Classical Guitar 2020–2023 showcase: Initial–Grade 3

Jens Franke and Jørgen Skogmo perform a selection of solo pieces from Initial–Grade 3 of Trinity’s Classical Guitar Syllabus.


La Tortue



La Campanella



Finnish Folk Song



The Rising Sun




Grade 1




Lotus Flower



Die Forelle


Romance de Amor



Grade 2


Danse paysanne



Spanish Nocturne



Waltz (Aguado)



Regular Reggae





Grade 3

Funky Juan



The Firth of Lorn



Marshmallow Cocoa



Study in C




Alistair Smith performs his own compositions, published by Trinity College London Press in Atmospheres & Adventuresa collection of 20 pieces for solo guitar.

Lost Horizons




Performance notes for this piece may be downloaded here.

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.