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ABRSM: Encore: Book 2, Grades 3 & 4  

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Catalogue No: 9781848498488
Shop Product Code: 271922D
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ISBN: 9781848498488

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Subtitle: Your favourite ABRSM piano exam pieces

Editor: Marshall, Karen

Series: ABRSM Encore

Department: Piano - Piano collections

Instrumentation: Piano

Publisher: ABRSM

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Grade Exam Music

This product includes pieces featured in grade exams. Click on a grade to view the full syllabus.

ABRSM Piano Grades 2017 & 201834 

Perfect Pairing

Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8.



Book 2 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 3 and 4. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Top Cat! or Burgmüller’s dramatic Ballade Plus, we’ve included background information and new ideas for exploring the music. Encore is perfect for:




  • Developing skills and technique between grades

  • Sourcing music for a concert or recital

  • Learning or playing for fun, away from the exam format

  • Adults returning to piano playing, looking for approachable repertoire they’ll recognise



For teachers, we’ve made sure that the content is perfectly balanced at every level. For quick reference, each piece has a note highlighting skills to focus on. Encore is packed full of music that will:




  • Motivate students – all the pieces have been chosen for their ongoing popular appeal

  • Form a bank of rich content, so you can pick and choose pieces to help each student improve

  • Introduce new skills and techniques, to prepare exam candidates for the next level



Whether you’re working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you’ll want to play again and again!

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Contents and Reviews

Contents
SHEET MUSIC
  • Prelude in C, BWV 939, from 6 Little Preludes from J. P. Kellner’s Collection [Johann Sebastian Bach]
  • Round Dance , No. 17 from For Children, Vol. 1 [Béla Bartók]
  • Wiosna [Fryderyk Chopin]
  • Top Cat! [Joseph Barbera / Hoyt Curtin]
  • Waldvoglein (Little Wood-bird), No. 15 from Skizzen (Sketches), Op. 77 [Heinrich Hofmann]
  • Clowning Around: from 30 Children's Pieces, Op. 27, No. 10 [Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky]
  • Zur Sonnenuntergangsstunde: No. 7 from Regenbogen Préludes [Manfred Schmitz]
  • L’éléphant: from Le carnaval des animaux, arr. Heumann [Camille Saint-Saëns]
  • Blue Sky Blue: No.1 from Jazz Jazz Jazz [Dave Stapleton]
  • Sonatina in Bb, No. 8 from 12 Sonatinas, Op. 4 [Samuel Wesley]
  • Arietta in Eb, Op. 12, No. 1 from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 [Edvard Grieg]
  • Allegro in F: No. 33 from Nannerl Notenbuch [Anon.]
  • Sonatina in A minor: Andante un poco allegretto [Georg Benda]
  • Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 [Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller]
  • Allegretto: Sonatina in G, Op. 36 No. 2, first movement [Muzio Clementi]
  • Carnival in Rio [William Gillock]
  • Baa, Baa, Blue Sheep’s Waltz, No. 5 from More Swinging Rhymes [Terence Greaves]
  • Aria in G, from Suite No. 8 in G (1727 coll.), HWV 441 [George Frideric Handel]
  • Little Boats on the Water (Petits bateaux sur l’eau) [Gustave Sandré]
  • Freeway: No. 1 from Rhythm and Rag [Alan Haughton]