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LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
Piano Grades repertoire list
1 January 2013 – 31 December 2017
Contents
Page
LCM Publications ................................................................
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Recordings .........................................................................
3
Other Examinations ............................................................
3
Acknowledgements ............................................................
3
Examination Formats .........................................................
4
Pre Preparatory ...................................................................
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Step 1 ..................................................................................
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Step 2 ..................................................................................
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Grade 1 ...............................................................................
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Grade 2 ...............................................................................
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Grade 3 ...............................................................................
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Grade 4 .......................................................................... ….. 14
Grade 5 ...............................................................................
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Grade 6 ...............................................................................
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Grade 7 ...............................................................................
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Grade 8 ...............................................................................
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Leisure Play ........................................................................
24
Piano Duet ..........................................................................
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Piano Accompaniment ........................................................
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Viva Voce ............................................................................
32
Aural Tests ..........................................................................
34
This repertoire list should be read in conjunction with the current Music
Grades Syllabus. Copies are available free of charge via our website,
www.uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams, or on request from the LCM Exams office.
Please refer to the Music Grades Syllabus for full details about graded
exams, recital grades, leisure play exams and performance awards.
This repertoire list is valid from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2017.
LCM Examinations
Director of Examinations
John Howard BA PhD
Chief Examiner in Music
Philip Aldred BEd FLCM
LCM Examinations
University of West London
St Mary’s Road
Ealing
London
W5 5RF
tel: +44 (0)20 8231 2364
email: [email protected]
www.uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams
© Copyright 2012 by the University of West London, LCM Examinations
September 2013 edition
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LCM Publications
The following LCM Publications are relevant to this syllabus:
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LL249
LL250
LL251
LL252
LL253
LL254
LL255
LL256
LL257
LL258
LL259
LL278
LL189
LL205
Piano Handbook: Pre-Preparatory
Piano Handbook: Step 1
Piano Handbook: Step 2
Piano Handbook: Grade 1
Piano Handbook: Grade 2
Piano Handbook: Grade 3
Piano Handbook: Grade 4
Piano Handbook: Grade 5
Piano Handbook: Grade 6
Piano Handbook: Grade 7
Piano Handbook: Grade 8
Piano Anthology: Grades 1 & 2
Specimen Aural Tests (revised 2006)
LCM Aural Handbook: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Preparing for LCM Aural Tests
LCM Publications are distributed by Music Exchange (tel: 0161 946 9301; email: [email protected]).
A complete list of titles may be found on their website – www.music-exchange.co.uk
The specimen aural tests are also available as downloads from www.LCMEbooks.org
Recordings
Recordings of the piano grades repertoire are available for download from:
• www.LCMEbooks.org
Click on the ‘Piano Grades Pieces’ tab to purchase mp3 downloads of performances of the studies, handbook
pieces and additional list pieces.
Other Examinations
LCM Examinations offers examinations in a wide range of subjects, covering classical, jazz, pop/rock and
traditional music genres. The following may also be of interest:
• Piano: diplomas in performance (4 levels) and in teaching (3 levels).
• Jazz Piano: steps, graded exams, recital grades, leisure play exams and performance awards; diplomas in
performance (4 levels) and in teaching (3 levels).
• Electronic Keyboard: steps, graded exams, recital grades, leisure play exams and performance awards;
diplomas in performance (4 levels) and in teaching (3 levels).
• Ensemble: a flexible syllabus catering for all types of ensemble from duets and trios up to orchestras, choirs
and concert bands. Six levels are offered, ranging from Grades 1-2 to DipLCM standard.
• Theory: step and 8 grades; 3 levels of theoretical diplomas.
Syllabuses are available free of charge via our website, www.uwl.ac.uk/lcmexams, or on request from LCM Exams.
Acknowledgements
Grateful thanks are due to Peter Wild, the principal syllabus compiler, and to William Alexander, editor of the
handbooks.
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Examination Formats
Following is an overview of the four examination formats offered by LCM Examinations: grades, recital grades,
leisure play and performance awards.
Please refer to the relevant section of the Music Grades Syllabus for full details.
Grades
Recital Grades
Leisure Play
Performance
Awards
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3 pieces
4 (or 5) pieces,
all selected from
repertoire list
4 pieces (3 selected
from grade list and/or
leisure play list, plus
1 own choice)
3 pieces
Viva Voce
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Optional for
Component 2
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Sight Reading
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Optional for
Component 2
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Aural Tests
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Grades 1-8
Grades 1-8
Levels 1-8
Levels 1-8
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Examination
Examination
Examination
DVD
Pass: 65-74%
Merit: 75-84%
Distinction: 85-100%
Pass: 65-74%
Merit: 75-84%
Distinction: 85-100%
Pass: 65-74%
Merit: 75-84%
Distinction: 85-100%
Pass: 65-74%
Merit: 75-84%
Distinction: 85-100%
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Technical Work
Performance
Structure
Pre-requisites
Assessment
Grading
Ofqual
Accreditation
4
Introductory Examinations
Piano: Pre Preparatory
Candidates for Pre Preparatory will find all the required material for the examination in:
LCM Piano Handbook: Pre Preparatory (LL249)
Degree of difficulty: Five-finger position, without hand shifts. No accidentals.
In order to reassure candidates, a parent or teacher is allowed to be present (in a SILENT capacity).
Component 1 – Exercises
25 marks
Candidates should play ALL of the following:
• Gliding with RH and LH
• Couples
• Pitter Patter
• Slur and Bounce
• Opposites
• Stamping and Dancing
Component 2 – List A Pieces
20 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• Wheels on the Bus
• Bobby Shaftoe
• Ye Banks and Braes
• Oh Susanna
• Like the Blue Danube
Component 3 – List B Pieces
40 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• London Bridge
• Hot Cross Buns
• Little John
• Oranges and Lemons
• Old MacDonald
Component 4 – Recognition of Notes
15 marks
Notes C - G in the Treble Clef and C - F in the Bass Clef to be recognised.
5
Piano: Step 1
Candidates for Step 1 will find all the required material for the examination in:
LCM Piano Handbook: Step 1 (LL250)
Degree of difficulty: No shifting from the 5-finger position, except for a very occasional slight extension. Mostly
simple time signatures with the quaver as the shortest note and principally using white keys.
Component 1 – Exercises
25 marks
Candidates should play ANY FIVE of the following:
• Silky Smooth
• Bouncing Bears
• Contrary Cats
• Copy Cat
• Honking Horns
• Three at a Time
• A Little Dance
• Sailing Along
• Jumping Beans
• Bacon and Eggs
Component 2 – List A Pieces
20 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• Lazy Llamas
• Girls and Boys
• Accents and Squashed Notes
• Kum Ba Yah
• Alouette
Component 3 – List B Pieces
40 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• Aura Lee
• Sloop John B
• Au Clair de la Lune
• Lord of the Dance
• Grand Old Duke
Component 4 – Questions on Rudiments
15 marks
Recognition and identification of staff, bar-lines, clefs, pitch names, note types and values, and rest values, all
relating to the music performed.
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Piano: Step 2
Candidates for Step 2 will find all the required material for the examination in:
LCM Piano Handbook: Step 2 (LL251)
Degree of difficulty: The music will be in the same keys as the scales, with occasional accidentals, passing of the
thumb under the third finger, and third finger over the thumb, shifting of the hands, and occasional easy intervals.
Component 1 – Technical Work and Exercises
25 marks
Candidates will play the scales of C, G and D major (one octave from memory, hands together).
Candidates should play ANY FIVE of the following:
• The Expander
• Rocking
• Rolling
• Finger Frolics
• Chords and Contraries
• Accidental Fifths
• Up and Away
• Chinese Lanterns
Component 2 – List A Pieces
20 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• Syncopated Song
• Big Contrasts
• Country Gardens
• Flutes and Drums
• Viennese Polka
Component 3 – List B Pieces
40 marks
Candidates should play ANY TWO of the following:
• Keel Row
• Over the Waves
• German Dance
• Rover’s Tune
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Component 4 – Questions on Rudiments
15 marks
As for Step 1, but now including dotted note values and knowledge about the position and purpose of the key and
time signatures, accidentals and basic dynamic signs. All questions will relate to the music performed.
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Graded Examinations
Piano: Grade 1
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1 (LL252).
Option 1: Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be played legato. Minimum tempo: q = 69.
Minors: harmonic or melodic, at the candidate’s choice.
Key
C major
G major
D major
F major
A minor
D minor
Hands together in
similar motion
(1 octave)
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Hands separately
(2 octaves)
Contrary motion
(1 octave)
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Broken chords (patterns as exemplified in handbook) and arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato. Minimum tempo: e = 100.
Key
C major
G major
F major
A minor
D minor
Broken chord,
hands separately
(see handbook)
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Arpeggio, hands separately
(1 octave)
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Option 2: Study
PEGLER
Inside Out from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1
Component 2 – Performance
LCM
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1 (LL252).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
DUNCOMBE
HAYDN
MOZART, L
Trumpet Tune
German Dance, Hob.IX/22
Minuet in D
D’ANGLEBERT
DIABELLI
GURLITT
MOZART
SCHEIN
TELEMANN
A French Minuet from Piano Progress Book 1
Lesson in C from Essential Piano Repertoire Pre-Grade
The Rocking Horse from The New Gurlitt Volume 1
Allegro in F, K.1c from Best of Grade 1 Piano
Allemande from Piano Progress Book 1
Minuet from Piano Progress Book 1
8
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1
LCM
Faber
Spartan Press
Schott
Faber
Faber
Faber
List B
CLEMENTI
SPINDLER
TRAD.
Sonatina in C, Op.36 No.3, slow movement
Song Without Words
Scarborough Fair (arr. Wild)
BARTOK
BOYCE
GRECHANINOV
HORAK
LLOYD WEBBER
ROWCROFT
SHEARD
TRAD.
Children at Play
March
Fairy Tale
Cuckoo
A Waltz for Springtime
Rhapsody
Rocking Song
Morning Has Broken (arr. Wild)
MAYKAPAR
MENKEN
RYBICKI
WALKER
WEDGWOOD
WEDGWOOD
In the Garden, Op.28 No.1 from Masterpieces with Flair Book 1
Beauty and the Beast (arr. Walker) from The Princess Piano Book
Longing from I Begin to Play
Waltz for Cinderella’s Mice from The Princess Piano Book
Imaginary Friends from Piano for Fun
The Mad Hatter’s Funeral March from Piano for Fun
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1
from Piano Anthology:
Grades 1 & 2
LCM
LCM
Alfred
Faber
PWM
Faber
Faber
Faber
List C
BARON
MILNE
WEDGWOOD
Cowboy Song
Square-O
In the Hall of the Mountain Bear
CHAMBERLAIN
CHAPPLE
GUILFOYLE
HALL
HEDGES
WEDGWOOD
WEDGWOOD
Baby Bossa Nova
Copycat
Ticking Away
Cheerful Cha-cha-cha
Pony Ride
Pluto
Saturday Shuffle
ARLEN
DAVID
NORTON
NORTON
TAKACS
WEDGWOOD
We’re Off to See the Wizard (arr. Walker) from The Magic Piano Book
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (arr. Walker) from The Princess Piano Book
Rag Time from Microjazz Collection Book 1
Struttin’ from Microjazz Collection Book 1
Hiking Song from Von Nah und Fern, Op.111
Cool Calypso from Piano for Fun
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1
from Piano Anthology: Grades 1 & 2
Component 3 – Viva Voce
LCM
LCM
Faber
Faber
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Universal Edition
Faber
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1 (LL252).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 1 (LL252) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 2
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2 (LL253).
Option 1: Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be played legato. Minimum tempo: q = 72.
Minors: harmonic or melodic, at the candidate’s choice.
Key
Hands together and
separately, in similar motion
(2 octaves)
C major
G major
D major
A major
E major
F major
A minor
E minor
D minor
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Contrary motion
(2 octaves)
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Chromatic scale, hands separately, beginning on D (1 octave).
Broken chords (patterns as exemplified in handbook) and arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato. Minimum tempo: q = 60.
Key
G major
F major
C major
D minor
E minor
A minor
Broken chord,
hands separately
(see handbook)
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Arpeggio, hands separately
(2 octaves)
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Option 2: Study
LE COUPPEY
Study No.17 from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2
Component 2 – Performance
LCM
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2 (LL253).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
BARON
HASSLER
MOZART, L
Allegro Vivace (from Lucy Sonata)
Scherzo in F
Minuet in A
ATTWOOD
BACH, J S
1st movement from Sonatina No.3 in F from Easy Progressive Lessons
Polonaise in G minor (from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach)
from Keynotes Grades 1-2
Study in F, Op.176 No.17 from The Best of Grade 2 Piano
Air Arabe from Romantic Piano Anthology Book 2
Spanish Dance from Masterpieces with Flair
Gigue from Keynotes Grades 2-3
DUVERNOY
LE COUPPEY
OESTEN
TELEMANN
10
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2
LCM
ABRSM
Faber
Faber
Schott
Alfred
Faber
List B
FUCHS
MAYKAPAR
WEDGWOOD
Sad at Heart
The Music Box
Faraway
BARTOK
BERENS
GRECHANINOV
HALL
PLE
SHEARD
WILD
WOODING
Dance With Me
Puppet Waltz
Farewell
The Princess and the Spinning-wheel
The Shepherd’s Song
Playtime
Conversation Piece
Sweet Dreams
BIZET
MAIKAPAR
SHORE
WEDGWOOD
WEDGWOOD
ZILCHER
Toreador’s Song (from Carmen) from Music Through Time Book 1
The Moth from The Best of Grade Two Piano
Concerning Hobbits (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film Grades 2-3
Climate Change from It’s Never Too Late to Play
Moppet from It’s Never Too Late to Play
A Song of Happiness from Gradations
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2
from LCM Piano Anthology:
Grades 1& 2
LCM
LCM
OUP
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
Boosey & Hawkes
List C
CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERS
MILNE
Henry’s Wilde
Chinese Whispers
Skedaddle
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2
LCM
CHAPPLE
GANGE
GRACE
HALL
HALL & DRAYTON
NORTON
SEIBER
In the Pink
Sarah’s Song
Cats at Play
Rattlesnake Rag
Playful Plesiosaurs
Space Walk
Tango II (Habanera)
from LCM Piano Anthology: Grades 1 & 2
LCM
BARBERA / HANNA / CURTIN
The Flintstones Theme (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film Grades 2-3
JOPLIN
The Easy Winners from Music Through Time Book 1
MILNE
Who’s Been Bouncing on My Bed? from Easy Little Peppers
WEDGWOOD
Bling Bling from It’s Never Too Late to Play
WEDGWOOD
Jammy Dodger from Really Easy Jazzin’ About
WILLIAMS
Hedwig’s Theme (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film Grades 2-3
Component 3 – Viva Voce
Faber
OUP
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2 (LL253).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 2 (LL253) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 3
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254).
Option 1: Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared legato only, piano and forte. Minimum tempo: q = 84.
Minor scales: harmonic or melodic, at the candidate’s choice.
Key
D major
A major
F major
Bb major
Eb major
E major
E minor
G minor
C minor
Hands together and
separately, in similar motion
(2 octaves)
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Contrary motion
(2 octaves)

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Chromatic scales
Hands separately, beginning on A and on F# (2 octaves).
Broken chords (patterns as exemplified in handbook) and arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato and forte. Minimum tempo: q = 72.
Key
G major
D major
A major
E minor
D minor
C minor
G minor
Broken chord,
hands separately
(2 octaves)
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Arpeggio, hands separately
(2 octaves)
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
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Option 2: Study
HELLER
Study in A minor, Op.125 No.2 from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3
Component 2 – Performance
LCM
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
CLEMENTI
HASSLER
HAYDN
Sonatina in C, Op.36 No.1, 2nd movement
Andantino in A, Op.38 No.31
Allegro from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI/8
ANON.
DIEUPART
HANDEL
MOZART
SCARLATTI
ZILCHER
Anglaise in D minor from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
Passepied (from Suite No.2 in D) from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
Gavotte in G, HWV 491 from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
Allegro in F, K.15a from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
Sonata in G from Keynotes Grades 3-4
Scherzo from Fascinations
12
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3
LCM
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
Boosey & Hawkes
List B
FUCHS
GURLITT
SMETANA
The Proud Horseman
A Little Flower
Toccata
BARTOK
FIBICH
GRETCHANINOV
HOLST
Play from For Children Vol.1
Boosey & Hawkes
Poco Allegretto from Fascinations
Boosey & Hawkes
On Horseback from Music Through Time Book 3
OUP
I Vow to Thee, My Country (arr. Carson-Turner) from Classic FM Land of Hope and Glory
Faber
A Passing Thought, Op.4 No.1 from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
Faber
Danny Boy (arr. Chamberlain) from Step It Up! Grades 3-4
Faber
MAIKAPAR
TRAD.
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3
LCM
List C
CORNICK
PEGLER
SEIBER
Blues in Two
Hand Over
Foxtrot II
CORNICK
GILKYSON
Ascension Rag from 30 Easy Piano Studies
Universal Edition
The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book) (arr. Wedgwood)
from Easy Jazzin’ About Standards
Faber
Carnival in Rio from Hello, Mr Gillock! Carl Czerny!
Breitkopf
Maple Leaf Rag (arr. Wedgwood) from Easy Jazzin’ About Standards
Faber
Jungle Jingle from Even More Little Peppers
Faber
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film Grades 4-5
Faber
GILLOCK
JOPLIN
MILNE
NEWMAN
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3
Component 3 – Viva Voce
LCM
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 4
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4 (LL255).
Option 1: Scales and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared legato only, piano and forte. Minimum tempo: q = 96.
Minors: harmonic or melodic, at the candidate’s choice, except where specified.
Key
E major
B major
Bb major
Eb major
Ab major
Db major
G major
D major
B minor
G minor
C minor
F minor
A minor
Hands together and
separately, in similar motion
(2 octaves)






In contrary motion
(2 octaves)
In contrary motion
(1 octave, harmonic only)
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Chromatic scales
Hands separately, beginning on any note (2 octaves).
In contrary motion, beginning on D and on Ab (2 octaves).
Arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato and forte. Minimum tempo: q = 76.
Key
C major
E major
B major
Eb major
Ab major
B minor
F# minor
C# minor
Hands together,
in root position
(2 octaves)
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Hands separately,
in root position
(2 octaves)
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



Option 2: Study
KOHLER
Study in C, Op.63 No.1 from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4
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LCM
Component 2 – Performance
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4 (LL255).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
BEETHOVEN
BENDA
HAYDN
Lustig und Traurig
Presto from Sonata in A minor
Allegro from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI/8
ALCOCK
BACH, W F
BEETHOVEN
BURGMULLER
GURLITT
MOZART
Gavot (from Suite No.2 in Bb) from The Best of Grade 4 Piano
Allegro from Keynotes Grade 3-4
1st movement from Sonatina in F major
La Styrienne, Op.100 No.14 from Gradations
Impromptu, Op.224 No.5 from Fascinations
Rondo in F from The Best of Grade 4 Piano
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4
LCM
Faber
Faber
Peters
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Faber
List B
LAMBERT
REINHOLD
ROBINSON
Criss-Cross
Hungarian Dance, Op.39 No.9
La Jeune Demoiselle
ARLEN
CHAMBERLAIN
HELLER
KABALEVSKY
SCHONBERG
SCULTHORPE
Over The Rainbow (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film Themes Grade 4-5
Faber
King of the Castle from Step it Up! Grade 3-4
Faber
The Avalanche from Masterpieces with Flair Book 1
Alfred
Toccatina, Op.27
Boosey & Hawkes
I Dreamed a Dream (arr. Wedgwood) from It’s Never Too Late to Play Showtunes
Faber
Sea Chant (from Two Easy Pieces) from Keynotes Grade 3-4
Faber
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4
LCM
List C
CHAMBERLAIN
SHOSTAKOVICH
WEDGWOOD
Tickety-Boo
A Funny Story from Children’s Notebook
Spider in the Bath
GILLOCK
JOHN
JOPLIN
MANCINI
PORTER
TADMAN-ROBINS
The Juggler from Hello, Mr Gillock! Carl Czerny!
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway
The Entertainer (arr. Wedgwood) from Up-Grade! Jazz Grade 2-3
The Pink Panther Theme (arr. Wedgwood) from Up-Grade! Jazz Grade 2-3
Anything Goes (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway
Square Dance from Just for Starters
Component 3 – Viva Voce
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4
LCM
Breitkopf
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
Encore
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4 (LL255).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 4 (LL255) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 5
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256).
Option 1: Scales and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared piano and forte, legato / staccato as specified.
Minimum tempo: q. = 80, contrary motions at q = 108
Key
C major
F major
Bb major
B major
F# major
G major
E major
Ab major
A major
Bb minor
F# minor
C# minor
A minor
D minor
C minor
E minor
Hands together and separately
in similar motion, legato only
(3 octaves)





Hands separately,
staccato only
(3 octaves)
In contrary motion,
legato only
(2 octaves)






Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Melodic only
Melodic only
Melodic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Chromatic scales
In similar motion, hands together, legato only, beginning on any note (3 octaves).
In contrary motion, legato only, beginning a major 3rd apart on C/E and on F#/A# (2 octaves).
Arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato and forte. Minimum tempo: q = 90.
Key
B major
Db major
Ab major
Bb major
F major
B minor
C# minor
G# minor
Bb minor
F minor
Hands together and
separately,
in root position
(2 octaves)










Option 2: Study
LOESCHHORN
Melodic Study Op.192 from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5
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LCM
Component 2 – Performance
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
CLEMENTI
HAYDN
KUHLAU
Un Poco Andante from Sonata in D, Op.25 No.6
Presto from Sonata in D, Hob.XVI/37
Allegro Molto from Sonatina in F, Op.88. No.4
BACH, J S
BENDA
BURGMULLER
HANDEL
VOGEL
Gavotte from French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816/4 from The Best of Grade 5 Piano
Sonatina in F from The Best of Grade 5 Piano
La Tarantelle from 25 Etudes Faciles et Progressives from The Best of Grade 5 Piano
Sarabande and Variations I & II (from Suite No.9 in D minor) from Keynotes Grades 3-4
Andantino (from Sonata on Themes from The Magic Flute) from Keynotes Grades 4-5
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 LCM
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
Faber
List B
CUI
GOUNOD
PEGLER
Spanish Puppets
Funeral March of a Marionette (arr. Wild)
Silhouette Waltz
FAURE
GRIEG
HELLER
MacDOWELL
PODGORNOV
SCHUMANN
Pavane from Classic FM Smooth Classics
Popular Melody (Folk Song), No.5 from Lyric Pieces, Op.12
Study in Ab, Op.47 No.23 from The Best of Grade 5 Piano
To a Wild Rose, Op.51 No.1 from Romantic Piano Repertoire Level 1
Barcarola from Nicolai Podgornov's Graded Pieces for Piano Level 1
Evening Song from Abendlied from Contemplations
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5
LCM
Faber
Peters
Faber
Faber
Universal Edition
Boosey & Hawkes
List C
NORTON
PORTER
TRAD.
Mechanics Rag
Night and Day (arr. Wedgwood)
Skye’s the Limit (arr. Kershaw)
BARTOK
CORNICK
EVANS
KABALEVSKY
KABALEVSKY
LERNER / LOEWE
No.12 from For Children Volume 1
Re: Peter’s Rag from Piano Ragtime
Dolphins from Animal Tone Poems
A Little Joke from Thirty Piano Pieces, Op.27
A Warlike Dance from Thirty Piano Pieces, Op.27
Wouldn't it be Loverly (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5
Component 3 – Viva Voce
LCM
Boosey & Hawkes
Universal Edition
Hal Leonard
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Faber
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 6
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6 (LL257).
Option 1: Scales and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared piano and forte. Minimum tempo: h = 76.
Key
F major
Bb major
Eb major
Ab major
Db major
E major
B major
F# major
G major
D major
E minor
B minor
F# minor
C# minor
G# minor
F minor
Bb minor
Eb minor
A minor
C minor
G minor
Hands together and
separately, in similar motion,
legato only
(4 octaves)








Hands separately,
staccato only
(4 octaves)
In contrary motion,
legato only
(2 octaves)





Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Chromatic scales
In similar motion, hands together and separately, legato only, beginning on any note (4 octaves).
In contrary motion, legato only, beginning on E and on Bb (2 octaves).
Arpeggios
From memory. To be played legato and forte. Minimum tempo: h = 48.
Key
G major
Bb major
A major
Eb major
B major
Db major
F# major
G minor
Bb minor
A minor
Eb minor
B minor
C# minor
F# minor
Hands together and
separately,
in root position (4 octaves)














Dominant 7th arpeggio, hands together and separately, in root position, in the key of C (3 octaves).
This should start on the dominant of the specified key.
Diminished 7th arpeggio, hands together and separately, beginning on C (3 octaves).
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Option 2: Studies
BURGMULLER
AND
KOHLER
Velocity, Op.109 No.10
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6
LCM
Second Study of Group III
Component 2 – Performance
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6 (LL257).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
CORNICK
HAYDN
HUMMEL
Rococo Plus
Allegro from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI/G1
Alla Polacca in Bb
BACH, J S
BEETHOVEN
CLEMENTI
HAYDN
HELLER
SCHUBERT
Two-part Invention No.6 in E major, BWV 777
Andante from Sonata in G major, Op.79 No.25
Lento e Patetico from Sonata in F# minor, Op.25 No.5
Finale (Presto) from Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI/23
Vivace from Fascinations
Allegretto in C minor, D.915
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6
LCM
Bärenreiter
Henle
Schirmer / Music Sales
Henle
Boosey & Hawkes
Bärenreiter
List B
MacMILLAN
PUTZ
WILLIAMS
Barncleupédie
Sentimental Lady (Jazz Waltz)
Retrospection
CHOPIN
FRANCK
MENDELSSOHN
SCHUMANN
TANNER
TCHAIKOVSKY
Mazurka in Ab major, Op.24 No.3
Petite Prélude from Romantic Piano Repertoire Level 1
Lieder ohne Worte in E major, Op.30 No.3
Knecht Ruprecht from Album for the Young, Op.68
La Polonaise Pamplemousse from Eye Tunes Grades 5-6
March from Die Jahreszeiten, Op.37bis
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6
LCM
Henle
Faber
Dover
Peters
Spartan Press
Henle
List C
DEBUSSY
NORTON
TURINA
Le Petit Nègre
Hungarian Stomp
The Trained Dog
BADELT / ZIMMER
BOURNE
CASELLA
DAVIS
RODGERS
SONDHEIM
He's a Pirate (from Pirates of the Caribbean) from The Essential Film Collection
Faber
Indians from Unbeaten Tracks
Faber
Bolero from Pezzi Infantili
Universal Edition
Pride and Prejudice: Main Theme (arr. Harris) from Classic Period Dramas
Faber
My Favorite Things (arr. Wedgwood) from After Hours Jazz Book 1
Faber
Not While I'm Around (from Sweeney Todd) (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway
Faber
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6
Component 3 – Viva Voce
LCM
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6 (LL257).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 6 (LL257) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 7
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258).
Option 1: Scales and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared piano and forte.
Minimum tempo: h = 80, except for hands separately in 3rds, which should be at a minimum tempo of q = 60.
Key
C major
D major
A major
E major
B major
F# major
F major
Db major
G major
A minor
E minor
B minor
D minor
F# minor
C minor
C# minor
F minor
Hands together and separately
in similar motion,
legato and staccato
(4 octaves)








In contrary motion,
legato and staccato
(2 octaves)
In 3rds, hands separately,
legato only
(1 octave)










Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Chromatic scales
In similar motion, hands a minor 3rd apart, legato and staccato, beginning on D/F (2 octaves).
In contrary motion, legato only, beginning on C and on F# (2 octaves).
Arpeggios
From memory. To be prepared legato only, piano and forte. Minimum tempo: h = 52.
Key
C major
D major
A major
E major
B major
F# major
F major
Db major
C minor
D minor
A minor
E minor
B minor
F# minor
F minor
C# minor
Hands together and separately,
in root position
(4 octaves)
















Hands together and separately,
in 1st inversion
(4 octaves)
















Dominant 7th arpeggios, hands together and separately, in root position in the keys of G, F, D, A, E and B
(3 octaves). These should start on the dominant of the specified key.
Diminished 7th arpeggios, hands together and separately beginning on C#, D and Eb (3 octaves).
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Option 2: Studies
GOUNOD
AND
HELLER
May Morning
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7
LCM
Study in C minor, Op.46 No.26
Component 2 – Performance
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
BACH
MOZART
RIGBY
Corrente from Partita No.5, BWV829
Allegro from Sonata in C, K.279
Vamping Haydn
BACH
Prelude from Prelude & Fugue in A minor
from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Book 1, BWV865
Scherzando from Sonata in C# minor, Hob.XVI/36
Hungarian from Animations
3rd movement (Allegretto) from Sonata in Bb, K.570
Sonata in C, Kp.159 from 200 Sonate, Parte Prima
Butterfly from Animations
HAYDN
HOFMANN
MOZART
SCARLATTI
VON WILM
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7
LCM
Henle
Henle
Boosey & Hawkes
Henle
EMB
Boosey & Hawkes
List B
MacDOWELL
McBIRNIE
TRAD.
Summer Song
Interlude for Z.E.D.
Molly Malone (arr. Pegler)
ALKAN
GRIEG
MASSENET
MENDELSSOHN
POTT
SCHUMANN
La Vision, Op.63 No.1 from Romantic Piano Repertoire Level 1
Puck from Lyric Pieces, Op.71 No.3
Papillons Noirs from Romatic Piano Repertoire Level 1
Venetian Gondola Song from Lieder Ohne Worte, Op.30 No.6
Villanelle from The Fand Grade 5 Piano Album
Glückes Genug from Kinderszenen, Op.15
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7
LCM
Faber
Henle
Faber
Dover
Fand Music Press
Henle
List C
FAURE
GERSHWIN
SKRYABIN
Romance sans Paroles in Ab, Op.17 No.3
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (arr. Wedgwood)
Prelude in Bb, Op.17 No.6
DEBUSSY
NORTON
PROKOFIEV
RODGERS & HART
SATIE
TANNER
The Little Shepherd from Children’s Corner Suite
Boogie from Microjazz Collection 3
Visions Fugitives No.1
My Funny Valentine (arr. Wedgwood) from After Hours Jazz Book 2
Gnossienne No.3
Wind Over Goonhilly from Eye Tunes Book 6
Component 3 – Viva Voce
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 LCM
Peters
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Faber
Schott
Spartan Press
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano: Grade 8
Component 1 – Technical Work
15 marks
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2. Both may be found in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 (LL259).
Option 1: Scales and Arpeggios
Scales
From memory. To be prepared piano and forte.
Minimum tempo: h = 88, except for hands separately in 3rds which should be at a minimum speed of q = 60.
Key
C major
G major
E major
B major
F major
Bb major
Eb major
Ab major
A major
C minor
G minor
E minor
B minor
F minor
Bb minor
Eb minor
G# minor
D minor
In similar motion, hands
together and separately,
legato and staccato
(4 octaves)








In 3rds, hands separately,
legato only
(2 octaves)
In contrary motion,
legato and staccato
(2 octaves)











Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic and Melodic
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Harmonic only
Chromatic Scales
In minor 3rds, hands separately, legato only, starting on D/F (1 octave).
Hands a major 6th apart, legato and staccato, starting on F/D (4 octaves).
Arpeggios
From memory. To be prepared legato only, piano and forte. Minimum tempo: h = 60.
Key
C major
G major
E major
B major
F major
Bb major
Eb major
Ab major
C minor
G minor
E minor
B minor
F minor
Bb minor
Eb minor
G# minor
In root position, hands
together and separately,
(4 octaves)
















In 1st inversion, hands
together and separately,
(4 octaves)
















In 2nd inversion, hands
together and separately,
(4 octaves)
















Dominant 7th arpeggios, hands together and separately, in root position, in the keys of C, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and F#
(4 octaves). These should start on the dominant of the specified key.
Diminished 7th arpeggios, hands together and separately, beginning on B, Bb, A, Ab, G and F# (4 octaves).
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Option 2: Studies
CLEMENTI
AND
MOSZKOWSKI
Study in A from Gradus ad Parnassum
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8
LCM
Study in A flat, Op.78
Component 2 – Performance
60 marks
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 (LL259).
Candidates MUST bring to the exam an original, printed copy of the Handbook.
List A
BACH
CLEMENTI
HAYDN
Aria and Variation I from Goldberg Variations
Rondo from Sonata in D, Op.25 No.6
Rondo from Sonata in C, Hob.XVI/48
BEETHOVEN
HAYDN
MOZART
PLEYEL
SATIE
SCARLATTI
1st movement from Sonata in C minor, Op.10 No.1
1st movement from Sonata in G minor, Hob.XVI/44
1st movement from Sonata in F, K.332
Rondeau Favorit from Three Rondos
Sonatine Bureaucratique
Sonata in A, Kp.209 from 200 Sonate, Vol.11
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8
LCM
Henle
Peters Vol.1
Henle
Doblinger
Schott
EMB
List B
CHOPIN
HENSEL
QUILTER
Nocturne in C# minor, Op.post.
Melody, Op.4 No.2
Goblins, No.2 from Four Country Pieces, Op.27
BRAHMS
CHOPIN
JANACEK
RACHMANINOV
SCHUMANN
TCHAIKOVSKY
Intermezzo in Eb, Op.117 No.1
Waltz in Db, Op.64 No.1
No.3 (Andantino) from In the Mists
Eighteenth Variation from Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini (arr. Eichhorn)
Romance in F#, Op.28
October from Die Jahreszuten, Op.37bis
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 LCM
Henle
Henle
Bärenreiter
Belwin Mills
Henle
Henle
List C
GERSHWIN
PEGLER
SHOSTAKOVICH
I Got Rhythm
Bobtail Rag
March, No.1 from Three Fantastic Dances, Op.5
DEBUSSY
GERSHWIN
HINDEMITH
MARTINU
POULENC
TURINA
Golliwogg's Cakewalk from Children's Comer Suite
Peters
The Man I Love from Meet George Gershwin at the Keyboard
Faber
Foxtrot from The Century of Invention
European American Music Corporation
Kolombína Zpívá (Columbina Sings) from Puppets II
Bärenreiter
Nocturne No.8 from Nocturnes
Heugel
Fanfare (from The Circus) from The Turina Collection
Schott
Component 3 – Viva Voce
from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 LCM
7 marks
See pages 32-33.
Component 4 – Sight Reading
10 marks
Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the candidate may try
parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 (LL259).
Component 5 – Aural Tests
8 marks
See pages 34-38. Sample tests are in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 8 (LL259) and Specimen Aural Tests (LL189).
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Leisure Play
The LCM Leisure Play syllabus is designed for candidates who wish to play pieces and who, for various reasons,
do not wish to prepare for the additional components of the main grade syllabus. It does, however, provide an
indication as to the level of achievement gained, as well as being a useful yardstick of progress and a goal towards
which to work.
Three pieces are to be chosen from the set lists for the equivalent grade and/or the additional repertoire listed in
this section. The fourth piece is own choice, but may also be selected from these lists. Please see the Leisure Play
guidelines in Section 5 of the Music Grades Syllabus.
Piano: Leisure Play Level 1
Additional repertoire:
ANDERSSON & ULVAEUS
BACH, J S, arr. AGAY
BOCK
Super Trouper OR Voulez-Vous from Really Easy Piano: Abba
Wise/Music Sales
Sheep May Safely Graze from The Joy of Piano
Yorktown/Music Sales
If I Were a Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof)
from Complete Piano Player Songbook 2
Wise/Music Sales
GRIEG
Morning (from Peer Gynt) from The Complete Piano Player: Book 3 Wise/Music Sales
JOPLIN, arr. DUKE
The Entertainer from Scott Joplin Classics
Fentone
LEHAR, arr. AGAY
The Merry Widow Waltz from The Joy of Piano
Music Sales
MONTAGUE
A Jack O'Lantern Smiles from Autumn Leaves
UMP
NORTON
Coconut Rag OR Inter-City Stomp from Microjazz Collection 2
Boosey & Hawkes
RODGERS, arr. HEUMANN Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music) OR Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’
(from Oklahoma!) from Music from the Shows
Bosworth/Music Sales
SCHAUM
Bugle Blues OR Go Man Go! from Rhythm and Blues Book 1 Bosworth/Music Sales
STRAUSS, J, arr. AGAY
Waltzes from The Joy of Piano
Yorktown/Music Sales
TRAD., arr. AGAY
Aunt Rhody Boogie from The Joy of Piano
Yorktown/Music Sales
TRAD., arr. BROWN
Greensleeves OR Home on the Range from The Student Piano Player Trevor Brown
VIVALDI
Autumn from The Four Seasons from I Can Play That! Classics
Wise/Music Sales
WEDGWOOD
Steady as a Rock OR Test Drive from Easy Jazzin’ About
Faber
Piano: Leisure Play Level 2
Additional repertoire:
ANDRE et al
COLLINS
GERSHWIN
HORNER
LOESSER
MARTIN
MONTAGUE
NORTH & ZARET
OSBOURNE et al
SCHUBERT
TRAD.
TRAD., arr. AGAY
WEDGWOOD
WEDGWOOD
WEDGWOOD
Mysterious Girl from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
Take a Look at Me Now from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Someone to Watch over Me from Really Easy Piano: Gershwin
Music Sales
My Heart Will Go On from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Wonderful Copenhagen from The Joy of Musicals
Yorktown/Music Sales
Mountain Dance from The Joy of Recital Time
Yorktown/Music Sales
Chorale for a Millenium Sunset from Five Easy Pieces
UMP
Unchained Melody from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Music Sales
Changes from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
Ländler from Classics to Moderns Book 1
Yorktown/Music Sales
The Irish Washerwoman from The Complete Piano Player: Book 3
Music Sales
Country Gardens from The Joy of Recital Time
Yorktown/Music Sales
Pink Lady OR Summer Song from Jazzin’ About
Faber
Charleston from Up-Grade! Piano Grades 1-2
Faber
Sweet Marianne from Up-Grade! Piano Grades 2-3
Faber
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Piano: Leisure Play Level 3
Additional repertoire:
ANDERSSON & ULVAEUS
BOCCHERINI
CARMICHAEL
DESMOND
DVORAK, arr. HEUMANN
HENDERSON
HILL & MANN
JOHN
JOPLIN, arr. SCHAUM
KAMEN
LLOYD WEBBER
MANCINI
MARTIN et al
MONTAGUE
MOZART
PUCCINI, arr. AGAY
SOUSA, arr. AGAY
STRAUSS, J, arr. AGAY
WILLIAMS & CHAMBERS
Mamma Mia OR The Winner Takes it All from Really Easy Piano: Abba
Wise/Music Sales
Minuet from The Complete Piano Player: Style Book
Wise/Music Sales
Stardust from The Complete Piano Player: Style Book
Wise/Music Sales
Take Five from The Complete Piano Player: Style Book
Wise/Music Sales
Humoreske from Children’s Classic Piano 2
Bosworth/Music Sales
Five Foot Two from What Jazz & Blues Can I Play? Grades 1, 2 & 3
Faber
Sometimes When We Touch from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Sycamore Rag from John W Schaum Presents: Scott Joplin - Ragtime Rage
Bosworth
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (from Evita) from The Complete Piano Player: Book 4
Wise/Music Sales
Moon River from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Clocks from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
Midnight Sun from Five Easy Pieces
UMP
Waltz from Children’s Classic Piano 2
Bosworth/Music Sales
Madame Butterfly Themes from The Joy of Piano
Yorktown/Music Sales
The Washington Post from The Joy of Piano Entertainment
Yorktown/Music Sales
Echoes of Vienna from The Joy of Piano Entertainment
Yorktown/Music Sales
Something Beautiful from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
Piano: Leisure Play Level 4
Additional repertoire:
ANDERSSON & ULVAEUS
BACHARACH
GIBB, B, M & R
GIMBEL & FOX
JAMES et al
MacDOWELL
MANCINI
MENDELSSOHN
MONTAGUE
MONTAGUE
PETERS
SIMON
STEVENS
TCHAIKOVSKY
TORRES & STEPHENS
WILLIAMS
Knowing Me, Knowing You OR Take a Chance On Me
from Really Easy Piano: Abba
Wise/Music Sales
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
How Deep is Your Love? from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Killing Me Softly With His Song from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
Guilty from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
To a Wild Rose from Classics to Moderns Book 4
Yorktown/Music Sales
Pink Panther Theme from The Complete Piano Player: Book 5
Wise/Music Sales
Romanze from Classics to Moderns Book 4
Yorktown/Music Sales
Beyond the Milky Way from Five Easy Pieces
UMP
Whirlwind at the Arsenal from Autumn Leaves
UMP
Twilight Boulevard OR Reflections from Ragtime Preludes
Boosey & Hawkes
Mrs Robinson from Really Easy Piano: Film Songs
Wise/Music Sales
Everything is Beautiful from Essential Songs: The 1970s
Hal Leonard
Rêverie from Classics to Moderns Book 4
Yorktown/Music Sales
Wheels from The Complete Piano Player: Book 5
Wise/Music Sales
Schindler’s List from It’s Easy to Play: Classical Chillout
Wise/Music Sales
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Piano: Leisure Play Level 5
Additional repertoire:
BEDINGFIELD
BERGMAN & LEGRAND
If You're Not The One from Really Easy Piano: Pop Hits
Wise/Music Sales
Sweet Gingerbread Man from Great Songs for Children: The Gingerbread Man Book
Wise/Music Sales
BRAHMS, arr. KEVEREN
Lullaby from Classical Jazz - 15 Masterworks in Jazz Style
Hal Leonard
BRICUSSE
My Kind of Girl from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
CORY
I Left My Heart in San Francisco from The Greatest Love Songs of the 60s
Music Sales
CURTIS & ALLISON
(I Love You) More Than I Can Say from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
ELLINGTON & STRAYHORN Satin Doll from Great Piano Solos: The Red Book
Wise/Music Sales
HEBB
Sunny from The Lighter Side of Jazz
Music Sales
LENNON
(Just Like) Starting Over from Lennon: Legend - The Very Best of John Lennon
Music Sales
MANDEL
The Shadow of Your Smile from Popular Piano Solos Book 2
Music Sales
MARTIN
Little Rhapsody on Gypsy Tunes from The Joy of Piano Entertainment
Yorktown/Music Sales
McHUGH & FIELDS
Don’t Blame Me from The Frank Sinatra Anthology
Music Sales
MONTAGUE
Remember, Remember the Fifth of November from Autumn Leaves
UMP
MOZART
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st movt.: Allegro OR 4th movt.: Rondo)
from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Piano
Bärenreiter
PETERS
Wheeler Dealer from Ragtime Preludes
Boosey & Hawkes
de ROUGE et al
The Power of Love from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
de SENNEVILLE
Ballade Pour Adeline from The Complete Piano Player: Style Book Wise/Music Sales
STRAYHORN
Take the ‘A’ Train from Great Piano Solos: The Blue Book
Wise/Music Sales
WAYNE & NAZANERO
It’s Impossible (Somos Novios) from The Complete Piano Player: Ballads
Wise/Music Sales
WEDGWOOD
Chameleon OR On the Edge! from Wedgwood Blue
Faber
YOUMANS
More Than You Know from Great Piano Solos: The Red Book
Wise/Music Sales
Piano: Leisure Play Level 6
Additional repertoire:
ANDERSSON & ULVAEUS
BACH, arr. KEVEREN
BRUBECK
CARMICHAEL
CHAPLIN
FOSTER
GRIEG, arr. KEVEREN
Thank You for the Music from Abba: The Singles
Wise/Music Sales
Air on the G String from Classical Jazz - 15 Masterworks in Jazz Style Hal Leonard
Take Five from Popular Piano Solos Book 1
Music Sales
Stardust from Stage & Screen: The Black Book
Wise/Music Sales
Smile from Stage & Screen: The Black Book
Wise/Music Sales
Soirée Polka from American Piano Repertoire Level 1
Faber
Morning (from Peer Gynt) from Classical Jazz - 15 Masterworks in Jazz Style
Hal Leonard
JOBIM
One Note Samba from 100 Piano Solos
Wise/Music Sales
KOSMA, arr. KEMBER
Autumn Leaves from The Jazz Piano Master
Faber
LENNON
Imagine from Popular Piano Solos Book 1
Music Sales
PORTER, arr. KEMBER
Ev’ry Time We Say Good-Bye from The Jazz Piano Master
Faber
RAYE, DE PAUL & JOHNSON I’ll Remember April from 100 Piano Solos
Wise/Music Sales
RODGERS, arr. KEMBER
My Favourite Things from The Jazz Piano Master
Faber
WEDGWOOD, S
Let Down from Wedgwood Blue
Faber
WONDER, arr. KEMBER
Isn’t She Lovely from The Jazz Piano Master
Faber
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Piano: Leisure Play Level 7
Additional repertoire:
CORNICK
GERSHWIN
JARRE
JOHN
JOHNSTON
KERN
LEGRAND
LLOYD WEBBER
MONTAGUE
WEDGWOOD
Bossa Nova (with extended improvisation) from The Best of Mike Cornick
[to be performed with CD backing track]
Universal Edition
Fascinating Rhythm from Cocktail Room Piano Solos, Midnight Collection [out of print]
Wise/Music Sales
Lara’s Theme from Popular Piano Solos Book 4
Music Sales
Song for Guy from Popular Piano Solos Book 2
Music Sales
Pennies from Heaven from Cocktail Room Piano Solos, Midnight Collection [out of print]
Wise/Music Sales
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from Cocktail Room Piano Solos, Midnight Collection [out of print]
Wise/Music Sales
I Will Wait for You OR What are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?
from The Music of Michel Legrand
Wise/Music Sales
Starlight Express OR Whistle Down the Wind
from Andrew Lloyd Webber: More Piano Solos
Really Useful Group/Music Sales
The Headless Horseman from Autumn Leaves
UMP
Wedgwood Blue from Wedgwood Blue
Faber
Piano: Leisure Play Level 8
Additional repertoire:
DIAMOND
JOBIM
MILLER
RAKSIN
SHEARING
STRACHEY
WEDGWOOD
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers from Popular Piano Solos Book 2
The Girl from Ipanema from Popular Piano Solos Book 6 [out of print]
Moonlight Serenade from Popular Piano Solos Book 6 [out of print]
Laura from Popular Piano Solos Book 2
Lullaby of Birdland from Popular Piano Solos Book 6 [out of print]
These Foolish Things from Popular Piano Solos Book 2
Caribbean Crush from Wedgwood Blue
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Music Sales
Music Sales
Music Sales
Music Sales
Music Sales
Music Sales
Faber
Piano Duet
Five levels of examination are available:
Level 1
Grade 1 standard
Level 2
Grade 2 standard
Level 3
Grade 3 standard
Level 5
Grade 5 standard
Level 7
Grade 7 standard
[Associate Diploma – please refer to Piano Diploma syllabus and repertoire list]
Performances will be assessed using the usual criteria but, in addition, in this examination, examiners will assess
the technical accomplishment, musicality and communication, balance between the performers, co-ordination and
ensemble. Performers should change places for at least one of their items.
Piano Duet: Level 1
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
Component 1 – Piece A
BARON
arr. BARRATT
arr. HALL
30 marks
Ding Dong Bell OR Viva España from Piano Explorer Book 3
ANY TWO pieces from Chester’s Piano Duets Vol.1
The Irish Washerwoman from Duets with a Difference
Nymet Music
Chester/Music Sales
OUP
Component 2 – Piece B
DIABELLI
HELYER
KIRKBY-MASON
30 marks
Andante Cantabile from Duets with a Difference
ANY piece from Contrasts
ANY piece from The First Duet Album
OUP
Novello/Music Sales
Bosworth
Component 3 – Piece C
30 marks
Own choice piece of comparable standard and length
Component 4 – General Impression
10 marks
Piano Duet: Level 2
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
Component 1 – Piece A
30 marks
BARON
Sonatina in G major OR Chinese Rice-picking Song from Piano Explorers Book 3
Nymet Music
GOSSEC, arr. HAYWOOD
Gavotte from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
OUP
NORTON
ANY piece from Microjazz Duets Collection 1
Boosey & Hawkes
Component 2 – Piece B
CARROLL
KIRKBY-MASON
30 marks
Waltz OR March from The Countryside
ANY piece from Second Duet Album
Component 3 – Piece C
WELLS
arr. HALL
KIRKBY-MASON
Forsyth
Bosworth
30 marks
Donkey Ride from Duets with a Difference
Camptown Races from Duets with a Difference (2005 edition)
ANY piece from Third Duet Album
OUP
OUP
Bosworth
An own choice piece of comparable standard and length may be substituted in ANY ONE of Components 1-3.
Component 4 – General Impression
10 marks
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Piano Duet: Level 3
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
Component 1 – Piece A
DIABELLI
GRIEG, arr. HALL
LAST
WELLS
30 marks
Allegretto Op.149 No.25 from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
Norwegian Dance No.2 from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
Hopalong from For You and Me Book 2
Courante from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (First edition OR 2005 edition)
Component 2 – Piece B
CARSE
arr. HALL
LAST
OUP
OUP
Forsyth
OUP
30 marks
Graceful Dance from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (First edition OR 2005 edition) OUP
All Through the Night from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
OUP
Bohemian Dance from For You and Me Book 2
Forsyth
Component 3 – Piece C
30 marks
BARON
You Got Rhythm? OR Rainy Day Blues from Piano Explorers Book 3
Nymet Music
arr. HALL
Ten Green Bottles from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (First edition OR 2005 edition) OUP
LAST
The Jester from For You and Me Book 2
Forsyth
An own choice piece of comparable standard and length may be substituted in ANY ONE of Components 1-3.
Component 4 – General Impression
10 marks
Piano Duet: Level 5
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
Component 1 – Piece A
BARON
BACH, J C
BEETHOVEN
30 marks
Duet Piano Concerto for the Piano Beginner from Piano Explorers Book 4
Rondo in F
Sonata in D Op.6, 1st movement OR Rondo
Nymet Music
Schott/MDS
Peters
Component 2 – Piece B
30 marks
NORTON
ANY piece from Microjazz Duets Collection 2 - Level 4
NORTON
ANY piece from Microjazz Duets Collection 3 - Level 5
PROKOFIEV, arr. PATRICK Winter Bonfire (Departure), Op.122
Boosey & Hawkes
Boosey & Hawkes
Roberton Publications
Component 3 – Piece C
arr. BULLARD
arr. HALL
MOSKOWSKI
30 marks
Athol Highlanders from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
Casey Jones from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
Spanish Dance Op.12, No.2 from Mixed Doubles: Piano Time Duets Book 2 (2005 edition)
OUP
OUP
OUP
An own choice piece of comparable standard and length may be substituted in ANY ONE of components 1-3.
Component 4 – General Impression
10 marks
Piano Duet: Level 7
Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
Component 1 – Piece A
25 marks
ANY one quick movement from the Sonatas of Mozart, or of the Classical repertoire of Diabelli, Clementi and Kuhlau.
Repeats are not required.
Component 2 – Piece B
DVORAK
DEBUSSY
FAURE
LANE
25 marks
ANY Slavonic Dance from Op.46 OR Op.72
ANY movement from Petite Suite
ANY movement from Dolly Suite
Scherzo Burlesco
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Richard Schauer
UMP
UMP or Cramer
Roberton Publications
Component 3 – Piece C
25 marks
Own choice piece of comparable standard and length
Component 4 – Sight Reading
15 marks
Component 5 – General Impression
10 marks
Piano Accompaniment
This syllabus is intended to encourage pianists to become involved in ensemble playing at an early stage. As well
as playing duets and trios, pianists can benefit a great deal from accompanying instrumentalists and singers. As
well as developing musicianship and sensitivity, pianists will gain an awareness of repertoire beyond the piano.
Candidates may accompany pieces chosen from LCM syllabus lists as specified. Alternative pieces listed are taken
from publications which include versions of the solo part for a number of different instruments. (Solo parts may
need to be purchased separately).
It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide and rehearse sufficiently with a competent soloist who is of a level
of or above the grade of the pieces being played. The performance of the soloist will not form part of the
assessment, although the candidate's response to the soloist is of course integral to the examination.
Piano Accompaniment: Level 3
Component 1 – Performance
30 marks each
Accompanying any TWO of the following:
A piece set for Grade 1 on any LCM syllabus
A contrasting piece set for Grade 1 on any LCM syllabus
ADAM & HANNICKEL Do, Lord OR Just as I Am from Tons of Tunes for Church
JOPLIN
Magnetic Rag OR Pleasant Moments from Ragtime Favourites
arr. BULLA
Immortal, Invisible from Easy Great Hymns
arr. DE SMET
Dixie from World Famous Melodies
VERDI, arr. COWLES
Grand March from Aïda from World Famous Melodies
AND
Any solo piece from LCM Piano Grade 3 or 4 OR Grade 3 Scales and Arpeggios
Component 2 – Viva Voce
Curnow
Fentone/De Haske
Curnow CMP
Fentone/De Haske
Fentone/De Haske
15 marks
7 marks
As for Grade 3 [see pages 32-33].
Component 3 – Solo Sight Reading
10 marks
As for Grade 3. Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the
candidate may try parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254).
Component 4 – Aural Tests
8 marks
As for Grade 3 [see pages 34-38]. Sample tests are available in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3 (LL254) and Specimen
Aural Tests (LL189).
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Piano Accompaniment: Level 5
Component 1 – Performance
Accompanying any TWO of the following:
30 marks each
A piece set for Grade 3 on any LCM syllabus
A contrasting piece set for Grade 3 on any LCM syllabus
van GORP
The Henley Regatta OR This is My Day from Master Swop
De Haske
JOPLIN
The Entertainer OR Rag Time Dance from Ragtime Favourites
Fentone/De Haske
KOCHER, arr. COURT For the Beauty of the Earth from Easy Great Hymns
Curnow CMP
MASON, arr. JOHNSON When I Survey the Wondrous Cross from Easy Great Hymns
Curnow CMP
arr. DE SMET
Down by the Riverside OR When the Saints from World Famous Melodies Fentone/De Haske
AND
Any solo piece from LCM Piano Grade 5 or 6 OR Grade 5 Scales and Arpeggios
Component 2 – Viva Voce
15 marks
7 marks
As for Grade 5 [see pages 32-33].
Component 3 – Solo Sight Reading
10 marks
As for Grade 5. Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the
candidate may try parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256).
Component 4 – Aural Tests
8 marks
As for Grade 5 [see pages 34-38]. Sample tests are available in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 5 (LL256) and Specimen
Aural Tests (LL189).
Piano Accompaniment: Level 7
Component 1 – Performance
Accompanying any TWO of the following:
A piece set for Grade 5 on any LCM syllabus
A contrasting piece set for Grade 5 on any LCM syllabus
BIZET, arr. DE SMET
Toreador's Song from World Famous Melodies
van GORP
In Search of the Light OR Por Favor from Master Swop
JOPLIN
New Rag OR Maple Leaf Rag from Ragtime Favourites
DE SMET
Any item from From Bach to Ravel
TRAD.
Londonderry Air from World Famous Melodies
VIZZUTTI
Any item from Explorations
AND
Any solo piece from LCM Piano Grade 7 or 8 OR Grade 7 Scales and Arpeggios
Component 2 – Viva Voce
30 marks each
Fentone/De Haske
De Haske
Fentone/De Haske
Fentone/De Haske
Fentone/De Haske
De Haske
15 marks
7 marks
As for Grade 7 [see pages 32-33].
Component 3 – Solo Sight Reading
10 marks
As for Grade 7. Up to one minute’s preparation time will be allowed to study the test before playing, during which the
candidate may try parts of the test if they wish. Specimen tests are included in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258).
Component 4 – Aural Tests
8 marks
As for Grade 7 [see pages 34-38]. Sample tests are available in LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 7 (LL258) and Specimen
Aural Tests (LL189).
Diplomas in Piano Accompaniment are available; please refer to the Music Diplomas Syllabus and the Piano
Diplomas Repertoire List.
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Viva Voce
Notes:
1.
All questions and answers are verbal. Candidates are not expected to demonstrate on their instrument or to
sing; but they may choose to do so if they feel that this would clarify their answer.
2.
There is no set form of words, or number of questions. Examiners are encouraged to conduct the tests in a
flexible and conversational manner. The number of questions asked, and the content of the questions, may
differ from candidate to candidate. However, the prime focus for the Viva Voce will always be the music
performed in the Performance section of the exam.
3.
The knowledge required for the Viva Voce is cumulative for Grades 1-8; i.e. any knowledge required in earlier
grades is required for later grades.
4.
Although accuracy and appropriateness of response are the principal criteria of assessment, examiners will
also look for articulacy, use of correct terminology, and a sense of engagement with, and understanding of, the
music performed.
Requirements:
Grades 1 and 2
Candidates should be able to:
• name, and explain the meaning of, all basic notational elements in the music performed in the Performance
component of the exam, including: staff, bars and bar-lines, clefs, pitches of individual notes, rhythmic values
of notes and rests (including dotted notes), key and time signatures, accidentals, dynamics, articulation
markings, phrases, ornaments, and any additional markings;
• explain which is their favourite piece and why;
• assign simple descriptive words to pieces to describe their mood (‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘bouncy’, ‘jazzy’, ‘gentle’,
etc.)
Grade 3
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1 and 2, candidates may be asked to:
• identify intervals up to and including a fifth by numerical value only (e.g. ‘second’, ‘fourth’, etc.);
• describe the mood or character of pieces using appropriate descriptive terminology (‘fast and lively’, ‘gentle
and flowing’, ‘like a dance’, etc.);
• identify contrasts of mood within pieces;
• discuss any pictorial or descriptive element of the music.
Grade 4
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1-3, candidates may be asked to:
• identify intervals up to and including an octave by numerical value only (e.g. ‘fourth’, ‘seventh’, etc.);
• demonstrate basic knowledge of composers of the music performed, including their nationality and
approximate dates;
• discuss their approaches to learning the pieces, and to identify any particular difficulties (musical or
technical) which were encountered;
• demonstrate a basic understanding of the workings of their instrument, and to name its principal constituent
parts.
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Grade 5
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1-4, candidates may be asked to:
• identify intervals up to and including an octave by number and type (e.g. ‘Major 2nd’, ‘Perfect 4th’, etc.);
• demonstrate knowledge of basic formal structures (e.g. contrasting or repeated sections);
• identify principal modulations (by naming the new key or its relationship to the home key);
• identify major and minor chords as occurring in the music (either as chords or as melodic patterns);
• identify the historical period of the music performed (Renaissance, Baroque, etc.).
Grade 6
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1-5, candidates may be asked to:
• discuss their personal responses to the music performed: the extent to which they like or dislike it, or find it
challenging or rewarding, and why;
• approaches to learning the music, including the use of certain techniques, and aspects of interpretation;
• identify melodic and harmonic features of the music (e.g. sequence, melodic inversion, circle of 5ths, pedal
points, etc.);
• demonstrate knowledge of formal structures (e.g. ternary, binary, rondo etc.);
• demonstrate a self-critical awareness of their own performance, indicating to the examiner which aspects of
their performance they were happy or unhappy with, and why.
Grade 7
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1-6, candidates may be asked to:
• identify more complex chords, including sevenths and dissonances, as occurring in the music (either as
chords or as melodic patterns);
• identify cadences;
• give basic biographical information about the composers of the music performed;
• demonstrate awareness of the historical and stylistic context of the music;
• demonstrate a widening musical awareness a little beyond the music performed.
Grade 8
In addition to the requirements for Grades 1-7, candidates may be asked to:
• demonstrate knowledge of other music by the same composers;
• identify any interval by number and type;
• discuss with the examiner a range of issues arising from the music performed, demonstrating evidence of a
rounded musical awareness, in terms both of the repertoire itself, and the candidate's response to it as a
performer.
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Aural Tests
Notes:
1.
GRADE 1 TEST 1(b); GRADE 3 TEST 2(b): where a candidate wishes to respond to either of these tests in
the alternative manner as specified, the examiner must be informed in advance of the tests being
administered. This may be done either via the Centre representative or attendant on the day (in advance of the
examination), or by the candidate (in the examination, in advance of the tests).
2.
In tests where the identification of note values (rhythmic values) is required, such as Grade 2, test 1(c),
candidates are required to respond by listing the rhythmic values in the order in which they occur in the
extract, e.g. ‘minim, crotchet, crotchet’ or ‘minim, four quavers’.
3.
In tests where a sung response is required, candidates may use any clear and appropriate syllable or vowel
sound (e.g. ‘ah’, ‘la’, ‘oo’, etc.). They may also hum or whistle. Candidates may request tests to be transposed
if required by their vocal range. Candidates may play back such tests on their instrument if they prefer; in this
case, examiners must be informed prior to the administration of the tests (see note 1 above).
4.
In tests where responses describing pitch are required, candidates may use letter-names (A, B, C, etc.), tonic
sol-fa (doh, re mi, etc.), or number (1, 2, 3, etc., or 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). (Where a minor key is used, it will be
assumed that doh = tonic.)
5.
Please note that from Grade 2 onwards, candidates are required to beat time (i.e. conduct), NOT to tap or clap
the pulse. They may join in during the initial playing, or a second playing may be given.
6.
Candidates may request any test to be given one repeat playing without loss of marks.
7.
Please note that in all cases, examiners will use a piano to conduct the tests. Examiners will ask
candidates to stand or sit in such a position that they cannot see the piano keyboard.
9.
Please note that the printed wording is a guide only. Examiners are encouraged to conduct the tests in a
conversational manner.
Requirements:
Grade 1
Rhythm
A short harmonised passage, of approximately 6-8 bars in length, will be played. The passage will be in
either 2/4 or 3/4 time. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (a)
identify the time signature as “2” or “3” time (2 marks).
1 (b)
clap or tap on each pulse beat, in time, in 2 or 3 time, accenting the first beat of each bar, as the examiner
plays the passage again (2 marks).
Candidates may elect to respond to tests 1(a) and 1(b) in reverse order. In this case, the examiner should
be informed in advance of the tests being administered (see Note 1 above).
Pitch
Two notes of different pitches will be played, one after the other. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (a)
identify as “first” or “second” which of the two notes is EITHER the higher OR the lower, at the examiner's
discretion (1 mark).
The two notes will be played again. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
sing back one of the two notes (EITHER the first OR the second, at the examiner’s discretion) (1 mark).
The key-chord of a major key will be played, followed by a short unharmonised melody in the same key, of
approximately 4 bars in length. The examiner will stop playing before the final (tonic) note. The candidate
will be asked to:
2 (c)
sing clearly the missing final tonic (2 marks).
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Grade 2
Rhythm
A short harmonised passage, of approximately 8 bars in length, will be played. The passage will be in
either 3/4 or 4/4 time. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (a)
identify the time signature as "3" or "4" time (1 mark).
1 (b)
beat (conduct) time, with a clear beat-shape (conducting pattern), in time with the examiner’s playing, as
the examiner plays the passage again (1 mark).
The examiner will select one bar from the passage, and will play it in an unharmonised version.
Candidates will be asked to:
1 (c)
identify and describe the note values (rhythmic values of the notes) in the bar (2 marks).
Pitch
A major or minor triad will be played, followed by one note taken from the triad. Candidates will be asked
to:
2 (a)
identify the note as “bottom, middle or top” OR “Doh, Mi or Soh” OR “root, 3rd or 5th” (candidate’s choice)
(1 mark).
The triad will be played again. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
state if the triad is major or minor (1 mark).
The key-chord of a major key (C, F, G, and D majors only) will be played, and the key stated, followed by
the first five notes of the scale in ascending order. The examiner will then play any ONE of these notes
again. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (c)
identify the note, EITHER by letter name OR by tonic sol-fa name OR by number (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) as elected
by the candidate (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different example (1 mark).
Grade 3
Rhythm
A short harmonised passage, of approximately 8 bars in length, will be played. The passage will be in 6/8
time. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (a)
beat (conduct) time, with a clear beat-shape (conducting pattern), 2 beats in the bar (NOT 6 beats in the
bar), in time with the examiner’s playing, as the examiner plays the passage again (1 mark).
The candidate will be shown three lines of music (marked 1, 2 and 3), each of which will contain four
individual bars of music in 6/8 time (marked a, b, c and d). The examiner will indicate which line of music is
being used. One of the bars on that line will be played, twice. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (b)
indicate which bar (a, b, c or d) has been played (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different example (1 mark).
Pitch
An interval will be played twice, once with the pitches sounded successively, and once with the pitches
sounded together. The intervals will be restricted to the following: Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect
5th. Candidates will be asked to:
2(a)
identify the interval, by numerical value only (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different interval (1 mark).
The key-chord of a major or minor key (C, G, D, F and Bb majors; A and E minors only) will be played, and
the key stated. A short unharmonised melody, in the same key, of approximately 3 bars in length, will be
played, twice. Rhythms will be limited to crotchets, quavers, minims, dotted minims and semibreves.
Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
sing back the melody (3 marks).
Candidates may elect to respond to test 2(b) by playing the melody on their instrument, instead of singing.
In this case, the examiner should be informed in advance of the tests being administered (see note 1
above).
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Grade 4
Rhythm
A short harmonised passage, of approximately 8 bars in length, will be played. The passage will be in
either 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 or 6/8 time. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (a)
beat (conduct) time, with a correct and clear beat shape (conducting pattern) according to the time
signature of the music, in time with the examiner's playing, as the examiner plays the passage again.
(Passages in 6/8 time should be conducted with a 2-beat pattern). (2 marks).
A short phrase, of approximately 2 bars in length, taken from the passage, will be played in an
unharmonised version, twice. The phrase will include no rhythmic values shorter than a semiquaver, but
may include simple dotted patterns. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (b)
clap or tap back the rhythm of the phrase (2 marks).
Pitch
An interval will be played twice, once with the pitches sounded successively, and once with the pitches
sounded together. The interval will be restricted to any major, minor or perfect interval up to and including
an octave. Candidates will be asked to:
2(a)
identify the interval, by numerical value and type (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different interval (1 mark).
The candidate will be shown three similar versions of a short melody (marked 1, 2 and 3). The versions will
differ in pitch, but not in rhythm. One of the versions will be played, twice. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
identify which version was played (2 marks).
Grade 5
Rhythm
A short harmonised passage, of approximately 8 bars in length, will be played. The passage will be in
either 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 or 6/4 time. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (a)
beat (conduct) time, with a correct and clear beat shape (conducting pattern) according to the time
signature of the music, in time with the examiner's playing, as the examiner plays the passage again.
(Passages in 6/8 or 6/4 time should be conducted with a 2-beat or 6-beat pattern as appropriate).
(2 marks).
A short phrase, of approximately 2 bars in length, taken from the passage, will be played in an
unharmonised version, twice. Candidates will be asked to:
1 (b)
identify and describe the note values (rhythmic values of the notes) in the phrase (2 marks).
Pitch
An interval will be played twice, with the pitches sounded together. The interval may be any major, minor or
perfect interval within the octave, as well as the augmented 4th / diminished 5th. Candidates will be asked
to:
2(a)
identify the interval, by type and numerical value (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different interval (1 mark).
The key-chord of a major key will be sounded. A short melody in the same key, of approximately 2 bars in
length, will be played, finishing with a harmonised cadence (perfect, imperfect, plagal, or interrupted) in the
home key. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
identify the cadence, either by its conventional name, or as “finished” (perfect and plagal) or “unfinished”
(imperfect or interrupted) (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different example (1 mark).
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Grade 6
Rhythm and Pitch
A harmonised passage, in simple time, of not more than six bars in length, and containing some
syncopated patterns, will be played, twice. Candidates will be asked to:
1(a)
identify the time signature (1 mark).
1(b)
identify whether the passage is in a major or minor key (1 mark).
1(c)
identify, by number and type, any interval within the octave, occurring in the melody-line between two
succeeding notes. These pitches will be played again, first as occurring in the melody, and then with the
pitches sounded together (1 mark).
A short phrase from the passage, of 1-2 bars in length, will be played again in an unharmonised version.
Candidates will be asked to:
1(d)
clap or tap back the rhythm of the phrase (1 mark).
1(e)
identify and describe the note values (rhythmic values) in the phrase (2 marks).
Pitch
The key-chord of a major key will be sounded. A short melody in the same key, of approximately 2 bars in
length, will be played, finishing with a harmonised cadence (perfect, imperfect, or interrupted) in the home
key. Candidates will be asked to:
2 (a)
identify the cadence by its conventional name (1 mark).
The key-chord of a major key will be sounded, and the key named. A short harmonised passage in the
same key, of approximately 4 bars in length, will be played. The passage will contain one modulation to a
related key (dominant, subdominant, or relative minor), finishing with a perfect cadence in that key.
Candidates will be asked to:
2 (b)
identify the key into which the passage has modulated, either by name or by relationship to the home key
(candidate’s choice) (1 mark).
Grade 7
1 (a)
A harmonised passage of approximately 12 to 16 bars in length, in either simple or compound time, will be
played, once. Candidates will be asked a selection of the following:
•
•
•
•
1 (b)
The candidate will be given a copy of the score, without phrasing, tempo, articulation, or dynamic markings.
The passage will be played once again in full; further shorter sections may also be played again.
Candidates will be asked a selection of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2.
to identify the time signature
to identify whether the passage is in a major or minor key
to describe the overall dynamics
to describe the basic overall form (this will be limited to AB, ABA, AAB, ABAB, AABA) (2 marks).
to suggest an appropriate tempo marking
to describe changes in tempo
to name the key
to describe phrasing patterns
to describe dynamics
to describe articulation
to identify modulations
to identify ornaments
to confirm their description of the form (4 marks).
The key-chord of a major or minor key will be sounded. A short harmonised passage in the same key, of
approximately 2 bars in length, will be played, finishing with a harmonised cadence (perfect, imperfect,
plagal, or interrupted) in the home key. Candidates will be asked to:
identify the cadence by its conventional name. (1 mark).
The test will be repeated, using a different example (1 mark).
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Grade 8
1.
A harmonised passage of approximately 12 to 16 bars in length, in either simple or compound time, will be
played, once. Candidates will be asked a selection of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2.
to identify the time signature;
to identify whether the passage is in a major or minor key;
to suggest an appropriate tempo marking;
to describe and identify any particularly noticeable aspects of the dynamics, phrasing, articulation,
modulation, ornamentation, texture, etc. (examiners may play certain extracts from the passage
again);
to suggest a musical style (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century or
Modern, Jazz / Popular);
to identify any interval in the melodic line between two successive notes, up to and including a Major
10th (the two pitches will be played again, as occurring in the melody);
to clap back, or identify and describe the note values (rhythmic values) of, a short phrase of 1-2 bars
in duration, taken from the passage and played again in an unharmonised version;
to identify a cadence, taken from the passage, played again by the examiner (4 marks).
The candidate will be given a copy of the score, without phrasing, tempo, articulation, or dynamic markings.
The passage will be played once again in full; further shorter sections, of up to 4 bars in length, may also
be played again, sometimes with changes in phrasing, tempo, articulation and/or dynamics. Candidates will
be asked a selection of the following:
•
•
•
•
to name the key
to identify modulations
to identify ornaments
to describe the overall form (in addition to those specified for Grade 7, these may include ABCA,
ABCBA, AA'BA, ABA'B, and similar structures, as well as more organic forms, or forms based on
imitative or fugal structures);
• to identify simple melodic, rhythmic or harmonic devices, such as sequence, inversion, repetition,
pedal points, augmentation / diminution, motivic development, etc.
• to identify changes in phrasing, tempo, articulation and/or dynamics, in short passages, of up to 2
bars in length, played in two different styles by the examiner (4 marks).
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