Grade 8


B♭, C Major
B♭, C Harmonic Minor
B♭, C Melodic Minor
B♭, C Chromatic
B♭, C Major Scales in Thirds
B♭, C Whole Tone Scale
B♭, C Major Arpeggios
B♭, C Minor Arpeggios
B♭, C Dominant Sevenths of the major keys
B♭, C Diminished Sevenths (beginning on the note)
Double Tonguing B♭ major, 2 octaves (ascending and descending). 2 semi-quavers on each note
Triple Tonguing C major, one octave ascending and descending. Triplet on each note
Sustained note Any one note in the range held for at least 14 seconds, with crescendo and decrecendo (pp - ff - pp)
Sustained scale Major scales, 1 octave (upper octave) ascending. Each note to be held for two beats (tongued only). Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes
Articulation - All scales to be played ascending and descending two octaves within the required range, otherwise only one octave is necessary.
All scales and arpeggios to be played: all tongued/ all slurred/ two slurred, two tongued/ slurred pairs
Range - Inclusive as shown:
Tempo - Ascending and descending minimum metronome speed 80, four notes per beat


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.
ArbanNo 3, pp 206-208, No 6, pp 211-212, No 9, pp 215-216, or No 11, pp218-219Arban's Famous Method for Trombone, Fischer
ArnoldFantasy for TromboneFaber
Bach, J S arr LafosseCourante from Cello Suite No 2, or Allemande from Cello Suite No 4Suites for Tenor Trombone, Le Duc
BozzaHommage a BachLeduc
CorelliSonata in D minor, ed GibsonIMC
CorelliSonata in F, Op 5, ed BrownIMC
HandelConcerto in F minorIMC
KoppraschNo 38, 45, 48, or 5160 Studies Vol 2, Hofmeister
ManciniThe Pink Panther, arr FrankenpohlKendor
MarcelloSonata No 2 in E minor, any two contrasting mvmtsSchirmer
PryorBlue Bells of ScotlandFischer
Rimsky- KorsakovTrombone Concerto, 2nd and 3rd mvmtsBrass Wind
SchumannRomance Op 94, no 2 ,for Trombone and PianoBrass Wind
TelemannFantasia in A minor No 1Twelve Fantasias for Unaccompanied Trombone, ed Ralph, Fischer
Von WebberRomanza AppassionataFischer


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