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Raise the Bar - Graded Repertoire for Violin Initial - Grade 2


From the Publisher

Raise the Bar Violin: Initial to Grade 2. A series of books showcasing favourite repertoire from past Trinity exam syllabuses. Each book contains an appealing selection of pieces pitched at a particular difficulty level, featuring music from a range of styles and periods. Designed for use alongside exam preparation or simply for pleasure, the books provide an essential resource for musicians looking to broaden their repertoire. Teaching notes are included, written by Anna Dryer-Beers.

Difficulty guide: 1-2
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).



  • Teaching Notes
  • Hoedown (Fletcher)
  • Choo Chug-a-Chug (Nelson)
  • France - Folk Song (Dawe)
  • Reverie (Rose)
  • Country Dance (Lovell & Reeks)
  • Harvest (Whitley & Bergmann)
  • The Old Man (Traditional)


  • Teaching Notes
  • Minuet from First Viennese Sonatina after K439b (Mozart)
  • Farandole from L'Arlesienne (Bizet)
  • Singapore Sunset (K & H Colledge)
  • Scherzino (Lovell & Reeks)
  • Turkey in the Straw (Traditional)
  • Volga Boatmen's Song (Russian Traditional)
  • Country Gardens (Traditional)
  • Rufty Tufty (Traditional)


  • Teaching Notes
  • Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
  • Rndo in D from ~Duo Op.8/5 (Pleyel)
  • Sadness (Carse)
  • Hungarian Dance (Bezold)
  • The Fiddler on the Green (Maccann)
  • Donna Donna (Traditional)
  • Dance from Albania (Traditional)
  • The Breakdown (Traditional)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Violin
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Violin Albums & Collections
Publisher: Trinity College London Press
Publisher's reference: TCL015822
Our Stock Code: 1397741
Media Type: Paperback (35 pages [score])