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Descant Recorder 4 Descant Recorder

Descant Recorder Grade 4 exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and broken chords, sight-reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

Descant Recorder Grade 4 (2018-2021)

Pieces

Three pieces: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C - 30 marks each

List A

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Anon.
arr. Le Clerc
Les Grâces et l'enjouement
No. 9 from Vaudeville & Menuet
Schott (ED 12862)

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2 Aubert
arr. Kostujak
Le Moulinet I And Le Moulinet II
No. 18a And No. 18b from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2
Schott (ED 13135)

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3 Babell
arr. Kostujak
Boree
No. 13 from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2
Schott (ED 13135)

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4 Caix d’Hervelois
arr. Kostujak
Muzette
No. 19 from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2
Schott (ED 13135)

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5 J. S. Bach
arr. Robinson
Rondeau
from Suite No. 2, BWV 1067
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 2: The Seven Dances of BWV 1067 for Descant Recorder, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 008)

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6 Handel
arr. Bali and Kecskeméti
Rondeau And Gigue
from Almira
P. 8 And P. 9 from Handel Ballet Music for Descant Recorder, arr. Bali and Kecskeméti
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.14408)

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7 Hook
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Allegretto
from Sonata in G, Op. 99 No. 2
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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8 James Oswald Pastorale, andantino
1st movt from Sonata in G, 'The Thistle'
No. 16 from Thistle & Minuet
Schott (ED 12773)

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9 Stölzel and J. S. Bach
arr. Cowles
Bist du bei mir (If thou art near)
World Famous Classics for Recorder
Fentone (F837-400)

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Piano accomp. published separately as World Famous Classics for Recorder, Piano accompaniment
Fentone (F838-401)
10 Telemann Siciliana And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Partita No. 2 in G, TWV 41:G2
No. 8 from First Repertoire Pieces for Recorder (Descant/Soprano)
Boosey & Hawkes (BH2100109)

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Telemann: Die kleine Kammermusik: 6 Partiten
Amadeus (BP 2400)

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Telemann: Die kleine Kammermusik: 6 Partiten
Bärenreiter (HM 47)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Bonsor Get Up and Go! Or Waltz for Mo
No. 1 Or No. 5 from Jazzy Recorder 2
Bonsor: Jazzy Recorder 2
Universal (UE19364)

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2 Fauré
arr. Cowles
Pavane
Op. 50
World Famous Classics for Recorder
Fentone (F837-400)

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Piano accomp. published separately as World Famous Classics for Recorder, Piano accompaniment
Fentone (F838-401)
3 Hand Danse-Pastorale
No. 2 from Petite Suite Champêtre, Op. 67
Hand: Petite Suite Champêtre, Op. 67
Boosey & Hawkes (BH2000080)

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4 Kabalevsky
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Scherzo
from 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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5 Lichner
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Zu Hause
Op. 134 No. 6
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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6 G. Lewin Pussyfoot
Up Front for Descant Recorder
Brass Wind (0311)

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7 Christopher Norton Catwalk
No. 13 from Microjazz for Recorder
Christopher Norton: Microjazz for Recorder
Boosey & Hawkes (BH2100126)

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8 Russell-Smith Fred 'n' Ginger Or Ragtime Razzle
No. 2 Or No. 3 from Jazzy Recorder 1
Russell-Smith: Jazzy Recorder 1
Universal (UE18828)

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9 Trad. Hungarian
arr. Daróci Bárdos
A banyának három lába
No. 16 from A banyának három lába (Hungarian Folk Song Arrangements), arr. Daróci Bárdos
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.14835)

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10 John Turner Intrada
No. 1 from Four Diversions
John Turner: Four Diversions
Forsyth (FTJ01)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Sally Adams Fred's Frolic
No. 29 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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2 Playford Lumps of Pudding
No. 32 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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3 Kathryn Bennetts Waltz for Anna
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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4 Joannes Collette Vivo
No. 4 from 12 Melodious Exercises
Joannes Collette: 12 Melodious Exercises
Universal (UE21515)

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5 van Eyck Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght
from Der Fluyten Lust-hof
(Theme and Modo 2)
No. 26 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners' Collection
XYZ (1042)

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6 Keuning Study in G
No. 5 from 10 Difficult Studies
Keuning: 10 Difficult Studies
Harmonia (HU2162)

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7 Matthysz Petite Brande
from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel
(complete)
No. 5 from Matthysz: Solos from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel
Schott (ED 12318)

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8 Jan Nykl Study in D
No. 9 from 35 Studies
Jan Nykl: 35 Studies
Bärenreiter Praha (H7132)

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9 O'Carolan
arr. Bowman
Planxty O'Rourke
No. 18 from Irish Folk Tunes for Descant Recorder, arr. Bowman
Schott (ED 13568)

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10 Sarah Watts Coffee Bean Carnival!
First Repertoire for Descant Recorder
Faber

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