Errata in Exam Syllabi (from 2019)

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.

 

VIOLIN

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.

Primary               

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

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

 

CLASSICAL SINGING

Grade VI

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

FLUTE

Grade III              

List B                     Fauré: Song Without Words should indicate:

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

CLARINET

Grade I

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

ALTO SAXOPHONE

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

RECORDER                         

Grade VI

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

TROMBONE

Grade III

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