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LONDON COLLEGE PIANO GRADE FOUR 2013-2017

 

The Best of Grade 4

 

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London College of music Piano handbook grade 4

Performance of three pieces, one from each list: A, B and C.
At least one piece MUST be taken from Piano Handbook 2006 Grade 4

LIST A from Piano handbook grade 4


BEETHOVEN Lustig und Traurig
BENDA Presto from Sonata in A minor
HAYDN Allegro from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI/8


Additional List A choices:

ALCOCK Gavot (Suite No.2 in Bb) from The Best of Grade 4 Faber
BACH, W F Allegro from Keynotes - Grades 3-4 Faber
BEETHOVEN 1st movement from Sonatina in F major
BURGMULLER La Styrienne from Gradations Boosey & Hawkes
GURLITT Impromptu from Fascinations Boosey & Hawkes
MOZART Rondo in F from The Best of Grade 4


LIST B from Piano handbook grade 4


LAMBERT Criss-Cross
REINHOLD Hungarian Dance, Op.39 No.9
ROBINSON La Jeune Demoiselle


Additional List B choices:

ARLEN Over The Rainbow (arr. Carson-Turner) from Simply Film: (Grades 4-5) Faber
CHAMBERLAIN King of the Castle from Step It Up! Grades 3-4 Faber
HELLER The Avalanche from Masterpieces with Flair Book 1 Alfred
KABALEVSKY Toccatina, Op.27 Boosey & Hawkes
SCHONBERG I Dreamed a Dream (arr. Wedgwood) from It’s Never Too Late to Play Showtunes Faber
SCULTHORPE Sea Chant (Two Easy Pieces) from Keynotes - Grades 3-4


LIST C from Piano handbook grade 4


CHAMBERLAIN Tickety-Boo
SHOSTAKOVICH A Funny Story from Children’s Notebook, Op.69
WEDGWOOD Spider in the Bath


Additional List C choices:

GILLOCK The Juggler from Hello, Mr Gillock! Carl Czerny!
JOHN Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway Faber
JOPLIN The Entertainer (arr. Wedgwood) from Up-Grade! Jazz Grade 2-3 Faber
MANCINI The Pink Panther Theme (arr. Wedgwood) from Up-Grade! Jazz Grade 2-3 Faber
PORTER Anything Goes (arr. Kember) from Play Broadway Faber
TADMAN-ROBINS Square Dance from Just for Starters

click here for the remainder of London College Grade 4 piano exam requirements

Technical work
Candidates should prepare Option 1 OR Option 2, both of which can be found in Piano handbook grade 4


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 unless otherwise stated..

scales----, Bflat A Eflat E Aflat B Dflat Bm Fm Gm Cm hands separately and hands together in similar motion for 2 octaves

G and D in contrary motion for 2 octaves, and Am harmonic contrary motion for one octave

chromatic scales hands separately from any note for 2 octaves, hands together from D and Aflat for two octaves

arpeggios ---- C E B in root position hands together for 2 octaves and Eflat Aflat Bm F#m C#m in root position hands separately for two octaves

Option 2: Study
KOHLER Study in C, Op.63 No.1 Listen

 

Viva Voce---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.

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 4

 

Fascinations

Keynotes - Grades 3-4

 

Simply Film: (Grades 4-5)

Step It Up! Grades 3-4

 

It’s Never Too Late to Play Showtunes

KABALEVSKY Op.27

 

Play Broadway

 

Up-Grade! Jazz

Gradations

Just for Starters

 

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