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Hi Beth, I like to 'plan' for a project with plenty of time ahead, so today I asked my teacher if I could enter for an 'Advanced Music Certificate Exam' with the Trinity College in London for next year in the Summer, then realised I will be in TEXAS! so we decided I might go for it in the Autumn/Winter 2012 instead (next year) ;) so I know this is a long way away but as I said I like to work slowly with no panic and PLENTY of time ahead, plus the pieces I will have to prepare are quite challenging and I am not quite at that level 'yet' though my teacher is confident I am very nearly there and he is said he is 100% convinced I will have no problem to sit this exam for next year. So anyway, I have to choose enough pieces from their list to play for 25 to 30 minutes, in that time I have to consider any 'pauses' I might take in between pieces (though these are unlikely to be more than 30 seconds to a minute in between pieces). Also I am allowed to play up to 10 minutes of pieces of my own free choice, although they have to 'match' the level of the pieces on their list. I have included here a link to the list of pieces I can choose to play from. I am supposed to choose a range of different pieces to bring a 'varied and balanced' recital but I am unsure what to pick. I have to say half of the pieces I am not passionate about. I tell you what I thought I might like to play, I would love your opinion on what I chose and my free choices, and also if you had any suggestions on any alternate choices I'd love to hear it :) The pieces so far that I think I might like are: Biber: solo sonata XVI Brahms: Sonata in Dminor op 108 4th movement Mozart concerto n.3 in G 1st mov then either: Sarasate Playera (free choice) or: Wieniawski Mazurka-Obertass AND Dinicu-Heifetz Hora Staccato - free choice (these 2 pieces are 2:30 each) here is the link by the way: http://www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=1753 thank you

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Posted: June 25, 2011
Last Comment: June 26, 2011
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Posted: June 26, 2011
well, listen to me...'if they are not perfect' LOL LOL of course, they will NEVER be perfect LOL, but I am sure you know what I meant ;)


Posted: June 26, 2011
thank you Beth, I hope that by the time I come to Texas I will be able to play some of the pieces for you even if they are not at performance level yet and not perfect. Actually, if they are not perfect even better, you may have tips on how to improve them :D

Beth Blackerby
Posted: June 26, 2011
Sure I know these pieces. I haven't performed them though. I played both the Brahms A major and G Major on recitals, but only practiced the D minor.

Both pieces are wonderful and I think you should program what you would really love to play.



Posted: June 26, 2011
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and I am sure you know the Brahms sonata in Dminor? you must do :)


Posted: June 26, 2011
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thank you Beth :) the Hora Staccato I think you must know it! if I choose that one, I am scared it will be quite a challenge, but I do like the sound of the challenge as it is FULL FULL OF STACCATO!!! LOL I'll ask my teacher if he thinks I'm mad or if he thinks I 'can' do it ;) here it is:

Beth Blackerby
Posted: June 25, 2011
What a fantastic goal! I don't know all the pieces on the list. I've played several though, and the ones I loved the most were the Bartok Romanian Daces, the DeFalla Danse Espanole,and of course the slow movement of the Bruch. The Biber, Mozart, and Wieniawski certainly balance the program, so I think anything you choose will be a wonderful addition.


Posted: June 25, 2011
thank you very much for that Jack, why is it that we have to do all that just to have a space? why can't we just hit 'enter' on our keyboard Beth? like in any other forum/place?

I wonder



Posted: June 25, 2011
Forgot to say, I could also play instead of the Brahms Sonata in Dminor 4th movement the Franck Sonata in A 4th movement (they are both very very nice so not sure which one I'd go for, whichever one fits better in the programme I guess)


Posted: June 25, 2011
can anyone tell me why even though I leave PLENTY of spaces in between my paragraphs when I write, the minute I submit my post the spaces disappear and my post is all 'squashed' with no spaces???? it's so annoying :( :( :(