Listen to selected alternative ABRSM pieces from the 2013-2014 Revised Piano Syllabus

Here are a few pieces on the Alternative List for ABRSM 2013-2014 Piano. I always encourage my students to play at least one piece from the alternative list at the lower grades so that they have a lesser played piece. This is particularly useful for festivals when 5 people turn up with the same piece as it helps you stand out! Also, it gives the examiner some fresh repertoire as they hear the same old pieces over and over.

GRADE 4
C6 Carl Vine, Semplice from Keynotes, Grades 4–5.
Australian composer, Carl Vine, featured on the alternative list in the previous syllabus for Grade 8 with his amazing Bagatelle. This piece is a simple invention for the piano.

C4 Valerie Capers, Billie’s Song from Portraits in Jazz.

B5 Gustav Merkel, The Merry Huntsman from A Keyboard Anthology, 3rd Series, Book 1

A6 L. Mozart, Allegro in G No. 35 from L. Mozart Notebook for Nannerl
 

GRADE 3
A6 L. Mozart Menuet in A No. 12 from Notebook for Nannerl

B5 Mayer, Study in C from A Romantic Sketchbook volume 1

B6 Swinstead, In The Bay from More Romantic Pieces for Piano Book 2

C4 Bartok, Jest No. 27 from For Children, Volume 1

GRADE 2
A4 Duncombe, Giga No.8 from A Keyboard Anthology, 3rd Series, Book 1

B5 Glinka, Polka from Short Romantic Pieces for Piano, Book 1

C5 David Blackwell, Cat’s Eyes from Piano Time Jazz, Book 2

GRADE 1
C4 Elias Davidsson, The Merry Bagpipe from The Gift of Music

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