Musicianship Grade 4 Resources

Recommended recordings, suggested listening and extra reading

Painting of The Concert After the Meal

Grade 4 introduces the composers Bach, Handel and Purcell, and a study of Bach's Keyboard Suites. These include chamber music, lieder and British art song. These are some resources to help you with your study.

Resources for Musicianship Grade 4

Set Works: Bach's Keyboard Suites: Recommended Recordings

  • Bach: Six French Suites, Angela Hewitt, Hyperion, 1995
  • Bach: Six English Suites, Angela Hewitt, Hyperion, 2003
  • Bach: Six Partitas for Keyboard, Angela Hewitt, Hyperion, 1997

Suggested Listening

  • The Very Best of Bach, Capella Istropolitana, Naxos, 2005
  • The Best of Handel, Capella Istropolitana, Naxos, 1997
  • The Classical Guide to Purcell, Chanticleer et al, Warner, 2010

Analysis of Set Works

YouTube Videos: Bach's Keyboard Suites

Listen to Andras Schiff perform Bach's French and English Suites and Partitas



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About Susan Deas

Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been teaching piano and music theory for over twenty years, and is accredited in both Piano and Musicianship. Her training includes a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (Piano) and Musicology, a Master of Music Studies (Studio Pedagogy), a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and an A.Mus.A in Musicianship. Susan also lectures in music theory and music appreciation for Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Sydney and at other venues. She performs professionally as a pianist and organist, as well as giving professional development workshops and lessons to private music teachers. Susan is on the Council of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW.

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