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Clarinet 6 Clarinet

Clarinet 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.

Clarinet 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 Debussy
arr. Bullard
download La fille aux cheveux de lin
No. 8 from Préludes, Book 1
 
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2 Stanford download Intermezzo
No. 2 from Three Intermezzi, Op. 13
 
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3 Vanhal download Adagio
2nd movt from Sonata in B♭, W. XIa:27
 
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4 Bassi Nocturne
Solos for Clarinet
Carl Fischer (ATF133)

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5 Handel
arr. Schmidt
Giga
from Sonata in F, Op. 1 No. 1
Solos for Clarinet
Carl Fischer (ATF133)

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6 Brahms
arr. Mauz
Hungarian Dance No. 5
WoO 1/1
Classical Highlights for Clarinet
Schott (ED 21585)

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7 Bruch
arr. Magistrelli
Andante tranquillo And Allegro non troppo
No. 2 And No. 3 from Swedish Dances, Op. 63
Bruch: Swedish Dances, Op. 63
Musica Rara (MR 2223)

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8 L. Kozeluch Poco adagio
2nd movt from Concerto in E♭
L. Kozeluch: Concerto in E♭
Kunzelmann (GM 264)

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9 Mozart
arr. Ettlinger
Church Sonata No. 2 in B♭
K. 68
No. 1 from Mozart Four Church Sonatas, arr. Ettlinger
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2300098)

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10 Tartini, arr. Jacob Grave And Allegro molto
1st movt And 2nd movt from Concertino
Tartini: Concertino, arr. Jacob
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2300245)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Brian Chapple download Spanish Brandy
No. 4 from Ebony & Ivory
 
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2 Finzi download Prelude
No. 1 from Five Bagatelles
 
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3 Rodgers and Hart
arr. Churchill
download Blue Moon
 
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4 M. Arnold
arr. Harris
Con brio
from English Dances, Set II, Op. 33
No. 1 from M. Arnold English Dances for Clarinet, arr. Harris
Lengnick (AL5900)

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5 J. Collis Jackson's Island
2nd movt from Tom Sawyer Suite
J. Collis: Tom Sawyer Suite
Boosey & Hawkes (BHI 58020)

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6 A. Cooke Alla Marcia
A. Cooke: Alla Marcia
Emerson (E129)

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7 Gershwin
arr. Denwood
Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog) for Clarinet, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E569)

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8 Paul Harvey Jollipop
No. 2 from Three Harveynian Showpieces
(bends & gliss. optional)
Paul Harvey: Three Harveynian Showpieces
Reedimensions (RD033)

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9 James Rae Sole Bay
1st movt from Southwold Sonatina
James Rae: Southwold Sonatina
Reedimensions (RD001)

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10 Raybould The Wistful Shepherd
Raybould: The Wistful Shepherd
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 83434)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Demnitz download Chord Study in A♭
from Elementary School for Clarinet
 
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2 Rachmaninoff
arr. Denwood
download Variation 3 And Variation 4
from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
 
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3 Jeffery Wilson download Fast
No. 3 from Three Jazz Studies
 
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4 Rob Buckland Squaring the Circle
No. 17 from Solo Clarinet, Book 1
Astute Music (am308-47)

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5 Chris Gumbley Lift-off
from Solo Flight for Clarinet
Chris Gumbley: Solo Flight for Clarinet
Brass Wind (2303)

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6 Lange Study in C
No. 58 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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7 I. Müller Study in G minor
No. 51 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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8 Roger Purcell Scotch on the Rocks Or Hoe-Down
No. 44 Or No. 59 from Scaling the Heights
(bends optional in No. 44; observing repeats in No. 59)
Roger Purcell: Scaling the Heights
Astute Music (am242-11)

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9 James Rae The Funkmeister
No. 30 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
James Rae: 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
Universal (UE21554)

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10 Nigel Wood Jab Jab
No. 1 from Six Exotic Studies for Solo Clarinet
Nigel Wood: Six Exotic Studies for Solo Clarinet
Saxtet Publications (Sax311)

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Clarinet Grade 6 Clarinet

Additional information

Prerequisite for entry: 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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