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.
For Johnny Mehegan, No.2 from Four Anniversaries [Leonard Bernstein]
Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout [Brian Bonsor]
Berceuse [Frank Bridge]
Kleines Klavierstuck No. 1 [Franz 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.568 [Franz Schubert]
Sonata in D, Kp. 535, L. 262 [Domenico Scarlatti]
Prelude in G, BWV 860/1: No. 15 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1 [Johann Sebastian Bach]
Nocturne in B, Op. 32 No. 1 [Frederik Chopin]
Allegro, First movement from Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 [Ludwig van Beethoven]
Piano Blues No. 3 [Aaron Copland]
Prelude: first movement from Suite bergamasque [Claude Debussy]
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C (from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87) [Dmitri Shostakovich]
Sonata in F, K. 332 [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]