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Oboe 8 Oboe

Oboe 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.

Oboe 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 Albinoni Allegro e non presto And Adagio
1st movt And 2nd movt from Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
IMC (1025)

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Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
Kunzelmann (GM 510)

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2 J. S. Bach Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach: Sonata in G minor for Flute, BWV 1020
Bärenreiter (BA 8170)

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3 Coste download Cavatine
Op. 37
Coste: Cavatine, Op. 37
International Music Diffusion

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4 Handel Larghetto And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in G minor, HWV 364a, Op. 1 No. 6
No. 2 from Handel: Sonatas for Oboe
Peters (EP 3035)

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5 Haydn Rondo–Allegretto
3rd movt from Concerto in C, Hob. VIIg/C1
(observing cadenzas)
Haydn: Concerto in C, Hob. VIIg/C1
Breitkopf & Härtel (EB 5349)

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6 Krommer Adagio Or Rondo–Allegretto
2nd movt Or 3rd movt from Concerto in F, Op. 52
Krommer: Concerto in F, Op. 52
Bärenreiter Praha (H 1933)

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7 Mozart
trans. Hodgson
Allegro
1st movt from Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370, trans. Hodgson
Peters (EP 7077)

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8 Rietz Andante sostenuto
1st movt from Concert Piece, Op. 33
Rietz: Concert Piece, Op. 33
Musica Rara (MR 1829)

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9 Telemann Largo And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in E minor, TWV 41:e6
Telemann: Sonata in E minor
Schott (OBB 23)

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Telemann: Two Sonatas for Oboe from 'Essercizii musici'
Bärenreiter (BA 5889)

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10 T. A. Walmisley download Sonatina No. 2 in G
(complete)
T. A. Walmisley: Two Sonatinas
Edition HH (HH297FSP)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 M. Arnold download Andante con moto And Vivace
2nd movt And 3rd movt from Sonatina for Oboe
M. Arnold: Sonatina for Oboe
Lengnick (AL 1136)

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2 L. Berkeley download Molto moderato
1st movt from Sonatina for Oboe
L. Berkeley: Sonatina for Oboe
Chester (CH01619)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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3 Elgar Soliloquy
(upper line in ossias)
Elgar: Soliloquy
Novello (NOV120812)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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4 Grovlez Sarabande et Allegro
Grovlez: Sarabande et Allegro
Leduc (AL 21162)

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5 Paul Hart The Marionette's Dance Or Bye-Bye Manuel
Paul Hart: Star Pieces, Vol. 1
Forton Music (FM166)

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6 R. Hofmann Lied ohne Worte
No. 2 from Four Pieces, Op. 81
R. Hofmann: Four Pieces, Op. 81
Amadeus (BP 1808)

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7 Piazzolla Oblivion
Piazzolla: Oblivion for Oboe
Tonos (21030)

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8 Poulenc Elégie Or Scherzo
1st movt Or 2nd movt from Sonata for Oboe
Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe
Chester (CH62711)

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9 Saint-Saëns Ad libitum–Allegretto Or Molto allegro
2nd movt Or 3rd movt from Sonata, Op. 166
Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 166
Durand (DF 01006200)

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Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 166
Peters (EP 9196)

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Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 166
Henle (HN 964)

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10 Schumann No. 2
from Three Romances, Op. 94
Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Breitkopf & Härtel (EB 8632)

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Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Peters (EP 2387)

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Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Henle (HN 427)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Blatt download Study in E minor Or Study in B♭
No. 8 Or No. 9 from 15 Entertaining Etudes, Op. 24
Blatt: 15 Entertaining Etudes, Op. 24
Edition Musicus (M101)

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2 Britten Phaeton Or Niobe
No. 2 Or No. 3 from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
Boosey & Hawkes

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3 Ross Edwards download Yanada Or Ulpirra
No. 1 Or No. 2 from Two Pieces for Solo Oboe
Ross Edwards: Two Pieces for Solo Oboe
Ricordi (RICL00003600)

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4 Ferling Study in G minor And Study in G minor
No. 19 And No. 20 from 48 Studies, Op. 31
Ferling: 48 Studies, Op. 31
Universal (UE17514)

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5 Kreutzer, trans. Lamotte Study in E
No. 18 from Lamotte: 18 études
Billaudot (CC1123)

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6 Luft Study in A minor Or Study in B♭ minor
No. 72 Or No. 77 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 2
Faber

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7 Mike Mower Be Meaningful And Aw Now C'Mon!
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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8 Telemann Largo And Spirituoso
1st movt And 2nd movt from Fantasia No. 8 in E minor, TWV 40:9
No. 8 from Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 2971)

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9 Tomasi Péruvienne
No. 1 from Évocations for Solo Oboe
Tomasi: Évocations for Solo Oboe
Leduc (AL 24084)

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10 Ayser Vançin Chants de la Terre
(to be played on oboe)
Ayser Vançin: Chants de la Terre & Réveil
Phylloscopus (PP614)

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Oboe Grade 8 Oboe

Key exam information

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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