Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8.
Book 3 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 5 and 6. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Satieâ€™s Gymnopedie No. 1, or Haydnâ€™s Vivace assai. 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!
|ContentsMiniature in D minor, No. 2 from 10 Miniatures en forme dâ€™Ã‰tudes, Op. 8 [Alexander Gedike]Vivace assai: No. 11 from XII petites piÃ¨ces [Joseph Haydn]Air in F, from the â€˜Water Musicâ€™, HWV 464 [George Frideric Handel]Rondo: Sonatina in E, Op. 12 No. 12, second movement [James Hook]Of Foreign Lands and People (Von fremden Landern und Menschen), Op. 15 No. 1 [Robert Schumann]By the Brook, No. 6 from Album for the Young, Op. 25 [GÃ©nari Karganov]To a Wild Rose: No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 [Edward MacDowell / Rowsby Woof]Jackson Street Blues [Martha Mier]Invention No. 14 in B flat, BWV 785 [Johann Sebastian Bach]Columbine Dances, No. 1 from Puppets, Vol. 1 [Bohuslav Martinu]Waltz in A flat: No. 15 from Waltzes, Op.39 [Johannes Brahms / Kevin Hathway]Modulations (from Blue Piano) [Mike Cornick]SoirÃ©e Polka [Stephen Collins Foster]Adagio: 1st movement from Sonata in D, Op. 1 No. 4 [Baldassare Galuppi]Song without Words [Felix Mendelssohn]GymnopÃ©die No. 1 [Erik Satie]Vals Poetico (Poetic Waltz) No. 5 [Enrique Granados / Kevin Hathway]The Blue Pool (No. 5 from On the Cool Side) [Brian Chapple]Adagio: 2nd movt from Sonata in C, WoO 51 [Ludwig van Beethoven]|