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Syllabus: Piano Choice Piece - By Level

The choice piece syllabus is intended only as a guide to correlate standard piano repertoire to Festival class levels. Please see the Piano Rules for more information on selecting an appropriate choice piece.

Primary Levels 1 to 3
Suggested anthologies:
Everybody's Favorite Masterpieces - Vol 1 (Alfred)
From Bach to Bartok - Vol A, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
On Your Way to Succeeding with the Masters (FJH)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection - Book 1 (FJH)
Piano Repertoire - Preparatory, ed. Keith Snell (K)
The Developing Artist: Preparatory Piano Literature (FJH)
Primary 4 and Intermediate 1
Suggested anthologies:
Celebration Series: Perspectives - Preparatory Piano Repertoire (FH)
Celebration Series: Perspectives – Piano Repertoire 1 (FJH)
Early English Sonatinas (B&H)
Everybody's Favorite Masterpieces - Vol 2 (Alfred)
Four Centuries of Keyboard Music - Vol 1 (BMC)
From Bach to Bartok - Vol A, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire - Level 1, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas - Vol A, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection - Book 2
The Developing Artist: Piano Literature - Book 1 (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Anna Magdalena Notebook (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
André: Sonatina in C major
Attwood: Sonatina in G major (1st mvmt)
Beethoven: Ecossaise in G major
Beethoven: Russian Folk Song, Op. 107 No.3
Biehl: Sonatina in C major
Duncombe: Sonatina in C major
Graupner: Bourree in D minor
Gurlitt: The Hunt, Op. 117, No. 15
Hassler: Minuet in C major, Op. 38, No. 4
Hook: Minuetto, Op. 37, No. 2
Kabalevsky: Twenty-four Little Pieces, Op.39 - any one (16 measures)
Latour: Sonatina in C major or Sonatina in G major
Mozart, Leopold: Nannerl's Menuet
Mozart: Minuet in F major, K2
Ramaeu: Rondino in C major (aka Menuet en rondeau)
Shostakovitch: Six Children's Pieces - March or Waltz
Spindler: Sonatina in C major
Turk: Little Dance
Intermediate 2 and 3
Suggested anthologies:
An Introduction to Succeeding with the Masters, ed. Helen Marlais (FJH)
Celebration Series: Perspectives – Piano Repertoire 2 and 3 (FH)
Early English Sonatinas (B&H)
Everybody's Favorite Masterpieces – Vol. 3 (Alfred)
First Sonatinas, ed. Palmer (Alfred)
Four Centuries of Keyboard Music - Vol. 2 (BMC)
From Bach to Bartok Vol B, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire, Level 2, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas, Vol A, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection - Book 3 (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Piano Literature - Book 2 (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Anna Magdalena Notebook (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Piano Sonatinas - Book 1 (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
Bach, Anna M. Notebook: Minuet in G major BWV Anh. 114 or 116, or Minuet in G Minor, BWV Anh. 115
Bach, Anna M. Notebook: Musette in D major BWV Anh. 126
Bartok: Play (from For Children, vol. 1)
Beethoven: Sonatina in G major
Burgmüller: Arabesque, Op. 100, No. 2
Burgmüller: Ballade from Twenty-five Etudes, Op. 100
Clementi: Sonatina in C major, Op.36, No.1 (any mvmt)
Handel: Gavotte in G major, HWV 491
Haslinger: Sonatina in C major
Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op.39, No. 20
Kabalevsky: Five Variations on a Russian Folksong, Op. 51, No. 1
Kohler: Sonatina in G major, Op.300
Mozart, Leopold: Angloise
Purcell: Hornpipe in B flat major, Z T683
Schumann: Melody or Soldier's March, from Op. 68
Tansman: Pour les Enfants - Vol. 1 or 2
Wilton: Old English Sonatina
Intermediate 4
Suggested anthologies:
Applause, Bk 1 (Alfred)
Celebration Series: Perspectives - Piano Repertoire 4 (FH)
Four Centuries of Keyboard Music – Vol. 3, ed. McGraw (BMC)
From Bach to Bartok – Vol. C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire - Levels 3 and 4, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas, Vol B, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection - Book 4 (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Anna Magdalena Notebook (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Piano Sonatinas - Book 2 (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
Bach, Anna M. Notebook: Minuet in D minor BWV Anh. 132
Bach, Anna M. Notebook: Minuet in C Minor BWV Anh 121 or Polonaise in G Minor BWV Anh. 119
Bach: Prelude in C major, BWV 939
Bach, CPE: Solfeggietto
Bach, WF: Allegro in A major
Beethoven: Six Variations on a Swiss Song
Benda: Sonatina in A minor
Clementi: Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No. 2
Diabelli: Sonatina in F major, Op. 168, No. 1
Diabelli: Sonatina in G major, Op. 168, No. 2
Ellmenreich: Spinning Song
Grieg: Elfin Dance, Op. 12, No. 4
Gretchaninoff: Children's Book, Op.98
Gretchaninoff: Grandfather's Album, Op. 119
Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:9 (3rd mvmt: Scherzo)
Hook: Sonatina in D major
Kabalevsky: Toccatina, Sonatina or Sad Story, from Op. 27
Kuhlau: Sonatina in C major, Op. 20, No. 1
Mozart: Viennese Sonatina No. 1 in C major
Schubert: German Dance in B flat major, Op. 33 No. 7
Schumann: The Wild Horsemen, Op. 68, No. 8
Schumann: Album for the Young, Op. 68 - First Loss or Happy Farmer
Spindler: Sonatina in C major Op. 157, No. 4 - Allegro Moderato or Vivo
Tschaikovsky: Album for the Young, Op. 39 - The New Doll or Old French Song
Moderately Difficult 1
Suggested anthologies:
Celebration Series: Perspectives - Piano Repertoire 4 (FH)
Chopin: 14 of his Most Popular Piano Selections (Alfred)
Encore - Book 1, ed. Magrath (Alfred)
Four Centuries of Keyboard Music, ed. McGraw Vol 4 (BMC)
From Bach to Bartok - Vol C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire - Level 5, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas - Vol. B, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection – Book 5 (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
Bach: Allemande in G minor, BWV 836
Bach: Prelude in C major from WTC Book I
Bach: Prelude in C minor BWV 999
Bach: Prelude in G minor BWV 929
Bach: Gavotte in G major from French Suite V
Beethoven: Sonatina in F major, Anh. 5
Beethoven: Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119, No. 1
Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: Minuet in G major
Burgmüller: Twenty-five Etudes, Op. 100 - Innocence or Adieu
Chopin: Waltz in A minor Opus posthumous
Chopin: Mazurka in F major, Op. 68 No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67 No. 2
Clementi: Sonatina in F major, Op. 36 No. 4
Diabelli: Sonatina in C major, Op.151 No. 1
Diabelli: Sonatina in F major, Op.151 No. 3
Diabelli: Sonatina in C major, Op.168 No. 3
Grieg: Arietta or Waltz, from Op. 12, Lyric Pieces
Haydn: Menuet and Trio in C Hob XVI/3
Kabalevsky: A Short Story (Fairy Tale) or The Horseman, from Op. 27, Thirty Pieces for Children
Kuhlau: Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song in G minor, Op. 19, No. 6
Prokofieff: March, from Op. 65, Music for Young People
Tchaikovsky: Sweet Dreams or Polka, from Op. 39, Album for the Young
Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, L. 423
Schubert: Waltz in B minor
Schumann: Knight Rupert, from Op. 68, Album for the Young
Shostakovitch: Six Puppet Dances - any one
Moderately Difficult 2
Suggested anthologies:
Applause, Book 2 (Alfred)
Celebration Series: Perspectives – Piano Repertoire 5 (FH)
From Bach to Bartok Vol C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire, Level 6, ed. K. Snell (K)
Scarlatti, Ten Sonatas, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas, Vol C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection – Book 5 & 6 (FJH)
The Developing Artist: Piano Sonatinas – Book 3 (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
Bach: Invention No.1 in C majorv Bach: Invention No.8 in F major
Bach: Prelude in C minor BWV 934
Bach: Prelude in D minor BWV 926
Bach: Prelude in F major, BWV 927
Bach: Prelude in E minor, BWV 941
Clementi: Sonatina in C major, Op. 36, No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68, No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor (posthumous)
Chopin: Prelude in B minor, Op. 28, No. 6
Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4
Chopin: Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1
Debussy: Le Petit Nègre
Debussy: Children's Corner - The Little Shepherd
Diabelli: Sonatina in C major, Op.151 No.2
Diabelli: Sonatina in F major, Op.151 No.3
Dussek: Sonatina in G major, Op.20 No.1
Handel: Allemande in A minor, HWV 478
Haydn: Sonata in G major, Hob XVI/G 1
Haydn: Sonata in G major, Hob XVI/8
Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob XVI/10
Händel: Allegro in G minor from Suite No.7
Kabalevsky: Seven Variations on a Ukrainian+ Folksong, Op.51, No.4
Kabalevsky: Rondos, Op.60 - any one
Kuhlau: Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 3
Kuhlau: Sonatina in G major, Op.88, No. 2
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in E major, Op. 30, No. 3
Mozart: Sonata in C major, K.545 - Rondo (3rd mvmt)
Prokofieff: Music for Young People, Op. 65 -Tarantella
Rameau: Rigaudon No.1 and No.2
Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, L. 79; A minor L.93; B flat major L. 97
Schubert: Scherzo in B flat major
Schubert: Valse Sentimentale in A major, Op. 50, No. 13
Schumann: Kinderscenen, Op. 15 - Of Strange Lands and People or Important Event
Moderately Difficult 3
Suggested anthologies:
Encore, Book 2 (Alfred)
Celebration Series: Perspectives - Piano Repertoire 6 and 7 (FH)
From Bach to Bartok Vol C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Piano Repertoire, Level 7 and 8, ed. K. Snell (K)
Scarlatti: Ten Sonatas, ed. K. Snell (K)
Sonatinas, Vol C, ed. Denes Agay (WB)
Selected Easiest Sonata Movements for Piano, Vol. 1, ed. Hinson (Alfred)
Succeeding with the Masters: The Festival Collection – Book 6 (FJH)
Suggested pieces:
Bach: Invention No.4 in D minor
Bach: Invention No.14 in B flat major
Bach: Prelude in C major BWV 933
Bach: Prelude in D minor BWV 926
Bach: Prelude in E BWV 937
Bartok: Ten Easy Pieces - Evening at the Village or Bear Dance
Beethoven: Sonata Op.27, No.2 "Moonlight" (1st mvmt)
Beethoven: Sonata in G minor, Op.49, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Brahms: Waltz in A flat major, Op.39, No.15
Burgmüller: L'Orage (The Storm), Op. 109
Chopin: Mazurka in B flat major, Op. 7, No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 67, No. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in C major, Op. 7, No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
Chopin: Waltz in A flat major, Op. 69, No. 1
Chopin: Waltz in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2
Chopin: Waltz in F minor Op. 70, No. 2 (posthumous)
Clementi: Sonatina in D major, Op. 36, No. 6
Debussy: Children's Corner -Golliwog's Cakewalk
Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Granados: Valses Poeticos
Grieg: Puck, Op. 71, No. 3, or Papillons, Op.43, No.1
Haydn: Sonata in D major, Hob XVI/4
Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob XVI/35
Ibert: Histoires - Le Petit Ane Blanc or A Giddy Girl (Leduc)
Kuhlau: Sonatina in C major, Op. 88 No. 1
Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song in F sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 6
Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E minor, Op. 16, No. 2
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in E major, Op. 19, No. 1
Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, K. 397
Mozart: Sonata in A major, K. 331 - Rondo alla Turca
Mozart: Sonata in C major, K.545
Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor L. 58
Schubert: Moment Musical in F minor, Op. 94, No.3
Schumann: Album for the Young, Op. 68 - The Horseman, The Stranger
Stölzel: Minuet in G minor
Difficult 1 and 2
Suggested pieces:
Bach: Fantasia in C minor
Bach: French Suites (any mvmt)
Bach: Invention No.13 in A minor
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC Book I
Beethoven: Rondo in C, Op. 51, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat WoO 47, No.1
Beethoven: Sonata in G, Op. 79
Chopin: Nocturne in E minor Op.72, No.1 (posthumous)
Chopin: Prelude in D flat Op.28, No.15
Chopin: Waltz in Csharp minor Op.64, No.2
Chopin: Waltz in E minor (posthumous)
Debussy: Arabesque No.1 or No. 2
Debussy: Children's Corner - Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque - Prelude or Clair de Lune
Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas - No. 2
Grieg: Lyric Pieces: Notturno Op. 54, No. 4
Field: Nocturne in B flat major No.5
Haydn: Sonata in D major Hob XVI/37
Haydn: Sonata in E minor Hob XVI/34
Haydn: Sonata in F major Hob XVI/23
Mozart: Sonata in B flat K.570
Mozart: Sonata in F K.332
Mozart: Sonata in G K.283
Prokofieff: Prelude in C Op.12 No.1
Prokofieff: Visions Fugitives Op.22
Scarlatti: Sonata in E, L. 23; Sonata in C, L. 104
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, Op.142 No.2
Schumann: Romance in F sharp Major, Op. 28 No. 2
Schumann: Waldscenen, Op. 87 - Entrance, Roadside Inn or Hunting Song
Shostakovich: Three Fantastic Dances
Very Difficult and Musically Advanced
Suggested pieces:
Bach: Italian Concerto
Bach: English or French Suites, Partitas
Bach: Preludes and Fugues WTC
Bartok: Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
Beethoven: Sonata Op.10 No.1 in c minor
Beethoven: Sonata Op.10 No.2 in F major
Beethoven: Sonata Op.13 No.1 "Pathètique"
Beethoven: Sonata Op.14 No.1 in E major
Beethoven: Sonata Op.14 No.2 in G major
Brahms: Intermezzo in A, Op. 118 No. 2
Brahms: Rhapsody in g minor, Op. 79 No. 2
Brahms: Waltz in B, Op. 39 No. 1
Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 No. 3 in E, No. 12 in c minor, Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat
Chopin: Fantasie Impromptu
Chopin: Nocturne in f minor, Op.55 No.1
Chopin: Polonaise in A Major "Military"
Chopin: Polonaise in c sharp minor Op.26 No.1
Chopin: Polonaise in c minor, Op.40 No. 2
Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in b minor
Debussy: Estampes - Jardins sous la pluie
Debussy: Suite Pour le Piano - Prelude, Sarabande or Toccata
Haydn: Sonata in b minor Hob XVI/32
Haydn: Sonata in E flat Hob XVI/49
Haydn: Sonata in D Hob XVI/51
Kabalevsky: Sonata No.3
Lecuona: Malagueña
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in E, Op. 19 No. 1
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in c minor, Op. 38 No. 2
Mozart: Rondo in D K.485
Poulenc: Mouvements Perpetuels
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in c sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Ravel: Sonatine
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, Op.90 No.4
Schubert: Impromptu in E flat, Op.90 No.2
Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 - Aufschwung
Schumann: Waldscenen, Op. 87 -The Prophet Bird or Farewell
Scriabin: Preludes, Op. 11
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