ABRSM Viola Syllabus 2020-2023

We’re delighted that a number of our pieces for viola have been selected on ABRSM’s new viola syllabus. Also, David’s new arrangement of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ at Initial grade is published in ABRSM’s graded book. All the pieces selected from Viola Time Joggers, Runners and Sprinters can be accompanied in the exam by either piano or viola, using our books of piano or viola accompaniments.


List A: Beach Holiday, More Mini Mozart (Starters)    piano accompaniments in Starters Teacher’s Handbook

List B: Rowing Boat (Joggers)    Joggers accompaniment books:  piano  viola

List C: Rhythm Fever (Joggers)

Grade 1

List A: Patrick’s Reel (Joggers)

List B: Rocking Horse (Joggers), Skye Boat Song (String Time Starters)    accompaniments:  piano  viola

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

Grade 2

List A: Charpentier, Prelude (Runners)

List B: Farewell to Skye (Sprinters)    Sprinters accompaniment books:  piano  viola

List C: Jacob’s Dance (Sprinters)

Grade 3

List B: Bizet, Habañera (Sprinters)

List C: Wild West (Sprinters)

Grade 5

List A: Vivaldi, Allegro, 4th movement for Sonata in Bb (Solo Time for Viola, book 2)

List B: Trad. Scottish, Afton Water (Solo Time for Viola, book 2)

List C: Grieg, Puck, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 71 (Solo Time for Viola, book 2)