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Bassoon 5 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 5 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 5 (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
download Sinfonia
from Cantata No. 156
No. 1 from Second Book of Bassoon Solos, arr. Hilling and Bergmann
Faber

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2 Beethoven
arr. Denley
download Bagatelle
Op. 119 No. 1
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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3 Bond Allegro
3rd movt from Concerto No. 6 in B♭
(bassoon to play in tuttis)
Bond: Concerto No. 6 in B♭
Boosey & Hawkes

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4 Burgmüller
arr. Denwood
Ballade
Op. 100 No. 15
No. 15 from 16 Progressive Pieces for Bassoon, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E683)

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5 Galliard download Spiritoso e Allegro
4th 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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6 Galliard Spiritoso
4th movt from Sonata No. 3 in F
Galliard: Six Sonatas, Vol. 1
IMC (2114)

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7 Heinichen Vivace
2nd movt from Sonata in D
Heinichen: Sonata in D
Accolade (ACC. 1127)

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8 Mozart Andante
2nd movt from Sonata in B♭, K. 292
Mozart: Sonata in B♭, K. 292
Bärenreiter (BA 6974)

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Mozart: Sonata in B♭, K. 292
Henle (HN 827)

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Mozart: Sonata in B♭, K. 292
Chester (CH55239)

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No. 3 from Bassoon Solos, Vol. 1
Chester (CH55092)

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9 Telemann download Triste
1st movt from Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
Telemann: Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
Amadeus (BP 0665)

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10 Vivaldi
arr. Forbes
Sicilienne And Allegretto
from Cello Sonata No. 5
No. 4 from Classical and Romantic Pieces for Bassoon, Book 1, arr. Forbes
OUP

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Carl Davis download Mr Jeremy Fisher
Unbeaten Tracks for Bassoon
Faber

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2 P.-M. Dubois Ballade des pingouins
(observing printed cadenza)
P.-M. Dubois: Ballade des pingouins
Leduc (AL 28730)

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3 Philip Godfrey Hornpipe (Sailors' Dance) Or Postlude
No. 2 Or No. 5 from Little Suite
Philip Godfrey: Little Suite
Emerson (E636)

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4 Goossens Vieille chanson à boire
Goossens: Vieille chanson à boire
Leduc (AL 23153)

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5 Grainger
arr. Denley
download Shepherd's Hey
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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6 Prokofiev
arr. Denley
download The Montagues and the Capulets
from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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7 Edward Parker Jaunty Tune
No. 1 from Three Trifles
Edward Parker: Three Trifles
Stainer & Bell (H309)

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8 Jim Parker Tom Jones Or Soldier, Soldier
The Music of Jim Parker for Bassoon
Brass Wind (1321)

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9 Albert Siklós
arr. Denwood
Romance Or Petite marche
No. 4 Or No. 6 from Suite, Op. 54
Albert Siklós: Suite, Op. 54 for Bassoon, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E672)

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10 Wolf-Ferrari download Strimpellata Or Canzone
2nd movt Or 3rd movt from Suite-Concertino in F, Op. 16
Wolf-Ferrari: Suite-Concertino in F, Op. 16
Ricordi (NR 12271200)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
arr. Gatt
Gigue
from Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
J. S. Bach: Three Movements from the Solo Cello Suites for Bassoon, arr. Gatt
ABRSM

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2 Concone
arr. Emerson
Study No. 16 Or Study No. 30
Concone: The Singing Bassoon, arr. Emerson
Emerson (E281)

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3 Josephs Mr Bumble Takes a Wife
No. 3 from Mr Bumble Takes a Wife
(trills optional)
Josephs: Mr Bumble Takes a Wife
Emerson (E327)

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4 Peter Lawrance Very lively Or Con brio
No. 7 Or No. 16 from Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Peter Lawrance: Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0333)

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5 Alexandre Ouzounoff Mount Blackburn (USA-Alaska)
No. 2 from Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Alexandre Ouzounoff: Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Billaudot (GB9155)

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6 Michael Rose Mazurka Or Scena
from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
Michael Rose: A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
ABRSM

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7 Graham Sheen Burlesque Or Tango
No. 20 Or No. 24 from 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Graham Sheen: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Emerson (E709)

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8 Philip Sparke Party Piece
No. 40 from Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Anglo Music (AMP 365-401)

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9 Weissenborn Study in A Or Study in E minor
No. 19 Or No. 24 from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
P. 25 Or P. 29 from Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
Peters (EP 2277a)

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10 Weissenborn download Study No. 4 Or Study No. 5
from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Peters (EP 2277b)

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