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LONDON COLLEGE PIANO GRADE THREE 2013-2017

 

List A The Best of Grade 3 Piano

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London College of music Piano handbook grade 3

Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from Piano handbook grade 3

LIST A from Piano handbook grade 3


CLEMENTI Sonatina in C, Op.36 No.1, 2nd movement
HASSLER Andantino in A, Op.38 No.31
HAYDN Allegro from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI/8


Additional List A choices:

ANON. Anglaise in D minor from The Best of Grade 3 Piano
DIEUPART Passepied (from Suite No.2 in D) from The Best of Grade 3 Piano Faber
HANDEL Gavotte in G, HWV 491 from The Best of Grade 3 PianoFaber
MOZART Allegro in F, K.15a fromThe Best of Grade 3 Piano Faber
SCARLATTI Sonata in G from Keynotes - Grades 3-4 Faber
ZILCHER Scherzo from Fascinations Boosey & Hawkes

LIST B from Piano handbook grade 3


FUCHS The Proud Horseman
GURLITT A Little Flower
SMETANA Toccata


Additional List B choices:

BARTOK Play from For Children Volume 1    (Boosey & Hawkes)
FIBICH Poco Allegretto from Fascinations Boosey & Hawkes
GRETCHANINOV On Horseback from Music Through Time Book 3 (OUP)
HOLST I Vow To Thee, My Country (arr. Carson-Turner) from Classic FM Land of Hope and Glory Faber
MAIKAPAR A Passing Thought, Op.4 No.1 from The Best of Grade 3 PianoFaber
TRAD. Danny Boy (arr. Chamberlain) from Step It Up! Grades 3-4


LIST C from Piano handbook grade 3


CORNICK Blues in Two
PEGLER Hand Over
SEIBER Foxtrot II


Additional List C choices:

CORNICK Ascension Rag from 30 Easy Piano Studies Universal Edition
GILKYSON The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book) (arr. Wedgwood) from Easy Jazzin' About Standards: (Piano/CD)
GILLOCK Carnival in Rio from Hello, Mr Gillock! Carl Czerny! Breitkopf
JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag (arr. Wedgwood) from Easy Jazzin' About Standards Faber
MILNE Jungle Jingle from Even More Little Peppers Faber
NEWMAN You’ve Got a Friend in Me (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film: (Grades 4-5) Faber


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Technical work
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2, both of which can be found in Piano Handbook 2006 Grade 3


Option 1: Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios

to be performed legato, from memory, both piano and forte. Minor scales may be in either harmonic or melodic form.

scales----,D, F, Bflat ,A, Eflat,E, Em Gm Cm hands separately and hands together in similar motion for 2 octaves

E flat and E in contrary motion for 2 octaves

chromatic scales hands separately from A or F# for 2 octaves

broken chords(pattern in handbook) to be played legato and forte----- G, Em, Dm hands seperately

arpeggios ---- D, A, Gm ,Cm hands separately for 2 octaves

Option 2: Study
HELLER Study in A minor, Op.125 No.2 from LCM Piano Handbook: Grade 3

Viva Voce 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.

Sight Reading specimen tests are to be found in the piano handbook for this grade

Aural Tests are contained in the piano handbook also

LCM Specimen Aural Tests (Revised 2006)

Hear Hear! A Practical Guide To Teaching For LCM Aural Tests

 

Piano handbook grade 3

   

List A Keynotes - Grades 3-4

 

List B Music Through Time Book 3

 

List B Fascinations

 

List B For Children, Vol. 1  

List B Classic FM Land of Hope and Glory

List B Step It Up! Grades 3-4

 

List C 30 Easy Piano Studies

 

List C Even More Little Peppers

 

List C Hello, Mr Gillock! Carl Czerny!

 

List C Simply Film: (Grades 4-5)

 

List C Easy Jazzin' About Standards

 

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