Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies, ABRSM Grade 3

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General Info

Year of Publication: 2019
Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Pages: 44
Size & Presentation: 305 x 229 mm
Level: Grade 3
Catalogue No: 978-1-7860-1295-1
Cost: $16.83


Snare Drum
Keyboard Percussion


This book contains fifteen pieces from ABRSM’s Grade 3 Percussion syllabus from 2020, with five pieces from the repertoire lists for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. Every piece has been specially commissioned for this syllabus and provides players with an innovative and varied range of repertoire that spans solos, duets and accompanied pieces. For those preparing for the technical element of the Percussion exams, bespoke studies for timpani and snare drum have been included. Along with the tuned percussion scales and arpeggios (available separately), these studies fulfil the technical element of the Grade 3 Percussion syllabus. Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies is suitable for candidates taking ABRSM’s Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams.


Snare Drum Pieces

1. Out of Line composed by William Edwards
2. Jazz Waltz for Two composed by Rachel Gledhill
3. Stick Insect composed by Kevin Hathway
4. Tango Twister composed by David Hext
5. Clock-watching composed by Zara Nunn

Timpani Pieces

1. Arriving in Style composed by Jan Bradley
2. Waltz of the Warlocks composed by Lizzie Davis
3. Tresillo composed by Damien Harron
4. Bouncing Beethoven composed by Ian Wright
5. Celebration composed by Andrew Smith

Tuned Percussion Pieces

1. Spring Awakening composed by Alan Bullard
2. Spicy Sauce composed by David Hext
3. After Dark composed by William Edwards
4. Swing Steps composed by Arthur Lipner
5. Spiral composed by Cameron Sinclair


Study A (Timpani)
Study B (Timpani)
Study A (Snare Drum)
Study B (Snare Drum)

Additional Resources

Percussion Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grades 1-5