Classical Guitar 2020–2023 showcase: Grades 6–8

Martin Bickerton, Jens Franke, Jørgen Skogmo and Alistair Smith perform a selection of items from Grades 6—8 of Trinity’s Classical Guitar Syllabus.

Grade 6

Recuerdo de la Costa / Viñas



This piece is included in Collected Guitar Works, published by Chanterelle (see

Grade 7

Bolero / Arcas



Bagatelle / Walton



Halcyon Days / Smith



Grade 8

Canción del Emperador (Song of the Emperor) / de Narváez



This piece is included in Hispanae Citharae Ars Viva, published by Schott (see


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.

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