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Bassoon 6 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 6 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 6 (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. Besozzi download Allegro Or Presto
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Sonata in B♭
J. Besozzi: Sonata in B♭
OUP

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J. Besozzi: Sonata in B♭
Accolade (ACC. 1042)

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2 Boismortier Largo And Allegro
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in C minor, Op. 50 No. 5
Boismortier: Two Sonatas, Op. 50 Nos 4–5
Musica Rara (MR 2169)

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3 Devienne Adagio
2nd movt from Sonata in G minor, Op. 24 No. 5
Devienne: Sonata in G minor, Op. 24 No. 5
Musica Rara (MR 2049)

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4 Galliard Allegro
2nd movt from Sonata No. 3 in F
Galliard: Six Sonatas, Vol. 1
IMC (2114)

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5 Willy Hess Reigen
No. 5 from Seven Recital Pieces, Vol. 2
Willy Hess: Seven Recital Pieces, Vol. 2
Hinrichsen (H667b)

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6 B. Marcello
trans. Hara and Nagy
Andante And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in G
Baroque Sonatas for Bassoon, Vol. 1, trans. Hara and Nagy
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.12196)

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7 Mozart download Andante ma adagio
2nd movt from Concerto in B♭, K. 191
Mozart: Concerto in B♭, K. 191
Bärenreiter (BA 4868-90)

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Mozart: Concerto in B♭, K. 191
Henle (HN 801)

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Mozart: Concerto in B♭, K. 191
Kevin Mayhew (3611691)

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8 Mozart Rondo: Allegro
3rd 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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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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9 Vanhal
arr. Sheen
Andante molto
2nd movt from Concerto in C
(ending at b. 84; bassoon tacet in tuttis)
Vanhal: Concerto in C, arr. Sheen
Emerson (E694)

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10 Vivaldi
trans. Weisberg
download Largo And Allegro (con spirito)
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in E minor, RV 40, Op. 14 No. 5
Vivaldi: Sonata in E minor, RV 40, trans. Weisberg
IMC (2335)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Bariller Fantasio
(complete)
Bariller: Fantasio
Leduc (AL 22992)

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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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2 Fauré
trans. Oubradous
download Pièce
Fauré: Pièce for Bassoon, trans. Oubradous
Leduc (AL 19974)

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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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3 Paul Hart Andante
Unbeaten Tracks for Bassoon
Faber

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4 Anthony Hedges
arr. Denley
Willow Walk
Op. 143b
Time Pieces for Bassoon, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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5 Hurlstone download Allegretto Or Moderato–Vivace
3rd movt Or 4th movt from Sonata in F
Hurlstone: Sonata in F
Emerson (E75)

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6 Milde Romanze
No. 2 from Three Study Pieces
Milde: Three Study Pieces
Musica Rara (MR 1180)

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7 Alan Owen Bagatelle
Alan Owen: Bagatelle
Arcadia

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8 Edward Parker Carefree
No. 3 from Three Trifles
Edward Parker: Three Trifles
Stainer & Bell (H309)

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9 Jim Parker download Ground Force
The Music of Jim Parker for Bassoon
Brass Wind (1321)

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10 Pascal Proust Intermezzo
Pascal Proust: Intermezzo
Combre (C06271)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Derek Bourgeois download Alla marcia
No. 3 from Fantasy Pieces for Bassoon
Derek Bourgeois: Fantasy Pieces for Bassoon
Brass Wind (3304)

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2 Concone
arr. Emerson
download Study No. 29
(omitting Variation 3)
Concone: The Singing Bassoon, arr. Emerson
Emerson (E281)

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3 Kopprasch
trans. Kovar
Allegretto
No. 43 from 60 Studies, Op. 6
Kopprasch: 60 Studies for Bassoon, Vol. 2, trans. Kovar
IMC (2139)

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4 Peter Lawrance Allegro vivo
No. 9 from Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Peter Lawrance: Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0333)

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5 Ottó Oromszegi May Festival
No. 4 from 15 Characteristic Pieces in Hungarian Style
Ottó Oromszegi: 15 Characteristic Pieces in Hungarian Style
Emerson (E159)

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6 Alexandre Ouzounoff Maromokotro (Madagascar)
No. 4 from Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Alexandre Ouzounoff: Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Billaudot (GB9155)

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7 Pivoňka Allegretto
No. 8 from Rhythmical Etudes
Pivoňka: Rhythmical Etudes
Bärenreiter (H3291)

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8 Michael Rose download Scherzo
from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
Michael Rose: A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
ABRSM

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9 Graham Sheen Scherzo Or Rum-baa-baa
No. 25 Or No. 26 from 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Graham Sheen: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon
Emerson (E709)

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10 Weissenborn Study No. 13 Or Study No. 14
from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Weissenborn: Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Peters (EP 2277b)

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Additional information

Candidates for a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject; for full details, including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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