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Piano, Organ and Keyboard – Classes 79 to 110

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

Class 79 – 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 80 – 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 81 – 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, Rachmaninov, Franck or Fauré (or another composer of this period) – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 82 – 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 83 – 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 84 – Piano Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 79-83 and 85 (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 85 – 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 86 – Piano Solos A

For players not performing in classes 85 and 87-93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 7 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 87 – Piano Solos B

For players not performing in classes 85, 86 and 88-93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 6 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 88 – Piano Solos C

For players not performing in classes 85-87, and 89-93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 5 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 89 – Piano Solos D

For players not performing in classes 85-88, 90-93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 4 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 90 – Piano Solos E

For players not performing in classes 85-89 and 91-93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 3 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 91 – Piano Solos F

For players not performing in classes 85-90, 92 and 93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 2 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 92 – Piano Solos G

For players not performing in classes 85-91 and 93.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Grade 1 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 93 – Piano Solos H (non-competitive)

For players not performing in classes 85-92. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: “Piano Exam Pieces & Exercises 2018-2020, Initial (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.

Class 94 – Piano Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 79-93 and 95. 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 Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 79-94. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

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

Class 96 – Piano Duets – Open

For players not performing in classes 97-99, 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a work of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade VII or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 97 – Piano Duets A

For players not performing in classes 96, 98, 99, 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 98 – Piano Duets B

For players not performing in classes 96, 97, 99, 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade III-IV – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 99 – Piano Duets C

For players not performing in classes 96-98, 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade I-II – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 100 – Six Hands on One Piano

For players not performing in classes 209-219.

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

Class 101 – 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 102 – Jazz Piano Solos A

For players not performing in classes 101, 103 and 104.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 103 – Jazz Piano Solos B

For players not performing in classes 101, 102 and 104.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade III-IV – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 104 – Jazz Piano Solos C

For players not performing in classes 101-103.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of improvisation of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade I-II – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 105 – 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 106 – Ragtime and Blues Piano Solos A

For players not performing in class 105.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of either ragtime or blues music – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 107 – 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 108 – Organ Solos – Open

(see also class 204) The Glasgow Society of Organists Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 109 – Organ Solos A

For players not performing in classes 108 and 110.

Test Pieces:

Class 110 – Organ Solos B

For players not performing in classes 108 and 109.

Test Pieces:

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