Piano Exam Pieces ABRSM Grade 4 2021 & 2022 (CD Included)
This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM’s Grade 4 Piano syllabus for 2021 & 2022, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C.
The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information.
The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 30 pieces on the Grade 4 syllabus, performed by Nikki Iles, Dinara Klinton, Robert Thompson and Anthony Williams.
This book contains the sheet music for the following Grade 4 repertoire:
- Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 [J. S. Bach]
- Etude in A minor (No. 3 from 30 Children’s Pieces, Op. 27) [D. B. Kabalevsky]
- Minuet and Trio, D. 41 No. 21 [Franz Schubert]
- Moonbeams (No. 1 from Rendezvous with Midnight) [Barbara Arens]
- Miniature Pastoral (No. 2 from Three Miniature Pastorals, Set 1) [Frank Bridge]
- Erster Verlust (No. 16 from Album für die Jugend, Op. 68) [Robert Schumann]
- Teasing Song (No. 18 from For Children, Vol. 2) [Béla Bartók]
- I Hear What You Say (No. 4 from Cool Beans!, Vol. 1) [Ben Crosland]
- Shark Soup (from Sam Wedgwood’s Project, Book 2) [Sam Wedgwood]
Candidates must prepare one piece from each of the above lists.
Focusing on all-round musicianship
ABRSM has designed their practical graded music exams to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of abilities. They're available at Grades 1 to 8, as well as a pre-Grade 1 Initial Grade for some subjects.
- Progressive goals to aim for
- Recognition for achievement
- Carefully structured syllabus requirements
- One-to-one assessment by an expert professional
- An objective guide to a candidate’s skills and progress
ABRSM exams are music exams rather than instrumental or singing exams. Examiners assess the quality of the music-making, not how it's achieved. For this reason, ABRSM don't restrict examiners to assessing only their own instrument but require them to examine all instruments.
There are no age restrictions and students can start with any grade or skip grades if they want to.