Grade Eight


Major C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Harmonic Minor C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Melodic Minor C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Bowing Patterns Seven notes slurred
Up bow staccato on the string
Chromatic C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Bowing Pattern: Twelve notes slurred
Double stops All double stops to be played ascending and descending, compass two octaves
A major in 8ves
B♭ harmonic minor in 6ths
B♭ major in 3rds
Bowing Pattern: Detaché


Major Arpeggios C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Minor Arpeggios C Four Octaves
B Three Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Three notes slurred
Six notes slurred
Dominant Sevenths B (in the key) Three Octaves
Bowing Pattern: Four notes slurred
Diminished Sevenths B Three Octaves
C Four Octaves, beginning on the note
Bowing Pattern: Four notes slurred


Three pieces to be chosen by three different composers. Two pieces must be from the list below. One alternative "own choice" work may be substituted and should be at a similar level to those already in the syllabus.
BachSonata in D, BWV 1028, 1st and 2nd mvt Faber
BachSonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029 Allegro (3rd mvt) Henle 676
BachSuite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 Sarabande and Courante or Sarabande and Minuets 1 & 11 Bärenreiter
Bach Suite No.3 in C BWV 1009 Sarabande and Gigue
BarberSonata for Violoncello, Op. 6 2nd mvt Schirmer HL50327230
Berteau (Sammartini)Sonata in G, 1st mvtI.M.C. 2093
BoccheriniConcerto No. 1 in C (G477) 1st mvtSchott 108
BoccheriniConcerto No. 2 in D (G479) 2nd mvtSchott 113
BoccheriniSonata No. 2 in C (G6) 1st mvt 6 Sonata for Violoncello Ricordi 2461
Body, JackAeolian Harp for Unaccompanied CelloSOUNZ
BrahmsSonata in E Minor, Op. 38, Any mvt Wiener-Urtext
BrahmsSonata in F, Op. 99, 4th mvt Wiener-Urtext
Bridge ElegieFour Pieces for Cello, Faber
Britten Suite No. 1 in G, Serenata and MarciaFaber
BruchCanzone in B flat, Op. 55Breitkopf & Härtel 8072
BruchKol Nidrei, Op. 47Lengnick
ChopinSonata in G Minor, Op. 65, 2nd mvt Peters 1928
ChopinStudy in E major, Op.10 No. 3 (transcribed)Chopin for Cello and Piano, Bk1 PWM 10 382
De Falla Ritual Fire DanceChester CH00933
Debussy Sonata 1st mvt Henle 633
Dotzauer Study No. 70, 73, 76, 77, 78, 80 or 82113 Studies, Bk 3, Peters
Duport Study No. 6, 10, 11, 13 or 2021 Studies, I.M.C. or Peters
DvořákSlavonic Dance in G Minor Op. 46/8Slavonic Dances for Cello and Piano, Bärenreiter 6962
DvořákWaldesruhe, Op. 68, No. 5IMC 1741
ElgarConcerto in E Minor, Op. 85 1st or 3rd mvt, Novello
FauréElegie, Op 24Suzuki Vol 8; Anthology of Selected Pieces for Cello and Piano, Peters 7571
Fauré Berceuse from Dolly's Suite.Arr Grey, Fentone
Franchomme Any one of 12 CapricesOp. 7, I.M.C.
FranckSonata in A, 1st mvtI.M.C 323
Gershwin Bess You Are My Woman NowEncore! Lloyd Weber, Chester 63965
Granados IntermezzoSchirmer
GriegSonata in A Minor, Op. 36 2nd mvtPeters EP2157
HaydnConcerto in C major Hob VII/b No.1 1st mvtBreitkopf 2238
HaydnMinuet from Hob VI/6International 551
Hindemith Capriccio in A, Op 8, No.1Breitkopf & Härtel 5044
KabalevskyConcerto No.1 in G Min, Op 49 2nd Mvt Peters 4779
Kodály Romance LyriqueEMB Z.14333
Kodály Sonatina for Cello and PianoBoosey & Hawkes
Leighton ElegyLengnick
Lloyd Weber, A Variations 1 to 4, arr. RomanSteam Power Music
MartinůNocturnes, No. 2 or No. 3Leduc
MinskyNo. 2, Truckin' Through the SouthTen American Cello Etudes OUP
Monti CzardasDancing Cello, PWM10324
Nyman Miserere ParaphraseOn the Fiddle, Chester
Piatti No. 1 or No. 9Caprices, Op.25, Peters
PopperGavotte No. 2 in D, Op. 23International 1607; Suzuki Vol 7
PopperMazurka, Op. 51Editio Musica Budapest
PopperStudy No. 1, 2, 3, 6 or 11 Op. 73High School of Cello Playing, I.M.C.
RachmaninovDance Oriental Op. 2, No. 2Boosey & Hawkes M 060094743
RachmaninovSonata in G Minor, Op.19 3rd mvt Boosey & Hawkes 2219
Saint-SaënsChant Saphique, Op. 91The Complete Shorter Works for Cello and Piano, Faber
SchumannNo 2 and No 4 Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102International 3411
Shostakovich Two PiecesBelwin
Stravinsky Introduzione from Suite ItalienneBoosey & Hawkes
TchaikovskyAndante Cantabile, Op. 11Forberg
TchaikovskyMelodie, Op. 42, No. 3Simrock EE523
VivaldiConcerto in A Min, RV418, 2nd and 3rd mvts. Peters 9119
Vivaldi Concerto in B Min, RV424, 1st mvt Ricordi 931
WebernDrei Kleine Stücke, Op 11Universal


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