Level 4
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 Sebastien

Minuet in G, BWV Anh. 116

 

List A

Bach, Johann Sebastien

Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132

List A

Handel, George Frideric

Air in D minor, HWV 461

 

List B

Clementi, Muzio

Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.2, second movement

 

List B

Clementi, Muzio

Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.2, third movement

List B

Diabelli, Anton

Sonatina in G major, op.151 no.1, second movement (Scherzo)

 

List B

Diabelli, Anton

Sonatina in G major, op.168 no.1, first movement (Allegro moderato)

List C

Bartók, Béla

Dance, no. 8 from For Children, Vol. 2

 

List C

Bartók, Béla

The Highway Robber, no. 31 from For Children, Vol. 2

List C

Kirchner. Theodor

Andantino, no. 3 from Neue Kinderszenen

 

List C

Schumann, Robert

Erster Verlust/First Loss, no. 16 from Album for the Young, op.68

 

List C

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Old French Song, no.16 from Album for the Young, op.39

 

Etudes

Heller Stephen

Étude no.2, from Vingt-cinq Études, op.45

 

Etudes

Niamath, Linda

Masquerade, from Fancy-free