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Flute 6 Flute

Flute 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.

Flute 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 attrib. Gossec download Tambourin
 
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2 Locatelli download Allegro
2nd movt from Sonata in G minor, Op. 2 No. 6
 
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3 Quantz download Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in D, QV 1:49
 
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4 J. S. Bach Polonaise and Double
5th movt from Suite in B minor, BWV 1067
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Peters (EP4921)

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J. S. Bach: Overture (Orchestral Suite) in B minor, BWV 1067
Bärenreiter (BA 6812)

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5 Drouet Allegro moderato
1st movt from Sonata No. 2 in A minor
Drouet: Three Little Sonatas
Schott (FTR 212)

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6 Handel Allegro
2nd movt from Sonata in G, HWV 363b, Op. 1 No. 5
Handel: 11 Sonatas for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 4225)

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Handel: Flute Sonatas, Vol. 1
Emerson (160a)

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7 Rabboni (and Vignoles) Sonata No. 8 in C
Rabboni: Sonatas for Flute and Piano, Book 1
Kevin Mayhew (3611772)

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8 Stanley Adagio And Gigg: Vivace
1st movt And 3rd movt from Solo in B minor, Op. 4 No. 4
Stanley: Six Solos for a German Flute, Op. 4
Chester (CH55040)

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9 Telemann
arr. Salter
Air à l'Italien
3rd movt from Suite in A minor, TWV 55:a2
(omitting DC)
Telemann: Suite in A minor, arr. Salter
Peters (EP 7787)

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10 Vivaldi Allegro
1st movt from Concerto in D, RV 783
(flute to play in tuttis)
Vivaldi: Concerto in D, RV 783
Bärenreiter (BA 6892)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. Andersen download Scherzino
Op. 55 No. 6
 
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2 Chopin
arr. Blackwell
download Nocturne in E♭
Op. 9 No. 2
 
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3 Paul Hart download City Life 2
No. 2 from City Life
 
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4 John Frith Arabesque
(observing cadenza)
John Frith: Arabesque
Emerson (E478)

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5 Gaubert Madrigal
Gaubert: Madrigal
Enoch (6685)

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Gaubert: Madrigal
IMC (2296)

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6 Grovlez
trans. Tanner
La sarabande
No. 3 from L'Almanach aux images
Grovlez: L'Almanach aux images, trans. Tanner
Spartan Press (SP1249)

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7 Harbach and Kern
arr. Iveson
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
from Roberta
Let's Face the Music for Flute, arr. Iveson
Brass Wind (1329)

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8 Bryan Kelly Prélude français
(observing repeat)
New Pieces for Flute, Book 2
ABRSM

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9 Paul Lewis Lullaby for Laura
No. 1 from Pictures of Childhood
Paul Lewis: Pictures of Childhood
Broadbent & Dunn (13213)

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10 Andy Scott And Everything is Still...
Andy Scott: And Everything is Still… for Flute
Astute Music (am104-23)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 E. Köhler download Hand In Hand
No. 12 from 25 romantische Etuden, Op. 66
 
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2 Richard Michael download Twisted Tango
 
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3 A. Stamitz download Rondeau
from Caprice de flûte en forme de sonate
 
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4 Bizet, arr. Hunt Entr'acte
from Fantasia on Carmen
A Bizet Notebook for Solo Flute, arr. Hunt
Spartan Press (SP1119)

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5 Alan Bullard Blue Flute Or Comical Flute
No. 32 Or No. 35 from Fifty for Flute, Book 2
Alan Bullard: Fifty for Flute, Book 2
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6 Cavallini Theme and Variation
No. 59 from More Graded Studies for Flute, Book 2
Faber

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7 Oliver Ledbury Imaginings
from Flute Salad
Oliver Ledbury: Flute Salad
Brass Wind (1311)

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8 James Rae Breakaway Or One-part Invention
No. 29 Or No. 30 from 42 More Modern Studies for Solo Flute
James Rae: 42 More Modern Studies for Solo Flute
Universal (UE21647)

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9 Telemann Adagio–Vivace
2nd movt from Fantasia No. 11 in G, TWV 40:12
(starting from Vivace)
Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 2971)

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Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute Solo
Henle (HN 556)

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10 Allen Vizzutti Tango
from Dynamic Dances for Flute
Allen Vizzutti: Dynamic Dances for Flute
De Haske (DHP 1002072-401)

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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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