Grade Five

Scales (ascending and descending)

Major C, D Three Octaves
G♭ Two Octaves
Harmonic Minor C, D Three Octaves
Melodic Minor C, D Three Octaves
G♭ Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns (three 8ves): Détaché
Bowing Patterns (two 8ves): Détaché (upper half)
Legato (whole bow)
Hook Stroke
Chromatic D Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Détaché
Legato (12 note slur)
Major Arpeggios C, D Three Octaves
G♭, A Two Octaves
Minor Arpeggios C, D Three Octaves
G♭, A Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Détaché
Dominant Seventh A♭ Two Octaves, resolving on the tonic
Diminished Seventh E♭ Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Détaché
Double Stops C Major 8ves One Octave (ascending and descending)
Bowing in slurred broken step, then together as in the following examples:



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.
B. HummelSonatina for Viola No 1 Op 35b 1st mvt MaestosoSimrock MDS
BachA Merry Tune from Peasant Cantata BWV 212Baroque Pieces for Viola OUP
BachGigue from Suite No IBach Cello Suites arr Forbes, Chester
BartókSlovak Peasants Dance,Editio Musica/Boosey
BennettBuskin: No 2 from Six Country DancesNovello NOVO90750
BernsteinMaria from Westside StoryAmazing Solos for Viola, Boosey
BizetSequidilla from CarmenAmazing Solos for Viola, Boosey
BridgeBerceuseBridge Four Pieces for Viola & Piano, Faber
CarseStudy No 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, any oneViola School of Progressive Studies, Bk 3, Stainer & Bell
ChappleFor Latin LoversComposers Series 7:First Collection for Viola & Piano Bosworth/Music Sales
CorelliAdagioAlbum of Classical Pieces Vol 1 IMC
CorelliPrelude No 19L'Alto Classique Vol B, UMP
DvořákSonatina Op 100 2nd mvtViola World, Bosworth
ElgarSalute d'AmourViola World/Music Sales
FarnabyNobodye's GiggeChester String Series Viola Bk 2
FauréAprès un RêveMusic for Viola 111,Editio Musica Budapest Z,13397
FergussonNo's 1 & 2 from Four Short PiecesBoosey & Hawkes
FinziCarolFive Bagatelles Boosey/MDS
FlacktonSonata in C min Op 2 No 8: 3rd & 4th mvts, Adagio & SicilianaSchott ED 10957
FlacktonSonata in C Op 2 No 4 Allegro ModeratoSchott
G MarieLa CinquantaineGerard Billaudot UMP
GermanThe English RoseRomantic melodies SJ Music
GluckMelody from OrfeoViola World/Bosworth
GossecTambourinTime Pieces for Viola Vol 2, ABRSM
GranadosSpanish Dance No 5 AndaluzaPopular Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
GriegTwo Elegaic Melodies No 1, Heart's SorrowClassical and Romantic Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
Handel Sonata No 5 for Flute, GigaClassical and Romantic Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
HandelSonata in G min Op 1, No 6, 4th mvt AllegroStainer & Bell H244
JoplinBethenaJoplin Rags for Viola & Piano, Sparta
JoplinRag Time Dance or Fig Leaf RagJoplin Ragtime Favourites - Viola Fentone/De Haske
KaliwodaNocturne No 1, 3, or 5 any oneIMC 1221
LeclairTambourinL'alto Classique Vol C, UMP
MaraisLa MarieL'Alto Classique Vol C, UMP
MarcelloSonata in C 2nd mvt AllegroTwo Sonatas IMC/MDS
MartiniMinuetAlbum of Classical Pieces Vol 3 IMC
MascagniIntermezzo sinfonico (from Cavalleria rusticana)Bosworth BOE4403/Music Sales
MazasStudy No 2, 3 or 4 any oneSpecial Studies for Viola Op 36 Bk 1, Schirmer
MozartBel Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlenTime Pieces for Viola Vol 2, ABRSM
PurcellDances from King ArthurClassical and Romantic Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
R. ClarkeI'll Bid My Heart be Still or Chinese PuzzleClarke Shorter Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
RebikovBerceuse and DanceChester Music for Viola, Chester
Rimsky-KorsakovChanson IndouL'Alto Classique vol C, UMP
RubinsteinMelodieL'alto Classique vol C, UMP
SchubertSerenadeBratschissimo Bosworth/Music Sales
SchubertSonata in A min 2nd mvt Adagio D821Bärenreiter/Faber
SchubertSonatina No 1 in D, D384 1st or 2nd mvtBelwin/IMC
SenailléSonata in G min Op 5 No 9 4th mvtStainer & Bell
SittTarantella Op 26 No 12Viola World/Music Sales
TchaikovskyChanson NapolitaineL'alto Classique Vol C, UMP
TchaikovskyHumoreske Op 10 No 2Popular Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
TchaikovskyReverie from Album for the YoungClassical and Romantic Pieces for Viola & Piano OUP
ToselliSerenataBosworth BOE4403/Music Sales
Trad AmericanBoston Fancy No 16Solos for the Viola Player arr. Doktor, Schirmer GS32926
Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Greensleeves arr ForbesOUP
VeraciniLargoMusic for Viola 111, Editio Musica Budapest Z,13397
VivaldiSonata in C Op 8 No 1: 5th mvt, GigaSchott ED 11261
VivaldiSonata in E min 1st & 2nd or 3rd & 4th mvtIMC
WeillSeptember SongTime Pieces for Viola Vol 2, ABRSM


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