Classical Guitar 2020–2023 showcase: Grades 4–5

Jens Franke and Jørgen Skogmo perform a selection of solo pieces from Grades 4 and 5 of Trinity’s Classical Guitar Syllabus.

Grade 4

Bossa-Nova Breeze



Danza del Arpa



This piece is included in Simply Latin, published by Montague (available from the Trinity Shop).

In the exam, candidates should play the rhythm in bar 12 as shown in the score (crotchet followed by 4 quavers), rather than the variant performed here. The same requirement applies to bars 16, 20, 28, 57, 65 and 75.

Nostalgia: petite melódie (from Tres piezas fáciles)



Gavotte (from Suite in D minor)



Grade 5

Maria Luisa: Mazurka (from Tres piezas fáciles)



Allegretto (no. 3 from 24 Prime Lezioni Progressive)


Inspiring repertoire is at the heart of Trinitys new syllabus, which features works from the Renaissance to the present day and has been created in consultation with leading classical guitar specialists. It includes more repertoire by female composers, and expands the alternative piece lists to include options from Trinity's own Raise the Bar and pieces published for the first time in the Trinity Performance Edition series.

At Initial–Grade 5, repertoire can now be chosen from a single list, allowing full flexibility of choice, and the popular Duet option has now been extended all the way up to Grade 5.

At all grades, candidates may perform their own composition as an alternative to one of their three pieces, using the suggested features given in the syllabus.