Errata in Exam Syllabi (2015-2018)


Organ Grade III
Requirements are listed in the Keyboard Syllabus on page 43

Primary Grade requirements are listed in the Keyboard Syllabus on page 60



Preliminary & Primary
Both of these grades state the following:
‘Candidates must prepare three pieces, chosen from the following lists, one of which must be a study’ (page 21 and page 22). As this phrase seems to have caused some confusion examiners will accept three studies instead of the prescribed two pieces and one study at examination.

Grade II
 no 4 Andantino is referenced as no D in some editions.

Grade III
List A
Mary Cohen: Concertino Movement in the Style of Vivaldi Superstart Level 2. Regrettably this publication appears to be out of print at the moment.

Grade VI
Scales: A Major and both minors – this means A major and A harmonic minor and A melodic minor.

Grade VIII
List A
Haydn: Concerto in G major, Hob VIIA, no 4 – the cadenza should be played.

Senior Certificate
Double Stop Scales: G major and both minors should read two octaves.

Grade VIII 
List B
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 3 should read no 5

Descant Recorder

Grade 1 List B

Spiderman Rock is in the book Easy Jazzin’ About for Descant Recorder by P Wedgewood

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion


Grade IV List B
Fauré: ‘Berceuse’ only, not to be confused with Berceuse no 1 from Dolly Suite.

Grade V
G minor scale is prescribe and not G sharp minor.
List A – Handel: Sonata in F major should read HWV 369 not HWV 379

Grade VI
List A
Mozart: Concerto in C for Flute and Harp K299 (arr for flute and piano): second movement, Andantino (Bärenreiter) without cadenza


Grade I

The German Dance in Learn As You Play the Clarinet is on page 19 of the book and by Beethoven

Grade II
The syllabus online includes: Demnitz – no 2 50 Classical Studies for Clarinet, ed Weston (de Haske/Fentone)

The printed syllabus has included Lazarus – no 4 50 classical studies for Clarinet,  ed Weston (de Haske/Fentone)
Both pieces will be accepted for the examination

Grade III
The following piece is included in the syllabus online, but not in the printed edition – this piece will be also accepted for the examination:

Klose – no 10 Allegretto Grazioso, 50 classical studies for Clarinet,  ed Weston (de Haske/Fentone).

The following pieces will be accepted for both Grade V and Grade VI:
Reade: ‘Prelude’, Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite (Weinberger)
Liadov: ‘Pastorale’, Clarinet Music for Beginners Book 2 (Editio Musica Budapest)
Schumann: ‘Zart und mit Ausdruck no 1’, Fantasiestucke op 73 (G Henle)

Grade VI

Hurlstone: Croon Song should be No.2, not No.4

Grade VII
List B
Poulenc: Sonata second movement should read Sonata third movement.

Alto Saxophone

Grade V

Dominant Sevenths: In the Key of C major, the Dominant Seventh is one octave, not two octaves.


Grade VIII
The piece Cavatine by Saint-Saëns has been prescribed for both lists A and B. It is more suitable as a List B piece, but will be accepted from both lists at examination.

Singing & Musical Theatre

The Bare Necessities (Gilkyson) is prescribed for both Preliminary Grade and Grade II. It will be accepted for both grades.

Grade VI
List A
F Conti: ‘Quella Fiamma’ – this piece is attributed to Marcello by some sources. It is the same song.

Singing & Music Theatre and Popular Singing
Grades VI, VII, VIII
Scales should read ‘To be sung to seven vowels, legato [I] [e] [Ɛ] [a] [Ɔ] [o] [u]’


Music Theatre and Popular Singing
Grade VI

Cry Me a River is composed by Arthur Hamilton, and not by Helen Potts as indicated.

The following Musical Theatre Songs should have an asterisk, but the * is missing:

Grade IV
Colours of the Wind (from Pocahontas, a movie musical by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz)
Formby: Leaning on a Lamp (from Me and My Girl, a West End musical by Noel Gay, Douglas Furber and L Arthur Rose)
Lane: How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (from Finian’s Rainbow, a Broadway musical by Burton Lane and E Y Harburg)

Grade V
What it Means to be a Friend (from 13, a musical by Jason Robert Brown)
O’Brien: The Time Warp (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Grade VI
Lopez and Lopez: 
For the First Time in Forever (from Frozen, a movie musical by Robert Lopez)

Grade VII
Lopez and Lopez: 
Let it Go (from Frozen, a movie musical by Robert Lopez)

Grade VIII
I Am Changing (from Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen)

Senior Certificate
Listen (from Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen)
James/Kirkland Woods: Something’s Got a Hold On Me (from Burlesque)
Aguilera/Stewart Kelly: Show Me How You Burlesque (from Burlesque)