ABRSM Violin Syllabus 2020-2023

We’re delighted that a number of our pieces for violin have been selected on ABRSM’s new violin syllabus. In addition, David has prepared several new arrangements at the early grades, published in ABRSM’s books of pieces. All the pieces selected from Fiddle Time Joggers, Runners and Sprinters can be accompanied in the exam by either piano or violin, using our books of piano or violin accompaniments.


List B: Chinese Garden, The Mocking Bird (Joggers)    Joggers accompaniment books:  piano  violin

List C: Rhythm Fever (Joggers); also In the Groove (Joggers; included in the graded book)

Grade 1

List A: Patrick’s Reel (Joggers)

List B: Rocking Horse (Joggers)

List C: Pick a Bale of Cotton (Runners)    Runners accompaniment books:  piano  violin

Grade 2

List C: Jacob’s Dance (Sprinters)    Sprinters accompaniment books:  piano  violin

Grade 3

List B: Bizet, Habañera (Sprinters)

Grade 4

List C: Bohm, Petite rhapsodie hongroise (Solo Time for Violin, book 1; in the graded book)

Grade 5

List A: J. S. Bach, ‘Bereite dich, Zion’, from The Christmas Oratorio (Bach for Violin)

List C: Lavildevan, Sugar with Cinnamon (tango) (Solo Time for Violin, book 2)    Listen to a performance

Grade 6

List A: J. S. Bach, ‘Auch mit gedämpfen’, from Cantata BWV 36 (Bach for Violin)    Performance   Backing track  optional Cello part

List A: Telemann, Adagio and Allegro assai, 1st & 2nd movements from Sonatina in A, TWV 41:A2 (Solo Time for Violin, book 2)