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Bassoon 2 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 2 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.

Bassoon Grade 2 (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 Attwood
arr. Sparke
Theme and Variation
from Sonatina No. 3
Sounds Classical for Bassoon, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 362-400)

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2 Trad. Scottish
arr. Sparke
O Waly, Waly (The Water is Wide)
Sounds Classical for Bassoon, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 362-400)

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3 Dowland
arr. Sheen
Fine Knacks for Ladies
No. 12 from The Really Easy Bassoon Book, arr. Sheen
Faber

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4 Handel
arr. Sheen
Jig
from Water Music
No. 1 from Going Solo for Bassoon, arr. Sheen
Faber

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5 Haydn
arr. Denley
download Minuet
from 12 German Dances, Hob. IX:10
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 1, arr. Denley (standard/mini-bassoon)
ABRSM

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6 Mozart
arr. Lawrance
Aria
from Don Giovanni
Winner Scores All for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326PA)
7 Schubert
arr. Lawrance
Briar-Rose (Heidenröslein)
Winner Scores All for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326PA)
8 Rosseter
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Song
No. 21 from First Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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9 Trad. Welsh
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
download Welsh Folk Song 1
No. 22 from First Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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10 Schönberg and Boublil
arr. Lawrance
Castle on a Cloud
from Les Misérables
Easy Winners for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Easy Winners for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment (standard/mini-bassoon/tenoroon), arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332PA)

List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Roma Cafolla Prancing Elephants Or Top o' the Morning
from Playaround for Bassoon
Roma Cafolla: Playaround for Bassoon, Book 2: Revised Edition 2017
Forton Music (FM372)

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2 Colin Cowles download Afternoon Song Or Bassoon Street Blues
No. 9 Or No. 12 from 25 Fun Moments for Bassoon
Colin Cowles: 25 Fun Moments for Bassoon
Studio Music

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3 Elgar
arr. Lawrance
Chanson de Matin
Winner Scores All for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0326PA)
4 Edward Gregson Russian Dance
Up Front for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0308)

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5 Kosma
arr. Lawrance
Autumn Leaves
Easy Winners for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Easy Winners for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment (standard/mini-bassoon/tenoroon), arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332PA)
6 Jenny Rees April, May and Oon Or An Oonful of Sugar
from Oon Tunes!
Jenny Rees: Oon Tunes!
Queen's Temple Publications (QT90)

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7 Saint-Saëns
arr. Sheen
The Elephant
from The Carnival of the Animals
No. 11 from The Really Easy Bassoon Book, arr. Sheen
Faber

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8 Sullivan
arr. Denley
download A Policeman's Lot
from The Pirates of Penzance
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 1, arr. Denley (standard/mini-bassoon)
ABRSM

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9 Vaughan Williams
arr. Denley
download Buonaparty
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 1, arr. Denley (standard/mini-bassoon)
ABRSM

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10 Sarah Watts Humdinger Hoedown Or Café du Festival
from Fresh Air for Bassoon
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Bassoon
Kevin Mayhew (3611886)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Dave Gale Little Red Mug Or Swinging Janos
from JazzFX for Bassoon
P. 3 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Bassoon
Brass Wind (1342CD)

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2 Gariboldi Study in C
No. 30 from 90 Easy Bassoon Studies
Emerson (E393)

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3 Popp Study in F
No. 27 from 90 Easy Bassoon Studies
Emerson (E393)

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4 Gossec
arr. Sebba
Tambourin
No. 97 from Abracadabra Bassoon, arr. Sebba
A & C Black

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5 James Rae Inter-Galactic March Or Enchanted Waltz
No. 5 Or No. 13 from 16 Characteristic Studies for Bassoon
James Rae: 16 Characteristic Studies for Bassoon
Reedimensions (RD036)

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6 Graham Sheen Black and White Or Euphonium
No. 5 Or No. 7 from 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Graham Sheen: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Emerson (E709)

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7 Philip Sparke Square Dance
No. 16 from Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Anglo Music (AMP 365-401)

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8 Sarah Watts Study in Silver
from Fresh Air for Bassoon
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Bassoon
Kevin Mayhew (3611886)

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9 Weissenborn download Study in A minor Or Study in C
No. 5 Or No. 6 from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
P. 5 from Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
Peters (EP 2277a)

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10 Lynne Williams Over and Over Or Jumping Beans
No. 10 Or No. 12 from Thirty One Two Three Bassoon Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Bassoon Studies
Forton Music (FM421)

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Additional information

In Grades 1–3, candidates may play a bassoon of reduced size (sounding a fourth or fifth above concert pitch), provided the piano accompaniments are suitably transposed where necessary. Certain pieces at these grades are published with transposed accompaniments and these are indicated in the repertoire lists.

Publications & audio

Supporting applications

Aural Trainer

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