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Strings – Classes 110 to 164

(see also classes 195, 196, 197 and 199)

 

Class 110 – String Solos – Unaccompanied Bach

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

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting movements from a

Sonata, a Partita or a Suite by J S Bach – .

 

Class 111 – String Concerto

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

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one concerto movement – not to exceed

10 minutes.

Class 112 – Modern String Solos

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

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

modern idiom by a 20th or 21st century composer – .

 

Class 113 – String Sonata

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

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one movement from any sonata – not to

exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 114 – String Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 110-113, 115, 124, 132 and 140 (see regulation 28). The St Mungo

Challenge Trophy Certificate and the Grace Dick Memorial Prize will be awarded (see pages 47 and 48).

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

 

Class 115 – String Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 110-113, 116-145, 148-151, 153-156 and 158-164.

Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – .

 

Class 116 – Violin Solos – Open

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

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

 

Class 117 – Violin Solos A

For players not performing in classes 116 and 118-123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 7 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 118 – Violin Solos B

For players not performing in classes 116, 117 and 119-123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 6 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

 

Class 119 – Violin Solos C

For players not performing in classes 116-118 and 120-123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 5 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 120 – Violin Solos D

For players not performing in classes 116-119, 120 and 123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 4 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 121 – Violin Solos E

For players not performing in classes 116-120, 122 and 123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 3 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 122 – Violin Solos F

For players not performing in classes 116-121 and 123.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 2 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 123 – Violin Solos G

For players not performing in classes 116-122.

Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2016 – 2019, Grade 1 (any one piece) (ABRSM)

To be played without repeats.

 

Class 124 – Viola Solos – Open

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the String 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 125 – Viola Solos A

For players not performing in classes 124 and 126-131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 126 – Viola Solos B

For players not performing in classes 124, 125, 127-131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 127 – Viola Solos C

For players not performing in classes 124-126 and 128-131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 128 – Viola Solos D

For players not performing in classes 124-127, and 129-131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 129 – Viola Solos E

For players not performing in classes 124-128, 130 and 131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 130 – Viola Solos F

For players not performing in classes 124-129 and 131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 131 – Viola Solos G

For players not performing in classes 124-130.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats.

 

 

Class 132 – Cello Solos – Open

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

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

Class 133 – Cello Solos A

For players not performing in classes 132, and 134-139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 134 – Cello Solos B

For players not performing in classes 132, 133, 135 and 139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 135 – Cello Solos C

For players not performing in classes 132-134 and 136-139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 136 – Cello Solos D

For players not performing in classes 132-135, and 137-139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 137 – Cello Solos E

For players not performing in classes 132-136, 138 and 139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 138 – Cello Solos F

For players not performing in classes 132-137 and 139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 139 – Cello Solos G

For players not performing in classes 132-138.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the current (from

2016) ABRSM syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats.

 

Class 140 – Double Bass Solos – Open

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the String 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 141 – Double Bass Solos A

For players not performing in classes 140, and 142-144.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of

comparable standard to Associated Board Grade V-VI – .

 

Class 142 – Double Bass Solos B

For players not performing in classes 140, 141, 143 and 144.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of

comparable standard to Associated Board Grade III-IV – .

 

Class 143 – Double Bass Solos C

For players not performing in classes 140-142 and 144.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of

comparable standard to Associated Board Grade I-II – .

 

Class 144 – Mini Bass Solos

For players attending primary school and not performing in classes 140-143.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 145 – String Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 110-144, 148-151, 145-148 and

158-164. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between

performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – .

 

Class 146 – String Duets – Open

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 147 – String Duets A

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 146, 216 and 217.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 148 – Scots Fiddle Solos – Open

For solo performances without accompaniment.

Test Pieces: (a) Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of Slow Air.

(b) Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of March, Strathspey and Reel.

 

Class 149 – Scots Fiddle Solos A

For players not performing in classes 148 and 150. Performances must be unaccompanied.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of March, Strathspey and Reel.

 

Class 150 – Scots Fiddle Solos B

For players not performing in classes 148 and 149. Performances must be unaccompanied.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of Scottish music – .

 

Class 151 – Scots Fiddle Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 148-150. Performances must be

unaccompanied. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between

performances.

Test Piece: Own choice of March, Strathspey and Reel.

 

Class 152 – Scots Music Ensemble

For two or more players, not performing in classes 213-219, using any combination of instruments.

Test Piece: Own choice of Scottish, Irish or Gaelic music (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed

8 minutes.

 

Class 153 – Guitar Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

 

Class 154 – Guitar Solos A

For players not performing in classes 153 and 155.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 155 – Guitar Solos B

For players of primary school age not performing in classes 153 and 154.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 156 – Fretted Instrument Solos

For players not performing in classes 153-155.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – .

 

Class 157 – Fretted Instrument Ensembles

For two to eight players not performing in classes 206, 208-211 and 216-218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

 

Class 158 – Clàrsach Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a programme of traditional Scottish, Irish

and/or Gaelic music, of an advanced standard – .

 

Class 159 – Clàrsach Solos A

For players not performing in classes 158, 160 and 161.

Test Pieces: (a) A’ Chiad Mhadainn (Scottish Music Graded Exams Harp 4)

Ingrid Henderson (Taigh Na Teud)

(b) Own choice of Scottish, Irish or Gaelic music (see regulations 19-25).

 

Class 160 – Clàrsach Solos B

For players not performing in classes 158, 159 and 161.

Test Pieces: (a) T for P & P for T (Scottish Music Graded Exams Harp 2)

Elspeth Smellie (Taigh Na Teud)

(b) Own choice of Scottish, Irish or Gaelic music (see regulations 19-25).

 

Class 161 – Clàrsach Solos C

For players not performing in classes 158-160.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one piece of pre-Grade II standard.

 

Class 162 – Non-traditional Clàrsach/Pedal Harp Solos – Open

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

Board Grade V or above – .

 

Class 163 – Non-traditional Clàrsach/Pedal Harp Solos A

For players not performing in classes 162 and 164.

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

Board Grades III and IV – .

 

Class 164 – Non-traditional Clàrsach/Pedal Harp Solos B

For players not performing in classes 162 and 163.

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

Board Grades I and II – .

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