Product Description by our Music Experts
The ABRSM Violin Grade 1 book contains the pieces (and piano accompaniments) that you will need to play for your ABRSM Grade 1 Violin Exam 2012-2015. In your exam you will need to play 3 pieces, 1 from each of the lists A, B and C - this book contains 9 pieces to choose from:
1. Arbeau: Mattachins, arr. Huws Jones Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015
2. Handel: Menuet (from Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351), arr. Salter Grade 1
3. Mozart: German Dance: from K. 605 No. 3, arr. Cohen
1. Brahms: Sandmännchen (Little Sandman), arr. Salter
2. Edward Huws Jones: The Boat to Inverie Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015, Grade 1
3. Dacre: Daisy Bell, arr. Mumford
1. Gray and Sigman: Pennsylvania 6-5000
2. Margery Dawe: Russia – Gopak: No. 5 from Travel Tunes
3. Janáček: Dvoják (Couple Dance), arr. Faltus
There are other pieces you can play for each of the lists, however most students play the pieces included in this book due to them being the most popular. During your violin grade 1 exam you will also need to complete 3 other areas: Scales, Sight-Reading and Aural Tests. Also included in the violin grade 1 book is useful background information and hints/suggestions for players taking exams included.
A CD of performances by leading pianists is available as a 'book with CD' or as a separate CD purchase.