My exam will probably be in July next year. I had intended to do it this year but started playing the recorder instead. My DH just loves me playing the recorder (not!). I love it and have reached grade 3 standard in the last six months. Well it is easy - you only need to read one line of music!
The first is Scottish Legend by Amy Beach an American composer - being Scottish of course this music is so evocative of home. I do like playing works by female composers.
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The second is Chopin Farewell Waltz. Such a sad piece in many ways as he wrote it after his future mother in law decided he was too unwell to marry her daughter.
The third and last piece is the first movement of a Haydn sonata. I adore this piece by I am not sure I will be able to get it to sound like this lol!
Cecile Chaminade is my favourite female composer and I adore this piece - Automne. It is a diploma level piece and it is on my to learn list:
I hope you enjoy listening to my grade 8 pieces and the piece by Chaminade.