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Grade by Grade - Grade 2 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 2 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: 2
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • The Ploughboy (Traditional)
  • Donkey Drive (Hawkins)
  • Children's Dance (Kodaly)
  • Sorrow from 'For Children Vol. 2 (Bartok)
  • A Little Song from 'Tirty Children's Pieces' (Kabalevsky)
  • Trance (Farrington)
  • Gran Vals - Piano Accompaniment (Tarrega)
  • Cloudy Day (Norton)
  • My Favourite Things from 'Sound of Music' (Rogers & Hammerstein)
  • The Bear from 'Six Children's Pieces' (Shostakovich)
  • Corranto (Anon)
  • Up To No Good (Hughes)
  • Eliza Aria from 'Wild Swans Suite' (Kats-Chernin)
  • Lullaby - Duet (Anon)
  • The Cat from 'Peter and the Wolf' (Prokofieff}
  • All Together Now - Duet (Norton)
  • Scarborough Fair (Traditional)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piano
Category: Classical Piano Albums
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH 12676
Volume 2 in the Grade by Grade for Piano series
Our Stock Code: 1460346
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD