Trinity College London Grade 1 Exam Piece for Horn in F until the 31st December 2025
London College of Music Grade 1 Exam Piece for Horn in F until further notice
Supplied with both Horn in F and Tenor Horn in E Flat parts, this lovely horn solo, for a student is his/her first year, covers a minimal range with very simple rhythms. The composer has cleverly highlighted the horn part with an interesting and harmonically rich piano accompaniment encouraging the soloist to perform the piece. This work was a Guildhall School of Music and Drama grade 1 exam piece for Horn in F between 1996 and 2003, and was an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grade 1 exam piece for Horn in F between 1998 and 2012. The work has been a London College of Music exam piece since 1994 and a Trinity College London grade 1 exam piece since 2004.
Review: “Anthony Randall’s Swings and Roundabouts for horn and piano can be played by the elementary hornist after only a few weeks of instruction. The horn part is restricted to the range of an octave (with only one accidental) and remains in the instruments most playable register. For the most part, the melody progresses in a stepwise manner with occasional leaps outlining simple chords. Although the solo part is elementary in its technical demands, Randall creates enough diversity in the horns melodic line to maintain interest. A great deal of the harmonic and melodic substance is provided by richly scored chords and countermelodies in the piano accompaniment. This solo most certainly adds something of interest to the limited solo repertoire available for the beginning horn student.” – David Pinkow in American Music Teacher June/July 1997