Errata in Exam Syllabi (from 2019)


Grade V (2021)

César Franck: Old Christmas Carol

Bar 28: There is an accidental missing from the L. H. chord of beat 3. The ‘F’ should be sharpened on this beat.


Grade VI Knowledge of the following keys: C, G, D, F major. A, E, D minor.

Grade VII Knowledge of the following keys: Majors and minors to two sharps and two flats.

Grade VIII Knowledge of the following keys: Majors to three sharps and three flats and minors to two sharps and two flats.

Senior Cert Knowledge of the following keys: Majors to three sharps and three flats and minors to three sharps and three flats.


2023 Grade IV

Philip Martin: “The Secret Question”: Bars 11 and 12 should indicate E natural in the LH notes (bar 11–beat 2 and bar 12–beat 1).

Aidan Duggan: “Rushing About”: Bar 21–beat 2: the notes of the RH chord (beat 2) should read: A flat–C–E flat–F sharp.



Preliminary & Primary

Both of these grades state the following:

‘Candidates must perform three pieces from the lists below. One must be a study. This phrase has caused some confusion. Ideally candidates will select two pieces from the first list and one from the second list, examiners will accept three pieces (studies) from the second list.


Scale and Arpeggio of A Major to begin on ‘Open A’ string (not on 1st finger G string as in syllabus example). Rhythm and bowing requirement as per syllabus example (page 16).

Grade III

List A J.S. Bach: Gavotte should indicate: BWV 1012

Grade IV 

List A Corelli: Sonata Op. 5 No. 5 should indicate: movement 5 ‘Giga’. This can be found in Violin Sonatas Op. 5 volume 2, Wiener Urtext edition.

List A Dvořák: Scherzo from Sonatina in G Op. 100 should include the Trio and Scherzo Da Capo

Grade VIII

Grade VIII Scales and Arpeggios should read:
Double Stops in Thirds: B flat Major
Double Stops in Sixths: E flat Major

List A Haydn: Concerto in G major, Hob VIIA, no 4 – Cadenza should be played.


Grade IV

List A Wohlfahrt: No 16 fro Elementary Studies should read Op. 45 (not Op. 54).

List A Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor should indicate 1st movement.

Grade VI

Scales and Arpeggios Double Stops should indicate: Played together or in broken chords.


Grade VI

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


Grade III

List B Fauré: Song Without Words should indicate: Op. 17 No. 3

Grade IV

List B Fauré: Berceuse is not to be confused with Berceuse from ‘Dolly Suite’

Grade VI

Mozart: K299 Andantino , 2nd movt (arr. for flute and piano) should be presented without Cadenza

Grade VII

Melodic Exercise should read ‘G Sharp Minor’


Grade I

List C German Dance (Key: F Major) is on page 19 of ‘Learn as you play Clarinet’


Grade IV

List A Petit Jeu: Howard Ferguson is listed as composer in the syllabus. This piece was composed by Blémant, arranged by Howard Ferguson


Grade VI

List C Treble Study No. 103 is by Gariboldi and not Tulou

Grade VII, VIII and Senior Certificate

Melodic Exercises should be played on treble recorder, not descant as printed in the syllabus.


Grade III

List B A. Gout: Circus Clowns should read No. 5

Grade VII

List C Kopprasch: No. 36 or No. 43 60 Studies for Trombone should read Volume 2, not Volume 1


Grade II

List B Vivaldi: Allegro from Easy Concert Pieces for Trumpet should read Book 1 (not Book 2)