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Strings – Classes 113 to 166

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

Class 113 – 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 114 – 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 115 – 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 116 – 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 117 – 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 118 – String Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 112-115, 118-145, 150-153, 155-158 and 160-166. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

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

Class 119 – 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 120 – Violin Solos A

For players not performing in classes 118 and 120-125.

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 121 – Violin Solos B

For players not performing in classes 118, 119 and 121-125.

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 122 – Violin Solos C

For players not performing in classes 118-120 and 122-125.

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 123 – Violin Solos D

For players not performing in classes 118-121, and 123-125.

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 124 – Violin Solos E

For players not performing in classes 118-122, 124 and 125.

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 125 – Violin Solos F

For players not performing in classes 118-123 and 125.

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 126 – Violin Solos G

For players not performing in classes 118-124.

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 127 – 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 128 – Viola Solos A

For players not performing in classes 126 and 128-133.

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 129 – Viola Solos B

For players not performing in classes 126, 127, 129-133.

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 130 – Viola Solos C

For players not performing in classes 126-128 and 130-133.

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 131 – Viola Solos D

For players not performing in classes 165-127, and 131-133.

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 132 – Viola Solos E

For players not performing in classes 126-130, 132 and 133.

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 133 – Viola Solos F

For players not performing in classes 126-131 and 133.

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 134 – Viola Solos G

For players not performing in classes 126-132.

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 135 – 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 136 – Cello Solos A

For players not performing in classes 134, and 136-141.

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 137 – Cello Solos B

For players not performing in classes 134, 135, and 137-141.

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 138 – Cello Solos C

For players not performing in classes 134-136 and 138-141.

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 139 – Cello Solos D

For players not performing in classes 134-137, and 139-141.

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 140 – Cello Solos E

For players not performing in classes 134-138, 140 and 141.

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 141 – Cello Solos F

For players not performing in classes 134-139 and 141.

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 142 – Cello Solos G

For players not performing in classes 134-140.

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 143 – 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 144 – Double Bass Solos A

For players not performing in classes 142, and 144-146.

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 145 – Double Bass Solos B

For players not performing in classes 142, 143, 145 and 146.

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 146 – Double Bass Solos C

For players not performing in classes 142-144 and 146.

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 147 – Mini Bass Solos

For players attending primary school and not performing in classes 142-145.

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

Class 148 – String Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 112-146, 150-153, 155-158 and 160-166. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

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

Class 149 – 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 150 – String Duets A

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 148, 217 and 218.

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

Class 151 – Scots Fiddle Solos – Open

For solo performances without accompaniment.

Test Pieces:

Class 152 – Scots Fiddle Solos A

For players not performing in classes 150 and 152. Performances must be unaccompanied.

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

Class 153 – Scots Fiddle Solos B

For players not performing in classes 150 and 151. Performances must be unaccompanied.

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

Class 154 – Scots Fiddle Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 150-152. 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 155 – 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 156 – Guitar Solos – Open

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

Class 157 – Guitar Solos A

For players not performing in classes 155 and 157.

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

Class 158 – Guitar Solos B

For players of primary school age not performing in classes 155 and 156.

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

Class 159 – Fretted Instrument Solos

For players not eligible for classes 155-157.

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

Class 160 – 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 161 – 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 162 – Clàrsach Solos A

For players not performing in classes 160, 162 and 163.

Test Pieces:

Class 163 – Clàrsach Solos B

For players not performing in classes 160, 161 and 163.

Test Pieces:

Class 164 – Clàrsach Solos C

For players not performing in classes 160-162.

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

Class 165 – 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 166 – 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 167 – 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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