Old German Dance (Praetorius); Allegretto (no. 9 from 24 Short and Easy Pieces, op. 1) (Reinagle); Summer Swing (Muller, ed. Wild); March Time (Vogel); The Giant (Papp); Into the Distance (Wild); Boogie (Daxboeck); Echo Dance (Yandell); Please Stay, Chihuahua (Gerou); Merlin's Incantation (Walker); Kindergarten Blues (Gruber); Muay Thai (The Boxing Star) (Thuntawech)
The Initial Grade, Grade 1 and Grade 2 piano syllabus
(2021-2023) from Trinity each feature a choice of 12 pieces in the
core repertoire book (including one duet) and a further nine
additional pieces. Unlike other boards, the selection is not
grouped into lists, giving the learners freedom in choosing three
pieces. There is scope for the candidate to focus on a style or
genre of music, or to explore a broad range of diverse material.
Ranging from the Renaissance style of Praetorius to the
contemporary work of Ben Crosland, for the most part each syllabus
appears to offer a consistent level of technical challenges. These
three grades represent a delightful collection of repertoires which
will capture the imagination of early pianists. There is something
here for everyone!
Liz Giannopoulos, European Piano Teachers Association, August 2020
....when it comes to syllabus design that supports educational
and musical excellence, it now seems to me that TCL have delivered
the new number one choice, a syllabus that ticks every box. Welcome
to the new "Gold Standard".
Andrew Eales, pianodao.com, August 2020
The exceptionally wide-ranging, new piano syllabus launched by
Trinity last week goes out of its way to provide maximum
flexibility and opportunity for candidates to flourish. The
two-list format is quite different from ABRSM, and even though
numerous pieces in both boards interchange and connect from grade
to grade, the current Trinity list prioritises flexibility and
freedom of choice to an exceptional extent. The sheer number of
choices on offer is staggering, and though past syllabus material
is present, the fact that candidates themselves have not known the
music previously means that they are presented throughout the whole
selection with an extremely diverse and contrasted range.
Murray McLachlan, European Piano Teachers Association, August 2020