Grade 8

Scales - choose one group

G, B♭~~OR~~G, A♭~~OR~~G, A
Major, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Chromatic Major Scales in thirds
Major Arpeggios and Broken Chords
Minor Arpeggios and Broken Chords
Dominant Seventh Arpeggios, tongued only
Diminished Sevenths Arpeggios (beginning on the note), tongued only
Whole Tone Scale, tongued only
Sustained note Any one note of the G major scale held for 14 - 16 seconds pp < ff > pp
Sustained scale Sustained scale G harmonic minor (middle octave) ascending and descending. Each note equals two beats (tongued only). Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes.
All E, F, F♯, G, G♯, and A scales, arpeggios and broken chords to be played three octaves, ascending and descending.
All other scales, arpeggios and broken chords to be played two octaves, ascending and descending.
All scales, arpeggios and broken chords to be: all tongued/all slurred/ slurred pairs/ two slurred, two tongued
Range - Inclusive as shown:
Tempo - ascending and descending minimum metronome speed 80, four notes per beat
Sustained scale 60, one note per two beats. Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes


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.
AllenStudy no. 60Progressive Studies for Clarinet, bk 2, ABRSM
ArnoldFantasy for Clarinet(Faber)
BachNo 18 or No 1921 Pieces for Clarinet, trans Giampieri (Ricordi)
BeethovenSymphony No 6Clarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
BerkeleyNo 1 or 33 Pieces for Clarinet Solos (Chester)
BlattNo 4650 Classical Studies for Clarinet, ed Weston (Fentone)
BrahmsSonata in E flat Op120 No2, 1st mvt
BrahmsSonata in F min Op120 No1, 1st mvt
CavalliniNo 19, 24, 26, or 2830 Caprices (Fischer)
Crusell3rd mvt from Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 5Universal
FinziFughetta No 5Five Bagatelles (Boosey & Hawkes)
GlazunovAllegretto No8Clarinet Solos Vol 2, ed King (Chester)
GouldDerivations, 1st mvt(SOUNZ)
HarveyNo 1Three Etudes on Themes of Gerschwin for Solo Clarinet (Emerson)
Hurlstone, WNos 1 & 2 or 3 & 4Four Characteristic Pieces
Krommer1st mvt from Concerto in E♭, Op 36Peters
Lutoslawski, WNo's 1 , 2 & 3 or No's 3, 4 & 5Dance Preludes (Chester)
Mendlessohn3rd mvt, Concert Piece No 1Clarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
MozartAny one of Church SonatasEd Ettlinger
MozartConcerto K 622, 1st mvt (if possible A clarinet to be used)
Penderecki3 MiniaturesClarinet & Piano
PiernéAndanta-ScherzoGerard Billaudot Editeur (PR.524015590)
PoulencSonata, 1st mvt(Chester)
RoseStudy no.7480 Graded Studies for Clarinet, bk 2, ed. Davies and Harris, Faber
RossiniBarber of SevilleClarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
Saint-Saëns, CSonata, 4th mvt(Chester) (Durand)
SchubertFinale, Shepherd on the RockClarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
SchumannLast mvt, Fairy TalesClarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
StamitzConcerto No3 in B flat(Peters)
SutermeisterConcerto, 1st or 3rd mvt
Tartini-JacobConcertino(Boosey & Hawkes)
TchaikovskySymphony No 6Clarinet: Orchestral & Chamber Music Excerpts (Allans)
UhlNo 24 from 48 Etudes for ClarinettVol 1, Schott
Weber, C MConcerto in F min Op73 No1, any two mvts
Weber, C MTheme & Variation Op33(Peters)


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