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Encore: Book 4, Grades 7 & 8

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Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8. Read more
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Composer: Karen Marshall
  • 14 best loved pieces previously set at ABRSM Grades 7 & 8
  • Footnotes on background info
  • Summaries of key skills and ideas for exploring the music
  • Timeless classics and modern favourites
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Encore: Book 4, Grades 7 & 8

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

Book 4 features popular pieces set on ABRSM Grades 7 and 8. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Willie Wagglestick’s Walkabout or a Beethoven Allegro. 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!

56 pages
Publication date: 23/04/2015 

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Contents Contents
Prelude in G, BWV 860/1: No. 15 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1Johann Sebastian Bach / Nikki Iles
For Johnny Mehegan, No.2 from Four AnniversariesLeonard Bernstein
Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout, No. 4 from Jazzy Piano 2Brian Bonsor
BerceuseFrank Bridge
Kleines Klavierstück No. 1, from Vier klieine Klavierstucke (Four Short Piano pieces), S. 192Franz Liszt
Giga in G minor, from ‘6 Suits or Lessons for the harpsichord or spinnet’Jean Baptiste Loeillet
Menuetto and Trio Third movement from Sonata in E flat, D.568Franz Schubert
Allegro, First movement from Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1Ludwig van Beethoven
Nocturne in B, Op. 32 No. 1Fryderyk Chopin
Piano Blues No. 3Aaron Copland
Prélude: first movement from Suite bergamasqueClaude Debussy
Sonata in F, K. 332Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C (from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87)Dmitry Shostakovich / Johnny Mercer
Sonata in D, Kp. 535, L. 262Domenico Scarlatti
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