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Edited by Thalia Myers


Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM exam syllabus

Our Description

Spectrum is an exciting and innovative collection of newly commissioned works for solo piano by composers all resident in Great Britain. This remarkable set of pieces presents a unique introduction to the world of contemporary music for all pianists, both amateur and professional. The volume reflects the wide range of compositional trends apparent in new music today. Jazz-inspired or experimental, delicately atmospheric or glitteringly colourful, tonal or rhythmically complex, the pieces in this collection offer a range of moods and sound-worlds to suit all players.

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Eleanor Alberga: If the Silver Bird could speak
  • David Bedford: Toccata
  • Diana Burrell: Constellations
  • Philip Cashian: Landscape
  • Brian Elias: Moto Perpetuo
  • Michael Finnissy: Yvaropera 5
  • Graham Fitkin: SAZZ
  • Michael Zev Gordon: Far Away
  • Jonathan Harvey: ff
  • Alun Hoddinot: Dark March
  • Gabriel Jackson: Memorial Blues (for Phyllis Hyman)
  • Stephen Montague: Mira
  • Anthony Payne: Song Without End
  • Roger Redgate: trace
  • Jeremy Dale Roberts: Stele for John Lambert
  • Edwin Roxburgh: Moonscape
  • Timothy Salter: Lutie's Arabesque
  • David Sawer: Diversion
  • Howard Skempton
  • Cantilena for piano
  • Andrew Toovey: Still

Item Details

Category: Classical Piano Albums
Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Publisher's reference: 9781854728715
Our Stock Code: 1079715
Media Type: Paperback (72 pages [score])