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Encore: Book 1, Grades 1 & 2

ISBN: 9781848498471, Stock code: AB-48498471 new
Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8.

Book 1 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 1 and 2. Have fun exploring timeless classics and modern favourites, like Hook’s Gavotte or the jazzy Vampire Blues. Plus, we’ve included background information and new ideas for exploring the music. Encore is perfect for:

-Developing... Read more
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Composer: Karen Marshall
  • Collection of best loved ABRSM piano exam pieces Grades 1 & 2
  • Pieces to help develop technique and skills
  • Timeless classics and modern favourites
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Encore: Book 1, Grades 1 & 2

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8.

Book 1 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 1 and 2. Have fun exploring timeless classics and modern favourites, like Hook’s Gavotte or the jazzy Vampire Blues. Plus, we’ve included background information and new ideas for exploring the music. Encore is perfect for:

-Developing skills and technique between grades
-Sourcing music for a concert or recital
-Learning or playing for fun, away from the exam format
-Adults returning to piano playing, looking for approachable repertoire they’ll recognise

For teachers, we’ve made sure that the content is perfectly balanced at every level. For quick reference, each piece has a note highlighting skills to focus on. Encore is packed full of music that will:
-Motivate students – all the pieces have been chosen for their ongoing popular appeal
-Form a bank of rich content, so you can pick and choose pieces to help each student improve
-Introduce new skills and techniques, to prepare exam candidates for the next level

Whether you’re working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you’ll want to play again and again!


24 pages
Publication date: 23/04/2015 



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Contents Contents
Vampire Blues (from Spooky Piano Time)Kevin Wooding
Giga: third movement from Lesson in C, Op. 12 No. 2. Encore, Book 1Samuel Arnold
A Song of Erin: No. 8 from First Year PiecesThomas Dunhill
The Old Cuckoo-ClockNina Batschinskaja
Cradle Song, No. 17 from The First Lessons, Op. 117Cornelius Gurlitt
Gavotta in C, Op. 81, Lesson 3 from 24 Progressive Lessons, Op. 81James Hook
Theme and First Variation, from 5 Happy Variations on a Russian Folksong, Op. 51 No. 1Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky
Das Echo, No. 14 from Maiblümchen, Op. 61Theodor Oesten
African Dance, from Bigger Picture Piano, Grade 2–3John Rowcroft
Das Ballet: No. 19 from Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler (Pieces for aspiring players)Daniel Gottlob Türk
Chattanooga Choo ChooHarry Warren
Musette in D, BWV Anh. II 126, from The Anna Magdalena Bach Book of 1725Anon.
The Prince of Denmark’s March. No. 9 from Old English Trumpet Tunes, Book 1Jeremiah Clarke
Ecossaise in Eb, WoO 86Ludwig van Beethoven
BallettoGeorg Lohlein
Mozzie, from Easy Little PeppersElissa Milne
Cloudy Day, No. 6 from Microjazz IChristopher Norton
The Bee, from Fantasy Studies for the Second Year, Op. 13Alec Rowley
Lullaby: No. 5 from ‘Six Sketches’Charles Villiers Stanford
Strange Things HappenSarah Watts
Garage Sale, from Really Easy Jazzin’ AboutPam Wedgwood
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