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 Wagglestickâ€™s Walkabout or a Beethoven Allegro. 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!
|ContentsPrelude in G, BWV 860/1: No. 15 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1 [Johann Sebastian Bach / Nikki Iles]For Johnny Mehegan, No.2 from Four Anniversaries [Leonard Bernstein]Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout [Brian Bonsor]Berceuse [Frank Bridge]Kleines KlavierstÃ¼ck No. 1 [Franz Liszt]Giga in G minor, from â€˜6 Suits or Lessons for the harpsichord or spinnetâ€™ [Jean Baptiste Loeillet]Menuetto and Trio Third movement from Sonata in E flat, D.568 Suite bergamasque [Claude Debussy]Sonata in F, K332: 1st movt, Allegro [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C (from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87) [Johnny Mercer / Dmitri Shostakovich]Sonata in D, Kp. 535, L. 262 [Domenico Scarlatti]|