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Piano, Organ and Keyboard – Classes 78 to 109

(see also classes 195-197 and 199-204)

Class 78 – Baroque Piano Solos

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece(s): Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a composition, or of movement(s) from a

composition, by J S Bach, Handel or D Scarlatti, similar in duration and difficulty to

Bach’s ’48’. In the case of D Scarlatti, two contrasting sonatas should be played.

Performances must not exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 79 – Piano Sonata

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any movement of an advanced standard from

a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert – not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 80 – Romantic Piano Solos

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of an advanced standard by Chopin,

Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Franck or Fauré (or another composer of

this period) – not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 81 – Debussy and Ravel Piano Solos

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice of music of an advanced standard by either composer – not to exceed

10 minutes.

 

Class 82 – Modern Piano Solos

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of an advanced standard using

idiomatic 20th or 21st century pianistic and harmonic techniques – not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 83 – Piano Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 78-82 and 84 (see regulation 28). The William Findlay Trophy Certificate

will be awarded (see page 48). The Lillian Campbell Memorial Prize will be awarded (see page 47).

Test Piece(s): Performers will play the Test Piece(s) which they have already played.

 

Class 84 – Piano Solos – Open

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Piano Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of an advanced standard – not to

exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 85 – Piano Solos A

For players not performing in classes 84 and 86-92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 7 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

For players not performing in classes 84, 85 and 87-92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 6 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 87 – Piano Solos C

For players not performing in classes 84-86, and 88-92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 5 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 88 – Piano Solos D

For players not performing in classes 84-87, 89-92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 4 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 89 – Piano Solos E

For players not performing in classes 84-88 and 90-92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 3 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 90 – Piano Solos F

For players not performing in classes 84-89, 91 and 92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 2 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 91 – Piano Solos G

For players not performing in classes 84-90 and 92.

Test Piece: Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018, Grade 1 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 92 – Piano Solos H (non-competitive)

For players not performing in classes 84-91. Performers will receive an adjudication but no

comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Piano Prep Test (revised 2016) (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 93 – Piano Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 78-92 and 94. Performers will receive an

adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – not to exceed 6 minutes.

 

Class 94 – Piano Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 78-93. Performers will receive an

adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – not to exceed 6 minutes.

 

Class 95 – Piano Duets – Open

For players not performing in classes 96-98, 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a work of comparable standard to Associated

Board Grade VII or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 96 – Piano Duets A

For players not performing in classes 95, 97, 98, 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated

Board Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.

 

Class 97 – Piano Duets B

For players not performing in classes 95, 96, 98, 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated

Board Grade III-IV – not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

Class 98 – Piano Duets C

For players not performing in classes 95-97, 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated

Board Grade I-II – not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

Class 99 – Six Hands on One Piano

For players not performing in classes 208-218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.

 

Class 100 – Jazz Piano Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of an advanced standard which must

include an element of improvisation – not to exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 101 – Jazz Piano Solos A

For players not performing in classes 100, 102 and 103.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of

improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board Grade V-VI – not to

exceed 6 minutes.

 

Class 102 – Jazz Piano Solos B

For players not performing in classes 100, 101 and 103.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of

improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board Grade III-IV – not to

exceed 4 minutes.

 

Class 103 – Jazz Piano Solos C

For players not performing in classes 100-102.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of

improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board Grade I-II – not to exceed

4 minutes.

 

Class 104 – Ragtime and Blues Piano Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of either ragtime or blues music – not to exceed

10 minutes.

 

Class 105 – Ragtime and Blues Piano Solos A

For players not performing in class 104.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of either ragtime or blues music – not to exceed

6 minutes.

 

Class 106 – Rock Piano Solos

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a piano arrangement of a rock or popular

song, or an original piano piece in a rock, pop, or jazz style – not to exceed 6

minutes.

 

Class 107 – Organ Solos – Open (see also class 203)

The Glasgow Society of Organists Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: (a) Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music by Bach or Buxtehude

(b) Own choice (see regulations 19-25).

 

Class 108 – Organ Solos A

For players not performing in classes 107 and 109.

Test Pieces: (a) Chorale Prelude: O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (BWV 622) J S Bach

(b) Own choice (see regulations 19-25).

 

Class 109 – Organ Solos B

For players not performing in classes 107 and 108.

Test Pieces: (a) Chorale Prelude: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (BWV 731) J S Bach

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