Product Description by our Music Experts
ABRSM Grade 5 Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 book contains 9 selected pieces from the grade 5 piano exam syllabus for you to choose from, and other useful information about what is required for your grade 5 exam.
ABRSM grade 5 piano pieces
The ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 book contains 9 great selected pieces from the 2013-14 ABRSM piano grade 5 exam syllabus, covering a wide range of styles, such as Beethoven’s ‘Minuet in D’, Schumann’s untitled ‘***: no. 26 from the Album for the Young’ and jazz composer Darius Brubeck’s ‘For Lydia’. There are 3 pieces from each of the lists A, B and C included in the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 book - you have to choose one from each list for your grade 5 ABRSM practical exam. Most students just choose pieces from this book for their ABRSM exam, however there is also a list of alternative pieces to choose from in the front of the book. This 2013-2014 syllabus is valid from 1 January 2013 until the end of the spring 2015 exam period in the UK, and until 31 December 2015 in all other countries. Recordings of all the grade 5 pieces are available as part of the ABRSM Grade 5 Piano Book with CD or on a separate CD.
Other requirements and tips
This ABRSM Grade 5 Piano Exam Pieces book includes brief notes on each piece and its composer and translations of non-English titles, to help you put the pieces into their musical context. The ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 book is clear printed, and the manuscript is consistently marked with editor’s fingerings, dynamics, articulation, metronome marks and performance directions, and there is also a useful list of grade 5 scales and arpeggios you will need to know in the front, and the covers have a cool new design.
The sections of your exam
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1 J. C. F. Bach Allegretto in F: from Musikalische Nebenstunden (trilled turns optional)
2 Beethoven Minuet in D: No. 7 from 12 Minuets, WoO 7
3 Handel Allemande in A minor, HWV 478
1 MacDowell To a Wild Rose: No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
2 Schumann *** : No. 26 from Album für die Jugend, Op. 68
3 Tárrega Adelita
1 Darius Brubeck For Lydia
2Kabalevsky Kavaleriiskaya (Cavalryman): No. 29 from 30 Children’s Pieces, Op. 27
3 Villa-Lobos Samba-lelê (omitting DS): No. 4 from Guia prático, Album 2