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Strings  –  Classes 113 to 166

(see also classes 205-208, 210 and 222)

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 117 – String Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 113-116, 119, 127, 135 and 143 (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 113-116, 119-148, 151-158 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.
Entry fee: £12.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 120 – Violin Solos A

For players not performing in classes 119 and 121-126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 7 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 121 – Violin Solos B

For players not performing in classes 119, 120 and 122-126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 6 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 122 – Violin Solos C

For players not performing in classes 119-121 and 123-126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 5 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 123 – Violin Solos D

For players not performing in classes 119-122, and 124-126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 4 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 124 – Violin Solos E

For players not performing in classes 119-123, 125 and 126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 3 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 125 – Violin Solos F

For players not performing in classes 119-124 and 126.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 2 (ABRSM or Trinity). Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 126 – Violin Solos G

For players not performing in classes 119-125.
Test Piece: Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, Grade 1 (ABRSM or Trinity) Any one piece from the book. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form, see regulation 22.
Entry fee: £12.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 128 – Viola Solos A

For players not performing in classes 127 and 129-134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 129 – Viola Solos B

For players not performing in classes 127, 128, 130-134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 130 – Viola Solos C

For players not performing in classes 127-129 and 131-134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 131 – Viola Solos D

For players not performing in classes 127-130, and 132-134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 132 – Viola Solos E

For players not performing in classes 127-131, 133 and 134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 133 – Viola Solos F

For players not performing in classes 127-132 and 134.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 134 – Viola Solos G

For players not performing in classes 127-133.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for viola, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 136 – Cello Solos A

For players not performing in classes 135, and 137-142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 7 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 137 – Cello Solos B

For players not performing in classes 135, 136, and 138-142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 6 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 138 – Cello Solos C

For players not performing in classes 135-137 and 139-142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 5 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 139 – Cello Solos D

For players not performing in classes 135-138, and 140-142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 4 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 140 – Cello Solos E

For players not performing in classes 135-139, 141 and 142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 3 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 141 – Cello Solos F

For players not performing in classes 135-140 and 142.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 2 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 142 – Cello Solos G

For players not performing in classes 135-141.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one grade 1 piece from the current ABRSM or Trinity College syllabus for cello, to be played without repeats. Details of selected piece to be stated on Entry Form.
Entry fee: £12.00

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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 144 – Double Bass Solos A

For players not performing in classes 143, and 145-147.
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 Grades 5-6 – not to exceed 6 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 145 – Double Bass Solos B

For players not performing in classes 143, 144, 146 and 147.
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 Grades 3-4 – not to exceed 4 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 146 – Double Bass Solos C

For players not performing in classes 143-145 and 147.
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 Grades 1-2 – not to exceed 4 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 147 – Mini Bass Solos

For players attending primary school and not performing in classes 143-146.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 148 – String Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 113-147, 151-158 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.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 149 – String Duets – Open

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 219 and 220.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.
Entry fee: £24.00

Class 150 – String Duets A

For string duets with or without piano accompaniment not performing in classes 149, 219 and 220.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 151 – Scots Fiddle Solos – Open

For solo performances without accompaniment.
Test Pieces:

Entry fee: £20.00

Class 152 – Scots Fiddle Solos A

For players not performing in classes 151 and 153. Performances must be unaccompanied.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of March, Strathspey and Reel.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 153 – Scots Fiddle Solos B

For players not performing in classes 151 and 152. Performances must be unaccompanied.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of Scottish music – not to exceed 4 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 154 – Scots Fiddle Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 151-153. 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.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 155 – Guitar Solos – Open

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 156 – 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.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 157 – 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.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 158 – Fretted Instrument Solos

For players not eligible for classes 155-157.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 159 – Fretted Instrument Ensembles

For two to eight players not performing in classes 209, 211-214 and 219-221.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.
Entry fee: £30.00

Class 160 – 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.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 161 – Clàrsach Solos A

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

Entry fee: £12.00

Class 162 – Clàrsach Solos B

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

Entry fee: £12.00

Class 163 – 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 2 standard.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 164 – 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 5 or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.
Entry fee: £20.00

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

For players not performing in classes 164 and 166.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grades 3 and 4 – not to exceed 6 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 166 – Non-traditional Clàrsach/Pedal Harp Solos B

For players not performing in classes 164 and 165.
Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grades 1 and 2 – not to exceed 4 minutes.
Entry fee: £12.00

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