Your favourite ABRSM piano exam pieces
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 Hookâ€™s Gavotte or the jazzy Vampire Blues. Plus, weâ€™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 theyâ€™ll recognise
For teachers, weâ€™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 â€“ 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 youâ€™re working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music youâ€™ll want to play again and again!
|ContentsCradle Song, No. 17 from The First Lessons, Op. 117 [Cornelius Gurlitt]Theme and First Variation, from 5 Happy Variations on a Russian Folksong, Op. 51 No. 1 [Dmitri Kabalevsky]Das Echo, No. 14 from MaiblÃ¼mchen, Op. 61 [Theodor Oesten]African Dance [John Rowcroft]Das Ballet: No. 19 from HandstÃ¼cke fÃ¼r angehende Klavierspieler (Pieces for aspiring players) [Daniel Gottlob TÃ¼rk]Chattanooga Choo Choo [Harry Warren]Vampire Blues [Kevin Wooding]Musette in D, BWV Anh. II 126 [Anon.]Ecossaise in Eb, WoO 86 [Ludwig van Beethoven]The Prince of Denmarkâ€™s March: Round O [Jeremiah Clarke]Balletto [Georg Lohlein]Mozzie [Elissa Milne]Cloudy Day, No. 6 from Microjazz I [Christopher Norton]The Bee [Alec Rowley]Lullaby: No. 5 from â€˜Six Sketchesâ€™ [Charles Villiers Stanford]Strange Things Happen [Sarah Watts]Garage Sale [Pam Wedgwood]Gavotte in C, Op. 81, Lesson 3 [James Hook]Giga: Third movement from Lesson in C, Op. 12 No. 2 [Samuel Arnold]A Song of Erin: No. 8 [Thomas Dunhill]The Old Cuckoo-Clock [N. Batschinskaja]|