Level 7
rcm (from 2015)

 

The exam syllabus of Canada's, Royal Conservatory of Music is huge. Rather than change every few years, this one lasts for a decade or so, and even then many of the pieces will remain the same.  This gives teachers plenty of variety; no need to keep teaching the same few pieces, nor do they need to keep buying new exam books! So the RCM provides a fantastic resource for anyone, teacher or student looking for graded piano music. There are 10 levels, plus 2 preliminary levels and a diploma at the top. Broadly speaking the levels follow those in the UK, though perhaps +1/2, so ABRSM G2 = RCM Level 3.

 

If the music is in the public domain, I've given easy access to the sheet music which, in most cases, I will have found on www.imslp.org.

So here are some of the pieces. I hope you find what you're looking for, but if not and you're a subscriber, you may like to commission one?

 

List A

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Prelude in D minor, BWV 935

List A

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Invention no.1 in C major, BWV 772

List A

Handel, George Frideric

Allegro in G minor, from Suite no.7 in G minor, HWV 432

 

List A

Handel, George Frideric

Aria, from Suite in G major, HWV 441

List B

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Bagatelle in G minor, op.119, no.1

 

List B

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Für Elise, WoO 59

List C

Bloch, Ernest

Dream, no.10 from Enfantines

 

List C

Dello Joio, Norman

Prayer of the Matador, from Lyric Pieces for the Young

 

List C

Glière, Reinhold

Arietta, no.7 from Eight Easy Pieces, op.43

 

List C

Granados, Enrique

La huérfana (The Little Orphan Girl), no.9 from Cuentos de la juventud, op.1

 

List C

Ibert Jacques

Sérénade sur l'eau, no.10 from Petite suite en quinze images

 

List C

Khachaturian, Aram

Ivan Is Very Busy, from Adventures of Ivan/Pictures of Childhood

 

List C

Milne, Elissa

Dreamtime, from Pepperbox Jazz, Book 2

 

List C

Milne, Elissa

Foreign Correspondent, from Pepperbox Jazz, Book 2

List C

Milne, Elissa

Indigo Moon, from Pepperbox Jazz, Book 2

List C

Poulenc, Francis

Valse tyrolienne, no.1 from Villageoises

 

List C

Prokofiev, Sergei

Tarantella, no.4 from Music for Children, op.65

 

List C

Prokofiev, Sergei

March, no.10 from Music for Children, op.65

List C

Schumann, Robert

Wiegenliedchen (Little Cradle Song), no.6 from Albumblätter op.124

 

Etudes

Hofmann, Heinrich

Scherzo, no.7 from Skizzen, op.77

 

Etudes

Kabelevsky, Dmitri

Étude, no.3 from Thirty Children's Pieces, op.27