Oct 19 2004, 10:58 AM
Hi there can anyone tell me where I can find the piano gade 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 syllabus' for around 1988. Trying to find the names of old pieces I would have played.
Any help much appreciated.
Oct 19 2004, 12:37 PM
Not an answer to the question but I've often wondered why the AB don't make the details of past syllabuses available on the web: surely it would be a rather useful resource for students and teachers wanting to find material at the right level (I realise they produce books specifically of material for each level but surely this would be more useful information). Is this because they haven't got around to it, because there's no demand for it or because they don't want to publish the information for some reason?
I think I recall a while ago some people talking about getting old books from ebay, maybe you could try that. There may well be someone here who has them. We have grade 1 from 1990 if that's any help, and grade 2 about a year later etc. That's probably too late for you though....
Oct 19 2004, 05:31 PM
i only had grade 6....
Oct 19 2004, 05:38 PM
I took my Grade 5 in 1988, I still have the book. The syllabus was:
1 Bach Air, from French Suite no 2, BWV 813
2 Haydn Sonata in G, Hob XVI/6: fourth movement
3 Heller Gipsy Dance, Op 136 No 19
1 Richard Jones Boree in A minor
2 Schubert Shcerzo in B flat, D 593/1
3 Dejan Despic Fanfare, Op 43a
1 Borodin Reverie, from Petite Suite
2 Nielsen Arabesque, Op 3 No 3
Hope this helps a bit! I can remember playing the Boree in A minor, it's a good piece and well worth seeking out.
Oct 19 2004, 07:55 PM
Don't know if this is any help (it's not '88 but I presume you didn't do all the grades in 1 year?):
1985 Grade 1
A1: Melodie by Le Couppey
A2: Longing by Feliks Rybicki, Op 20
A3: Lullaby for Clio by Angus Morrison
B1: Air in D minor by Purcell, Z.T676
B2: Russian Song by Gedike, Op. 36 No 24
B3: Les Cloches (The Bells) from Les Chants et les Jeux by Simone PlÃ©
1985 Grade 2
A1: Sonatina No. 3 in F First Movement By Attwood
A2: Prelude by T.F. Kirchner, Op. 65 No. 2
A3: Nile Boatman's Song by Bryan Kelly
B1: Minuet in G minor by Croft
B2: Slumber Song by C. Gurlitt, Op. 101 No.6
B3: Sailor's Dance from "Happy Time" by Alexandre Tansman
1988 Grade 2:
A1: Lesson in G by Hook, from Op.37
A2: Minuet from "Serenade for the Young" No.3 by Reinecke, Op.183
A3: Tramp's Song from "Young people at the piano" Vol 1 by Bartok
B1: Air en Gavotte by Christophe Graupner
B2: Sonatina in G Second Movement attrib. Beethoven, Anh.5/1
B3: Spring in the Air by Julius Harrison
Beyer Study in A minor, Op.101 No.93
Stanford Scherzxo, from "6 Sketches"
(Both from Short Romantic Pieces for Piano, Book1)
Oct 19 2004, 11:35 PM
I have Grade 6 Piano for 1987 or 1988 (can't remember) which I bought from my school's school fair 2 or 3 years ago. Somebody donated it!
Just done Grade 7 Piano (22nd Sept.) (done well except aurals!)
Getting my results in early November
Oct 20 2004, 08:56 AM
If you can find some of these dusty old music shops they probably don't have regular clear outs and you may be able to get copies.
Oct 21 2004, 09:18 AM
Many thanks for all the help people. Unfortunately none of the music rang any bells
I will keep hunting. I think I am going to start a list though of all the syllabus' - i'll let you know how I get on.
Oct 21 2004, 08:44 PM
i haev loads of old piano grade books - but they're all the 70's and early 80's/up to '86 i think !!!!
anyway these were from a library. some sell them off......
look around or ask some music teachers - they may be able to point you in the right direction !!
Oct 22 2004, 01:48 PM
These are probably too early for you - but I have grade 5 from 1980 and 81 in case they are of interest ...
Grade 5 1980
J S Bach Suite in Eb BWV 819 two minuets
J Haydn Sonata in D hobXVI/33 menuet
Alfredo Casella Omaggio a Clementi
Ernest Bloch Dream
Scarlatti Sonata in A K p 453
Clementi Sonatina in C op 36 no 3 Spirituoso
Bartok Evening in the Country
Maykapar Berceuse op 8 no6
Grade 5 1981
J S Bach Prelude in D BWV 936
Haydn Sonata in G hob XVI/27
Bernard Stevens Syncopation
C P E Bach Presto in C minor Wq 114/3
Hummel Scherzo in A
Bartok Hungarian Folksong
Anthony Hedges Concert Piece no 1
Oct 26 2004, 09:21 PM
keep 'em coming
Oct 29 2004, 10:54 AM
I took my Grade 2 in 1988, but the syllabus had already been post. If I am not wrong I think in 80's, syllabus for all the grades were published in every grade. Unfortunately I don't have my book with me. If anybody have a book, he/she should be able to give you the syllabus for Grade 1 to Grade 5.
Oct 29 2004, 11:00 AM
My sister did her grade 5 in 1988 I think the A1 is by Purcell, A2 is 1st movement of Sonata in G minor op49 no1 by Beethoven, B3 by Britten but can't remember the name. Sorry, that all I remember.
Oct 31 2004, 10:45 PM
well I have a copy of all the piano syllabus from 1980-1988 for grades 1-8 except for 1984 can't find that one at the moment. Let me know which year and grade you are after as it would take me ages to list all the pieces.
Nov 1 2004, 12:23 PM
I have all the syllabuses for piano grade 1-8 from 1980-1988 if you are interested PM as I don't have time at the moment to list every single piece. I don't have 1984 at the moment.
Nov 1 2004, 09:48 PM
here is the link to see the syllabuses from 1980-1988 except 1984http://www.jdnet.co.uk/Abrsm_1980_1988.zip
Hope this is ok for everyone. Let me know
Nov 3 2004, 11:12 AM
The document is too great!
Do you have any other past syllabus before 1980?
Nov 5 2004, 11:14 PM
sorry don't have it...
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