Music Craft Grade 2 Listening List

Suggested listening to help with Music Craft

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These lists are designed to accompany AMEB's Music Craft syllabus. At each grade students are required to become familiar with the sounds of various musical instruments, and are given set works to study. The music selected below gives a sample of each instrument for the grade, both in solo and orchestral contexts, and also includes a full version of each of the set works. The music includes some well-known and some less famous pieces, and covers a wealth of music in a variety of styles. The selections for each grade fit onto a single CD, or the songs can be downloaded onto an MP3 player.

Set Works

Anonymous: Green Bushes
Set work for Grade 2
Recommended recording: Cecille Loken, from the album “The Water is Wide”

Anonymous: Little David, Play On Yo' Harp
Set work for Grade 2
Recommended recording: Hall Negro Quartette (recorded 1936)

Mozart: Sonata in A Major, K. 331 – “A la Turka”: I. Theme and variations – Andante grazioso
Set work for Grade 2
Recommended recording: Jeno Jando, from the album “The Very Best of Mozart”

Anonymous: Slane (Be Thou My Vision)
Set work for Grade 2
Recommeneded recording: Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, from the album: “Abide With Me: A Treasury of Classic Hymns”

John Williams: Main theme From Star Wars
Set work for Grade 2
Recommended recording: from the album “John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy”

Suggested Listening

Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin, BWV 1001: IV: Presto
Violin solo

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto Op. 8, Winter, II: Largo (2nd movt)
Violin with orchestra

Reger: 3 Suites for Solo Viola, Op. 131d: Suite No. 3 in E minor: IV. Allegro vivace
Viola solo

Telemann: Concerto in G Major for Viola: II. Allegro
Viola with orchestra

Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I: Prelude
Cello solo

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: II. Lento
Cello with orchestra

Dragonetti: Three Waltzes, D. 370 for Solo Double-Bass: Waltz No. 12 Presto
Double bass solo

Dittersdorf: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E: III: Allegro
Double bass with orchestra

Tommy Emmanuel: Endless Road
Acoustic guitar solo

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II. Adagio
Acoustic guitar with orchestra

John Stafford Smith: The Star Spangled Banner (Hendrix live at Woodstock)
Performed by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, 1969
Electric guitar

Mark Knopfler: Wild Theme (From “Local Hero”)
Dire Straits
Electric guitar with band

Listening lists for other grades

Preliminary Music Craft Listening List

First Grade Music Craft Listening List

Second Grade Music Craft Listening List (you are here)

Third Grade Music Craft Listening List