Viola Music Graded for Difficulty



Index

Introduction

This page lists viola music for learners, at successive levels of difficulty or 'grades' from early learner to pre-professional.

This listing does not attempt to be a complete list of music for viola learners. It is just an unofficial compilation of the viola pieces set in recent years by the three Examining Boards which organise British nationwide music exams. So the list does not contain music for complete beginners, or many tutors, studies, or fun books such as Christmas albums and 'play along' recordings. Also most of the composers, arrangers, and publishers are European.

The three Examining Boards are :
Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music, London (ABRSM).
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Trinity College London.

There are ten levels of exam, from Preliminary, through Grade One to Grade Eight, to a Recital / Performer's Certificate, all pre-professional training. Sometimes the different Examining Boards disagree about the difficulty of a piece. In these cases the piece has been put at the lower level (on reflection, it would have been more encouraging to put them at the higher level!). In multi-movement works, different movements may be assigned to different grades.

The next level up, not included here, is a professional Performing / Teaching Licentiate. There are extensive lists of professional repertoire for violists in the main viola site resources.

The ABRSM also has exams for several instrumental ensembles. The current syllabus lists for viola and piano, and for string quartet, are given below.

Some of the items may be out of print.



As well as the solo viola and viola ensemble lists compiled from exam syllabuses, this page includes lists of viola duets and of music for learning treble clef. These have been compiled from suggestions from viola mailing list members.



The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music has a web site which gives the full listing of their current syllabuses for all instruments.
The site also includes syllabuses for various instrumental ensembles. The ensembles involving viola have been included below.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama has a site which does not contain their syllabuses, but the syllabuses can be ordered from the site.

Trinity College London has not currently (September 1998) got a web site.


Internet sites for on-line order of sheet music :

J W Pepper
Shar Music
Southwest Strings
Theodore Front



INDEX TO MUSIC LISTS

(nb. these are UK grades 1-8, not US levels 1-6)

Early Learners : able to play one-octave C,G,D scales.
Preliminary.
Grade One.
Grade Two
Grade Three.
Intermediate : learning to shift and play vibrato.
Grade Four.
Grade Five
Grade Six
Advanced : most amateurs do not go to this level : roughly equivalent to Donald McInnes' Repertoire List Level I.
Grade Seven.
Grade Eight.
Recital / Performer's Certificate

Viola and piano : both parts at same level of difficulty
String Quartet

Easy to Intermediate viola duets.
Easy to Intermediate pieces for learning treble clef.

Professional repertoire lists in main viola site resources




PRELIMINARY / INITIAL

Barrell. A Pageant of Pieces.
No.2 Sword Dance
Stainer and Bell

Cohen. Superstudies for Viola Book 1
No.5 Robots Rocking at the Microchip Ball
Faber

K. and H. Colledge. Waggon Wheels
Knickerbocker Glory
Waterfall.
Boosey and Hawkes

Cowles. 10 Easy Melodic Fragments
Intermezzo
Fentone

Cowles. First Finger Patterns
On Parade
Fentone

Dawe. Travel Tunes / Complete Travel Tunes
No.2 France - Folk Song
Cramer

Fletcher. New Tunes for Strings. Book 1
Cradle Song
Boosey and Hawkes

Hand. Schott Viola Repertory no.1, Progressive Pieces for Viola
No.2 Lazy River
Schott

Huws Jones. 10 O'Clock Rock
Back Scratcher
Boosey and Hawkes

Huws Jones. The Really Easy Viola Book
No.2 Striding High
No.6 Rock-a-Bye Rhino
Faber

Murray and Brown. Tunes for my Viola
No.1 Pipers
Boosey and Hawkes

Nelson. Piece by Piece 1
Nelson. Mad as a Hatter
Nelson Over the Moon
Nelson The Tadpole's Tale
Nelson Trot along
Wohlfart. Polka
Boosey and Hawkes

Nelson. Right From the Start
No. 7 Ringing Bell
No. 10 George got out of bed too late.
No. 12 Lullaby
No. 13 Don't bother me
Boosey and Hawkes

Nelson. Tetratunes
Traditional. Twinkle Twinkle
Nelson Fish Cakes and Apple Pie
Nelson Michael Mackintosh
Nelson Peter Piper (easy part)
Nelson Swingalong (hard part)
Nelson Walking Talking (easy part)
Boosey and Hawkes




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GRADE ONE

Brodsky. Old Music for Viola
No.3 Jeremiah Clark Minuet
No.7 Jean Hotteterre Cotillon
No.9 J.C.F.Bach Schwabisch
Editio Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

Mary Cohen. Superstudies Book 1
No.11 Hurry if you want to see the engine
No.12 Strawberry milk shake
No.17 Let's all go to the grizzly bear's grump
Faber

Katherine and Hugh Colledge. Waggon Wheels for Viola
Bell-Ringers
Full Moon
Polka Dots
Boosey and Hawkes

Elgar. 6 Very Easy Pieces Op.22
No.1 Andante
Bosworth

Forbes. A First Year Classical Album
No.6 Lully Air from Amadis
OUP

Hand. Schott Viola Repertory no.1, Progressive Pieces for Viola
No.3 Hill Walking Tune
No.5 Song of the Norsemen
No.6 Soaring
Schott

Harrison. Amazing Solos for Viola
Bartok Scherzando from 'For Children'
Boosey and Hawkes

Edward Huws Jones. Ten O'Clock Rock
Gone for Good
Ink Spot
Toodle-Pip
Boosey and Hawkes

Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola, Set 1
No.5 in G
Associated Board

Joan Lovell. Forty Four Easy Tunes
No.26 Bagatelle
No.31 Roundelay
No.35 Scherzino
No.39 A Sea Song
OUP

Neil Mackay. A Modern Viola Method
No.10 Flying High
No.17 Wyoming Waltz
OUP

Murray and Brown. Tunes for My Viola
No. 7 Laendler
Boosey and Hawkes

Eleanor Murray and Phyllis Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 2
No.3 Bohemian Polka
OUP

Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 1 for Viola
No.11 Nelson On the Ice
No.13 Traditional Dance to your Daddy
No.17 Nelson Flag Dance
No.24 Purcell Rigadoon
No.26 Schubert Landler
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2
Nelson Henry's Hornpipe
Nelson Hurry on Down
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Right from the Start
No. 18 The Centipede
Boosey and Hawkes

Nelson. Stringsongs
Hilton Come, Follow
Boosey and Hawkes

Norton. Microjazz for Starters
New Toy
Boosey and Hawkes

Lionel Salter. Starters for Viola
Handel Menuett from Musick for the Royal Fireworks
Schumann Of Strange Lands and Peoples, Op.15 no.1
Salter A legend
Associated Board

Scott. Play It Again for Viola
Anon. English When a Knight won his Spurs
Traditional What shall we do with the drunken sailor ?
Faber

Wilkinson and Bass. Viva Viola
No.1 At Anchor
No.2 Turtle Retreat
No.8 The Underworld of Worms and Other Crawlies
No.9 Jenny's Reel
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 1
No.1 Beethoven Hymn to Joy, from Symphony No.9
No.5 J.S.Bach Chorale from St.John Passion
No.6 Marz Serenade
No.8 Kabalevsky Waltz
No.12 Bakhanova March
No.14 Humperdinck Gretel's Song from Hansel and Gretel
No.16 Bruckner Evening Hymn
No.18 Anon. Polish Grandfather's Polka
No.23 Anon. Hungarian Lament
Faber

Woof. 50 Elementary Studies, trans. Banwell
No.28
Associated Board



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GRADE TWO

Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola Book 1
Kenneth Jones Riding at Anchor
Associated Board

Andre Ameller. Mon premier concert
No.3 Danse (unaccompanied)
Editions Combre / UMP

Arnold. The Young Violist Vol.1
Mozart. Andante
Viola World / Bosworth

Barrell. A Pageant of Pieces
No.4 Final Dance
Stainer and Bell

Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down Bow
No.3 Romance (to be played in the first position)
Novello

Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down Bow for Viola, Book 2
No.4 Fives
Novello / Music Sales

Brodsky. Old Music for Viola
Haydn Allemande
Edition Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

Mary Cohen. Superstudies Book 2
No.1 Overture and Beginners...
No.2 Saturday Night Stomp
No.9 Overnight Mail Express
No.10 The Whirly-Bird and the Hen
Faber

K. and H. Colledge. Fast Forward
Drifting
The Ceilidh
Boosey and Hawkes

Margery Dawe. Travel Tunes for Viola
No.5 Russia-Gopak
Cramer / Belwin Mills

Dodd. Schott Viola Album
No.1 Purcell Rondeau from The Fairy Queen
No.2 Handel Gavotte from Harpsichord Suite no.14
No.6 Mozart Larghetto from Piano Concerto K.491
Schott

Forbes. First Year Classical Album
No.5 Schumann Melody, Op.68, No.1
No.13 Beethoven Ecossaise
OUP

Forbes. A Second Year Classical Album
No.1 Beethoven Sonatina
No.10 Gossec Gavotte (from 'Rosine')
OUP

Forbes. Tunes and Dances
No.6 Brahms Cradle Song from Op.91, No.2
OUP

Kenneth Gange. First Concert for Viola
No.13 Bourree
Piper Publications

Kuechler. Concertino in G, Op.13, 2nd mvt Andante
Bosworth

Joan Lovell. Forty Four Easy Tunes
No.44 Spinning Song
OUP

Neil Mackay. A Modern Viola Method
No.45 March of the Monitors
No.63 Fantasie
OUP

Murray and Brown. Tunes for my Viola
No.5 Pastoral Romance
No.9 Minuet
Boosey and Hawkes

Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 1
No.7 To and fro.
No.11 Rustic Dance
OUP

Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books Book II
No.1 Hornpipe
OUP

Herbert Murrill. 4 French Nursery Songs
No.2 Bateau sur l'eau
Chester / Music Sales

Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 1
No. 23 Nelson Whirlpool Waltz
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2
Beethoven. Bagatelle
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Technitunes for Viola
German Dance (upper part)
Boosey and Hawkes

Norton. Microjazz for Starters
Snooker Table
Boosey and Hawkes

Radmall. Graded Viola Pieces Vol.1, Chester String Series
Traditional The King's Morisco
C.P.E.Bach. Three Little Pieces : No.3 Allegretto
Chester

Alan Ridout. Seascapes
No.4 The tide turns
Associated Board

Rood. Old Dances for Young Violas
No.2 L.Couperin Canaries
No.6 Purcell Slow Air
McGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

Michael Rose. A Sketchbook for Viola
Minuet
Hornpipe
Associated Board

Lionel Salter. Starters for Viola
J.S.Bach We have a New Master, from Peasant Cantata
F.Couperin Gavotte, from Les Nations, 1er Ordre, La Francoise
Salter Chatterbox
Tchaikovsky Old French Song, Op.39, no.16
Associated Board

Yvette Volepy. Premier Voyage, pour l'alto, Vol.2
No.20 in C minor Tchecoslovaquie
Lemoine / UMP

Widdicombe. 40 Folk Tunes for the Viola
No. 34 Welsh Folk Tune. The King's delight
Curwen / Faber

Wilkinson and Bass. Viva Viola
Lazy beat
On the River
Romans on the march
Show Jumper
The Steam Train
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola Book 1
No.10 Anon. Hebrew Hatikvah
No.21 Zanetti La Mantovana
No.24 Humperdinck Clapping Dance from Hansel and Gretel
No.25 Mozart Papageno's Song from The Magic Flute
No.26 Rameau Rigaudon
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola Book 2
No.2 Felipe Bajo Habanera
No.3 Anon English c.1650 Almand
No.4 Schubert Waltz
No.6 Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning !
No.7 Purcell Sailors' Dance from Dido and Aeneas
No.11 Dandrieu Les bergers rustiques
No.12 Mozart Allegretto from Clarinet Quintet K.581
No.18 Weber Waltz
Faber



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GRADE THREE

Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 1
Kenneth Jones Full Steam Ahead, or Bourree
Associated Board

Arnold. Basic Bach for the Young Violist
No.4 March in G
Viola World / Bosworth

Arnold. The Young Violist, Vol.1
Burgmueller Ballade
Chopin Cantilena
Viola World / Bosworth

Arnold. The Young Violist, Vol.2
Beethoven Sonatina
Viola World / Bosworth

Philip Bass. Viola Walkways
No.2 London Walkways
No.3 Oxford Walkways
Piper Publications

Richard Rodney Bennett. Up Bow, Down Bow, Book 2
No.1 A Country Walk
Novello

Mary Cohen. Superstudies for Viola, Book 2
No.7 The Snake Charmer's Lament
No.8 Fivepenny Waltz
Faber

Mary Cohen. Technique Takes Off
No.6 Village Bagpiper
Faber

Stephen Dodgson. 7 Miniatures
No.4 For Dancing
Associated Board

Dodd. Schott Viola Album
Haydn Allegretto, from Symphony No.100
Telemann Passepied from 'Wedding Divertissement'
Tchaikovsky Rococo Theme
Schott

Elgar. Six Easy Pieces, Op.22
No.5 Allegretto
Bosworth

Howard Ferguson. Four Short Pieces
No.2 Scherzo
Boosey and Hawkes

Forbes. A First Year Classical Album for Viola Players
No.12 Handel Chaconne
OUP

Forbes. A Second Year Classical Album for Viola Players
No.4 Schubert Serenade 'An den Mond'
OUP

Forbes. Popular Pieces for Viola
No.1(a) Beethoven Song of Farewell, Op.52,no.5
OUP

Forbes. Tunes and Dances
No.7 Mozart Menuetto and Trio
No.9 Purcell Two Dances, from 'The Rival Sisters'
OUP

Harrison. Amazing Solos for Viola
Mozart Allegro
Boosey and Hawkes

Edward Huws Jones. Got those Position Blues ? for Viola
No.4 Miles Away
Faber

Jones. Three Pieces for Viola
Allegro energico e sempre forte
Andante cantabile
Schott

Klengel. Classical Pieces, Vol.1
No.4 J.S.Bach Gavotte from French Suite no.5
Peters

Neil Mackay. Easy Position Tunes for the Viola
A Lakeside View
Bugle Parade
Kathleen's Wedding
The Spinning Wheel
OUP

May. Easy Original Movements for Viola
No. 9 Marais Menuett
Schott

Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 2
No.5 Pastorale
OUP

Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery Songs
No.1 Les Marionettes
Chester

Sheila Nelson. Piece by Piece 2
Nelson Fiddlesticks
Tchaikovsky March, from the 'Nutcracker Suite'
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Technitunes for Viola
Dragonfly
Waltz in C (upper part)
Boosey and Hawkes

Christopher Norton. Microjazz for Viola
No.12 Rough Justice
Boosey and Hawkes

Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Vol.1
No.1 Traditional Chanson Favori d'Henri IV
No.6/1 Mozart German Dance No.1
No.8 Mozart Minuet and Trio
Chester / Music Sales

Radmall. The Chesterian String Series, Book 2
Pergolesi Arietta
Chester

Alan Ridout. Seascapes
No.2 A sea breeze
Associated Board

Rieding. Concerto, Op.35, 2nd.mvt. Andante
Bosworth

Roger Roche. Marcietta
Philippo and Combre / UMP

Rood. Old Dances for Young Violas
No.12 Campra Air a danser
No.13 Telemann Adagio
McGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

Rose. A Sketchbook for Viola
Ragtime
Associated Board

Wilkinson and Bass. Viva Viola
Ballooning
Show-jumper
The Hobby-Horse
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2
No.8 Brahms Waltz
No.14 Haydn German Dance
No.15 Spiritual Somebody's Knocking at Your Door
No.16 Steibelt Romanze
No.19 Grieg Kuhreigen
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3
No.1 Goedicke Prelude
No.2 Diabelli Siciliano
No.3 Morley It was a Lover and his Lass
No.6 Telemann Gavotte (from Ouverture in C)
No.8 C.P.E.Bach March
No.10 Boyce Bouree
No.11 Joseph Gearen Big Foot Lou
No.12 Sagreras Mazurka
No.13 Mozart March (from 'The Magic Flute')
No.15 Anon. Spiritual Were you there ?
No.18 Humperdinck Evening Prayer (from 'Hansel and Gretel')
Faber

Woof. 50 Elementary Studies for Viola
No.16 in E flat
Associated Board



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GRADE FOUR

Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 2
Kenneth Jones Song of Delight
Sebastian Forbes Rondo
Timothy Baxter Alla Greco
Associated Board

Arnold. Basic Bach for the Young Violist
J.S.Bach Bourree, from Cello Suite no.3
Viola World / Bosworth

Arnold. Beethoven's Best for the Young Violist
No.8 Landler, from 12 German Dances
Viola World / Bosworth

Bohm. Perpetual Motion, arr. Isaac
Carl Fischer

Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3
No.4 Allegro moderato
Stainer

Mary Cohen. Superstudies for Viola Book 2
No.11 Magic Carpet Ride
Faber

Corelli. Adagio, from Op.5,no.5, arr.Davis
International / Kalmus

Corelli. 2 Sonatas, arr. Martos and Nagy
Sonata in G minor Op.5,no.7 : 1st movt. Preludio
Edition Musica / Boosey ad Hawkes

Jean-Michel Damase. Ostinato
Billandot / UMP

Margery Dawe. The Lonely Vale
Cramer

Stephen Dodgson. 7 Miniatures
No.2 Humoresque
Associated Board

Doktor. Solos for the Viola Player
No.7 Dittersdorf German Dance
No.8 Mehul Romance
No.13 Anon. Spiritual 'I'm just a-goin' over Jordan'
No.16 Traditional Boston Fancy
Schirmer / Novello/ Music Sales

Flackton. Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.2, no.8 : 3rd movt, Siciliana
Schott

Forbes. Baroque Pieces for Viola
No.2 D.Scarlatti Sonata, Kp.34
OUP

Forbes. Chester Music for Viola
Rebikoff Dance
Chester

Forbes. A Second Year Classical Album
No.5 Mozart Larghetto
OUP

Forbes. Tunes and Dances
No.8 Rebikov Mazurka
OUP

Handel. Sonata in C, 3rd and 4th mvts, Adagio and Allegro
CPP / Belwin

Harrison. Amazing Solos for Viola
Jacques Aubert Tambourin II
Bernstein Maria (from West Side Story)
Bizet Seguidilla, from 'Carmen'
Boosey and Hawkes

Angela Hewitt-Jones. Ragtime, Serenade and Rumba
No.3 Rumba
Musicland /Music Exchange

Bertoldt Hummel. Little Suite, Op.19c : 2nd movt. Andante sostenuto
Simrock / Schauer

Jenkinson. Elfentanz, arr. Arnold
Viola World / Bosworth

Klengel. Classical Pieces, Vol.1
No.8 Locatelli Aria, from Op.6,no.9
Peters

Klengel Classical Pieces for Viola, Vol.3
No.9 Schubert 4 Waltzes (from Op.33)
Peters

Neil Mackay. Easy Position Tunes for the Viola
Fantasie
High Tune, and Ian Findlay's Reel
OUP

Marais. Five Old French Dances
No.5 Le Basque
Chester

Murray and Tate. The New Viola Books, Book 3
No.1 Bourrees I and II
OUP

Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery Songs
No.4 Bateau, Batelier
Chester

Sheila Nelson. Keytunes for Viola I
Grieg Watchman's Song
Stanley Siciliana
Traditional A Pair of Hornpipes
Boosey and Hawkes

Palaschko. Old Masters for Young Players
Beethoven Libeslied
Schott

Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Book 2
Eccles Minuet and Jigg
Farnaby Bonny Sweet Robin
Farnaby Nobodye's Gigge
Chester / Music Sales

Reinecke. 3 Phantasiestucke
No.1 Romanze
Amadeus / Schott

Roger Roche. Chant Pastoral
Editions Combre / UMP

Roche/Doury. Sous le Chapiteau
No.1 Entree
Editions Combre / UMP

Michael Rose. A Sketchbook for Viola
Ragtime
Associated Board

Lionel Salter. Starters for Viola
Handel Gavotte, from Op.5,no.3
attrib.L.Mozart Passepied
W.A.Mozart Menuet and Trio, K61b/1
Telemann Bourree (from 'Wedding Divertissement')
Associated Board

Telemann. Suite in D, arr. Bergmann and Forbes : La Trompette, or Gigue
Schott

Telemann. Sonata in D, arr. Leerink, 1st mvt.
Broekmans

R.Valentine. Sonata no.9 in A minor, arr. Dinn : 3rd and 4th mvts, Adagio and Giga
Schott

Wilkinson and Bass. Viva Viola
No.18 Mazurka
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2
No.17 Schumann Allegro, from 'Kinder Sonate'
Faber

Wilkinson and Hart. First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3
No.7 Saint-Saens L'Elephant
No.16 Anon. English Sailor's Hornpipe
No.17 Prokofiev March, from 'Musiques d'Enfants'
Faber

Wohlfarht. 60 Studies for Viola Vol.1 Op.45, ed. Vieland
No.25 Allegro
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GRADE FIVE

Associated Board. New Pieces for Viola, Book 2
Stephen Dodgson Outwardly Serene
Stephen Dodgson Study (unaccompanied)
Sebastian Forbes Capriccio
Asociated Board

Philip Bass. 4 Lyric Movements
No.2 Forlane
Piper Publications

Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for Viola
Oberek
Musicland / Music Exchange

Bridge. 4 Pieces
No.2 Serenade
Faber

Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and Nagy
Invention in B flat, Op.10,no.3 : 2nd movt. Aria
Kunzelmann / Schott

Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3
No.9
No.13
Stainer

Classens. L'Alto Classique Vol.C
No.2 Rimsky-Korsakov Chanson Indou
No.12 I.Albeniz Tango
Editions Combre / UMP

Cohen. Technique Takes Off !
No.4 Swirling Arabesques
No.5 Carriage Parade
Faber

Corelli. Sarabanda, Giga and Badinerie
Badinerie
Viola World / Bosworth

Corelli. Two Sonatas, arr. Martos and Nagy
Sonata Op.5, no.8 : Preludio and Allemande
Editio-Musica Budapest

Doktor. Solos for the viola player
Beethoven March
Shirmer

Stephen Dodgson. 7 Miniatures
No.5 In the Phrygian Mode
Associated Board

Eccles. Sonata in G minor, arr. Klengel : 3rd movt. Adagio, or 4th movt. Allegro vivace
Peters

Elgar. Sospiri, Op.70
Breitkopf and Haertel

Faure. Romance sans Paroles, Op.17, no.3, arr. Neuberth
Hamelle / UMP

Faure. 2 Songs, arr. Hind-O'Malley
Au fond de l'eau, or Aurore
SJ Music

Howard Ferguson. 4 Short Pieces
No.2 Scherzo
No.3 Pastoral
Boosey and Hawkes

Finger. 2 Sonatas
Sonata No.3 in A : 2nd movt. Allegro
Fentone

Flackton. Sonata in C minor, 3rd and 4th mvts, Siciliano and Minuetto
Schott

Forbes. Chester Music for Viola
Tchaikovsky Barcarolle
Tchaikovsky Chanson Triste, Op.40, no.2
Chester / Music Sales

Forbes. A Book of Classical Pieces, Book 1
No.5 Mendelssohn Song without Words
OUP

Forbes. A Second Book of Classical Pieces
No.5 Brahms Choral Prelude, Op.122, No.8
OUP

Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for Viola
No.7 Purcell Hornpipe and Jig from 'King Arthur'
No.9/1 Grieg Elegiac Melody 'Heart's Sorrows', Op.34, no.1
OUP

Forbes. Popular Pieces for Viola
No.2 Faure Berceuse, Op.56, No.1
OUP

Forbes. Transcriptions for Viola and Piano No.6
Purcell Sonata in G minor : 2nd and 3rd movts, or 3rd and 4th movts.
OUP

Gluck. Melody from 'Orfeo', arr. Arnold
Viola World / Bosworth

Handel. Concerto in B flat, arr. Arnold : 1st movt. Andante
Viola World / Bosworth

Handel. Selected Handel Pieces, Arr. Borowski
No.2 Gavotte, from 'Ottone'
Bosworth

Handel. Sonata in G minor, Op.1, no.6 trans. Pilkington : 4th movt. Allegro
Stainer and Bell

Bertholdt Hummel. Little Suite Op.19c : 1st Movt. Allegro
Simrock / Schauer

Huws Jones. Got Those Position Blues ?
No.9 Adrienne
Faber

Claude-Henry Joubert. Sonate Facile for unaccompanied Viola : 2nd and 3rd movts. Vif and Lent
Robert Martin UMP

Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola, set 3, trans. Banwell
No.5 in D
No.24 in C
Associated Board

Klengel. Classical Pieces for Viola, Vol.2
No.5 Leclair Aria
No.8 Vivaldi Giga, from Op.2, no.2
Peters

Kreuz. Select Studies Book III
No.5 Fiorillo
No.9 Corelli
Augener / Stainer and Bell

Lanning. The Classic Experience for Viola
Mozart Turkish rondo
Cramer

Mozart. Sonatina in C (from K.Anh.229) arr. Piatigorsky : 1st movt. Allegro (Brillante)
Ethan-Vogel/ UMP

Herbert Murrill. Four French Nursery Songs
Dansez belles mains
Chester

Nelson. Keytunes Viola I
Schubert Ballet Music from 'Rosamunde'
Boosey and Hawkes

Norton. Microjazz for Viola
No.8 Song of the Isles
No.13 A Touch of Spain
Boosey and Hawkes

Pepusch. Sonata in D minor, arr. Dinn : 2nd movt. Allegro
Schott

Radmall. The Chester String Series, Viola Book 2
No.8 Furcell Dance
Chester / Music Sales

Ravel. Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, arr. Drouet
Eschig / UMP

Roche/Doury. Sous le Chapiteau
No.3 Les Chevaux
Editions Combre / UMP

Telemann. Sonata in B flat, from 'Der getreue Music Meister' : 3rd and 4th movts, Largo and Vivace
Schott

Telemann. Sonata in D, 3rd and 4th mvts.
IMC

Valentine. Sonata in A minor, 1st. and 2nd. mvts., Adagio and Allegro
Schott

Vaughan Williams. Fantasia on Greensleeves, arr. Forbes
OUP

Vivaldi. Sonata in C, arr. Dinn : 4th movt. Allegro, or 5th movt. Giga
Schott

Zucchi. 3 Serenades, trans. Arlin
Serenade in C, Op.3, No.1 : 1st movt. Adagio
International - Kalmus / MDS



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GRADE SIX

I. Albeniz. Bolero 'Puerta de Tierni' (from 'Recuerdos de Viaje' Op.71), trans. Amaz (omitting 8va indications)
UME / Music Sales

Bach. 6 Cello Suites trans. Forbes
No.1 in G : Courante, or Minuets I and II, or Gigue
No.4 in E flat : Bourree 1
Chester / Music Sales

Bartok. An Evening at the Village
Editio-Musica Budapest

Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for Viola
Exmoor Ballad
Musicland / Music Exchange

Beethoven. Rondo (WoO 41) arr. Forbes
Schott / MDS

Bridge. Four Pieces for Viola
Elegie
Faber

Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and Nagy
Invention in F minor, Op.10, no.6 : 4th movt. Fantasia
Kunzelmann - Schott / MDS

Carse. Viola School of Progressive Studies Book 3
No.12 Moderato
Stainer

Mary Cohen. Technique Takes Off
No.9 The Bees' Knees !
No.10 Sarabande with Variations
Faber

Doktor. Solos for the Viola Player
No.2 JS Bach Choral prelude
No.5 d'Hervelois Tambourin
No.6 Mozart Andante (from K424)
No.10 Schubert Adagio from 'Arpeggione' Sonata
Shirmer / Music Sales

Dvorak. Sonatina in G, Op.100, arr. Hallmann : 1st or 2nd movt.
Peters

Faure. Lamento, arr. Katims
International

Faure. Sicilienne, Op.78
Peters

Howard Ferguson. 5 Irish Folk Tunes, arr. Forbes
No.1 A caione
Associated Board

Fiocco. Allegro, trans. Arnold
Viola World / Bosworth

Flackton
Sonata in C, Op.2,no.4 : 2nd movt. Allegro
Sonata in G, Op.2,no.6 : 2nd movt. Allegro
Schott / MDS

Forbes. Chester Music for Viola
Mendelssohn Song without Words Op.19, no.1
Chester / Music Sales

Forbes. A Book of Classical Pieces, Book 1
Bach Sinfonia
OUP

Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for Viola
Dvorak Sonatina in G, Op.100, 2nd movt, Larghetto
Grieg Elegiac Melody 'Last Spring', Op.34,No.2
Mendelssohn Song without Words, from Capriccio Op.81
Schubert Ballet Music from 'Rosamunde'
Tchaikovksy Reverie
OUP

Forbes. Popular Pieces
No.5 Tchaikovksy Humoresque Op.10, no.2
OUP

Genzmer. Sonatine, 2nd. movt.
Peters

Giordani. Sonata in B, 1st movt
Schott

Glazunov. Serenade Espagnole, Op.20, no.2, arr. Ginot
Jobert / UMP

Granados. Dansa Espanola, No.2 'Orientale' or No.5 'Andaluza', arr. Amaz
UME / UMP

Grazioli. Sonata in F, trans. Marchet : 1st. movt. Allegro moderato
Stainer and Bell / Augener

Handel. Sonata, Op.1, no.6 : 1st and 2nd movts
Stainer and Bell

Handel. Sonata in C, trans. Jensen : 2nd. movt. Allegro
International - Kalmus / MDS

Haydn. Divertimento in D, arr. Piatigorsky : 1st movt. Adagio
Elkan - Vogel / UMP

Bertholdt Hummel. Little Suite, Op.19c : 3rd movt. Presto
Simrock / Schauer

Kalliwoda. Six Nocturnes, Op.186 : No.1
Peters

Kinsey. Elementary Progressive Studies for Viola Set 3, trans. Banwell
No.15 in E minor
Associated Board

Klengel. Klassische Stucke vol.2
No.3 Mozart Andante
Peters

Orchestral Excerpts for Viola Vol.5, p.12
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
IMC

Kreuz. Select Studies for the Viola, Book 2
Campagnolli No.6 in E flat
Stainer and Bell

Kreuz. Select Studies Book IV
No.13 Mazas Study in G,
No.15 Mazas Study in G (up to the pause bar only)
Augener / Stainer and Bell

Liszt. Romance Oubliee
Edition-Musica Budapest

Marais. Five Old French Dances
No.2 La Provencale
Chester

Marcello. Sonata in E minor : 2nd movt. Allegro
Stainer and Bell

Mazas. 30 special Studies Op.36 Book 1
No.6 Allegro non troppo
No.10 Allegro non troppo
Schirmer

Radmall. The Chester String Series for Viola, Vol.2
No. 10/2 Viotti Serenade Movement no.2, Allegretto piu tosto vivo
Chester / Music Sales

Roger Roche. Vacances
Philippo and Combre / UMP

Roche/Doury. Sous le Chapiteau
No.2 Le Funambule
Editions Combre / UMP

Schumann. 4 Marchenbilder (Fairy Tales) Op.113
No.4 Langsam, mit melancholischen Ausdruck
Peters

Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.94, arr. for Viola
No.1 in A minor
Stainer and Bell

Senaille. Sonata in G minor, Op.5, no.9 : 2nd movt. Allegro
Stainer and Bell

Sitt. Album Leaves, op.39
Peters

Hans Sitt. 26 Studies from Op.32
No.14 in E flat
Kunzelmann - Schott/ MDS

Tchaikovksy. Nocturne, Op.19 no.4, arr. Borissovsky
IMC

Telemann. Concerto in G major, ed. Wolf : 2nd movt. Allegro
Baerenreiter

Telemann. Sonata in A minor : 2nd movt. Allegro
Schott / MDS

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group I, no.3
OUP

Vivaldi. Concerto in G minor, RV 417, arr. Martos and Nagy : 1st movt. Allegro
or 3rd movt. Allegro
Edition Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

Vivaldi. 6 Sonatas, trans. Primrose
No.1 in B flat : 1st and 2nd movts.
No.2 in F : 1st and 2nd movts
No.3 in A minor : 4th movt. Allegro (non troppo)
International - Kalmus / MDS

J.F.Wilson. Seguidillas (double stops optional)
Arcadia / Kalmus / William Elkin

Franz Wohlfahrt. 60 Studies, op.45
no.44 in D minor
Peters



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GRADE SEVEN

I.Albeniz. Barcarola 'Mallorca', arr. Amaz
UME / music Sales

Arne. Sonata in B flat, arr. Craxton
OUP

attrib. J.C.Bach. Concerto in C minor, arr. Casadesus, viola version : 1st movt. Allegro molto ma maestoso, or 2nd movt.
Salabert / UMP

Bach. Cello Suites, trans. Forbes
No.2 in D minor : 1st movt. Prelude
No.3 in C, BWV 1009 : 5th and 6th movts. Bourree I and II
Chester / Music Sales

Bach. 3 Viola da Gamba Sonatas, arr. Forbes
No.1 in G, BWV 1027 : 3rd and 4th movts. Andante and Allegro moderato
No. 2 in D, BWV 1028 : 1st and 2nd movts. Adagio and Allegro
Peters

Philip Bass. Themes and Dances for Viola
Swing Caprice
Musicland / Music Exchange

Conrad Beck. Sonatine for Viola : 3rd Movt Vivace
Schott / MDS

Bloch. Meditation and Processional
Processional
Shirmer / Music Sales

Boccherini. Sonata in C minor, 1st movt.
Schott

Brahms. 2 Hungarian Dances, arr. Forbes
No.1 : Dance no.3
Peters

Brahms. Ungarische Tanze, ed. Forbes
No.2 in D minor
Hinrichsen

Brahms. Sonata movement, Scherzo, arr. Forbes
Stainer and Bell

Bridge. 2 Pieces for Viola
Pensiero
Stainer and Bell

Buonporti. 2 Inventions, arr. Martos and Nagy
Invenzione Terza, Op,10, no.3
Kunzelmann / Peters

Campagnoli. 41 Caprices for solo Viola, Op.22
No.3 in A, Allegro moderato
Peters

Carter. Elegy
Peer International / Elkin

Dvorak. Sonatina in G, op.100, arr. Hallmann : 4th movt. Finale : Allegro
Peters

Faure. Elegy. Op.44
IMC

Faure. Pavane, Op.50, arr. Busser for viola
Hamelle / UMP

Flackton. Sonata no.4 in C minor, Op.2,no.8 : 1st and 2nd movts, Adagio and Allegro moderato
Schott / MDS

Flackton. Sonata in C major, arr. Bergmann : 1st and 2nd movts.
Schott

Forbes. Baroques Pieces for Viola
No.1 Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z.730
OUP

Forbes. Popular Pieces for Viola
No.4 Schumann Slumber Song, Op.124, no.2
No.6 Mussorgsky Gopak
OUP

Glazunov. Elegy, Op.44
Belaieff

Glinka. Sonata in D minor, 1st movt
Musica Rara

Willy Hess. Sonata in Old Style, Op.135 : 2nd movt. Theme, Variation 2 (Etude) and Finale (Allegro)
Amadeus - Schoot / MDS

Orchestral Excerpts vol.5 for Viola
Hindemith. Allegro from Symphonic Metamorphosis
IMC

Hindemith. Nobilissima Visione
Meditation
Schott / MDS

Hindemith. Trauermusik
Schott

Hofman. Melodic Double-Stop Studies Op.96
No.21 Allegretto
Viola World / Bosworth

Hoffmeister. Concerto in D, 2nd movt.
Grahl / Peters

Hoffmeister. Studies for Viola
No.31 in F sharp
Peters

Ibert. Aria, trans. Neuberth
Leduc / UMP

Kayser. 36 Elementary and Progressive Studies for Viola, Op.20
No.17 in E flat
Schirmer

Kreisler. Sicilienne and Rigaudon, arr. Arnold
Rigaudon
Viola World / Bosworth

Kreuz. Select Studies Book III
No.15 Campagnoli Maestoso
Augener / Stainer and Bell

Massenet. Meditation, from 'Thais', trans. Arnold
Viola World / Bosworth

Mazas. 30 Etudes Speciales, Op.36 : Book 1
No.18 in A. Romance
No.19 Finger exercise Allegro moderato
No.24 Allegretto graioso
Schirmer / International - Kalmus / MDS

Milhaud. Quatre Visages
No.1 The Californian
UMP

Joaquin Nin. Chants d'Espagne, arr. Dalton
No.2 Granadina
Eschig / UMP

Pleyel. Concerto in E flat, 3rd movt
Grahl / Peters

Putz. Blues for Benny : bars 1-39 : Free, not too fast
Schott

Rachmaninov. Vocalise, Op.34, no.14, arr. Davis
International - Kalmus / MDS

Ravel. Piece en forme de Habanera, arr. Neuberth
Leduc / UMP

Reinecke. 3 Phantasiestucke, Op.43
No.3 Jahrmarkt-Szene
Amadeus -Schott /MDS

Rivier. Concertino, 1st movt.
Salabert / UMP

Roche/Doury. Sous le Chapiteau
No.5 Les Clowns
Editions Combre / UMP

Rubinstein. Sonata, Op.49, 2nd movt.
Amadeus

Schubert. Sonata Movement from String Trio in D flat, D.471, arr. Forbes
Stainer and Bell

Schumann. Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Adagio - Langsam, mit inningem Ausdruck
IMC

Schumann. Marchenbilder, Op.113
No.1
Peters

Schumann. Three Romances, Op.94, no.2
Kalmus

Senaille. Sonata No.9, Op.5 : 3rd and 4th movts.
Kalmus / Belwin Mills

Sitt. Romance, Op.72
Schott

Hans Sitt. 26 Studies from Op.32
no.20 in E flat
Kunzelmann - Schott / MDS

A.Stamitz. Concerto in B flat, 3rd movt
Schott

Steptoe. Three Pieces, nos. 2 and 3
Stainer and Bell

Szeredi. Music for Viola Vol.1
Telemann. Sonata in E minor : 1st and 2nd movts. Cantabile and Allegro
Edition Musica / Boosey and Hawkes

A.S.Taneyev. Albumleaf, Op.33
International - Kalmus / MDS

Tchaikovsky. Canzonetta from Violin Concerto, Op.35, arr. Arnold
Viola World / Bosworth

Telemann. Viola Concerto in G : 3rd and 4th movts, Andante and Presto
Baerenreiter

Eduardo Toldra. Oracio al Maig, arr. Amaz
UME / UMP

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group 1 : No.1 and No.2 (Carol)
OUP

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola, Group 2
No. 1 Ballad (ossia at bars 41 and 103 to be played)
OUP

Vinci. Sonata in D, trans, Davis : 1st and 2nd movts, Adagio and Allegro
International - Kalmus / MDS

Vivaldi. 6 Sonatas, trans. Prinrose
No.4 in B flat : 2nd and 3rd movts, Allegro and Largo
No.6 in B flat : 1st and 2nd movts, Largo and Allegro
International - Kalmus / MDS

Wieniawski. Reverie
International - Kalmus / MDS



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GRADE EIGHT

C.P.E.Bach. Sonata in G minor, Wq88 : 1st movt. Allegro moderato
Schott / MDS

Bach. 6 Cello Suites, trans. Forbes
No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 : Allemande and Courante, or Sarabande and Gigue
No.3 in C, BWV 1009 : 1st movt. Prelude, or 2nd and 3rd movts. Allemande and Courante
Chester / Music Sales

Bach. 3 Viola da Gamba Sonatas, arr. Forbes
No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 : 1st movt. Vivace, or 2nd and 3rd movts. Adagio and Allegro
Peters

Beethoven. Notturno, Op.42, arr. Primrose : 1st and 5th movts.
Schott

Beethoven. 2 Romances, arr. Hermann
Romance in G, Op.40
Peters

Beethoven. 7 Variations on Mozart's 'Bei Mannern', Wo0 46
Peters

L.Berkeley. Sonata in D minor for Viola : 3rd movt. Allegro
Chester / Music Sales

Howard Blake. Prelude for solo Viola
Faber

Bloch. Suite Hebraique : 2nd movt. Processional
Schirmer / Novello

Bloch. Meditation and Processional
Meditation
Schirmer / Music Sales

Boccherini. Sonata no.3 in G (arr. for viola) : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and Allegro alla militare
International - Kalmus / MDS

Brahms. Sonata in F minor, Op.120, no.1 : 2nd movt. Andante un poco adagio, or 3rd movt. Allegretto grazioso, or 4th movt. Vivace
Wiener Urtext - Kalmus / MDS

Bridge. Two Pieces for Viola and Piano : Allegro appassionata
Stainer and Bell

Bridge. There is a willow grows aslant a brook, arr. Britten
Thames Publishing / William Elkin

Britten. Elegy.
Faber

Bruch. Romance, Op.85
Schott / MDS

Brunetti. Sonata in D : 3rd movt. Rondeau : Allegretto
Amadeus - Schott / MDS

Cambini. Viola Concerto in D : 1st movt. Allegro
Amadeus - Schott / MDS

Campagnoli. 41 Caprices Op.22
No.1 Largo
No.12 Allegro assai
No.17 (omitting Variation 4)
Peters

Chausson. Piece, Op.39
Salabert / UMP

Delius. Sonata No.2 arr. Tertis : from the beginning to bar 192 (pause preceding Molto vivace)
Boosey and Hawkes

Delius. Sonata no.3, trans. Tertis : 2nd movt. Andante scherzando
Boosey and Hawkes

Faure. Elegy, Op.24, trans. Katims
International - Kalmus / MDS

Flackton. Sonata in C Minor : 1st and 2nd movts
Legnick

Francoeur. Sonata in A, trans. Arnold : 1st and 2nd movts. Adagio and Allemande
Viola World / Bosworth

Franck. Sonata in A, arr. Vieland and Casadesus, 4th movt.
IMC

Harald Genzmer. Sonatine : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegro and Andante
Peters

Glinka. Viola Sonata in D minor : 2nd movt. Larghetto ma non troppo
Musica Rara - Kalmus / MDS

Handel. Sonata in G minor, arr. Dart : 1st and 2nd movts
Schott

Hindemith. Sonate, Op.11 no.4
1st movt Fantasie
Schott

Honegger. Sonata for Viola : 1st movt. Andante-Vivace
Eschig / UMP

Hummel. Sonata in E flat, Op.5, no.3 : 2nd and 3rd movts. Adagio cantabile and Rondo con moto
Peters

Jacob. Air and Dance
OUP

Jentsch. Three Studies : Praeludium
Sikorski / Elkin

Kodaly. Adagio
Editio-Musica Budapest

Kreuz. Select Studies Book III
No.10 Fiorillo Allegro
Augener / Stainer and Bell

Kreuz. Viola Sonata in A minor, Op.13, no.6 : 2nd movt. Andante con moto e grazioso
Amadeus - Schott / MDS

Kreutzer. 42 Studies
No.8 in A major Allegro non troppo
No.14 in D major Allegro non troppo
Schirmer

Locatelli. Sonata in G minor, ed. David and Hermann : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and Allemande
International - Kalmus

Elizabeth Maconchy. 5 Sketches for solo Viola : any two
Chester / Music Sales

Marais. Fantasie, arr. Boulay
Leduc / UMP

Mendelssohn. Sonata in C minor : 1st movt. Adagio-allegro, or 3rd movt. Andante con variazioni
DVFM / Breitkopf and Haertel

Milhaud. Quatre Visages
No.2 The Wisconsonian
No.4 La Parisienne
Heugel / UMP

Milhaud. Sonata no.2 : 1st movt, or 2nd movt.
Heugel / UMP

Aaron Minsky. 3 American Pieces for unaccompanied Viola, trans. Dalton : any one piece
OUP

Mozart. Serenata Cantabile (from K.285), trans. Arnold (with cadenza)
Viola World / Bosworth

Nardini. Sonata in F minor : 1st movt. Allegro moderato
International / Kalmus

Orchestral Extracts Vol.2 for Viola, pp.42-43
Prokofieff Allegro and Molto vivace, from Classical Symphony
IMC

Eduard Putz. Blues for Benni
Schott / MDS

Priaulx Rainier. Sonata : 1st. movt. Allegro Ricercare
Schott

Rawsthorne. Sonata for Viola : 2nd movt. Scherzo
OUP

Reger. 3 Suites for Viola, Op.131d
Suite No.1 in G minor : 1st or 4th movt. Molto sostenuto or Molto vivace
Peters

Jean Rivier. Concertino : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegretto rustico and Adagio molto cantando
Salabert / UMP

Roche/Doury. Sous le Chapiteau
No.6 Les Trapizistes
Editions Combre / UMP

Rust. Sonata in F : 1st movt. Allegro
International - Kalmus / MDS

J. Schmidt. Viola Concerto in C : 1st movt. Allegro moderato
Amadeus - Schott / MDS

Schubert. Sonatina in D, Op.137, no.1, arr. Ritter : 1st and 2nd movts. Allegro molto and Andante
International

Schumann. Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Peters

Schumann. Maerchenbilder, Op.113 : 1st and 2nd movts.
Peters

Senaille. Sonata No.9/ Op.5 : 1st and 2nd movts
Kalmus / Belwin Mills

A. Stamitz. Viola Concerto in B flat. : 1st movt. Allegro
Schott / MDS

K.Stamitz. Concerto in D, Op.1 : 1st movt (with or without cadenza), or 3rd movt. Rondo
Peters

Svendsen. Romance, Op.26, arr. Dessauer
Hanson / Chester

Tchaikovsky. Melodie, Op.42, No.3, trans. Arnold
Vila World / Bosworth

Tchaikovsky. Nocturne, Op.19 no.4, trans Borissovsky
IMC

Telemann. 12 Fantasias, Book 1, arr. Rood
No.1 in E flat : 1st and 2nd movts. Largo and Allegro
McGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

Telemann. 12 Fantasias Book 2, arr. Rood
No.8 : 1st and 2nd movts.
No.12 in D minor : 1st and 2nd movts. Moderato and Vivace
McGinnis and Marx / Baerenreiter

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola Group I : 2nd and 3rd movts. Carol and Christmas Dance
OUP

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola Group III, no.2
OUP

Vaughan Williams. Romance
OUP

Villa-Lobos. Aria (Cantilena) (from 'Bachianas Brasileiras no.5'), arr. Primrose
AMP - Schirmer / Music Sales

Vivaldi. Concerto in G for Viola d'Amore : 1st movt. Allegro risoluto
Kalmus / Belwin Mills



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RECITAL / PERFORMER'S CERTIFICATE

Some of the items in the Grade 6, 7, 8 lists are considered suitable for this Certificate but have not been repeated here.


Bach. 6 Sonatas and Partitas, ed. Bennici
Partita no.2 in g minor, BWV 1004, Giga
Ricordi

J.S.Bach. Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba
No.2 in D major, BWV 1028, Adagio and Allegro
No.3 in G minor
Baerenreiter or Peters

Bloch. Suite Hebraique : Rapsodie
Schirmer

Bloch. Suite for Viola and Piano (up to bar after 5)
Schirmer

Brahms. Sonata, Op.120, no.1 : 1st or 2nd movt
Sonata Op.120 no.2 : 1st movt.
Henle

Britten. Lachrymae
Schott

Hindemith. Sonate Op.11 no.4 : 2nd movt Thema mit variationen
Schott

Hoffmeister. Concerto in D : 1st movt with a cadenza
Grahl / Peters

Martinu. Rhapsody Concerto : 1st movt
Baerenreiter

Mozart. Sonata in E minor, K304 : 1st or 2nd movt
IMC

Paganini. 24 Caprices, Op.1
No.13 Allegro
IMC

Reger. Three Suites for Viola Solo
Suite No.1, Op.131d in G minor : any movt
Suite No.2 : 3rd movt Allegretto
Peters or Henle

Rubinstein. Sonata, Op.49 : 1st movt
Amadeus

Schubert. 'Arpeggione' Sonata, D.821 : 1st movt or 2nd movt
IMC or Doblinger

Schumann. Maerchenbilder, Op.113 : 3rd and 4th movts
Peters

Vaughan Williams. Suite for Viola and Orchestra, Group I, II or III
OUP

Weber. Andante e rondo ungarese
Allegretto ungarese
Schott



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VIOLA AND PIANO ENSEMBLES

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music issues syllabuses for 'viola and piano' at three levels of difficulty.
In these pieces the viola and piano parts are at about the same level of difficulty.



PRIMARY (Grades 4 to 5)


C. P. E. Bach Sonata in G minor, Wq.88
International-Kalmus/M.D.S.

Howard Ferguson 4 Short Pieces : complete
Boosey and Hawkes

Michael Miller 3 Miniatures : complete
Peters

Pepusch Sonata in D minor
Schott/M.D.S.

R. Valentine Sonata no.9 in A minor
Schott/M.D.S.

Vaughan Williams 6 Studies in English Folk Song : nos.1, 2, 3 and 4
Stainer and Bell



INTERMEDIATE (Grades 6 to 7)


J. S. Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata no.1 in G, BWV 1027
from Bach 3 Gamba Sonatas
Peters

Flackton Sonata in C minor, Op.2 no.8
Schott/M.D.S.

Hindemith Trauermusik
Schott/M.D.S.

Herbert Murrill 4 French Nursery Songs : complete
Chester/Music Sales

Hans Poser Sonatine, Op.54 no.3
Sikorski/William Elkin

Telemann Sonata in A minor
Peters



ADVANCED (Grade 8)


J. S. Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata no.3 in G minor, BWV 1029
from Bach 3 Gamba Sonatas
Peters

Bloch Suite Hebraique
Schirmer/Music Sales

Bruch Romance for Viola, Op.85
Schott/M.D.S.

Glinka Sonata in D minor
Musica Rara-Kalmus/M.D.S.

Handel Sonata in G minor
Schott/M.D.S.

Telemann Sonata in D
Peters



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STRING QUARTETS

The Easy and Intermediate lists below have been compiled from suggestions by viola mailing list members.

These two lists are followed by the ABRSM Syllabuses for String Quartet.



EASY QUARTETS (Grades 2 to 3)

Auton : (5 sets) :
Aunt Nan and the Old Man.
Classics for Strings, Set 1.
Folk Songs for Strings. Sets 1, 2, and 3.
Musicland

Applebaum. Chamber Music for String Orchestra. Books One and Two
Belwin Mills

Baker. All at Sea (sea shanties)
Spartan Press

Burgoyne. Suite of the Day
Boosey and Hawkes

Irma Clarke. Introduction to String Quartets Book 1, Classics
Boston

Dale : (4 sets) :
J.S.Bach. Favourites
Beethoven. Favourites
Elgar Favourites
Schubert. Favourites
Piper Publications

Viola quintet - Grade 3
B. Fraser. Fun for Five in Five (in 5/4 time)
Music Services

Gange : (4 sets) :
Handel. Favourites
Mozart. Favourites
Purcell. Favourites
Sullivan. Favourites
Piper Publications

Herfurth. A Tune A Day, Book Two (items marked string quartet/ ensemble)
Boston Music Co

Herfurth. Early Classics for Beginning String Quartet
Boston

Hewitt-Jones : (2 sets) :
Grumpy Grasshoppers.
Hidden Rhymes.
Musicland

Lumsden.Susato for Strings, Sets 1, 2, and 3.
Musicland

Munday. Arco Anthems
Spartan Press

Sheila Nelson : (3 sets) :
Tunes for my String Quartet.
Quartet Club : Books One and Two.
Boosey and Hawkes

Praetorius. Dances from Terpsichore
Musicland

Turner. Christmas Quartets.
Schott



INTERMEDIATE QUARTETS (Grades 4 to 6)

Auton : (2 sets) :
Classics for Strings, Set 2.
Up and Back a Double (Country Dances).
Musicland

Irma Clarke : (2 sets) :
Introduction to String Quartets Book 2, Classics.
String Music of the Baroque Era for String Quartet.
Boston Music

Dale : (4 sets) :
Beethoven Favourites, Level 2.
Elgar Favourites, Level 2.
Schubert Favourites, Level 2.
Tchaikovsky Favourites, Level 2.
Piper Publications

Viola quintet - Grade 5
B. Fraser. Bagatelle
Music Services

Gange : (5 sets) :
J.S.Bach Favourites, Level 2
Handel Favourites, Level 2.
Mozart Favourites, Level 2.
Purcell Favourites, Level 2.
Sullivan Favourties, Level 2.
Piper Publications

Angela Hewitt-Jones : (6 sets) :
Ragtime, Serenade and Rumba.
Birds of a Feather.
The Great Western.
Hidden Carols.
The Mary Rose.
The Spider's Web.
Musicland

William McConnell : (7 sets) :
Handel with care.
Highland Whisky : Reels and Strathspeys.
Irish Mist.
The North and The South : Tunes from the American Civil War.
Reel Fiddlin'.
The Ship's Fiddler, Sea Songs and Shanties.
Wheal Friendly (Cornish Folk Tunes).
Spartan Press

Gazebo Series for String Quartet : (5 sets) :
Alexander's RagTime Band.
Amazing Grace.
Gay Nineties Medley.
Tiger Rag.
Vaudeville Spectacular.
Musicians Publications

Munday. Arco Amadeus
Spartan Press

Paradise : (5 sets) :
The Best of Beethoven.
The Best of Haydn.
The Best of Mozart.
The Best of Schubert.
The Best of Johann Strauss Jr. Waltzes
Belwin

Pejtsik. Easy Classic String Quartets.
Editio Musica Budapest

Michael Rose. Cantilena
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QUARTET SYLLABUSES

The ABRSM issues syllabuses for string quartet at three levels of difficulty.



PRIMARY (Grades 4 to 5)


J. S. Bach Contrapunctus no.1 (from 'The Art of Fugue')
from Easy String Quartets, Book 3, arr. Forbes
Chester/Music Sales

Johann Fischer Tafelmusik Suite
Baerenreiter

Charles Hambourg String Quartet no.2 in F
Lengnick/William Elkin

Locke Suite no.3 in C
from Locke 4 Suites
Peters

Purcell Chaconne (from 'King Arthur')
from Easy String Quartets, Book 1, arr. Forbes
Chester/Music Sales



INTERMEDIATE (Grades 6 to 7)


Beethoven Prelude and Fugue in F
Nagel/Baerenreiter

Boccherini String Quartet in D minor, Op.10 no.2
from Boccherini Quartets
Peters

Mozart String Quartet in C, K.157
from Mozart 13 Early Quartets, Book 1
Baerenreiter

Purcell Fantasia a 4 in G, Z.742
from Purcell Fantasias and In Nomines
Novello/Music Sales

C. Stamitz Quartetto Concertante in G
Schott/M.D.S.




ADVANCED (Grade 8)


Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op.18 no.3
from Beethoven Quartets, Vol.1
Peters

Borodin String Quartet no.2 in D
Belaieff/Peters

Dvorak String Quartet in F 'The American', Op.96
Simrock/Schauer

Haydn String Quartet in D, Hob.III/34
Doblinger-Kalmus/M.D.S.

Schubert String Quartet in A minor, Op.29 no.1, D.804
from Schubert Quartets, Vol.1
Peters



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EASY TO INTERMEDIATE VIOLA DUETS

These items were suggested by viola mailing list members.


EASY (Grades 1 to 3)

Applebaum. Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments. Books One and Two
Belwin Mills

Applebaum. Chamber Music for Two String Instruments. Books One and Two
Belwin Mills

Applebaum. Duets for Strings. Books One and Two
Belwin Mills

Duncan. Christmas Solos for beginning viola
Mel Bay

Herfurth. A Tune a Day. Books 1 and 2
Chappell / Boston

Lynne Latham. Fifteen Viola Duets : Bach, Handel, Telemann
Latham Music Enterprises

Sheila Nelson. Tetratunes
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Stringsongs
Boosey and Hawkes

Sheila Nelson. Technitunes
Boosey and Hawkes

O'Reilly. Strictly Classics
Highland / Etling

Suzuki. Ensembles for Viola, Volumes 1 and 2
Summy-Birchard / Warner

Peter Wastall. Session Time
Boosey and Hawkes



INTERMEDIATE (Grades 4 to 6)

Applebaum. Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments. Books Three and Four
Belwin Mills

Applebaum. Chamber Music for Two String Instruments. Book Three
Belwin Mills

Applebaum. Duets for Strings. Book Three
Belwin Mills

W.F. Bach. Drei Duette
Breitkopf

Bartok. 44 Viola Duets, Vols. One and Two
Boosey and Hawkes

Domenico Gabrielli. Canone a due violoncelli, arr. 2 vlas
SJ Music

F.J. Haydn. Duett fuer 2 Violen, Hob. XII : 4
Wollenweber

Mazas. Three Duets, Op 71
International

Sheila Nelson. Keytunes, Violas I and II (separate books)
Boosey and Hawkes

Pleyel. Six duets, Op.8
International



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EASY TO INTERMEDIATE PIECES FOR LEARNING TREBLE CLEF

In the following books, at least half the pieces contain sections in treble clef.

These items were suggested by viola mailing list members.



EASY (Grades 2 to 3)

Mary Cohen. Viola Quick Change : specially for learning treble clef, folk tunes all in both alto and treble clefs.
Faber

Mary Cohen. Superstudies for viola. Book 2.
Faber



INTERMEDIATE (Grades 4 to 6)

Mary Cohen. Technique takes Off for Viola.
Faber

Forbes. Classical and Romantic Pieces for Viola.
OUP

Edward Huws Jones. Got those Position Blues for viola.
Faber

Sheila Nelson. Keytunes. Viola I. (minimal clef changes in the Viola II parts).
Boosey and Hawkes.




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List compiled by Lisanne Bainbridge : lisan@bainbrdg.demon.co.uk

Version 4 : January 1999.