Level 5
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?

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Beethoven, Ludwig van

Sonatina in F major, Anh. 5, no.2, first movement

 
 

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Clementi, Muzio

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

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Diabelli, Anton

Sonatina in G major, op.168 no.2, first movement (Allegro moderato)

 

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Kuhlau, Friedrich

Sonatina in C Major, op.55 no.1, first movement (Allegro)

 

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Minuet, K.5

 

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Rondo (Allegretto), K.15hh

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Bartók, Béla

Teasing Song, no. 18 from For Children, Vol. 2 (revised edition)

 

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Carroll, Walter

Alone at Sunset, no.10 from Sea Idylls

 

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Gillock, William

New Orleans Nightfall, from New Orleans Jazz Styles

 

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Granados, Enrique

Dedication, no.1 from Cuentos de la juventud, op.1

 

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Kabalevsky, Dmitri

Sonatina, no.18 from Thirty Children's Pieces, op.27

 

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Karganov, Genary

Arabesque, no.2 from Twelve Arabesques, op.6

 

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Milne, Elissa

No Worries, from Even More Little Peppers

 

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Previn, André

Trees at Twilght, from Impressions for Piano

 

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Schumann, Robert

Sicilienne, no.11 from Album for the Young, op.68

 

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Polka, no.10 from Album for the Young, op.39

 

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Mazurka, no.11 from Album for the Young, op.39

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Sweet Dreams, no.21 from Album for the Young, op.39