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Grade by Grade - Grade 1 for Piano
Includes CD

Arranged by Iain Farrington
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From the Publisher

The Grade By Grade series draws on the rich and varied Boosey & Hawkes catalogue of classical, contemporary and educational repertoire, highlighting composers including Serge Prokofieff, Dmitri Shostakovich, Karl Jenkins, Carol Barratt and Christopher Norton, alongside arrangements of traditional music from around the world by Peter Wastall, Vera Gray and others.
Carefully selected by Iain Farrington, this practical anthology provides the complete repertoire resource for the aspiring Grade 1 pianist and creates the perfect package for teaching, exam preparation and performance.
Each volume contains:
  • a diverse collection of pieces, each complemented by a useful practice and performance tip
  • grade-appropriate scales and arpeggios linked to the repertoire through bespoke text and exercises
  • brand new sight-reading and improvisation activities
  • newly-commissioned aural awareness tasks
Packaged with a CD of full performance demonstrations and grade-appropriate aural awareness resources.
Iain Farrington has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He has performed across the world, notably at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and has worked with many leading musicians, including Bryn Terfel and Sir Paul McCartney. As a composer, Iain’s music has been performed, recorded and broadcast worldwide, and his wide-ranging catalogue of arrangements receives regular international performances.
Difficulty guide: 1
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM ABRSM Piano (2021 to 2022)
Grades: 1
ABRSM ABRSM Piano (2023 to 2024)
Grades: 1


C. Norton: Walking Together
D. Kabalevsky: My Stubborn Little Brother
J. Brahms: Wiegenlied
H. Davies: Air
Traditional: Sur le pont d'Avignon
J. Blake: The Little White Cloud
A. Joannides: Sea Breeze (Duet)
Traditional: Amazing Grace
B. Bartok: Quasi Adagio from "For Children"
I. Farrington: From The North
D. Shostakovich: March from "Six Children's Pieces"
A.E. Müller: Siciliano
Traditional: Susy, Little Susy
P. Hughes: Questions
Anon: A Toye
Traditional: The North Wind Doth Blow (Duet)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Do-RE-MI from "The Sound of Music"
Traditional: English Country Garden

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piano
Category: Classical Piano Albums
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH 12675
Volume 1 in the Grade by Grade for Piano series
Our Stock Code: 1457353
Media Type: Paperback (27 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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