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Oboe 3 Oboe

Oboe Grade 3 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.

Oboe Grade 3 (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 J. S. Bach
arr. Blood
Gavotte
from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Airs and Dances, arr. Blood
Gonzaga (GZ118)

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2 Clementi
arr. Sparke
Sonatina
Op. 36 No. 1
15 Intermediate Classical Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 380-400)

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3 Gabriel-Marie
arr. Sparke
La Cinquantaine
from Two Pieces
15 Intermediate Classical Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 380-400)

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4 Gluck
arr. Lawrance
download Aria
from Orfeo ed Euridice
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
5 Handel
arr. van Beringen
download Air
No. 4 from Festive Baroque for Oboe, arr. van Beringen
De Haske (DHP 1043579-400)

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6 J. A. Hasse
arr. van Beringen
Bourrée
No. 7 from Festive Baroque for Oboe, arr. van Beringen
De Haske (DHP 1043579-400)

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7 M. Marais
arr. Francis and Grant
Romance
No. 15 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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8 Mozart
arr. Denley
Menuett
K. 2
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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9 Purcell
arr. Sparke
When I am Laid in Earth
from Dido and Aeneas
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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10 Trad. Welsh
arr. Ramsay
The Ash Grove
22 Traditional Tunes for Oboe, arr. Ramsay
Fentone (F485A-401)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Keith Bartlett Romance Or Rudolph's Rag
from Just for Fun! for Oboe
Keith Bartlett: Just for Fun! for Oboe
UMP

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2 L. Bernstein
arr. Lawrance
America Or I Feel Pretty
from West Side Story
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
3 Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Lawrance
The Music of the Night
from Phantom of the Opera
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
4 Brahms
arr. Sparke
Poco Allegretto
from Symphony No. 3
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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5 Robin Grant Consolation
No. 3 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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6 Bryan Kelly A Telling Off! Or Calypso
No. 5 Or No. 6 from Bryan Kelly: Ballads and Bagatelles
Spartan Press (SP1276)

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7 E. Pütz
arr. Birtel
Blue Waltz
E. Pütz: Blue Waltz for Oboe, arr. Birtel
Schott (ED 09927)

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8 James Rae In the Loop
from In the Groove for Oboe
James Rae: In the Groove for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD034)

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9 Schubert
arr. Sparke
Serenade
from Schwanengesang, D. 957
15 Intermediate Classical Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 380-400)

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10 Schumann
arr. Kolman
***
No. 21 from Album for the Young, Op. 68
No. 9 from Universal Oboe Album, arr. Kolman
Universal (UE19817)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 C. Baermann Study in C
No. 17 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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2 Langey Study in A minor
(omitting DC)
No. 23 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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3 Dave Gale Puddle Hopping Or Mission Incredible
from JazzFX for Oboe
P. 4 Or P. 5 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Oboe
Brass Wind (1341CD)

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4 Hinke download Study in C Or Study in G
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 9 No. 8 Or P. 19 No. 3 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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5 Mike Mower Le petit chien Or Wistfully
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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6 James Rae download 100 Metres Or Discus
No. 4 Or No. 5 from Track & Field for Oboe
James Rae: Track & Field for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD063)

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7 Graham Salter download Wrinkled Balloon Or Gnome
from 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Emerson (E413)

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8 Philip Sparke Tyrolean Tune Or In the Black Mountains
No. 27 Or No. 28 from Skilful Studies for Oboe
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Oboe
Anglo Music (AMP 095-401)

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9 Sarah Watts Study in Pink
from Fresh Air for Oboe
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Oboe
Kevin Mayhew (3611889)

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10 Lynne Williams Minor Song Or Tango
No. 24 Or No. 26 from Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Forton Music (FM225)

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Oboe Grade 3 Oboe

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In Grades 1–3, candidates may play an adapted (junior) oboe.

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