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Treble Recorder 6 Treble Recorder

Treble Recorder 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.

Treble Recorder 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 Dornel Chaconne in F
No. 21 from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Alto Recorder, Vol. 3
Schott (ED 13324)

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2 Finger Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in D minor
Schott Recorder Library
Schott (ED 21788)

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3 Telemann Vivace And Largo
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in F, TWV 41:F2
Schott Recorder Library
Schott (ED 21788)

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Telemann: Sonata in F, TWV 41:F2
Schott (OFB 1001)

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Telemann: Four Sonatas from Der getreue Musikmeister
Bärenreiter (HM 6)

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4 Frescobaldi Canzona No. 5 (Descant/Tenor)
Frescobaldi: Canzoni
Doblinger (DM87)

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5 Handel Adagio And Allegro
2nd movt And 3rd movt from Sonata in B♭ (Fitzwilliam Sonata No. 1), HWV 377
Handel: Complete Sonatas for Recorder
Faber

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Handel: Complete Sonatas for Recorder
Bärenreiter (BA 4259)

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Handel: The Fitzwilliam Sonatas
Schott (ED 10062)

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6 B. Marcello Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata in F, Op. 2 No. 1
B. Marcello: Sonatas for Treble Recorder, Op. 2, Vol. 1
Bärenreiter (HM 151)

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B. Marcello: 12 Sonatas for Flute, Op. 2, Vol. 1
Editio Musica Budapest (Z.13476)

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7 D. Ortiz
arr. Rosenberg
Recercada segunda sobre 'O Felici Occhi Miei'
No. 24 from The Renaissance Recorder (Treble), arr. Rosenberg
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2100249)

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8 Telemann Aria 2 And Aria 3 (Descant/Tenor)
3rd movt And 4th movt from Partita No. 3 in C minor, TWV 41:c1
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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9 Vivaldi Allegro non molto
1st movt from Concerto in F, RV 442, F. VI No. 1
(recorder to play in tuttis)
Vivaldi: Concerto in F, F. VI No. 1 for Flute
IMC (2668)

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Vivaldi: Concerto in F, F. VI No. 1 for Flute
Ricordi (NR 132993)

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Vivaldi: Concerto in F, RV 442
Girolamo Musikverlag (G 12.029)

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10 Woodcock Allegro (Descant)
1st movt from Concerto No. 2 in G
(recorder to play in tuttis)
Woodcock: Concerto No. 2 in G for Descant Recorder
Doblinger (DM1198a)

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Woodcock: Concerto No. 2 in G for Descant Recorder
Faber

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 M. Arnold Cantilena
1st movt from Sonatina, Op. 41
M. Arnold: Sonatina, Op. 41
Novello (PAT60050)

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2 Christopher Ball A Summer Day
Christopher Ball: A Summer Day
Peacock Press (PCB0031)

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3 Bender Sehr lebhaft
3rd movt from Sonata for Treble Recorder
Bender: Sonata for Treble Recorder
Schott (OFB 2)

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4 Alan Bullard Mexican Hat Dance (Descant)
No. 3 from Hat Box
Alan Bullard: Hat Box
Forsyth (FBA05)

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5 Peter Dickinson Homage to Poulenc (Descant)
No. 3 from Pastorale, Blues and Homage
Peter Dickinson: Pastorale, Blues and Homage
Novello (NOV163922)

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6 Golland Blues
No. 2 from New World Dances, Op. 62
(flutter-tonguing optional)
Golland: New World Dances, Op. 62
Forsyth (FGJ02)

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7 Hand Plaint (Tenor)
Hand: Plaint for Tenor Recorder
Schott (ED 11147)

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8 Guus Haverkate Take Four Or Butterflie
from Jazzin' 1
Guus Haverkate: Jazzin' 1
Peacock Press (P 401)

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9 W. Leigh Allegretto
1st movt from Sonatina for Treble Recorder
W. Leigh: Sonatina for Treble Recorder
Schott (OFB 1041)

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10 Milford Moderato
1st movt from Sonatina in F
Milford: Sonatina in F
OUP

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Sally Adams Artemis Dances (Descant)
No. 48 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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2 J. S. Bach Rondeau
No. 38 from Altblockflöten-Solobuch
Schott (ED 21796)

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No. 15 from 15 Solos by Eighteenth-century Composers
Schott (ED 12216)

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3 Elizabeth Cooper Study in F
No. 2 from 10 Advanced Studies
Elizabeth Cooper: 10 Advanced Studies
Peacock Press (P311)

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4 van Eyck Wilhelmus van Nassouwen (Descant/Tenor)
from Der Fluyten Lust-hof
(Theme and Modo 2, 3 & 4)
No. 43 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Vol. 1
XYZ (1013)

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No. 42 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Vol. 2
Amadeus (BP 0705)

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5 Gariboldi Study in G
No. 103 from 150 Classical Studies
Universal (UE33029)

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6 Guus Haverkate Rumba (Descant)
No. 1 from 12 Advanced Studies in Recorder Technique, Book 1
Guus Haverkate: 12 Advanced Studies in Recorder Technique, Book 1 for Descant Recorder
Broekmans & Van Poppel (BRP1085)

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7 E. Köhler Study No. 10
Treble Recorder Studies, Book 2
Cramer (90677)

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8 Hans-Martin Linde Allegro vivace
No. 13 from Modern Exercises for Treble Recorder
Hans-Martin Linde: Modern Exercises for Treble Recorder
Schott (ED 4797)

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9 Telemann
arr. Harras Or Robinson
Affettuoso
1st movt from Fantasia No. 9 in G, TWV 40:10
No. 9 from Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Treble Recorder, arr. Harras
Bärenreiter (BA 6440)

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P. 46 from The Solo Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Robinson
Peacock Press (PAR 108)

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10 Trad. Japanese
trans. Saunders
Sakurá (Descant/Tenor)
(complete)
No. 6 from Eight Traditional Japanese Pieces for Tenor/Descant Recorder, trans. Saunders
Novello (NOV120507)

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Additional information

Related instrument option: Treble recorder candidates at Grades 6–8 may play one of their three pieces on a Descant or Tenor recorder where indicated in the Lists. There is no advantage to be gained over other candidates in taking this option, and all the other requirements must be played on a Treble recorder.

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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