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Bassoon 7 Bassoon

Bassoon Grade 7 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 7 (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 Dard Adagio
1st movt from Sonata in D minor, Op. 2 No. 5
Dard: Sonata in D minor, Op. 2 No. 5
European Music Archive (EMA128)

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2 Devienne download Rondeau: Allegro
3rd 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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3 Mozart download Rondo: Tempo di Menuetto
3rd movt from Concerto in B♭, K. 191
(bassoon tacet in tuttis)
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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4 Mozart Allegro
1st 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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5 I. J. Pleyel download Rondo: Allegretto
3rd movt from Concerto in B♭
I. J. Pleyel: Concerto in B♭
Musica Rara (MR 1568)

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6 Senaillé
arr. De Smet or Parker
download Allegro spiritoso
from Introduction and Allegro spiritoso
Senaillé: Introduction and Allegro spiritoso, arr. De Smet
Fentone (F104-401)

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Senaillé: Introduction and Allegro spiritoso, arr. Parker
Novello (NOV936081)

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7 Telemann Allegro
2nd movt from Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
Telemann: Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
Amadeus (BP 0665)

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8 Vivaldi
trans. Hara and Nagy
Largo And Allegro
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in B♭, RV 46
Baroque Sonatas for Bassoon, Vol. 1, trans. Hara and Nagy
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.12196)

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9 Vivaldi Allegro non molto
1st movt from Concerto in C, RV 472
Vivaldi: Concerto in C, RV 472
Schott (FAG 14)

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10 Vivaldi Allegro molto Or Allegro
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Concerto in A minor, RV 497 F.VIII No. 7
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, RV 497, F.VIII No. 7
Ricordi (NR 12935700)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Clérisse Notturno
Clérisse: Notturno
Leduc (AL 23135)

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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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2 Hindemith 2nd movt
from Sonata for Bassoon
(starting at Marsch)
Hindemith: Sonata for Bassoon
Schott (ED 3686)

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3 Hurlstone download Vivace
1st movt from Sonata in F
Hurlstone: Sonata in F
Emerson (E75)

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4 Elena Kats-Chernin Melancholic Piece
No. 2 from Four Light Bassoon Pieces
Elena Kats-Chernin: Four Light Bassoon Pieces
Boosey & Hawkes

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5 Ord Hume The Carnival
(observing printed cadenzas)
Solo Album No. 1
Boosey & Hawkes

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6 Ravel
trans. Oubradous
Pièce en forme de habanera
Ravel: Pièce en forme de habanera, for Bassoon, trans. Oubradous
Leduc (AL 19979)

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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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7 A. Ridout Ritmico
1st movt from Sonata for Bassoon
A. Ridout: Sonata for Bassoon
Emerson (E109)

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8 Saint-Saëns download Allegro moderato
1st movt from Sonata in G, Op. 168
Saint-Saëns: Sonata in G, Op. 168
Henle (HN 966)

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Saint-Saëns: Sonata in G, Op. 168
Peters (EP 9195)

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9 Schumann
arr. Gatt
Romance
No. 1 from Three Romances, Op. 94
Schumann: Romances, Op. 94, arr. Gatt
Phylloscopus (PP812)

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10 Tcherepnin Mi temps
2nd movt from Sonatine sportive, Op. 63
(observing printed cadenzas)
Tcherepnin: Sonatine sportive, Op. 63 for Bassoon
Leduc (AL 25275)

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The Chester Bassoon Anthology
Chester (CH86592)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Derek Bourgeois download Tempo di valse
No. 4 from Fantasy Pieces for Bassoon
Derek Bourgeois: Fantasy Pieces for Bassoon
Brass Wind (3304)

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2 Kopprasch
trans. Kovar
Presto
No. 38 from 60 Studies, Op. 6
Kopprasch: 60 Studies for Bassoon, Vol. 2, trans. Kovar
IMC (2139)

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3 Peter Lawrance Allegro giocoso
No. 24 from Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Peter Lawrance: Featuring Melody for Bassoon
Brass Wind (0333)

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4 Graham Lyons No. 2
from Arthritis III
Graham Lyons: Arthritis III
Useful Music (U18)

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5 Milde download Allegretto Or Molto allegro
No. 4 Or No. 21 from 50 Concert Studies, Op. 26
Milde: 50 Concert Studies, Op. 26
Alfred (K02132)

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Milde: Concert Studies, Op. 26, Vol. 1
IMC (467)

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6 Ottó Oromszegi Allegro giocoso
No. 7 from 15 Characteristic Pieces in Hungarian Style
Ottó Oromszegi: 15 Characteristic Pieces in Hungarian Style
Emerson (E159)

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7 Alexandre Ouzounoff Mont Athos (Grèce) Or Aconcagua (Argentine)
No. 14 Or No. 16 from Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Alexandre Ouzounoff: Bassoon on the Top, Vol. 1
Billaudot (GB9155)

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

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9 Graham Sheen Scherzino
No. 4 from Five Bagatelles
Graham Sheen: Five Bagatelles
Emerson (E708)

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10 Weissenborn download Study No. 15 Or Study No. 17
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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