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Flute 8 Flute

Flute Grade 8 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.

Flute Grade 8 (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 C. P. E. Bach Rondo: Presto
2nd movt from Sonata in G (Hamburg), Wq. 133
Querflötenmusik aus drei Jahrhunderten
DVfM (32083)

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C. P. E. Bach: Hamburg Sonata in G
Schott (FTR 1)

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2 J. S. Bach Adagio ma non tanto And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in E, BWV 1035
Baroque Flute Pieces, Book 5
ABRSM

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J. S. Bach: Four Sonatas for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 5198)

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The Chester Flute Anthology
Chester (CH86548)

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3 Devienne download download Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in E minor, Op. 58 No. 1
 
Devienne: Sonata No. 1 in E minor
IMC (2734)

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4 R. Galli download download Divertimento: Una follia a Roma, di F. Ricci
Op. 260
(starting at b. 89)
 
19th Century Italian Music for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 8174)

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5 Mozart download download Allegro
1st movt from Quartet No. 1 in D, K. 285
 
Mozart: Quartet No. 1 in D, K. 285
Universal (UE18094)

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6 Mozart Allegro aperto Or Rondeau: Allegro
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 314
Mozart: Concerto in D, K. 314
Breitkopf & Härtel (EB 8047)

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Mozart: Concerto in D, K. 314
Henle (HN 674)

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Mozart: Concerto in D, K. 314
Bärenreiter (BA 4855-90)

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7 A. E. Müller Allegretto con variazioni
3rd movt from Concerto in E minor, Op. 19
(omitting Var. 4)
A. E. Müller: Concerto in E minor, Op. 19
Edition HH (hh249kbd)

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8 Quantz download download Arioso And alla Forlana mà Presto
2nd movt And 3rd movt from Sonata No. 277 in D
 
Quantz: Flute Sonatas, Vol. 1
Uppernote Publications (UPP101)

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9 Ranish Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in B minor, Op. 2 No. 3
Ranish: Sonata in B minor, Op. 2 No. 3
OUP

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10 Rossini download download Andante and Polonaise
 
Romantic Miniatures for Flute, Vol. 2
Schott (ED 21580)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Albéniz
arr. Hedges
download download Sevilla
(observing 8va in bb. 104–108)
 
Albéniz: Sevilla for Flute, arr. Hedges
Emerson (431)

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2 Chopin
trans. Zanke
Waltz in B minor
Op. 69 No. 2
Chopin for Flute and Piano, Book 1
PWM (10 442)

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3 Ian Clarke Hypnosis
Ian Clarke: Hypnosis
IC Music

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Ian Clarke: Three Pieces for Flute
IC Music

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4 Fauré Allegro
from Fantaisie, Op. 79
Fauré: Fantasie, Op. 79
Chester (CH55163)

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Fauré: Fantaisie, Op. 79
Schott (FTR 221)

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The Chester Flute Anthology
Chester (CH86548)

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5 Edward Gregson Fertility Dance
No. 2 from Aztec Dances for Flute
(extended techniques optional)
Edward Gregson: Aztec Dances for Flute
Novello (NOV121605)

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6 Paul Lewis download download Sérénade populaire
 
Paul Lewis: Sérénade populaire for Flute
Schott (FTR 223)

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7 Martinů download download Allegro moderato
1st movt from Sonata for Flute
 
Martinů: First Sonata for Flute
AMP (GS23647)

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The Chester Flute Anthology
Chester (CH86548)

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8 Poulenc Allegretto malincolico Or Presto giocoso
1st movt Or 3rd movt from Sonata for Flute
Poulenc: Sonata for Flute
Chester (CH01605)

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9 James Rae download download Aquarelle
1st movt from Sonatina for Flute
 
James Rae: Sonatina for Flute
Reedimensions (RD028)

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10 Roussel Pan
No. 1 from Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27
Roussel: Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27
Henle (HN 1092)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Sally Adams Sea Echo
No. 75 from More Graded Studies for Flute, Book 2
Faber

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2 E. Köhler download download Study in D minor
 
No. 76 from More Graded Studies for Flute, Book 2
Faber

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3 C. P. E. Bach Allegro
3rd movt from Sonata in A minor for Solo Flute, Wq. 132
C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in A minor for Solo Flute, Wq. 132
Bärenreiter (BA 6820)

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C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in A minor for Solo Flute, Wq. 132
Ricordi (Sy 525)

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4 J. S. Bach
arr. Southworth
Prelude
1st movt from Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
J. S. Bach: Suites No. 1, BWV 1007 and No. 2, BWV 1008 for Flute, arr. Southworth
Astute Music (am432-01)

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5 Christopher Ball download download Pan Overheard
No. 2 from Invocations of Pan
(glissandi optional)
 
Christopher Ball: Invocations of Pan
Emerson (E554)

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6 Rob Buckland download download Changing Times
 
Changing Times for Solo Flute
Astute Music (am242-78)

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7 Fürstenau Valse de Schubert 'Beethovens Sehnsuchts-Walzer'
Op. 71 No. 1
Articulation for Flute
Schott (ED 20625)

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8 John La Montaine Jaunty
2nd movt from Sonata for Solo Flute, Op. 24
John La Montaine: Sonata for Solo Flute, Op. 24
Broude Brothers

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9 James Rae Rocket Science
No. 42 from 42 More Modern Studies for Solo Flute
James Rae: 42 More Modern Studies for Solo Flute
Universal (UE21647)

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10 Hilary Taggart Kerry
No. 14 from Pictures
Hilary Taggart: Pictures
Hunt Edition (HE46)

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Additional information

Candidates for a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject; for full details, including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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