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Oboe 5 Oboe

Oboe 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.

Oboe 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. Lawrance
Gavotte
from Fifth French Suite
(observing repeat)
Great Winners for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Great Winners for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327PA)
2 J. S. Bach
arr. Lanning
Sheep May Safely Graze
from Cantata No. 208
(omitting DC)
Classic Experience Collection for Oboe, arr. Lanning
Cramer

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3 A. Besozzi download Andante
1st movt from Sonata in C
(observing printed cadenza)
A. Besozzi: Sonata in C
Chester (CH01598)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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4 Cimarosa, arr. Benjamin download Siciliana
3rd movt from Concerto for Oboe
Cimarosa: Concerto for Oboe, arr. Benjamin
Boosey & Hawkes

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5 Donizetti
arr. Kolman
Nemorino's Romance (Romanze des Nemorino)
from L'elisir d'amore (Der Liebestrank)
No. 5 from Universal Oboe Album, arr. Kolman
Universal (UE19817)

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6 Homilius download Amoroso And Vivace
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in F, HoWV XI.1
Homilius: Sonata in F, HoWV XI.1
Carus (16.501/00)

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7 Mozart
arr. Sparke
Adagio
K. Anh. 94, K. 580a
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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8 Mozart
arr. Francis and Grant
Divertimento
No. 14 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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9 Giuseppe Sammartini download Adagio And Minuetto
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in G, Op. 13 No. 4
Giuseppe Sammartini: Sonata in G, Op. 13 No. 4
Schott (OBB 20)

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10 Tessarini Andante And Allegro
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in B♭, Op. 2 No. 2
Tessarini: Sonata in B♭, Op. 2 No. 2
Harmonia (HU3746)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 L. Bernstein
arr. Elliott
Tonight Or Somewhere
from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein for Oboe, arr. Elliott
Boosey & Hawkes

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2 Cui
arr. Denley
download Orientale
No. 9 from Kaleydoskop, Op. 50
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 2, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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3 Debussy
arr. Lanning
Clair de lune
from Suite bergamasque
Classic Experience Collection for Oboe, arr. Lanning
Cramer

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4 Bizet
arr. Lanning or Lawrance
Chanson bohème
from Carmen
Classic Experience Collection for Oboe, arr. Lanning
Cramer

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Great Winners for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Great Winners for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327PA)
5 Schönberg and Boublil
arr. Lawrance
On My Own
from Les Misérables
Great Winners for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Great Winners for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0327PA)
6 Fibich
arr. Birtel
Poème
from Idyll 'At Twilight', Op. 39
Fibich: Poème from Idyll 'At Twilight', Op. 39 for Oboe, arr. Birtel
Schott (ED 09814)

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7 Philip Herbert Silent Aria (Abridged Version)
Philip Herbert: Silent Aria (Abridged Version)
Novello (NOV166870)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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8 Richard Kershaw download Red Hot Polka Or Tango for Two
No. 1 Or No. 4 from Have Oboe, Will Travel
Richard Kershaw: Have Oboe, Will Travel
Phylloscopus (PP475)

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9 Mendelssohn
trans. Walter
Andante espressivo Or Presto
No. 37 Or No. 45 from Mendelssohn: Romances sans paroles, Vol. 6, trans. Walter
Billaudot (GB8230)

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10 Marco Pütz The Little Rascal
No. 2 from Two Pictures for Oboe
Marco Pütz: Two Pictures for Oboe
De Haske (DHP 1115056-401)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 van Beekum Valsette Or Tiroler Ländler
from Ornamental Oboes
van Beekum: Ornamental Oboes
Harmonia (HU3795)

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2 Blatt Study in A minor
No. 52 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 2
Faber

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3 Brod Study in D minor
No. 51 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 2
Faber

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4 Dave Gale Waltz for Woody
from JazzFX for Oboe
P. 10 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Oboe
Brass Wind (1341CD)

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5 Hinke Study in G Or Study in G minor
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 24 No. 14 Or P. 29 No. 10 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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6 Mike Mower Small Town Swing
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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7 James Rae download Pole Vault Or High Jump
No. 7 Or No. 9 from Track & Field for Oboe
James Rae: Track & Field for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD063)

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8 Graham Salter download Après-Ski Waltz
from 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Emerson (E413)

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9 Philip Sparke Party Piece
No. 40 from Skilful Studies for Oboe
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Oboe
Anglo Music (AMP 095-401)

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10 Telemann Allegro
3rd movt from Fantasia No. 5 in C, TWV 40:6
No. 5 from Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 2971)

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