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.
COMBINED AURAL/THEORETICAL TESTS Grade VI – Senior Certificate
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).
List A J.S. Bach: Gavotte should indicate: BWV 1012
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 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.
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.
Scales and Arpeggios Double Stops should indicate: Played together or in broken chords.
List A F Conti: ‘Quella Fiamma’ – this piece is attributed to Marcello by some sources. It is the same song.
List B Fauré: Song Without Words should indicate: Op. 17 No. 3
List B Fauré: Berceuse is not to be confused with Berceuse from ‘Dolly Suite’
Mozart: K299 Andantino , 2nd movt (arr. for flute and piano) should be presented without Cadenza
Melodic Exercise should read ‘G Sharp Minor’
List C German Dance (Key: F Major) is on page 19 of ‘Learn as you play Clarinet’
List A Petit Jeu: Howard Ferguson is listed as composer in the syllabus. This piece was composed by Blémant, arranged by Howard Ferguson
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.
List B A. Gout: Circus Clowns should read No. 5
List C Kopprasch: No. 36 or No. 43 60 Studies for Trombone should read Volume 2, not Volume 1
List B Vivaldi: Allegro from Easy Concert Pieces for Trumpet should read Book 1 (not Book 2)