Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Grade by Grade - for Piano (Grades 1 - 5)


Iain has compiled a series of piano anthologies for the publisher Boosey & Hawkes, containing repertoire and learning material appropriate for Grades 1 to 5. He has selected repertoire from the rich and varied Boosey & Hawkes catalogue of classical, contemporary and educational repertoire, including works by Bartok, Elgar, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. Iain has also made new arrangements of familiar repertoire, including light music from the world of radio and TV, as well as compositions of his own. The volumes also include performance tips, scales and arpeggios linked to the repertoire, new sight-reading activities, aural awareness tasks, and a CD with Iain performing all the works.


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REPERTOIRE CONTENTS:



Grade 1


Christopher Norton: WALKING TOGETHER

Dmitri Kabalevsky: MY STUBBORN LITTLE BROTHER

Johannes Brahms (arr. IF): WIEGENLIED

Hywel Davies: AIR

Traditional: SUR LE PONT D’AVIGNON

Jessie Blake: THE LITTLE WHITE CLOUD

Alex Joannides: SEA BREEZE [Duet]

Traditional (arr. IF): AMAZING GRACE

Béla Bartók: QUASI ADAGIO from ‘For Children’

Iain Farrington: FROM THE NORTH

Dmitri Shostakovich: MARCH

August Eberhard Müller: SICILIANO

Traditional: SUSY, LITTLE SUSY

Paul Hughes: QUESTIONS

Anon: A TOYE

Traditional: THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW [Duet]

Rodgers & Hammerstein: DO-RE-MI

Traditional (arr. IF): ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN





Grade 2


Traditional: THE PLOUGHBOY

John Hawkins: DONKEY DRIVE

Zoltán Kodály: CHILDREN’S DANCES – No 1

Béla Bartók: SORROW from ‘For Children’ (volume 2)

Dmitri Kabalevsky: A LITTLE SONG

Iain Farrington: TRANCE

Francisco Tárrega (arr. IF): GRAN VALS

Christopher Norton: CLOUDY DAY

Rodgers & Hammerstein: MY FAVORITE THINGS

Dmitri Shostakovich: THE BEAR

Anon: CORRANTO

Paul Hughes: UP TO NO GOOD

Elena Kats-Chernin (arr. IF): ELIZA ARIA

Anon: LULLABY [Duet]

Serge Prokofieff: THE CAT from ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Christopher Norton: ALL TOGETHER NOW [Duet]

Traditional (arr. IF): SCARBOROUGH FAIR



Grade 3


Béla Bartók: ROUND DANCE

Bernstein & Sondheim: AMERICA

Traditional: O WALY WALY

Bohuslav Martinu: A LITTLE WALTZ FOR SONICKA

Iain Farrington: GAMELAN GLIMMER

Arthur Benjamin: A SONG WITH A SAD ENDING

Paul Hughes: LAST TANGO IN POWYS

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. IF): SUITE FOR VARIETY

ORCHESTRA – Second Waltz

Dmitri Kabalevsky: PLAYING BALL

Anon: WATKIN’S ALE

Aram Khachaturian: A LITTLE SONG

Zoltán Kodály: CHILDREN’S DANCES – No 2  

Christopher Norton: PICNIC PIECE

Traditional (arr. IF): LONDONDERRY AIR

Edward Elgar: SONATINA – first movement

Arthur Wood (arr. IF): BARWICK GREEN

Serge Prokofieff: PETER’S THEME

from ‘Peter and the Wolf’



Grade 4


Arthur Benjamin SOLDIERS IN THE DISTANCE

William Byrd: LA VOLTA

Béla Bartók: TEASING SONG

Carlos Gardel (arr. IF): POR UNA CABEZA

Peter Maxwell Davies: CALM WATER

Julius Fucík (arr IF): ENTRANCE OF THE GLADIATORS

Henry Purcell: ROUND O

Serge Prokofieff: MARCHE from ‘Musiques d’Enfants’

Christopher Norton: EARLY EVENING

Aram Khachaturian: SCHERZO

Duke Ellington (arr. IF): RUDE INTERLUDE

Dmitri Kabalevsky: SONATINA

Sergei Rachmaninoff (arr. IF): PIANO CONCERTO No 2

– first movement

Iain Farrington: STEPPING STONES

Dmitri Shostakovich: CLOCK-WORK DOLL

Kenneth J Alford (arr. IF): COLONEL BOGEY MARCH



Grade 5


Christopher Norton: SIERRA

Dmitri Shostakovich: GAVOTTE

Aaron Copland: IN EVENING AIR

Frank Bridge: ALLEGRETTO CON MOTO

Trevor Duncan (arr. IF): MARCH

Arthur Benjamin: HAUNTED HOUSE  

Iain Farrington: ECHOES

Duke Ellington (arr. IF): DALLAS DOINGS

Aram Khachaturian: THE LITTLE HORSE

Elena Kats-Chernin: LITTLE DOOR

Dmitri Kabalevsky: CAVALRYMAN

Sam Fonteyn (arr. IF): POP LOOKS BACH

Rodgers & Hammerstein: CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN

Serge Prokofieff: MONTAGUES AND CAPULETS

Francisco Tárrega (arr. IF): GRAN VALS



Separate volumes published by Boosey & Hawkes



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