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Strings – Classes 111 to 165

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

 

Class 111 – 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 – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 112 – 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 113 – 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 – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 114 – 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 115 – String Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 111-114, 117, 125, 133 and 141 (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 116 – String Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 111-114, 117-146, 149-152, 154-157 and 159-165. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

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

Class 117 – 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 – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 118 – Violin Solos A

For players not performing in classes 117 and 119-124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 7, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 119 – Violin Solos B

For players not performing in classes 117, 118 and 120-124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 6, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 120 – Violin Solos C

For players not performing in classes 117-119 and 121-124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 5, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 121 – Violin Solos D

For players not performing in classes 117-120, and 122-124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 4, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 122 – Violin Solos E

For players not performing in classes 117-121, 123 and 124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 3, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 123 – Violin Solos F

For players not performing in classes 117-122 and 124.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 2, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 124 – Violin Solos G

For players not performing in classes 117-123.

Test Piece: “Violin Exam Pieces Grade 1, 2016-2019 (any one piece from the book) (Trinity) Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.

Class 125 – 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 126 – Viola Solos A

For players not performing in classes 125 and 127-132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 127 – Viola Solos B

For players not performing in classes 125, 126, 128-132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 128 – Viola Solos C

For players not performing in classes 125-127 and 129-132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 129 – Viola Solos D

For players not performing in classes 125-128, and 130-132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 130 – Viola Solos E

For players not performing in classes 125-129, 131 and 132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 131 – Viola Solos F

For players not performing in classes 125-130 and 132.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 132 – Viola Solos G

For players not performing in classes 125-131.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 133 – 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 – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 134 – Cello Solos A

For players not performing in classes 133, and 135-140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 135 – Cello Solos B

For players not performing in classes 133, 134, and 136-140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 136 – Cello Solos C

For players not performing in classes 133-135 and 137-140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 137 – Cello Solos D

For players not performing in classes 133-136, and 138-140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 138 – Cello Solos E

For players not performing in classes 133-137, 139 and 140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 139 – Cello Solos F

For players not performing in classes 133-138 and 140.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 140 – Cello Solos G

For players not performing in classes 133-139.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the 2016-2019 Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.    

Class 141 – 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 142 – Double Bass Solos A

For players not performing in classes 141, and 143-145.

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

Class 143 – Double Bass Solos B

For players not performing in classes 141, 142, 144 and 145.

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

Class 144 – Double Bass Solos C

For players not performing in classes 141-143 and 145.

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

Class 145 – Mini Bass Solos

For players attending primary school and not performing in classes 141-144.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 146 – String Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 111-145, 149-152, 154-157 and 159-165. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

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

Class 147 – String Duets – Open

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 148 – String Duets A

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 147, 217 and 218.

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

Class 149 – Scots Fiddle Solos – Open

For solo performances without accompaniment.

Test Pieces:

Class 150 – Scots Fiddle Solos A

For players not performing in classes 149 and 151. Performances must be unaccompanied.

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

Class 151 – Scots Fiddle Solos B

For players not performing in classes 149 and 150. Performances must be unaccompanied.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of Scottish music – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 152 – Scots Fiddle Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 149-151. 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 153 – Scots Music Ensemble

For two or more players, not performing in classes 214-220, 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 154 – Guitar Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 155 – Guitar Solos A

For players not performing in classes 154 and 156.

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

Class 156 – Guitar Solos B

For players of primary school age not performing in classes 154 and 155.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 157 – Fretted Instrument Solos

For players not eligible for classes 154-156.

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

Class 158 – Fretted Instrument Ensembles

For two to eight players not performing in classes 207, 209-212 and 217-219.

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

Class 159 – 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 – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 160 – Clàrsach Solos A

For players not performing in classes 159, 161 and 162.

Test Pieces:

Class 161 – Clàrsach Solos B

For players not performing in classes 159, 160 and 162.

Test Pieces:

Class 162 – Clàrsach Solos C

For players not performing in classes 159-161.

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

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

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

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

For players not performing in classes 163 and 165.

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

Class 165 – Non-traditional Clàrsach/Pedal Harp Solos B

For players not performing in classes 163 and 164.

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

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