Level 6
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 C minor, BWV 999

List A

Handel, George Frideric

Sarabande in D minor, from Suite no.4 in D minor, HWV 437

 

List A

Kirnberger, Johann Philipp

Minuet in E major

 

List B

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lustig und Traurig, WoO 54

 

List B

Benda, George Anton

Sonatina in A minor (no.3)

 

List B

Cimarosa, Domenico

Sonatina in A minor. F.55

 

List B

Diabelli, Anton

Rondo, 3rd movt from Sonatina in F major, op.168, no.1

 

List B

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Sonatina in G Major, op.55 no.2, first movement (Allegretto)

 

List C

Chopin, Frédéric

Waltz in A minor, op. posth., B.150

 
 

List C

Grieg, Edvard

Arietta, op.12, no.1

List C

Kabelevsky, Dmitri

Fairy Tale/A Short Story, no. 20 from Thirty Children's Pieces, op.27

 

List C

Kabelevsky, Dmitri

Song of the Cavalry, no. 29 from Thirty Children's Pieces, op.27

List C

Khachaturian, Aram

Ivan Sings, from Adventures of Ivan/Pictures of Childhood

 

List C

Kullak, Theodor

Grandmother Tells a Ghost Story, op.81, no.3

 

List C

Mendelssohn, Felix

Song without Words, op.19, no.4

 

List C

Mendelssohn, Felix

Allegro non troppo, no.1 from Sechs Kinderstücke, op.72

List C

Pachulski, Henryk

Prelude in C minor, no.1 from Six Preludes, op.8

 

List C

Previn, André

By a Quiet Stream (no.5) & Roundup (no.11) from Impressions for Piano

 

List C

Schubert, Franz

Valse sentimentale, op.50, no.13 (D. 779)

 

List C

Schumann, Robert

Mignon, no.35 from Album for the Young, op.68

 

List C

Schumann, Robert

From Foreign Lands and People, no.1 from Kinderszenen, op.15

List C

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Waltz, no.8 from Album for the Young, op.39

 

Etudes

Kabalevsky, Dmitri

Toccatina, no.12 from Thirty Children's Pieces, op.27