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Bassoon 3 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 3 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 3 (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 G. Böhm
arr. Denwood
Minuet
No. 14 from 16 Progressive Pieces for Bassoon, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E683)

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2 Byrd
arr. Sparke
download Lord Willobies Welcome Home
from My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music
Sounds Classical for Bassoon, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 362-400)

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3 R. Farnaby
arr. Sheen
download Fayne would I wedd
No. 3 from Going Solo for Bassoon, arr. Sheen
Faber

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4 Mozart
arr. Sheen
Se a caso madama
from The Marriage of Figaro
No. 10 from Going Solo for Bassoon, arr. Sheen
Faber

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5 L. Fischer
arr. Wastall
download The Cellarman's Song
P. 58 from Learn as You Play Bassoon, arr. Wastall
Boosey & Hawkes

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Piano accomp. published separately as Learn as You Play Bassoon, Piano accompaniment, arr. Wastall
Boosey & Hawkes
6 Gluck
arr. Lawrance
Aria
from Orfeo ed Euridice
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 Handel
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Gavotte
No. 4 from Second Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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8 Handel
arr. Lawrance
Hornpipe
from Water Music, Suite No. 1
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)
9 Mozart
arr. Denley
download The Birdcatcher's Song
from The Magic Flute
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 1, arr. Denley (standard/mini-bassoon)
ABRSM

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10 O'Carolan
arr. Denley
download Princess Royal
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 1, arr. Denley (standard/mini-bassoon)
ABRSM

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Brahms
arr. Sparke
Poco Allegretto
from Symphony No. 3
Sounds Classical for Bassoon, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 362-400)

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2 Roma Cafolla Toe Tap Or Country Fair
from Playaround for Bassoon
Roma Cafolla: Playaround for Bassoon, Book 2: Revised Edition 2017
Forton Music (FM372)

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3 Colin Cowles download Ragoon Or Thumb a Lift
No. 19 Or No. 21 from 25 Fun Moments for Bassoon
Colin Cowles: 25 Fun Moments for Bassoon
Studio Music

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4 Elliott Signature Tune Or The Donkey Trot
No. 1 Or No. 2 from Ivor the Engine for Bassoon
(lower line in b. 27 in No. 1)
Elliott: Ivor the Engine for Bassoon
Paterson's (PAT60603)

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5 Grieg
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Album Leaf
No. 15 from Second Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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6 Joplin
arr. Lawrance
The Strenuous Life
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 Michael Rose download Intrada Or Sea Shanty
from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 1
Michael Rose: A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 1
ABRSM

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8 Satie
arr. Sheen
Le Piccadilly
No. 12 from Going Solo for Bassoon, arr. Sheen
Faber

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9 R. and R. Sherman
arr. Lawrance
Hushabye Mountain
from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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)
10 Sherwin and Maschwitz
arr. Lawrance
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
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 C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Concone
arr. Emerson
download Study No. 1 Or Study No. 7
(omitting DC in No. 7)
Concone: The Singing Bassoon, arr. Emerson
Emerson (E281)

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2 Demnitz Study in A minor
No. 54 from 90 Easy Bassoon Studies
Emerson (E393)

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3 Nicholson Study in B♭
No. 45 from 90 Easy Bassoon Studies
Emerson (E393)

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4 Dave Gale The Latin Eighth
from JazzFX for Bassoon
P. 9 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Bassoon
Brass Wind (1342CD)

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5 Gariboldi
arr. Wastall
download Study No. 1 Or Study No. 4
P. 42 Or P. 54 from Learn as You Play Bassoon, arr. Wastall
Boosey & Hawkes

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6 Peter Lawrance Moderato
No. 1 from Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Peter Lawrance: Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0333)

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7 Michael Rose download Cantilena Or Merry Andrew
from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 1
Michael Rose: A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 1
ABRSM

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8 Graham Sheen Latin American Or Tumbleweed Town
No. 17 Or No. 18 from 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Graham Sheen: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Emerson (E709)

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9 Philip Sparke In the Black Mountains Or Trumpet Tune
No. 28 Or No. 29 from Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Anglo Music (AMP 365-401)

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10 Weissenborn download Study in E minor Or Study in D minor
No. 4 Or No. 4 from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
P. 9 Or P. 10 from Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
Peters (EP 2277a)

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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

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