Musicianship Grade 5 Resources

Recommended recordings, suggested listening, extra reading and video links

Painting The Wedding at Cana

Grade 5 of AMEB Musicianship has set works to study, and explore various aspects of music history. These include chamber music, lieder and British art song. These are some resources to help you with your study.

Resources for Musicianship Grade 5

Set Works: Recommended Recordings

  • Schubert: Erlkonig D 328, Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake, EMI, 2005
  • Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond, from Songs of Travel, Bryn Terfel and Malcolm Martineau, Deutsche Grammophon, 1995
  • Mozart: String Quintet in E Flat Major, K 614, 1st movt, Ensemble Villa Musica, MD&G Records, 2001 (this recording plays both the repeats as Mozart marked in the score)

Suggested Listening

  • Chamber Music: 50 of the Best (same album as in 6th Grade), Naxos, 2011
  • Dame Janet Baker: German Lieder, The Great Recordings, EMI, 2013
  • The Very Best of English Song, EMI, 2012

Analysis of Set Works

YouTube Videos: String Techniques

These videos demonstrate the various string techniques studied in Grade 5.

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