QUOTE(FullofWind @ Jun 22 2012, 07:55 AM)
My child is playing this for an audition. Combined, it is a grade 8 piece but I wondered what the level of each section is as a stand alone piece. The Sicilienne seems easier apart from it being in the tenor clef and therefore higher. He may not be able to play the entire thing as there is a time limit at the audition and I'm wondering if the Sicilienne is a high enough level. He already has a fast piece - JC Bach Concerto first movement, which is also grade 8 - so playing the Allegro Giocoso on its own would not provide two contrasting pieces.
I've only heard the Grovlez not played it but if it's all tenor clef then I assume it's all above middle C and has a significant element above high G? If so that is taxing because producing a good tone which allows variation in dynamics and colour is (IMO!) very difficult - so if child can make it sound good with a full flexible sound that would impress.