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Descant Recorder 5 Descant Recorder

Descant Recorder 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.

Descant Recorder 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. Robinson
Bourée 1 And Bourée 2
from Suite No. 2, BWV 1067
(DC Bourée 1)
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 2: The Seven Dances of BWV 1067 for Descant Recorder, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 008)

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2 Bigaglia Andante And Presto
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in G, Op. 1 No. 2
Bigaglia: 12 Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos 1–4
Amadeus (BP 0317)

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3 Caix d’Hervelois Tambourin 1 And Tambourin 2
4th movt And 5th movt from Suite in C, Op. 6 No. 4
(DC Tambourin 1)
Caix d’Hervelois: Suite in C, Op. 6 No. 4
Moeck (EM2534)

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4 Corelli
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Vivace And Allegro
from Concerto grosso, 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6 No. 8
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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5 Earl of Kelly Largo
No. 13 from Thistle & Minuet
Schott (ED 12773)

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6 Handel
arr. Wilson and Jones
Air And Variations 1–3
(observing repeats)
Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith Variations, arr. Wilson and Jones
Schott (ED 11752)

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Concert Collection for Soprano Recorder
Schott (ED 7212)

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7 Mondonville Airs 1 And 2
No. 13 from Vaudeville & Menuet
Schott (ED 12862)

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8 J. Reid Moderato And Giga: Allegro
3rd movt And 4th movt from Solo No. 2 in G
J. Reid: Three Solos for Descant Recorder
Boosey & Hawkes (BH83435)

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9 Giuseppe Sammartini Allegro assai
2nd movt from Sonata in G, Op. 2 No. 1
Giuseppe Sammartini: Two Sonatas for Descant Recorder
Amadeus (BP 0443)

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10 Telemann Aria 3 And Aria 6
4th movt And 7th movt from Partita No. 4 in G minor, TWV 41:g2
Telemann: Die kleine Kammermusik: 6 Partiten
Amadeus (BP 2400)

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Telemann: Die kleine Kammermusik: 6 Partiten
Bärenreiter (HM 47)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Bonsor Nice 'n' Easy
No. 2 from Jazzy Recorder 2
Bonsor: Jazzy Recorder 2
Universal (UE19364)

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2 Alan Bullard By River...
No. 2 from Three Diversions
Alan Bullard: Three Diversions
Forsyth (FBA04)

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3 Chopin
arr. Bullard
Mazurka
Op. 30 No. 1
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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4 Debussy
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
The Little Shepherd
from Children's Corner
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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5 Golland Ragtime
No. 1 from New World Dances, Op. 62
(observing 1st repeat)
Golland: New World Dances, Op. 62
Forsyth (FGJ02)

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6 Peter Hope Fairly Shot of Her
No. 3 from Geordie Tunes
Peter Hope: Geordie Tunes
Forsyth (FHP04)

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7 Joplin
arr. Robinson
Elite Syncopations
No. 5 from Joplin: Rags, Book 1 for Descant Recorder, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 131)

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8 Philip Lane Courtly Dance
No. 2 from Suite ancienne
Philip Lane: Suite ancienne
Forsyth (FLP01)

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9 Jayson Mackie Wallaby Hop
No. 1 from Around the World with my Recorder
Jayson Mackie: Around the World with my Recorder
Peacock Press (P 417)

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10 Russell-Smith A Little Latin Or Blue for a Girl
No. 4 Or No. 5 from Jazzy Recorder 1
Russell-Smith: Jazzy Recorder 1
Universal (UE18828)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Blatt Allegro
No. 42 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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2 Boismortier Rondeau
No. 40 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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3 Paul Harris Oswald's Frolick
No. 44 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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4 Peter Bowman Dance of the Raindrops
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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5 Joannes Collette Leggiero
No. 8 from 12 Melodious Exercises
Joannes Collette: 12 Melodious Exercises
Universal (UE21515)

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6 van Eyck De France Courant
from Der Fluyten Lust-hof
(complete)
No. 15 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners' Collection
XYZ (1042)

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7 Keuning Study in C
No. 4 from 10 Difficult Studies
Keuning: 10 Difficult Studies
Harmonia (HU2162)

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8 Hans-Martin Linde A Kind of March (Eine art von marsch) And Unfamiliar Paths (Ungewohnte wege)
No. 8 And No. 9 from 14 Miniatures
Hans-Martin Linde: 14 Miniatures
Schott (OFB 222)

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9 Matthysz Tweede Nachteghaeltje
from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel
(complete)
No. 20 from Matthysz: Solos from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel
Schott (ED 12318)

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10 Jan Nykl Study in C minor
No. 21 from 35 Studies
Jan Nykl: 35 Studies
Bärenreiter Praha (H7132)

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