Grade 8


C, F♯ 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 Seventh Arpeggios (beginning on the note) Tongued only
Whole Tone Scale (tongued only)
Double Tonguing C major, 2 octaves (ascending and descending). 2 semi-quavers on each note
Triple Tonguing D major, 1 octave (upper octave, ascending and descending), triplet on each note
Sustained note Any one note of the G major scale held for 14 - 16 seconds: pp < ff > pp)
Sustained scale Major scales, 1 octave (upper octave) ascending and descending. Each note equals two beats (tongued only). Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes.
All scales and arpeggios one or two octaves within the required range, ascending and descending.
All scales and arpeggios to be played: all tongued /all slurred/slurred pairs/ two slurred, two tongued
Major scales in thirds: tongued only
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.
Allen VizuttiPolka No 2020 Dances for Trumpet ( De Haske )
ArbanNo 4 Pg 288 (in Boosey & Hawkes Pg 196);Arban Method
ArbanNo 7 Pg 291 (in Boosey & Hawkes Pg 199);Arban Method
ArbanNo 11 Pg 295 (in Boosey & Hawkes Pg 203); Arban Method
ArbanNo 14 Pg 298 (in Boosey & Hawkes Pg 206)Arban Method
Arutunian, AConcerto No 1 (without cadenza)(IMC)
Beamish, SFanfare for Solo TrumpetWarwick
Berstein, LRed, White and BluesContemporary Music for Trumpet Boosey
Bourgeois, DNo.4 Slow Waltz or No. 8 AllegroFantasy Pieces for Trumpet Brass Wind
BozzaNo 1, 5, or 7Seize Etudes, Bozza (Le Duc)
Code, PZelda or MirandaFamous Cornet Solos (EMI)
CopelandQuiet CityContemporary Music for Trumpet Boosey
Gibbons, OKeyboard Suite arr Trumpet & Strings, ed Cruft (Stainer & Bell)
Haydn Trumpet Concerto 1st or 3rd mvt(Universal)
HaydnConcerto for Trumpet No 7 FinaleSolos for the Trumpet Player, ed Beeler (Schirmer)
Hummel, JTrumpet Concerto 1st or 3rd mvt(Universal)
Johnston, HAnna Karenina(Allans Publishing)
Martinu, BSonatine(Leduc)
Maxwell Davies, PSonatina for Solo TrumpetContemporary Music for Trumpet Boosey
MozartConcert Rondo No 8Solos for the Trumpet Player, ed Beeler (Schirmer)
Neruda, JTrumpet Concerto 1st or 3rd mvt(Musica Rara)
NesticoPortrait of a Trumpet
Peeters, FSonata Op 51, 1st or 3rd mvts(Peters)
Pilss, KConcerto, any mvt (Universal)
Pilss, KSonata, 1st or 3rd mvt(Universal)
Riisager, KConcertino Op 29, 1st & 3rd mvts(Hansen)
TchaikovskyBallet Suite Russian Roulette Brass Wind 3110


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