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Bassoon 4 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 4 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 4 (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 J. S. Bach
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Aria
from Cantata No. 26
No. 2 from Second Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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2 Trad. English
arr. Hilling and Bergmann
download The Maiden's Blush
No. 8 from Second Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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3 Galliard download Spiritoso e staccato a tempo moderato
2nd movt from Sonata No. 1 in A minor
Galliard: Sonata No. 1 in A minor
Hinrichsen (H753a)

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Galliard: Six Sonatas, Vol. 1
IMC (2114)

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4 Galliard Vivace
2nd movt from Sonata No. 2 in G
Galliard: Sonata in G
Schott (FAG 4)

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Galliard: Six Sonatas, Vol. 1
IMC (2114)

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5 Handel
arr. Forbes
Musette And March
from Sonata, Op. 5 No. 2
Classical and Romantic Pieces for Bassoon, Book 1, arr. Forbes
OUP

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6 Willy Hess Ländler
No. 1 from Seven Recital Pieces, Vol. 1
Willy Hess: Seven Recital Pieces, Vol. 1
Hinrichsen (H667a)

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7 Mozart
arr. Denley
download Menuetto e Trio
from Serenade in B♭, K. 361
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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8 Tansman
arr. Denley
Fughetta
from 10 Easy Pieces
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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9 Rameau
arr. Denwood
Danse des Sauvages
from Les Indes galantes
No. 16 from 16 Progressive Pieces for Bassoon, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E683)

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10 Vivaldi
arr. Sparke
Allegro
from Flute Sonata
Sounds Classical for Bassoon, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 362-400)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Anon.
arr. Tanner
Lamorna Or Tom Bawcock's Eve
Cornish Pastiche for Bassoon, arr. Tanner
Spartan Press (SP1219)

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2 Eve Barsham Crunch Cat!
from Autumn Day & Crunch Cat!
Eve Barsham: Autumn Day & Crunch Cat!
Emerson (E626)

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3 Bratton
arr. Denley
download The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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4 Khachaturian
arr. Denley
download Dance of the Young Maidens
from Gayane
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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5 Ivor Foster Serenade
Op. 10 No. 1
Ivor Foster: Serenade
Stainer & Bell (2578)

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6 Gounod
arr. Walters
March of a Marionette
Gounod: March of a Marionette for Bassoon, arr. Walters
Rubank (HL04476933)

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7 Jacob download L'Après-midi d'un dinosaur And A Little Waltz
from Four Sketches
Jacob: Four Sketches
Emerson (E73)

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8 Judyth Knight Valse française
Judyth Knight: Valse française
Stainer & Bell (H255)

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9 G. Noris El Toro
G. Noris: El Toro for Bassoon
Editions Marc Reift (EMR 2283D)

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10 Wechter
arr. Lawrance
Spanish Flea
Easy Winners for Bassoon, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Easy Winners for Bassoon, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0332PA)

List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
arr. Gatt
download Bourrée 1
from Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
J. S. Bach: Three Movements from the Solo Cello Suites for Bassoon, arr. Gatt
ABRSM

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2 Concone
arr. Emerson
download Study No. 11
Concone: The Singing Bassoon, arr. Emerson
Emerson (E281)

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3 Dave Gale Down the Dale
from JazzFX for Bassoon
P. 8 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Bassoon
Brass Wind (1342CD)

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4 Josephs A Happy Song
No. 2 from Mr Bumble Takes a Wife
Josephs: Mr Bumble Takes a Wife
Emerson (E327)

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5 Peter Lawrance Tempo di valse Or Ritmico
No. 2 Or No. 3 from Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Peter Lawrance: Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0333)

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6 Michael Rose download Polka
from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
Michael Rose: A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
ABRSM

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7 Graham Sheen Sea Song
No. 19 from 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Graham Sheen: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Emerson (E709)

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8 Philip Sparke Penny Parade Or Ursa Major
No. 34 Or No. 37 from Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Anglo Music (AMP 365-401)

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9 Weissenborn download Study in D minor Or Study in G minor
No. 4 Or No. 6 from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
P. 14 Or P. 16 from Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
Peters (EP 2277a)

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10 Weissenborn download Study No. 2 Or Study No. 10
from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Peters (EP 2277b)

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