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Clarinet 8 Clarinet

Clarinet Grade 8 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 8 (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 Brahms Allegro appassionato
1st movt from Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120
Henle (HN 987)

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Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Wiener Urtext (UT 50015)

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2 Brahms Allegro amabile
1st movt from Sonata in E♭, Op. 120 No. 2
Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120
Henle (HN 987)

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Brahms: Sonata in E♭, Op. 120 No. 2
Wiener Urtext (UT 50016)

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3 Cavallini Una lagrima sulla tomba dell'immortale Rossini (A Tear at the Tomb of the Immortal Rossini)
(observing printed cadenzas)
Cavallini: Una lagrima sulla tomba dell'immortale Rossini
Lazarus Edition

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4 Crusell Rondo: Allegretto
3rd movt from Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5
Crusell: Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5
Universal (UE19084)

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5 della Giacoma download download Tosca Fantasia
Op. 171
 
della Giacoma: Tosca Fantasia, Op. 171
Musica Rara (MR 2264)

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6 Krommer Allegro
1st movt from Concerto in E♭, Op. 36
Krommer: Concerto in E♭, Op. 36
Kunzelmann (GM 217)

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Krommer: Concerto in E♭, Op. 36
Bärenreiter Praha (H888)

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7 I. J. Pleyel
trans. Dobrée
download download Rondo: Allegro
3rd movt from Concerto in C
 
I. J. Pleyel: Concerto in C, trans. Dobrée
Musica Rara (MR 1164)

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8 Saint-Saëns download download Molto allegro
4th movt from Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
 
Saint-Saëns: Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
Henle (HN 965)

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Saint-Saëns: Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
Durand (DF 01610400)

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9 Schumann download download Lebhaft, leicht And Rasch und mit Feuer
No. 2 And No. 3 from Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
 
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (A/B♭ edition)
Peters (EP 2366)

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Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (A/B♭ edition)
Henle (HN 416)

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10 Weber download download Allegro Or Rondo: Allegretto
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
 
Weber: Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
Henle (HN 731)

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Weber: Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2300145)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 M. Arnold Allegro con brio Or Furioso
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Sonatina, Op. 29
M. Arnold: Sonatina, Op. 29
Lengnick (AL 1000)

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2 L. Bernstein Grazioso
1st movt from Sonata for Clarinet
L. Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet
Boosey & Hawkes (BHI 10747)

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3 Dankworth download download Valse Or Ballade
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Suite for Emma
 
Dankworth: Suite for Emma
Chester (CH55820)

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4 Grovlez
trans. Delécluse
Sarabande et Allegro
Grovlez: Sarabande et Allegro, trans. Delécluse
Leduc (AL 21268)

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5 Paul Harvey Hinsong
No. 3 from Three Harveynian Showpieces
Paul Harvey: Three Harveynian Showpieces
Reedimensions (RD033)

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6 Joseph Horovitz Con brio
3rd movt from Sonatina for Clarinet
Joseph Horovitz: Sonatina for Clarinet
Novello (NOV120541)

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7 Poulenc Allegro tristamente
1st movt from Sonata for Clarinet
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet
Chester (CH70972)

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8 Reizenstein download download Allegro vivace
1st movt from Sonatina, Op. 48
 
Reizenstein: Sonatina, Op. 48
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 83436)

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9 A. Ridout Concertino for Clarinet
(complete)
A. Ridout: Concertino for Clarinet
Emerson (E87)

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10 Seiber download download Toccata
1st movt from Concertino for Clarinet
 
Seiber: Concertino for Clarinet
Schott (ED 10341)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Abreu
arr. Héau
download download Tico-tico no fubá
 
Abreu: Tico-tico no fubá for solo clarinet, arr. Héau
Billaudot (GB9447)

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2 J. S. Bach
trans. Giampieri
Giga
from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
No. 19 from Bach 21 Pieces for Clarinet, trans. Giampieri
Ricordi (ER 00262100)

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3 C. Baermann download download Variations sentimentales
 
No. 74 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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4 Lazarus Study in G minor
No. 80 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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5 P.-M. Dubois download download Allegro brillante
1st movt from Sonata Brève
 
P.-M. Dubois: Sonata Brève
Leduc (AL 23487)

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6 Chris Gumbley Streaming Hot!
No. 30 from Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet
Gumbles Publications (GP205)

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7 Paul Harris download download Allegro agitato
1st movt from Sonata da Camera for solo clarinet
 
Paul Harris: Sonata da Camera for solo clarinet
Queen's Temple Publications (QT2)

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8 Paul Harvey I Got Rhythm
No. 1 from Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin for Solo Clarinet
Paul Harvey: Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin for Solo Clarinet
Emerson (E177)

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9 Stravinsky No. 1 And No. 3
from Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
(B♭ or A clarinet may be used)
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Chester (CH01551)

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10 Uhl Study No. 12 Or Study No. 21
from 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
Uhl: 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
Schott (KLB 12)

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Clarinet Grade 8 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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