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NZ Alternate Pieces for ABRSM

Piano works by New Zealand composers, which are accepted substitutions for the
List C pieces in the current Royal Schools of Music piano examinations syllabus:
Grade 1:
 Hesitating, or Echoes from "On Your Own"
 David Farquhar
Grade 2: In Black and White from "On Your Own"
 David Farquhar
Grade 3: Christmas Pieces for L.B. 1949, No. 1 Andantino
from "Occasional Pieces for Piano"
 Douglas Lilburn

For Kate Edger from "Votes for Women"
 Rosemary Miller Stott
Grade 4:
 Andante from "Occasional Pieces for Piano"
 Douglas Lilburn
Grade 5: Lullaby for Matthew
 Gillian Whitehead
Grade 6: Sun and Shadow
 David Farquhar
Nocturne in C major, or The Chase
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 1"
 Edwin Carr

Pastorale, or The Darkening, or A Legend
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 2"
 Edwin Carr

Grade 7: The Taming, or Caprice
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 1"
 Edwin Carr

Nocturne in A minor, or Poltergeist
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 2"
 Edwin Carr

Grade 8:
 Reflections
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 1"
 Edwin Carr

Seashore
from "Pleasant Pieces for Piano, Book 2"
 Edwin Carr



 

NZ Pieces for St. Cecilia Examinations

Piano works by New Zealand composers, which appear in the St. Cecilia examinations
syllabus:

Beginner Grade:
 Black and White Tag from "Sunrise"  Ross Carey
Junior Grade:
Fun Clusters from "Sunrise"
 Michelle Scullion
Preliminary Grade:
Russian Bells,
or Falling Petals,
or Winter,
or Lullaby
from "Sunrise"
 Gillian Bibby
Ross Carey
Elaine Sharman
Ross Carey

Grade 1:
 Rain,
or Singers in the Islands
from "Sunrise"
 Elaine Sharman
Anthony Ritchie

Grade 2:
The Microwave Won't Stop Bleeping ...,
or The Friendly Imp,
or Merry-Go-Rounds,
or Whale Song,
or Lazy Cat,
or Moa and her Chick,
or Blackbird in the Rain,
or what's the taniwha's story?
from "Sunrise"
 Craig Utting
Clive Aucott
Lachlan McKenzie
Kit Powell
Craig Utting
Craig Utting
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Whitehead

Fond Farewell from "Mood of the Moment"
 Jillian Bray
Grade 3:
 Making Mischief, or Little Romance
from "Now is the Time"
 Jillian Bray

Classical Rondo from "Four Characteristic Pieces"  Jillian Bray
Jolly Jazz from "Mood of the Moment"
 Jillian Bray
Grade 4:
Lime and Soda from "Now is the Time"  Jillian Bray
Baroque Invention, or 20th Century/Four Square
from "Four Characteristic Pieces"
 Jillian Bray

Frisk from "Summer Suite"
 Jillian Bray
Grade 5:In the Hammock, or Sun Scorch,
or Northwesterly Rondo, or Summer Wedding
from "Summer Suite"
 Jillian Bray


Grade 6:Gnats and Spiders from "Insect Suite"  Jillian Bray
Grade 7:
Fireflies and Bugs from "Insect Suite"  Jillian Bray
Kapua (Clouds) from "Evocations"
 Jillian Bray


 

NZ Pieces for NZMEB Examinations

Piano works by New Zealand composers, which appear in the New Zealand Music
Examinations Board syllabuses:

Preliminary Grade:
 The Friendly Imp,
or Work Chant
or There is a Tui in my Garden
or two of Simple Song, Sad Song,
Black and White Tag
from "Sunrise"
 

Clive Aucott
Lionel Sharman
Craig Utting
Ross Carey

 A Sad Song, or Sighing from "On Your Own"
 David Farquhar
 Japanese Winter from "All Keyed Up Level 1"  Sandra Lynch
 Lost from "All Keyed Up Level 2" Sandra Lynch
 Grundling Boggies, or Thimblespring, or Tripping
from "Bumblebee Stew"
 John Wells

Grade 1:
 Mousetrap,
or Bird Looks in the Window,
or Russian Bells,
or Day's End and c.c. that!,
or Odd Dodos Do Add and The Giant Awakes,
or Day Dreaming,
or Winter Rain,
or Monster Story,
or Ghosts,
or Sad song on a rainy day
from "Sunrise"
 Jonathan Berkahn
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Ross Carey
Ross Carey
Ewan Clark
Elaine Sharman
Lionel Sharman
Craig Utting
Gillian Whitehead

 Little Boy Lost from "A Book of Dreams"  Barry Anderson
 Fierce Dog from "Seven Tingley Pieces for Children" Helen Caskie
 Spooky Story, or Witches on Broomsticks
from "Halloween"
 Helen Caskie

 Echoes, or In Black and White from "On Your Own"
 David Farquhar
 Jack Frost, or Summer Afternoon from "Stepping Up"
 Vivienne Sands
 Prelude I from "21 Piano Pieces"  Michael Smither
 Walking from "Moving Along"
 John Wells
 No. 1 (Fast) from "Simple Simon's Piano Pieces"
 Gary Wilby
Grade 2:
 Hurunui Gorge,
or Blackbird in the Rain,
or Dangerous Mission,
or Evening: Passacaglia,
or Prelude: The Sun has Risen,
or Tui in the Flax Bush and Bird Hopping,
or Tui,
or Whale Song,
or Singers in the Islands,
or Hora,
or The Microwave won't stop Beeping...,
or My Cat is Dancing on the Piano,
or what's the taniwha's story?
from "Sunrise"
 Chris Adams
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
John Elmsly
Kit Powell
Anthony Ritchie
Lionel Sharman
Craig Utting
Craig Utting
Gillian Whitehead

 Fish,
or Icicles,
or The Farm at Night,
or Kokako
from "Take Flight"
 Elaine Sharman
Elaine Sharman
Graham Parsons
Susan Beresford

 Hunt from "Cat's World" Helen Caskie
 Black and White Rag from "Off-Beat"
 David Farquhar
 Grasshopper from "Six Legs or More" David Griffiths
 Autumn, or Chat-a-box, or Discovery
from "All Keyed Up Level 3"
 Sandra Lynch

 Running on the Beach from "Caroline Bay Suite"  Anthony Ritchie
 Paper Darts from "Stepping Up"
 Vivienne Sands
 A Droll for Tony, or Prelude 2 from "21 Piano Pieces"
 Michael Smither
 Sorry, Can't Stop from "Five Bagatelles for Piano"
 Gary Wilby
Grade 3:
 Dreaming,
or Lazy Cat,
or Moa and her Chick,
or My Nightmare is a Train,
or Pukeko
from "Sunrise"
 Jeroen Speak
Craig Utting
Craig Utting
Craig Utting
Gillian Whitehead

 Mysterious,
or Jurassic Pond,
or Spring Breezes,
or Waikato Fog,
or Morning Milking,
or At the Water's Edge
from "Take Flight"
 Chris Adams
Chris Cree Brown
David Hamilton
David Hamilton
Graham Parsons
John Elmsly

 Classical Rondo from "Four Characteristic Pieces" Jillian Bray
 Frog Dance from "A Book of Dreams" Barry Anderson
 Space Dance from "Of Things Intangible"
 Helen Caskie
 Musette from "Off-Beat"
 David Farquhar
 Centipede from "Six Legs or More"
 David Griffiths
 No. 2 Moderato, from Two Christmas Pieces for L.B.
from "Occasional Pieces for Piano"
 Douglas Lilburn

 Children Playing from "Caroline Bay Suite" Anthony Ritchie
 Waterboy's Lullaby from "Stepping Up"
 Vivienne Sands
 Coming Out Tune from "21 Piano Pieces"
 Michael Smither
 Drums and Trumpets, or Ghosts, or Sleigh Ride
from "Eight Children's Pieces for Piano"
 Ronald Tremain

 Festival from "Five Bagatelles for Piano"
 Gary Wilby
Grade 4:
 Dawn Chorus from "Sunrise"  Gillian Bibby
 Medievo Cacciatore,
or Paper Dragonfly,
or Clouds over Aoraki,
or Deep Water,
or Grey Warbler in the Shadows,
or Landscape with quail,
or Down,
or Bells,
or Dodge 'em
from "Take Flight"
 Charles Wilson
Claire Cowan
David Hamilton
Elaine Sharman
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Whitehead
Jeroen Speak
Ross Carey
Alexander Sneyd &
Craig Utting
 Baroque Invention, or Romantic Nocturne,
or 20th Century/Four Square
from "Four Characteristic Pieces"
 Jillian Bray


 Any two of Stroll, Blues, or Boogie
from "Five Little Pieces"
 John Charles
 Clouds from "Black, White & Coloured"
 David Farquhar
 Steps from "Sixes for Piano"
 David Farquhar
 Spider from "Six Legs or More"
 David Griffiths
 Prelude 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 (Four Preludes 1942-4)
from "Occasional Pieces for Piano"
 Douglas Lilburn

 For Kate Shepherd from "Votes for Women"
 Rosemary Miller Stott
 Attack and Run Away, or For Brass
from "21 Piano Pieces"
 Michael Smither

 Mist Over Waitemata
 John Wells
 Grade 5:
 Mad Hair Day,
or Kaimanawa Wild Horses,
or Outlines Through Rising Mist,
or Let's Boogie,
or This Old Man, He Played Jazz,
or Very Strange Clocks,
or Cat Chasing Flax
from "Take Flight"
 Craig Utting
David Hamilton
Gillian Whitehead
Helen Caskie
Jeroen Speak
John Elmsly
Vivienne Sands

 Barcarolle or Story from "Off-Beat"
 David Farquhar
 Silver-grey: Moonlight from "Black, White & Coloured" David Farquhar
 Sing No. 4 from "Sixes for Piano"
 David Farquhar
 Andante and Poco Lento
from "Occasional Pieces for Piano"
 Douglas Lilburn

 For Kate Edger and The White Ribboners,
or Petitions for Parliament and Jubilation
from "Votes for Women"
 Rosemary Miller Stott


 Wasp Strike 1 from "Stepping Up"  Vivienne Sands
Grade 6:
 Oystercatchers at Mangemangeroa Inlet,
or The Final Chapter,
or Diablo Dances with a Demented Cuckoo,
or Flight of Bells,
or Jack Jigs with the Ghost of Gershwin,
or Hoar Frost with Fire Siren,
or Mysterious Whirly Square Dance,
or Silent (and relaxing) Night,
or Homage to Chopin,
or Homage to Ravel
from "Take Flight"
 Anthony Young
Craig Utting
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Bibby
Gillian Whitehead
Jenny McLeod
Jereon Speak
Kenneth Young
Kenneth Young

 Gnats and Fireflies from "Insect Suite"
 Jillian Bray
 No's 1, 2 & 3 from "Nine Short Pieces"
 Douglas Lilburn
 No. 1 from "Three Sea Changes"  Douglas Lilburn
 Out of Petrol on the Motorway, or Wasp Strike 2
from "Stepping Up"
 Vivienne Sands

Grade 7:
 Lachrymae from "Sarajevo"
 Jack Body
 Spiders and Bugs from "Insect Suite" Jillian Bray
 A Birthday Prelude and Quiet Dreams
from "Five Miniatures for Solo Piano"
 John Elmsly

 Homage to Chopin, or Homage to G.G.,
or Homage Mahler & Schubert
from "Black, White & Coloured"
 David Farquhar


 River Talk,
or Loss,
or Fantail
from "Take Flight"
 Gillian Whitehead
Jenny McLeod
Susan Beresford

 Sonatina No. 1 (2nd movement),
or Sonatina No. 2 (1st movement??)
from "Two Sonatinas"
 Douglas Lilburn

 Bagatelle No. 1, or Bagatelle No. 2
from "Two Bagatelles"
 Ronald Tremain

 Lullaby for Matthew
 Gillian Whitehead
Grade 8:
 All' Inglese from "Ten Concert Studies for Piano"  Edwin Carr
 No. 3 from "Three Inventions"
 Ronald Tremain
 

Silver Thread Among the Gold from "Adventures "

 Jack Body
 Marimba Dance from "Black, White & Coloured" David Farquhar
 No's 4, 6 & 9 from "Nine Short Pieces"
 Douglas Lilburn
 Sonatina No. 1 (1st or 3rd movements)
from "Two Sonatinas"
 Douglas Lilburn

 Red Descending
 Mike Nock
 Birds and a Steam Train in the Catlins
 Anthony Ritchie
 Spirits of the Kaimanawas from "Stepping Up"  Vivienne Sands
Diploma AMUSNZ:
 No. 2 from "Three Inventions"
 Ronald Tremain
 Torrent,
or Ritual
from "Firestarters 2"
 Penelope Axtens
Anthony Ritchie

 Ten Concert Studies for Piano (any two contrasting) Edwin Carr
 Fifths-a-pealing from "Five Miniatures for Solo Piano"
 John Elmsly
 The Chinese Terracotta Soldiers
 Dorothy Freed
 Five Piano Pieces
 Ross Harris
 Sonatina No. 1 from "Two Sonatinas" Douglas Lilburn
 Three Sea Changes
 Douglas Lilburn
 Looking for a Lost Guinea-Pig at Daybreak
from "Collected Edition Volume 1"
 Larry Pruden

 For the Kokako
 John Rimmer
 No. 15 from "24 Preludes" Anthony Ritchie
 Mini-suite for Piano (any three or more)
from "Adventures"
 Jack Speirs

 Two Bagatelles
 Ronald Tremain
Diploma LMUSNZ:
 Two Score & Two from "Ancient Journeys"
 Christopher Blake
 Totentanz from "Sarajevo"
 Jack Body
 Ten Concert Studies for Piano (any two contrasting)
 Edwin Carr
 Sepulah Jari
 Gareth Farr
 Study in Blue and Green (Paekakariki)
 Ross Harris
 Sonata 1949  Douglas Lilburn
 Sonata 1956  Douglas Lilburn
 Tone Clock Pieces No's 5-11 (any two contrasting)
 Jenny McLeod
 Jettatura
 John Psathas
 Waiting for the Aeroplane from "Firestarters 2"
 John Psathas
 Arapatiki from "Landscape Preludes"
 Gillian Whitehead