Strings Repertoire Requirement and Set Pieces List

New Talent British International Youth Music Competition Repertoire Requirements

Strings (if your instrument is not listed below, please follow the number of pieces requirement for each age group and you can perform pieces of your own choice)

Beginner and Children Group (age 4-11)

One piece of music of own choice (if you are a violinist, you can choose the British Music Society set piece to compete for the BMS prize), Competition performing time max. 3 mins.

Intermediate Group (age 12-15)

Two pieces of music, one of own choice, the other must be selected among the Competition set pieces (difficulty level similar to ABRSM exams Grade 3-6) or the British piece set by British Music Society if you are a violinist. Competition performing time max. 5 mins.

Advanced Group (age 16-18)

Two pieces of music, one of own choice, the other must be selected among the Competition set pieces (difficulty level similar to ABRSM exams Grade 6-8) or the British piece set by British Music Society if you are a violinist. Competition performing time max. 8 mins.

Professional Group (age 18-24):

Two pieces of music of own choice, one must be a concerto, the other must be a virtuoso piece or the British piece set by British Music Society if you are a violinist.  Competition performing time max. 13 mins.

 

New Talent British International Youth Music Competition List of Set Pieces

Strings

Violin

Intermediate Group

Composer:Attri. Henry VIII

Title:Pastime with Good Company, arr. Huws Jones

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 3 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Trad. Irish

Title:The Lark in the Clear Air, arr. Kelly

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 3 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Roy McCormack

Title:Louis: No. 10 from Let’s Swing for Violin (Spartan Press SP1280)

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 3 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Timothy Salter

Title:Daydream

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 4 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Henry Purcell

Title:Rondeau (from Abdelazer)

Book:The Best of Grade 4 Violin (Faber)

 

Composer:John Ireland

Title:The Holy Boy (A Carol of the Nativity)

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 5 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Malcolm Miles

Title:Bathwater Blues: No. 10 from Creative Vatiations for Violin, Vol.1

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 5 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Nigel Hess

Title:Theme from Ladies in Lavender

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 6 (ABRSM)

 

Advanced Group

Composer:Nigel Hess

Title:Theme from Ladies in Lavender

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 6 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:M. Arnold

Title:Prelude and Walts: No. 1 and No. 3 from Five Pieces, Op. 84

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 7 (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Edward Elgar

Title:Mazurka

Book: Elgar Ten Pieces for Violin, Vol 1 (Thame TH978700)

 

Composer:Edward Elgar

Title:Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata, Op.82

Book:Elgar Violin Sonata, Op.82 (Novello Nov120026R)

 

Composer:Helen Grime

Title:Romance

Book: Violin Exam pieces 2016-2019 Grade 8 (ABRSM)

 

Viola

Intermediate Group

Composer:Vaughan Williams

Title:Andante sostenuto(‘Sprun Point’):No.2 from Six Studies in English Folksong

Book:Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong (Stainer & Bell H49)

 

Composer:Vaughan Williams

Title:Andante tranquillo (‘The Pride of Kildare’): No.5 from Six Studies in English Folksong

Book:Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong (Stainer & Bell H49)

 

Composer:Frank Bridge

Title:Berceuse

Book:Bridge Four Pieces for Viola (Faber)

 

Composer:Finzi

Title:Carol(ignoring ossia)

Book:No.3 from Five Bagatelles, trans.Leigh Jacobs (Boosey & Hawkes)

 

Composer:Frank Bridge

Title:Serenade

Book:Bridge Four Pieces for Viola (Faber)

 

Advanced Group

Composer:Frank Bridge

Title:Serenade

Book:Bridge Four Pieces for Viola (Faber)

 

Composer:Eric Coates

Title:Ballad, Op.13

Book:A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)

 

Composer:Vaughan Williams

Title:Prelude: No. 1

Book:Vaughan Williams Suite for Viola, Groups 1 (OUP)

 

Composer:Eric Coates

Title:First Meeting (Souvenir).

Book:A Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)

 

Composer:W. Lloyd Webber

Title:Vivo: 3rd Movt from Sonatina

Book:W.Lloyd Webber Sonatina for Viola and Piano (Stainer & Bell H369)

 

Cello

Intermediate Group

Composer:Gustav Holst

Title:Jupiter (from The Planets)

Book:The Classic Experience for Cello, arr.Lanning (Cramer)

 

Composer:Henry Wood

Title:Tom Bowling (from Fantasia on British Sea Songs)

Book:More Time Pieces for Cello, Vol.2, arr. Bruce and Wells (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Pam Wedgewood

Title:Sometime Maybe

Book:No. 8 from Jazzin’About for Cello (Faber)

 

Composer:Henry Purcell

Title:Music for a while (from Oedipus)

Book:More Time Pieces for Cello, Vol.2, arr.Bruce and Wells (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Frank Bridge

Title:Spring Song

Book:Frank Bridge Spring Song for Cello (Stainer & Bell 2196)

 

Composer:F. Austin

Title:Captain Cockchafer (from The Fairy Ring).

Book:More Time Pieces for Cello, Vol.2, arr. Bruce and Wells (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Bunting

Title:Dance Caprice

Book:Principal Cello (ABRSM)

 

Advanced Group

Composer:F. Austin

Title:Captain Cockchafer (from The Fairy Ring).

Book:More Time Pieces for Cello, Vol.2, arr. Bruce and Wells (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Bunting

Title:Dance Caprice

Book:Principal Cello (ABRSM)

 

Composer:F. Austin

Title:Titania (No. 1 from The Fairy Ring)

Book: Principal Cello (ABRSM)

 

Composer:Benjamin Britten

Title:Marcia: 4th Movt from Sonata in C. Op.65

Book: Benjamin Britten Cello Sonata in C Major Op.65 (Boosey&Hawkes出版)

 

Composer:Squire

Title:Tzig-Tzig (Danse Magyare)

Book:Principal Cello (ABRSM)

 

Double Bass

Intermediate Group

Composer:Sheila Joynes

Title:The Old Sea Dog

Book:No.52 from Bass is Best! Yorke Mini-Bass Book 2, arr. Emery and Barratt (Yorke YE0098)

 

Composer:Frederick Boaden

Title:Elegy: 2nd movt from Petite Suite

Book:Frederick Boaden Petite Suite for Double Bass and Piano (Yorke YEG47358)

 

Composer:S. Paxton

Title:Allegretto: 1st movt from Sonata in D, Op.3 No.2

Book:S.Paxton Sonata for Double Bass in D, Op.3 No.2, trans. Elliott (Bartholomew 005)

 

Composer:John Walton

Title:A Deep Song

Book:John Walton A Deep Song (Yorke)

 

Advanced Group

Composer:John Walton

Title:A Deep Song

Book:John Walton A Deep Song (Yorke)

 

Composer:A. Ridout

Title:Grave, 1st movt

Book:A. Ridout Concerto for Double Bass (Yorke)

 

Composer:A. Reynolds

Title:Hornpipe

Book:Hornpipe (Bartholomew)