Piano Grade 5-3
- In the preview room, candidates may not copy the exercise to another piece of paper nor may they play on the keyboard.
- In the examination room, candidates should follow the instructions of the examiners.
- In the examination room and the preview room, candidates must switch off their mobile phones.
- Secondary dominants are indicated as follows: In case of C Major
- Chord name: C > D7 > G > C
- Chord numbers: I > G:V7 > I > C: I
Those booklets below are discontinued and the pieces will not be available for selection after April 2023. However, candidates may use these pieces until March 2023.
- 1. If you select your own composition, or an unpublished arrangement as one of the Free Selection pieces, your other 2 Free Selection pieces must be “published piano music.”
- 2. An unpublished arrangement may be your own arrangement or an arrangement by someone else.
- 3. Published arrangements, such as the Bach-Busoni Chaconne, for example, are considered “published piano music.”
- <Example excerpts>
- Sonata, etc.: Only the 1st movement, only the 3rd movement, or the 1st and 3rd movements
- Suite: 1st movement only, combination of 1st and 3rd movements.
- Prelude and fugue: Prelude only, fugue only, or the entire piece without excerpts.
- <Example of Selection for grade 5>
- Sample 1:
- J. S. Bach: Armand from French Suite No.5 BWV816
- Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor op.10-1, 1st movement
- Grieg: Erotikon from Lyric Pieces op.43-5
- Sample 2:
- R. Schumann: 8 Novelettes op.21, No.1 in F major
- W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.10 in C major, K.330, 1st movement
- C. Debussy: 2 Arabesques No.1 in E major