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Oboe 6 Oboe

Oboe Grade 6 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 6 (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 Albinoni Allegro
1st movt from Concerto in B♭, Op. 7 No. 3
Albinoni: Concerto in B♭, Op. 7 No. 3
Boosey & Hawkes (16121)

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2 J. S. Bach
arr. Rothwell
Adagio
J. S. Bach: Adagio for Oboe, arr. Rothwell
Chester (CH01562)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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3 A. Besozzi Larghetto And Allegretto
3rd movt And 4th movt from Sonata in C
A. Besozzi: Sonata in C
Chester (CH01598)

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4 J. H. Fiocco
arr. Bent and O'Neill
Arioso
J. H. Fiocco: Arioso for Oboe, arr. Bent and O'Neill
Schott (ED 10536)

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5 Handel download Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Concerto in B♭, HWV 301
Handel: Concerto No. 1 in B♭
Boosey & Hawkes

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Handel: Concerto No. 8 in B♭
Billaudot (GB1688)

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6 Handel
arr. Rothwell
Air And Rondo
Handel: Air and Rondo, arr. Rothwell
Chester (CH01572)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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7 Homilius download Adagio And Allegro assai
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in F, HoWV XI.1
Homilius: Sonata in F, HoWV XI.1
Carus (16.501/00)

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8 Jean Baptiste Loeillet
arr. Rothwell
Largo cantabile And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in C
Jean Baptiste Loeillet: Sonata in C, arr. Rothwell
Chester (CH01567)

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9 Tessarini Largo And Vivace
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in B♭, Op. 2 No. 2
Tessarini: Sonata in B♭, Op. 2 No. 2
Harmonia (HU3746)

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10 Trad. Scottish, arr. Hart Annie Laurie
Paul Hart: Star Pieces, Vol. 1
Forton Music (FM166)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Barthe download Couvre feu
Barthe: Couvre feu
Emerson (E32)

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2 Bartók
trans. Pongrácz
An Evening in the Village
Bartók: An Evening in the Village for Oboe, trans. Pongrácz
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.8318)

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3 Debussy
arr. Roxburgh
download The Little Shepherd Or La fille aux cheveux de lin
No. 2 Or No. 3 from Debussy: Five Pieces for Oboe, arr. Roxburgh
UMP

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4 Field
arr. Rothwell
Nocturne
Field: Nocturne for Oboe, arr. Rothwell
Chester (CH01563)

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The Chester Oboe Anthology
Chester (CH86537)

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5 Gershwin
arr. Denwood
Promenade (Walking the Dog)
(observing top E♭ in b. 19)
Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog) for Oboe, arr. Denwood
Emerson (E568)

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6 Jan de Haan Sweet Sunset
Jan de Haan: Sweet Sunset for Oboe
De Haske (DHP 1145591-401)

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7 Paul Hart La Scala
Paul Hart: Star Pieces, Vol. 1
Forton Music (FM166)

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8 R. Hofmann Notturno
No. 1 from Four Pieces, Op. 81
R. Hofmann: Four Pieces, Op. 81
Amadeus (BP 1808)

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9 Mendelssohn
trans. Walter
Allegro con moto Or Andante un poco agitato
No. 42 Or No. 43 from Mendelssohn: Romances sans paroles, Vol. 6, trans. Walter
Billaudot (GB8230)

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10 Ennio Morricone download Gabriel's Oboe
from The Mission
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
Hal Leonard–Music Sales (HLE90004684)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 van Beekum Square Dance Or Scala Paso doble
from Ornamental Oboes
van Beekum: Ornamental Oboes
Harmonia (HU3795)

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2 Blatt download Study in D Or Study in F
No. 6 Or No. 13 from 15 Entertaining Etudes, Op. 24
Blatt: 15 Entertaining Etudes, Op. 24
Edition Musicus (M101)

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3 Ferling Study in D minor Or Study in G minor
No. 11 Or No. 19 from 48 Studies, Op. 31
Ferling: 48 Studies, Op. 31
Universal (UE17514)

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4 Garnier Study in G
No. 49 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 2
Faber

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5 Sadie Harrison Spinning Jenny Or Creeping Jenny
from Three Jennys
Sadie Harrison: Three Jennys
University of York Music Press

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6 Hinke Study in G minor Or Study in G♯ minor
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 16 No. 26 Or P. 34 No. 20 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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7 Kreutzer, trans. Lamotte Study in D
No. 15 from Lamotte: 18 études
Billaudot (CC1123)

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8 Mike Mower Tectonic Groove
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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9 James Rae download Hurdles And Triathlon
No. 11 And No. 12 from Track & Field for Oboe
James Rae: Track & Field for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD063)

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10 Telemann download Grave And Allegro
1st movt And 4th movt from Fantasia No. 2 in A minor, TWV 40:3
No. 2 from Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute
Bärenreiter (BA 2971)

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Oboe Grade 6 Oboe

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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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