Grade Four

Scales

Major E, B♭, D♭ Two Octaves
Melodic Minor C Three Octaves (detaché only)
Melodic Minor A, E Two Octaves
Harmonic Minor A, E, F♯ Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Hook stroke
example
Spiccato
example
Two slurred, two separate
example
Four repeated notes detaché (single, legato bows, 2 octave scales only)
example
Seven notes slurred
example
Chromatic C, G Two Octaves
Bowing Pattern: Four notes slurred
example
Dominant Seventh C Two Octaves, to be played in the key (commencing on G)
Diminished Seventh C Two Octaves, beginning on the note
Major Arpeggios E, B♭, D♭ Two Octaves
C Three Octaves
Minor Arpeggios A, E, F♯ Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Separate
example
Detaché
example
Three notes slurred
example

Pieces — Four pieces to be chosen, one from each list, plus two in extra repertoire list.

List A
DotzauerStudy No. 2, 5, 6, 8 or 1040 Studies, Stainer & Bell
Feuillard Study No. 25, 26 or 36Etudes du Jeune Violoncellist, Delrieu
Kabalevsky No. 1 and 2Five Studies in Major & Minor, Peters P-4765
Lee, S.Study No. 2, 3, 5, 11 or 1440 Melodic and Progressive Studies, Vol 1. Op 31 I.M.C
Legg, P.No. 8, 9, 14 or 15Super Studies for Cello, Bk 2, Faber
MooneyBusy Bees Position Pieces for cello Bk 1, Alfred
MooneyThe Hippopotamus' DancePosition Pieces for cello Bk 1, Alfred
 
List B
ArneBlow, Blow Thou Winter WindTime Pieces for Cello, Vol 3, ABRSM
BachPolaccaClassical and Romantic Pieces for Cello and Piano, OUP
BrevalSonata in C 1st mvt, AllegroIMC; Suzuki Cello School Vol 4
CirriSonata No 3 in F 1st mvt AllegroHeinrichshofen HG 1283A/Peters
De FeschSonata in C Op 8 No 4, 3rd mvt MinuettoPeters
Franck Panis AngelicusUp Grade for Cello, Grades 3 & 4, Faber
Gluck Dance of the Blessed SpiritsTime Pieces for Cello, Vol 3, ABRSM
Handel Largo from XerxesSchott
PaxtonSonata in G Op 5 No 3 Allegro moderatoSchott ED 11051
Pergolesi NinaSolos for the Cello Player, Schirmer; Cheney's Solos for the Young Cellist Vol 2 Summy=Birchard 2007
PurcellDido's FarewellViolin Cello Music for Beginners, Bk 3, E.M.B. Z14037
Rameau Le TambourinViolin Cello Music for Beginners, Bk 3, E.M.B. Z14037
Tartini SarabandaOld Masters for Young Players, Schott E.D 983/M.D.S
TorelliSonata in G, 4th mvt AllegroBärenreiter HM 69
VivaldiConcerto in C, RV399, 1st mvtPeters
 
List C
DvořákAmerican Quartet No 9, 2nd mvtFirst Repertoire for cello Bk 3 arr Legg & Gout Faber
Granados DedicationTime Pieces for Cello, Vol3, ABRSM
GriegNorwegian Dance No. 12Classical and Romantic Pieces for Cello and Piano OUP
SchubertThe TroutViolin Cello music for Beginners, Bk 3, E.M.B. Z14037
Schumann Humming SongTime Pieces for Cello, Vol 3, ABRSM
Seitz Concerto, No.5, 1st mvtSuzuki Cello School, Vol 4
TchaikovskyChanson TristeSuzuki Cello School, Vol 4
Tchaikovsky HumoreskeTime Pieces for Cello, Vol 3, ABRSM
TchaikovskySweet ReverieViolin Cello Music for Beginners, Bk 3, E.M.B. Z14037
WeissenbornHumoreske No 4First Repertoire for Cello Bk 3 arr Legg & Gout Faber
 
List D
Biddington, EPizzicato and InterludeLittle Suite for Unaccompanied Cello SOUNZ
BlackwellSome Day, No. 26Cello Time Sprinters OUP
BlackwellWild West, No. 27Cello Time Sprinters OUP
BrittenFor the Flowers are Great BlessingsTime Pieces for Cello, Vol3 ABRSM
GayThe Lambeth WalkPlay Showtime, - Cello, Faber
Gershwin Let's Call the Whole Thing OffPlay Gershwin for Piano and Cello Faber
Graves'It is Market Day in the Square' 3rd mvt.Cathedral City Schott
Harris Black and White BluesTime Pieces for Cello, Vol 3, ABRSM
HindemithPiece One or Piece Two from Drei leichte StückeCheney's Solos for the Young Cellist Vol 2 Summy-Birchard
KershawBack to School BluesMellow Cello Fentone
Le Fleming AirAir and Dance, Chester
Lehar Waltz-Love UnspokenPlay Showtime - Cello, Faber
Sullivan On A Tree by a RiverTime Pieces for Cello, Vol3, ABRSM
Trad. Cuban Habanera-Quetu...First Repertoire for Cello Bk 2, Faber
Webster ScherzoSuzuki Cello School, Vol 3, Suzuki
Wedgwood Dawn ShadowsUp Grade for Cello Grade 3-4, Faber
Wedgwood Ho Down - Show DownJazzin' About for Cello and Piano, Faber
Wedgwood Just Passing ByJazzin' About for Cello and Piano, Faber
WedgwoodSometime, MaybeJazzin' About for Cello and Piano, Faber

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