Classical Guitar 2020–2023 showcase: Grades 6–8

Martin Bickerton, Jens Franke, Jørgen Skogmo, Alistair Smith and Mark Witney perform a selection of items from Grades 6—8 of Trinity’s Classical Guitar Syllabus. All of these pieces are included in Classical Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 (Grades 6, 7 or 8), except where stated.

Grade 6

Recuerdo de la Costa / Viñas



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

Entre Azules (from Nueve Preludios Azules) / Mondes



This piece is included in Nueve Preludios Azules, a collection of 9 preludes for solo guitar by Alfonso Mondes, published by Trinity College London Press. Performance notes may be downloaded here


Grade 7

Bolero / Arcas



Bagatelle / Walton



Halcyon Days / Smith



Grade 8


Adana (jhaptal) (no. 4 from Raga Suite) / Kruisbrink



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.