVEN

    I.Albeniz. Barcarola 'Mallorca', arr. AmazUME / music Sales

    Arne. Sonata in B flat, arr. CraxtonOUP

    attrib. J.C.Bach. Concerto in C minor, arr. Casadesus, viola version : 1st movt. Allegro molto ma maestoso,or 2nd movt.Salabert / UMP

    Bach. Cello Suites, trans. ForbesNo.2 in D minor : 1st movt. PreludeNo.3 in C, BWV 1009 : 5th and 6th movts. Bourree I and IIChester / Music Sales

    Bach. 3 Viola da Gamba Sonatas, arr. ForbesNo.1 in G, BWV 1027 : 3rd and 4th movts. Andante and Allegro moderatoNo. 2 in D, BWV 1028 : 1st and 2nd movts. Adagio and AllegroPeters

    Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for ViolaSwing Caprice

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    Conrad Beck. Sonatine for Viola : 3rd Movt VivaceSchott / MDS

    Bloch. Meditation and ProcessionalProcessionalShirmer / Music Sales

    Boccherini. Sonata in C minor, 1st movt.Schott

    Brahms. 2 Hungarian Dances, arr. ForbesNo.1 : Dance no.3Peters

    Brahms. Ungarische Tanze, ed. ForbesNo.2 in D minorHinrichsen

    Brahms. Sonata movement, Scherzo, arr. ForbesStainer and Bell

    Bridge. 2 Pieces for ViolaPensieroStainer and Bell

    Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and NagyInvenzione Terza, Op,10, no.3Kunzelmann / Peters

    Campagnoli. 41 Caprices for solo Viola, Op.22No.3 in A, Allegro moderatoPeters

    Carter. ElegyPeer International / Elkin

    Dvorak. Sonatina in G, op.100, arr. Hallmann : 4th movt. Finale : AllegroPeters

    Faure. Elegy. Op.44IMC

    Faure. Pavane, Op.50, arr. Busser for violaHamelle / UMP

    Flackton. Sonata no.4 in C minor, Op.2,no.8 : 1st and 2nd movts, Adagio and Allegro moderatoSchott / MDS

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  • Flackton. Sonata in C major, arr. Bergmann : 1st and 2nd movts.Schott

    Forbes. Baroques Pieces for ViolaNo.1 Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z.730OUP

    Forbes. Popular Pieces for ViolaNo.4 Schumann Slumber Song, Op.124, no.2No.6 Mussorgsky GopakOUP

    Glazunov. Elegy, Op.44Belaieff

    Glinka. Sonata in D minor, 1st movtMusica Rara

    Willy Hess. Sonata in Old Style, Op.135 : 2nd movt. Theme, Variation 2 (Etude) and Finale (Allegro)Amadeus - Schoot / MDS

    Orchestral Excerpts vol.5 for ViolaHindemith. Allegro from Symphonic MetamorphosisIMC

    Hindemith. Nobilissima VisioneMeditationSchott / MDS

    Hindemith. TrauermusikSchott

    Hofman. Melodic Double-Stop Studies Op.96No.21 AllegrettoViola World / Bosworth

    Hoffmeister. Concerto in D, 2nd movt.Grahl / Peters

    Hoffmeister. Studies for ViolaNo.31 in F sharpPeters

    Ibert. Aria, trans. NeuberthLeduc / UMP

    Kayser. 36 Elementary and Progressive Studies for Viola, Op.20No.17 in E flatSchirmer

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  • Kreisler. Sicilienne and Rigaudon, arr. ArnoldRigaudonViola World / Bosworth

    Kreuz. Select Studies Book IIINo.15 Campagnoli MaestosoAugener / Stainer and Bell

    Massenet. Meditation, from 'Thais', trans. ArnoldViola World / Bosworth

    Mazas. 30 Etudes Speciales, Op.36 : Book 1No.18 in A. RomanceNo.19 Finger exercise Allegro moderatoNo.24 Allegretto graiosoSchirmer / International - Kalmus / MDS

    Milhaud. Quatre VisagesNo.1 The CalifornianUMP

    Joaquin Nin. Chants d'Espagne, arr. DaltonNo.2 GranadinaEschig / UMP

    Pleyel. Concerto in E flat, 3rd movtGrahl / Peters

    Putz. Blues for Benny : bars 1-39 : Free, not too fastSchott

    Rachmaninov. Vocalise, Op.34, no.14, arr. DavisInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Ravel. Piece en forme de Habanera, arr. NeuberthLeduc / UMP

    Reinecke. 3 Phantasiestucke, Op.43No.3 Jahrmarkt-SzeneAmadeus -Schott /MDS

    Rivier. Concertino, 1st movt.Salabert / UMP

    Roche/Doury. Sous le ChapiteauNo.5 Les ClownsEditions Combre / UMP

    Rubinstein. Sonata, Op.49, 2nd movt.Amadeus

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  • Schubert. Sonata Movement from String Trio in D flat, D.471, arr. ForbesStainer and Bell

    Schumann. Adagio and Allegro, Op.70Adagio - Langsam, mit inningem AusdruckIMC

    Schumann. Marchenbilder, Op.113No.1Peters

    Schumann. Three Romances, Op.94, no.2Kalmus

    Senaille. Sonata No.9, Op.5 : 3rd and 4th movts.Kalmus / Belwin Mills

    Sitt. Romance, Op.72Schott

    Hans Sitt. 26 Studies from Op.32no.20 in E flatKunzelmann - Schott / MDS

    A.Stamitz. Concerto in B flat, 3rd movtSchott

    Steptoe. Three Pieces, nos. 2 and 3Stainer and Bell

    Szeredi. Music for Viola Vol.1Telemann. Sonata in E minor : 1st and 2nd movts. Cantabile and AllegroEdition Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

    A.S.Taneyev. Albumleaf, Op.33International - Kalmus / MDS

    Tchaikovsky. Canzonetta from Violin Concerto, Op.35, arr. ArnoldViola World / Bosworth

    Telemann. Viola Concerto in G : 3rd and 4th movts, Andante and PrestoBaerenreiter

    Eduardo Toldra. Oracio al Maig, arr. AmazUME / UMP

    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group 1 : No.1 and No.2 (Carol)OUP

    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group 2

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  • No. 1 Ballad (ossia at bars 41 and 103 to be played)OUP

    Vinci. Sonata in D, trans, Davis : 1st and 2nd movts, Adagio and AllegroInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Vivaldi. 6 Sonatas, trans. PrinroseNo.4 in B flat : 2nd and 3rd movts, Allegro and LargoNo.6 in B flat : 1st and 2nd movts, Largo and AllegroInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Wieniawski. ReverieInternational - Kalmus / MDS

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    GRADE EIGHT

    C.P.E.Bach. Sonata in G minor, Wq88 : 1st movt. Allegro moderatoSchott / MDS

    Bach. 6 Cello Suites, trans. ForbesNo.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 : Allemande and Courante, or Sarabande and GigueNo.3 in C, BWV 1009 : 1st movt. Prelude, or 2nd and 3rd movts. Allemande and CouranteChester / Music Sales

    Bach. 3 Viola da Gamba Sonatas, arr. ForbesNo.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 : 1st movt. Vivace, or 2nd and 3rd movts. Adagio and AllegroPeters

    Beethoven. Notturno, Op.42, arr. Primrose : 1st and 5th movts.Schott

    Beethoven. 2 Romances, arr. HermannRomance in G, Op.40Peters

    Beethoven. 7 Variations on Mozart's 'Bei Mannern', Wo0 46Peters

    L.Berkeley. Sonata in D minor for Viola : 3rd movt. Allegro

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    Howard Blake. Prelude for solo ViolaFaber

    Bloch. Suite Hebraique : 2nd movt. ProcessionalSchirmer / Novello

    Bloch. Meditation and ProcessionalMeditationSchirmer / Music Sales

    Boccherini. Sonata no.3 in G (arr. for viola) : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and Allegro alla militareInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Brahms. Sonata in F minor, Op.120, no.1 : 2nd movt. Andante un poco adagio, or 3rd movt. Allegrettograzioso, or 4th movt. VivaceWiener Urtext - Kalmus / MDS

    Bridge. Two Pieces for Viola and Piano : Allegro appassionataStainer and Bell

    Bridge. There is a willow grows aslant a brook, arr. BrittenThames Publishing / William Elkin

    Britten. Elegy.Faber

    Bruch. Romance, Op.85Schott / MDS

    Brunetti. Sonata in D : 3rd movt. Rondeau : AllegrettoAmadeus - Schott / MDS

    Cambini. Viola Concerto in D : 1st movt. AllegroAmadeus - Schott / MDS

    Campagnoli. 41 Caprices Op.22No.1 LargoNo.12 Allegro assaiNo.17 (omitting Variation 4)Peters

    Chausson. Piece, Op.39Salabert / UMP

    Delius. Sonata No.2 arr. Tertis : from the beginning to bar 192 (pause preceding Molto vivace)Boosey and Hawkes

    Delius. Sonata no.3, trans. Tertis : 2nd movt. Andante scherzando

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    Faure. Elegy, Op.24, trans. KatimsInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    Flackton. Sonata in C Minor : 1st and 2nd movtsLegnick

    Francoeur. Sonata in A, trans. Arnold : 1st and 2nd movts. Adagio and AllemandeViola World / Bosworth

    Franck. Sonata in A, arr. Vieland and Casadesus, 4th movt.IMC

    Harald Genzmer. Sonatine : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegro and AndantePeters

    Glinka. Viola Sonata in D minor : 2nd movt. Larghetto ma non troppoMusica Rara - Kalmus / MDS

    Handel. Sonata in G minor, arr. Dart : 1st and 2nd movtsSchott

    Hindemith. Sonate, Op.11 no.41st movt FantasieSchott

    Honegger. Sonata for Viola : 1st movt. Andante-VivaceEschig / UMP

    Hummel. Sonata in E flat, Op.5, no.3 : 2nd and 3rd movts. Adagio cantabile and Rondo con motoPeters

    Jacob. Air and DanceOUP

    Jentsch. Three Studies : PraeludiumSikorski / Elkin

    Kodaly. AdagioEditio-Musica Budapest

    Kreuz. Select Studies Book IIINo.10 Fiorillo AllegroAugener / Stainer and Bell

    Kreuz. Viola Sonata in A minor, Op.13, no.6 : 2nd movt. Andante con moto e graziosoAmadeus - Schott / MDS

    Kreutzer. 42 Studies

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  • No.8 in A major Allegro non troppoNo.14 in D major Allegro non troppoSchirmer

    Locatelli. Sonata in G minor, ed. David and Hermann : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and AllemandeInternational - Kalmus

    Elizabeth Maconchy. 5 Sketches for solo Viola : any twoChester / Music Sales

    Marais. Fantasie, arr. BoulayLeduc / UMP

    Mendelssohn. Sonata in C minor : 1st movt. Adagio-allegro, or 3rd movt. Andante con variazioniDVFM / Breitkopf and Haertel

    Milhaud. Quatre VisagesNo.2 The WisconsonianNo.4 La ParisienneHeugel / UMP

    Milhaud. Sonata no.2 : 1st movt, or 2nd movt.Heugel / UMP

    Aaron Minsky. 3 American Pieces for unaccompanied Viola, trans. Dalton : any one pieceOUP

    Mozart. Serenata Cantabile (from K.285), trans. Arnold (with cadenza)Viola World / Bosworth

    Nardini. Sonata in F minor : 1st movt. Allegro moderatoInternational / Kalmus

    Orchestral Extracts Vol.2 for Viola, pp.42-43Prokofieff Allegro and Molto vivace, from Classical SymphonyIMC

    Eduard Putz. Blues for BenniSchott / MDS

    Priaulx Rainier. Sonata : 1st. movt. Allegro RicercareSchott

    Rawsthorne. Sonata for Viola : 2nd movt. ScherzoOUP

    Reger. 3 Suites for Viola, Op.131dSuite No.1 in G minor : 1st or 4th movt. Molto sostenuto or Molto vivacePeters

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  • Jean Rivier. Concertino : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegretto rustico and Adagio molto cantandoSalabert / UMP

    Roche/Doury. Sous le ChapiteauNo.6 Les TrapizistesEditions Combre / UMP

    Rust. Sonata in F : 1st movt. AllegroInternational - Kalmus / MDS

    J. Schmidt. Viola Concerto in C : 1st movt. Allegro moderatoAmadeus - Schott / MDS

    Schubert. Sonatina in D, Op.137, no.1, arr. Ritter : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegro molto and AndanteInternational

    Schumann. Adagio and Allegro, Op.70Peters

    Schumann. Maerchenbilder, Op.113 : 1st and 2nd movts.Peters

    Senaille. Sonata No.9/ Op.5 : 1st and 2nd movtsKalmus / Belwin Mills

    A. Stamitz. Viola Concerto in B flat. : 1st movt. AllegroSchott / MDS

    K.Stamitz. Concerto in D, Op.1 : 1st movt (with or without cadenza), or 3rd movt. RondoPeters

    Svendsen. Romance, Op.26, arr. DessauerHanson / Chester

    Tchaikovsky. Melodie, Op.42, No.3, trans. ArnoldVila World / Bosworth

    Tchaikovsky. Nocturne, Op.19 no.4, trans BorissovskyIMC

    Telemann. 12 Fantasias, Book 1, arr. RoodNo.1 in E flat : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and AllegroMcGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

    Telemann. 12 Fantasias Book 2, arr. RoodNo.8 : 1st and 2nd movts.No.12 in D minor : 1st and 2nd movts. Moderato and VivaceMcGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola Group I : 2nd and 3rd movts. Carol and Christmas Dance

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    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola Group III, no.2OUP

    Vaughan Williams. RomanceOUP

    Villa-Lobos. Aria (Cantilena) (from 'Bachianas Brasileiras no.5'), arr. PrimroseAMP - Schirmer / Music Sales

    Vivaldi. Concerto in G for Viola d'Amore : 1st movt. Allegro risolutoKalmus / Belwin Mills

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    RECITAL / PERFORMER'S CERTIFICATE

    Some of the items in the Grade 6, 7, 8 lists are considered suitable for this Certificate but have not beenrepeated here.

    Bach. 6 Sonatas and Partitas, ed. BenniciPartita no.2 in g minor, BWV 1004, GigaRicordi

    J.S.Bach. Three Sonatas for Viola da GambaNo.2 in D major, BWV 1028, Adagio and AllegroNo.3 in G minorBaerenreiter or Peters

    Bloch. Suite Hebraique : RapsodieSchirmer

    Bloch. Suite for Viola and Piano (up to bar after 5)Schirmer

    Brahms. Sonata, Op.120, no.1 : 1st or 2nd movtSonata Op.120 no.2 : 1st movt.Henle

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  • Britten. LachrymaeSchott

    Hindemith. Sonate Op.11 no.4 : 2nd movt Thema mit variationenSchott

    Hoffmeister. Concerto in D : 1st movt with a cadenzaGrahl / Peters

    Martinu. Rhapsody Concerto : 1st movtBaerenreiter

    Mozart. Sonata in E minor, K304 : 1st or 2nd movtIMC

    Paganini. 24 Caprices, Op.1No.13 AllegroIMC

    Reger. Three Suites for Viola SoloSuite No.1, Op.131d in G minor : any movtSuite No.2 : 3rd movt AllegrettoPeters or Henle

    Rubinstein. Sonata, Op.49 : 1st movtAmadeus

    Schubert. 'Arpeggione' Sonata, D.821 : 1st movt or 2nd movtIMC or Doblinger

    Schumann. Maerchenbilder, Op.113 : 3rd and 4th movtsPeters

    Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola and Orchestra, Group I, II or IIIOUP

    Weber. Andante e rondo ungareseAllegretto ungareseSchott

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  • VIOLA AND PIANO ENSEMBLES

    The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music issues syllabuses for 'viola and piano' at three levels ofdifficulty.In these pieces the viola and piano parts are at about the same level of difficulty.

    PRIMARY (Grades 4 to 5)

    C. P. E. Bach Sonata in G minor, Wq.88International-Kalmus/M.D.S.

    Howard Ferguson 4 Short Pieces : completeBoosey and Hawkes

    Michael Miller 3 Miniatures : completePeters

    Pepusch Sonata in D minorSchott/M.D.S.

    R. Valentine Sonata no.9 in A minorSchott/M.D.S.

    Vaughan Williams 6 Studies in English Folk Song : nos.1, 2, 3 and 4Stainer and Bell

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 6 to 7)

    J. S. Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata no.1 in G, BWV 1027from Bach 3 Gamba SonatasPeters

    Flackton Sonata in C minor, Op.2 no.8Schott/M.D.S.

    Hindemith TrauermusikSchott/M.D.S.

    Herbert Murrill 4 French Nursery Songs : completeChester/Music Sales

    Hans Poser Sonatine, Op.54 no.3Sikorski/William Elkin

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  • Telemann Sonata in A minorPeters

    ADVANCED (Grade 8)

    J. S. Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata no.3 in G minor, BWV 1029from Bach 3 Gamba SonatasPeters

    Bloch Suite HebraiqueSchirmer/Music Sales

    Bruch Romance for Viola, Op.85Schott/M.D.S.

    Glinka Sonata in D minorMusica Rara-Kalmus/M.D.S.

    Handel Sonata in G minorSchott/M.D.S.

    Telemann Sonata in DPeters

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    STRING QUARTETS

    The Easy and Intermediate lists below have been compiled from suggestions by viola mailing list members.

    These two lists are followed by the ABRSM Syllabuses for String Quartet.

    EASY QUARTETS (Grades 2 to 3)

    Auton : (5 sets) :Aunt Nan and the Old Man.Classics for Strings, Set 1.

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  • Folk Songs for Strings. Sets 1, 2, and 3.Musicland

    Applebaum. Chamber Music for String Orchestra. Books One and TwoBelwin Mills

    Baker. All at Sea (sea shanties)Spartan Press

    Burgoyne. Suite of the DayBoosey and Hawkes

    Irma Clarke. Introduction to String Quartets Book 1, ClassicsBoston

    Dale : (4 sets) :J.S.Bach. FavouritesBeethoven. FavouritesElgar FavouritesSchubert. FavouritesPiper Publications

    Viola quintet - Grade 3B. Fraser. Fun for Five in Five (in 5/4 time)Music Services

    Gange : (4 sets) :Handel. FavouritesMozart. FavouritesPurcell. FavouritesSullivan. FavouritesPiper Publications

    Herfurth. A Tune A Day, Book Two (items marked string quartet/ ensemble)Boston Music Co

    Herfurth. Early Classics for Beginning String QuartetBoston

    Hewitt-Jones : (2 sets) :Grumpy Grasshoppers.Hidden Rhymes.Musicland

    Lumsden.Susato for Strings, Sets 1, 2, and 3.Musicland

    Munday. Arco AnthemsSpartan Press

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  • Sheila Nelson : (3 sets) :Tunes for my String Quartet.Quartet Club : Books One and Two.Boosey and Hawkes

    Praetorius. Dances from TerpsichoreMusicland

    Turner. Christmas Quartets.Schott

    INTERMEDIATE QUARTETS (Grades 4 to 6)

    Auton : (2 sets) :Classics for Strings, Set 2.Up and Back a Double (Country Dances).Musicland

    Irma Clarke : (2 sets) :Introduction to String Quartets Book 2, Classics.String Music of the Baroque Era for String Quartet.Boston Music

    Dale : (4 sets) :Beethoven Favourites, Level 2.Elgar Favourites, Level 2.Schubert Favourites, Level 2.Tchaikovsky Favourites, Level 2.Piper Publications

    Viola quintet - Grade 5B. Fraser. BagatelleMusic Services

    Gange : (5 sets) :J.S.Bach Favourites, Level 2Handel Favourites, Level 2.Mozart Favourites, Level 2.Purcell Favourites, Level 2.Sullivan Favourties, Level 2.Piper Publications

    Angela Hewitt-Jones : (6 sets) :Ragtime, Serenade and Rumba.Birds of a Feather.The Great Western.Hidden Carols.The Mary Rose.

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  • The Spider's Web.Musicland

    William McConnell : (7 sets) :Handel with care.Highland Whisky : Reels and Strathspeys.Irish Mist.The North and The South : Tunes from the American Civil War.Reel Fiddlin'.The Ship's Fiddler, Sea Songs and Shanties.Wheal Friendly (Cornish Folk Tunes).Spartan Press

    Gazebo Series for String Quartet : (5 sets) :Alexander's RagTime Band.Amazing Grace.Gay Nineties Medley.Tiger Rag.Vaudeville Spectacular.Musicians Publications

    Munday. Arco AmadeusSpartan Press

    Paradise : (5 sets) :The Best of Beethoven.The Best of Haydn.The Best of Mozart.The Best of Schubert.The Best of Johann Strauss Jr. WaltzesBelwin

    Pejtsik. Easy Classic String Quartets.Editio Musica Budapest

    Michael Rose. CantilenaFentone-

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    QUARTET SYLLABUSES

    The ABRSM issues syllabuses for string quartet at three levels of difficulty.

    PRIMARY (Grades 4 to 5)

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  • J. S. Bach Contrapunctus no.1 (from 'The Art of Fugue')from Easy String Quartets, Book 3, arr. ForbesChester/Music Sales

    Johann Fischer Tafelmusik SuiteBaerenreiter

    Charles Hambourg String Quartet no.2 in FLengnick/William Elkin

    Locke Suite no.3 in Cfrom Locke 4 SuitesPeters

    Purcell Chaconne (from 'King Arthur')from Easy String Quartets, Book 1, arr. ForbesChester/Music Sales

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 6 to 7)

    Beethoven Prelude and Fugue in FNagel/Baerenreiter

    Boccherini String Quartet in D minor, Op.10 no.2from Boccherini QuartetsPeters

    Mozart String Quartet in C, K.157from Mozart 13 Early Quartets, Book 1Baerenreiter

    Purcell Fantasia a 4 in G, Z.742from Purcell Fantasias and In NominesNovello/Music Sales

    C. Stamitz Quartetto Concertante in GSchott/M.D.S.

    ADVANCED (Grade 8)

    Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op.18 no.3from Beethoven Quartets, Vol.1Peters

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  • Borodin String Quartet no.2 in DBelaieff/Peters

    Dvorak String Quartet in F 'The American', Op.96Simrock/Schauer

    Haydn String Quartet in D, Hob.III/34Doblinger-Kalmus/M.D.S.

    Schubert String Quartet in A minor, Op.29 no.1, D.804from Schubert Quartets, Vol.1Peters

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    EASY TO INTERMEDIATE VIOLA DUETS

    These items were suggested by viola mailing list members.

    EASY (Grades 1 to 3)

    Applebaum. Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments. Books One and TwoBelwin Mills

    Applebaum. Chamber Music for Two String Instruments. Books One and TwoBelwin Mills

    Applebaum. Duets for Strings. Books One and TwoBelwin Mills

    Duncan. Christmas Solos for beginning violaMel Bay

    Herfurth. A Tune a Day. Books 1 and 2Chappell / Boston

    Lynne Latham. Fifteen Viola Duets : Bach, Handel, TelemannLatham Music Enterprises

    Sheila Nelson. TetratunesBoosey and Hawkes

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  • Sheila Nelson. StringsongsBoosey and Hawkes

    Sheila Nelson. TechnitunesBoosey and Hawkes

    O'Reilly. Strictly ClassicsHighland / Etling

    Suzuki. Ensembles for Viola, Volumes 1 and 2Summy-Birchard / Warner

    Peter Wastall. Session TimeBoosey and Hawkes

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 4 to 6)

    Applebaum. Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments. Books Three and FourBelwin Mills

    Applebaum. Chamber Music for Two String Instruments. Book ThreeBelwin Mills

    Applebaum. Duets for Strings. Book ThreeBelwin Mills

    W.F. Bach. Drei DuetteBreitkopf

    Bartok. 44 Viola Duets, Vols. One and TwoBoosey and Hawkes

    Domenico Gabrielli. Canone a due violoncelli, arr. 2 vlasSJ Music

    F.J. Haydn. Duett fuer 2 Violen, Hob. XII : 4Wollenweber

    Mazas. Three Duets, Op 71International

    Sheila Nelson. Keytunes, Violas I and II (separate books)Boosey and Hawkes

    Pleyel. Six duets, Op.8International

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    EASY TO INTERMEDIATE PIECES FOR LEARNING TREBLE CLEF

    In the following books, at least half the pieces contain sections in treble clef.

    These items were suggested by viola mailing list members.

    EASY (Grades 2 to 3)

    Mary Cohen. Viola Quick Change : specially for learning treble clef, folk tunes all in both alto and trebleclefs.Faber

    Mary Cohen. Superstudies for viola. Book 2.Faber

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 4 to 6)

    Mary Cohen. Technique takes Off for Viola.Faber

    Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for Viola.OUP

    Edward Huws Jones. Got those Position Blues for viola.Faber

    Sheila Nelson. Keytunes. Viola I. (minimal clef changes in the Viola II parts).Boosey and Hawkes.

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  • List compiled by Lisanne Bainbridge : [email protected]

    Version 4 : January 1999.

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