RCM Piano Etudes – Full List of Pieces

The complete list of RCM Piano Etudes pieces students can choose from to prepare for their RCM examinations.



Source: RCM Celebration Series books, 2015 Edition (latest edition)

 

LEVEL 1 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Relay Race

Jon George

4

2

Etude in C Major, op. 125, no. 3

Anton Diabelli

5

3

Morning Greeting, op. 117, no. 13

Cornelius Gurlitt

6

4

Far Away

Teresa Richert

7

5

Etude in C Major

Felix Le Couppey

8

6

Etude in A Minor

Arpad Balazs

9

7

Detectives

Christine Donkin

10

8

Drifting Clouds

William Gillock

11

9

Hopscotch

Boris Berlin

12

10

Skipping Rope, op. 89, no. 17

Dmitri Kabalevsky

13

11

A Swinging Leprechaun

Mike Schoenmehl

14

12

Jazz! Goes the Weasel

Rebekah Maxner

15

13

Raindrops, op. 76, no. 11

Jeno Takacs

16

14

Waiting

Renee Christopher

17

15

Etude in C Major

Pal Kadosa

18

16

A Porcupine Dance, op. 89, no. 8

Dmitri Kabalevsky

18

17

Answering

Emma Lou Diemer

19

18

Celebration

Anne Crosby Gaudet

20

LEVEL 2 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Etude in C Major, op. 36, no. 22

Alexander Gedike

4

2

Etude in C Major, op. 261, no. 3

Carl Czerny

5

3

Colored Windows

Edna-Mae Burnam

6

4

Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27

Christian L. H. Kohler

7

5

Scherzo, op. 39, no. 12

Dmitri Kabalevsky

8

6

Hunting, op. 210, no. 7

Cornelius Gurlitt

9

7

Pinwheels

Linda Niamath

10

8

Crazy Comics

Christine Donkin

11

9

The Highlands

Christopher Norton

12

10

Etude in D Minor, op. 82, no. 65

Cornelius Gurlitt

14

11

The Wind

Chee-Hwa Tan

15

12

Gliding

Jeno Takacs

16

13

Feelin’ Good

Christopher Norton

17

14

E Dorian with Modulation

Robert D. Vandall

18

15

Melody

Jon George

19

16

Ladies in Waiting

William Gillock

20

LEVEL 3 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Arabesque op. 100, no. 2

Johann F. Burgmuller

4

2

Etude in F Major, op. 777, no. 22

Carl Czerny

5

3

Allegro in A Major, op. 38, no. 34

Johann W. Hassler

6

4

Rush Hour

Lorna Paterson

7

5

Etude in D Minor, op. 261, no. 53

Carl Czerny

8

6

Morning Prayer, op. 101, no. 2

Cornelius Gurlitt

9

7

Etude in D Major, op. 37, no. 17

Henry Lemoine

10

8

The Butterfly, op. 28, no. 12

Samuel Maykapar

11

9

Etude in C Major, op. 261, no. 81

Carl Czerny

12

10

Left Alone

Joyce Grill

13

11

Witches and Wizards

Christine Donkin

14

12

Etude

Pal Kadosa

15

13

Minuet

Bela Bartok

16

14

Little Piece No. 7

Marko Tajcevic

17

15

Chinese Lanterns, op. 46, no. 3

Walter Niemann

18

16

Chinese Kites

Gem Fitch

19

17

In the Spirit

Christopher Norton

20

LEVEL 4 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Etude in C Major, op. 176, no. 24

Jean-Baptiste Duvernoy

4

2

Folk Dance, op. 39, no. 17

Dmitri Kabalevsky

5

3

The Top

Mel. Bonis

6

4

Etude in E Major, op. 139, no. 66

Carl Czerny

7

5

Masquerade

Linda Niamath

8

6

Etude in G Major, op. 823, no. 53

Carl Czerny

10

7

The Avalanche, op. 45, no. 2

Stephen Heller

12

8

Solitude

Joyce Grill

14

9

Prayer, op. 25, no. 5

Genari Karganov

15

10

Allegro in G Major, op. 38, no. 19

Johann Wilhelm Hassler

16

11

Cradle Song, op. 101, no. 6

Cornelius Gurlitt

17

12

Dragon Fly

William Gillock

18

13

Little Etude

Bela Bartok

19

14

The Somersault King

Mike Schoenmehl

20

LEVEL 5 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Prelude, op. 39, no. 19

Dmitri Kabalevsky

4

2

A Faded Letter

William Gillock

5

3

Prelude in D flat Major

Catherine Rollin

6

4

The Black Pony

Lajos Papp

7

5

Allegro Agitato

Jon George

8

6

Longing, op. 140, no. 11

Cornelius Gurlitt

9

7

Dance of the Dragonflies, op. 76, no. 7

Eduard Rohde

10

8

Dragonfly Scherzo

Anne Crosby Gaudet

11

9

Allegro in D Major, op. 38, no. 28

Johann Wilhelm Hassler

12

10

Sweet Sorrow, op. 100, no. 16

Johann F. Burgmuller

13

11

Etude in G Major, op. 139, no. 38

Carl Czerny

14

12

Prelude in C Major, op. 119, no. 1

Stephen Heller

15

13

In Church, op. 39, no. 24

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

16

14

Staccato Prelude, op. 31, no. 6

Samuel Maykapar

17

15

Allegretto in C Major, op. 55, no. 10

Theodor Kirchner

18

16

Dulcimer Tune, op. 42, no. 7

Alec Rowley

19

17

Chicken Talk

Mike Schoenmehl

20

LEVEL 6 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Rogue, op. 77, no. 1

Heinrich Hofmann

4

2

Etude in C Major, op. 24, no. 10

Giuseppe Concone

5

3

Allegro in F Major

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

6

4

Toccatina, op. 27, no. 12

Dmitri Kabalevsky

8

5

Dancing Scales

John Burge

10

6

Romance, op. 28, no. 25

Samuel Maykapar

12

7

Fluttering Leaves, op. 46, no. 11

Stephen Heller

13

8

River City Blues

Martha Mier

14

9

Etude in C Major, op. 37, no. 11

Henry Lemoine

16

10

Etude in A flat Major, op. 139, no. 51

Carl Czerny

19

11

Etude in D Major, op. 100, no. 3

Henri Bertini

20

12

Solfeggio in D Major

Johann C. F. Bach

21

13

Pebbles in the Water

Lajos Papp

22

14

The Gear Wheels of a Watch

Yoshinao Nakada

24

LEVEL 7 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Jumping Competition, op. 107, no. 10

Ludvig Schytte

4

2

Etude in G Minor, op. 24, no. 15

Giuseppe Concone

6

3

Etude in D Minor, op. 68, no. 9

Ludvig Schytte

8

4

Etude of Alternating Double Notes

Donald Waxman

10

5

Etude in G Major, op. 823, no. 63

Carl Czerny

12

6

Etude in C Major, op. 24, no. 22

Giuseppe Concone

14

7

Halley’s Comet

Nancy Telfer

16

8

Lament, op. 203, no. 8

Cornelius Gurlitt

17

9

Etude in G Minor, op. 37, no. 31

Henry Lemoine

18

10

Etude in C Minor, op. 29, no. 7

Henri Bertini

20

11

Lesson in A Major, op. 33, no. 7

William S. Bennett

21

12

Scherzo, op. 77, no. 7

Heinrich Hofmann

22

13

Mixed-up Rag

Tony Caramia

24

14

Ringing Changes

Christopher Norton

26

15

Etude, op. 27, no. 3

Dmitri Kabalevsky

28

LEVEL 8 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Agitato, op. 42, no. 18

Alec Rowley

4

2

Etude, op. 27, no. 24

Dmitri Kabalevski

6

3

Dance of the Elves, op. 21, no. 3

Genari Karganov

9

4

Little Bird, op. 43, no. 4

Edvard Grieg

12

5

In the Evening, op. 88, no. 2

Heinrich Hofmann

14

6

At the Skating Rink, op. 28, no. 23

Samuel Maykapar

16

7

Lied, op. 42, no. 13

Alec Rowley

18

8

The Storm, op. 109, no. 13

Johann F. Burgmuller

20

9

Study in D Major

Felix Swinstead

22

10

Confession, op. 30, no. 2

Eduard Schutt

24

11

Etude in D Minor, op. 45, no. 15

Stephen Heller

26

12

Disco-Visit

Mike Schoenmehl

28

13

Dance of the Marionettes

Mario Tarenghi

30

LEVEL 9 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

May Morning

Charles Gounod

4

2

To the Lute, op. 37, book 2, no. 1

Heinrich Hofmann

6

3

Barcarole, op. 19, no. 5

Niels Gade

8

4

The Sleigh Ride

Jacques Ibert

11

5

Restless, op. 77, no. 4

Moritz Moszkowski

14

6

Improvisation, op. 84, no. 5

Gabriel Faure

16

7

Etude in C Minor, op. 32, no. 34

Henri Bertini

18

8

Etude in D Major, op. 45, no. 3

Stephen Heller

20

9

Raging Torrent, op. 33, no. 18

Samuel Maykapar

22

10

Etude in F Minor, op. 68, no. 11

Ludvig Schytte

24

11

Who’ll Win the Argument?, op. 88, no. 2

Dmitri Kabalevsky

26

12

Etude in A Minor, op. 61, no. 13

Hermann Berens

28

13

Etude in G Major, op. 107, no. 7

Cornelius Gurlitt

30

LEVEL 10 PIANO ETUDES

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Etude in E Major, op. 299, no. 29

Carl Czerny

4

2

Etude in F Minor, op. 25, no. 2

Frederic Chopin

6

3

Etude in F Major, op. 45, no. 14

Stephen Heller

10

4

Etude in A flat Major, op. 30, no. 19

Giuseppe Concone

14

5

Etude in E Major, op. 105, no. 9

Johann. F. Burgmuller

17

6

Serenade, op. 53, no. 5

Ernst Haberbier

20

7

Periwinkle

Charles Gounod

23

8

Etude-tableau, op. 33, no. 8

Sergei Rachmaninoff

26

9

The Brook, op. 32, no. 2

Edward MacDowell

30

10

Bagatelle, op. 6, no. 11

Bela Bartok

32

11

Spring Celebration

Stephen Chatman

35

12

Postludium, op. 13, no. 10

Erno Dohnanyi

38