ABRSM Piano Grade 8 Materials | Pieces

ABRSM Grade 8 - Learn & Expand Repertoire


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The music on this page includes repertoire which is suitable for piano grade 8 level. Many of the pieces in these books are not just well-known great music, engrossing to discover and play, but are also very useful with regards to advanced skill development when compiled systematically with individual specifics taken into consideration. The time span of compositions covers all centuries during which the piano and its keyboard predecessors existed in the piano music world. Grade 8 repertoire moves into the realm of the standard classical canon of musical works - it is really the beginning of musical discoveries.


"Do not aim for mere dexterity, or the so-called 'bravura'. Try to recreate the spirit intended by the composer, nothing more; anything else is a caricature. All mechanical brilliance fades over time; technical skill is of value only when it serves a higher purpose."
Robert Schumann



























2021 - 2022 ABRSM Piano Syllabus Grade 8 - Alternative Recordings


A1: J. S. Bach Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906


Evgeni Koroliov, piano



José Iturbi, piano



Wanda Landowska, harpsichord



Alicia de Larrocha, piano



Glenn Gould, piano



Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord



Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord



Jean Louis Steuermann, piano



Karl Richter, harpsichord



György Sandor, piano (1950)



Jacques Loussier, Jazz trio transcription



Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord



Harriet Cohen plays Bach's Fantasia in c minor BWV 906 transcribed by Egon Petri



Martin Stadtfeld, piano



Peter Watchhorn, harpsichord




B3: Francis Poulenc Novelette in E minor, sur un thème de Manuel de Falla


From Paul Crossley Plays Poulenc - Complete Works for Piano, 1989




Gabriel Tacchino Poulenc: Piano Melodies




C6: Debussy Rêverie


Claude Debussy plays Debussy (piano rolls 1904-1913)
Clair de Lune, Préludes, Images, Estampes, Arabesques, Rêverie



Samson Francois plays Debussy Rêverie



Debussy Rêverie, L. 68
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano



Claude Debussy Rêverie, L.68
Pascal Rogé, piano



Django Reinhardt - Arrangement of Debussy's Reverie (1950)
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France
André Ekyan (as, cl);
Raph Schécroun (p);
Django Reinhardt (g solo);
Alf. Masselier (b);
Roger Paraboschi (dm)



Claude Debussy Rêverie, L. 68 (1996)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet



Debussy Reverie (1939)
Harold Bauer, piano