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ABRSM Harp Grade 8 Syllabus


THREE PIECES: one from each of the three lists: A, B and C.

List A

Pedal or Non-Pedal Harp
S. Dussek - The Garland of Love
Handel: Air and Variations - Pièces Classique 6

Pedal Harp Only
J. L. Dussek: 1st movt from Sonata in Eb Op.34 no.1 - 2 Grandes Sonates
Giuranna: 1st movt - Sonatina
Glinka: Variations on a Theme of Mozart
Handel: 1st and 2nd movts -  Concerto in Bb Op.4 no.6
Handel/Grandjany: Prelude and Toccata - Music for the Harp
Pierné - Impromptu-Caprice Op. 9
Respighi - Siciliana
Rodrigo/Hurst: 2nd movt from Concierto de Aranjuez (OP)
Salzedo: Gavotte AND Tango - Suite of Eight Dances
Scarlatti ed. Owens - Sonata in D, Kp.430, L.463 - Three Sonatas
Watkins: Prelude - Petite Suite
von Wurtzler: (omitting Vars 4 & 5) - Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Non-Pedal Harp Only
Currington: Millennium Hope -  Lever Harp 2000
Handel: 1st and 2nd movts - Concerto in Bb, Op.4 no.6
O'Farrell - The Knappogue Medley
Shaljean - Fantasia on a Sonata by Cardon

List B

Pedal and Non-Pedal Harp
Ortiz: Milonga para amar (advanced version) - International Rhythmic Collection 2
Shaljean - Slow Train

Pedal Harp Only
Bowen - Arabesque
Büsser: (observing both cuts) - Pièce de Concert
Flothuis - Pour le tombeau d'Orphée
Goossens: Ballade no.2 - 2 Ballades
Guridi - Viejo Zortzico
Hasselmans -  Valse de Concert
Rodgers/Kanga: My Favourite Things - All-Time Jazz Favourites
Roussel - Impromptu
Tailleferre: 3rd movt - Sonata

Non-Pedal Harp Only
Gough: Rag-Bag OR Perrett: After Debussy -  Lever Harp 2000
Macdearmid - Sea Rapture
McNulty: Fantasia AND Rondo - The Irish Harp Book

List C

Pedal and Non-Pedal Harp
Beethoven: Mandolin Sonatina in C - Beethoven for Harp
Shaljean: Prelude in D minor OR Prelude in F - 12 Preludes for Concert or Celtic Harp

Pedal Harp Only
J. S. Bach/Grandjany: No. 1 OR No. 12 - Etudes for Harp
Desserre: No.2 in Eb - 3 Etudes
Dizi: No.21 OR No. 23 OR No. 24 - 48 Etudes 1
Prokofiev - Prelude in C
Rota: Toccata - Sarabanda e Toccata
Schmidt: No. 6 - 6 Etudes
Thomas: No.2 in Bb minor OR No. 4 in Gb - Selected Studies
Zabel: No. 1 in Eb - 3 Concert Etudes

Non-Pedal Harp Only
Snell: Toccata OR Springthorpe: Rondo - Lever Harp 2000
Robertson: Boundless - Treasures of the Celtic Harp

Scales and Arpeggios

Scales and Arpeggios Grades 6-8 for Pedal Harp or Non-Pedal Harp


Specimen Sight-Reading Tests

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