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, 2022 Edition (latest edition)

 

LEVEL 1 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Celebration*

Anne Crosby Gaudet

4

2

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

Anton Diabelli

5

3

Heavenly Blue

Tom Gerou

6

4

Clockwork

David L. McIntyre

8

5

Beaver Boogie

Stephen Chatman

9

6

Morning Greeting, op. 117, no. 13*

Cornelius Gurlitt

10

7

Morning Fanfare (Wake Up)

Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez

11

8

Etude in C Major

Felix Le Couppey

12

9

Both Ways

Alexandre Tansman

13

10

Tricky Traffic

Louise Garrow

14

11

Speedy Comet

Alison Mathews

16

12

Far Away*

Teresa Richert

17

13

Answering*

Emma Lou Diemer

18

14

Jump Pop Hop

Timothy Brown

19

15

Melodie in F Major, op. 218, no. 36

Christian L. H. Kohler

20

16

Into the Waves

Linda Niamath

21

17

Detectives*

Christine Donkin

22

18

Scherzo, op. 39, no. 12

Dmitri Kabalevsky

23

19

Four-Wheel Drive

Christopher Norton

24

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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LEVEL 2 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

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

Christian L. H. Kohler

4

2

Allegro in C Major, op. 38, no. 8

Johann Wilhelm Hassler

5

3

Etude in D Major, op. 139, no. 33

Carl Czerny

6

4

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

Cornelius Gurlitt

7

5

Pierrot Skipping (Pierrot sautille)

Hedwige Chretien

8

6

The Little Juggler, op. 89, no. 21

Dmitri Kabalevsky

9

7

Bird in the Bebop

Wynn-Anne Rossi

10

8

Arcade Game

Janet Gieck

12

9

Crazy Comics*

Christine Donkin

13

10

Trumpet Blues

Christopher Norton

14

11

The Wind*

Chee-Hwa Tan

16

12

Autumn Leaves

Linda Niamath

17

13

Rustic Dance

Kerstin Strecke

18

14

The Lonely Shepherd

Dennis Alexander

19

15

Razzle Dazzle

Aibhe McDonagh

20

16

Playing

Emily Doolittle

22

17

Etude in G Major, op. 166, no. 6

Henri Bertini

23

18

Peking Opera on Black Keys

Edward Han Jiang

24

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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LEVEL 3 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

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

Henry Lemoine

4

2

Etude in G Major, op. 108, no. 19

Ludvig Schytte

5

3

Arabesque, op. 100, no. 2*

Johann F. Burgmuller

6

4

Left Alone*

Joyce Grill

7

5

Wild Rose

Teresa Richert

8

6

Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm

attr. Fritz Emonts

10

7

Trumpet March, op. 36, no. 53

Aleksandr Gedike

11

8

Prelude No. 4 in F Major

Elvina Pearce

12

9

Witches and Wizards*

Christine Donkin

14

10

Ripple Effect

Joanne Bender

15

11

Zigzag

Lee Evans

16

12

Wasps

Jason Noble

18

13

Playful Snakelets

Vincent Ho

19

14

Prelude VII

Barbara Arens

20

15

On Horseback, op. 98, no. 5

Aleksandr Grechaninov

21

16

Mouse Dance

Jakub Metelka

22

17

Clockwork Chimes

Evelyn Glennie

23

18

Computer Chatter

Christine Donkin

24

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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LEVEL 4 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Etude in E Minor, op. 65, no. 42

Carl Albert Loeschhorn

4

2

Chastushka, op. 89, no. 25

Dmitri Kabalevsky

5

3

Masquerade*

Linda Niamath

6

4

The Lonely Traveller

Evelyn Glennie

8

5

Etude in C Major, op. 65, no. 5

Theodor Kirchner

9

6

A Frightening Experience, op. 98, no. 11

Aleksandr Grechaninov

10

7

Dewdrops, op. 33, no. 12

Samuel Maykapar

11

8

The Somersault King*

Mike Schoenmehl

12

9

Parade of the Penguins

Andre Previn

13

10

Ballade, op. 100, no. 15

Johann F. Burgmuller

14

11

Cloud Dance

Maria Case

16

12

Solitude*

Joyce Grill

17

13

The Avalanche, op. 45, no. 2*

Stephen Heller

18

14

The Spies

Jean Coulthard

20

15

Firecrackers

Kevin Olson

22

16

When the Planets Are Aligned

Nancy Telfer

24

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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LEVEL 5 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Prelude, op. 39, no. 19*

Dmitri Kabalevsky

4

2

Little Piece No. 13

Marko Tajcevic

5

3

Etude in C Major, op. 718, no. 7

Carl Czerny

6

4

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

Eduard Rohde

8

5

Dragonfly Scherzo*

Anne Crosby Gaudet

9

6

Harmony of the Angels, op. 100, no. 21

Johann F. Burgmuller

10

7

Joyous Etude

Melody Bober

12

8

Little Dragon

Vincent Ho

14

9

Etude on a Pentatonic Scale

Edward Han Jiang

15

10

Elves

Ernest Bloch

16

11

Staccatoville!

Dennis Alexander

18

12

A Summer Day

Christopher Norton

20

13

Chromatic Monochrome

Naoko Ikeda

22

14

The Black Pony*

Lajos Papp

24

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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LEVEL 6 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

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

Carl Czerny

4

2

Solfeggio in D Major*

J. C. F. Bach

5

3

The Goblin and the Mosquito

Florence B. Price

6

4

River City Blues*

Martha Mier

8

5

Heartache, op. 32, no. 2

Robert Fuchs

10

6

Miniature, op. 62, no. 6

Theodor Kirchner

11

7

Moto perpetuo

Tom Gerou

12

8

Moonbeams

Alexina Louie

14

9

Dancing Scales*

John Burge

16

10

Courting Counting

Evelyn Glennie

18

11

Etude in F Major, op. 88, no. 18

Hermann Berens

20

12

Math Whiz

Bradley Sowash

22

13

Jazz Piece No. 2

Oscar Peterson

24

14

Etude in E Minor, op. 29, no. 14

Henri Bertini

25

15

Malfunction! Malfunction!

Nancy Telfer

26

16

Game of Patience, op. 25, no. 2

Genari Karganov

28

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

LEVEL 7 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Toccatina, op. 8, no. 1

Samuel Maykapar

4

2

Tambourin, op. 2, no. 7

Elisabetta de Gambarini

6

3

Halley’s Comet*

Nancy Telfer

7

4

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

Giuseppe Concone

8

5

Leafy Sea Dragon

Ina Dykstra

10

6

Etude in C sharp Minor, op. 125, no. 19

Stephen Heller

12

7

Chickadees

Teresa Richert

14

8

Dancing Barefoot in the Rain

Nkeiru Okoye

16

9

Running Around, op. 105, no. 4

Dianne G. Rahbee

18

10

Lullaby, op. 109, no. 7

Johann F. Burgmuller

20

11

White Noon

Naoko Ikeda

22

12

Mischievous Mouse

Vincent Ho

24

13

White Sands, Blue Seas

Gary K. Thomas

26

14

Zephyr

Chri Christine Donkin

28

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

LEVEL 8 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

The Storm, op. 109, no. 13*

Johann F. Burgmuller

4

2

Village Joke

Bela Bartok

6

3

Romanza, op. 57, no. 4

Niels Gade

8

4

Open

Grieg Janet Gieck

10

5

Murmures du ruisseau

Marie Jaell

12

6

Sieste caniculaire (Berceuse), op. 82, no. 3

Rachel Laurin

14

7

Bolero, op. 35, no. 4

Alfredo Casella

16

8

Flip Flops

Gary K. Thomas

18

9

The Woodpecker

Maggie Lu

20

10

Etude in C Major (The Wild Surf), op. 46, no. 24

Stephen Heller

22

11

Etude in A Major, op. 27, no. 26

Dmitri Kabalevsky

24

12

Etude in C Major, op. 299, no. 3

Carl Czerny

28

13

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

Genari Karganov

30

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

LEVEL 9 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

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

Henri Bertini

4

2

Prelude in G Major, op. 17, no. 3

Felix Blumenfeld

6

3

Etude in B flat Major, op. 30, no. 37

Johann B. Cramer

8

4

Barcarole, op. 19, no. 5*

Niels Gade

10

5

Etude in C Major

H. Leslie Adams

13

6

Atraente

Francisca Gonzaga

16

7

Prelude for the Left Hand, op. 9, no. 1

Alexander Scriabin

18

8

Etude in A Major, op. 636, no. 6

Carl Czerny

20

9

Idylle, op. 24, no. 6

Agathe B. Grondahl

22

10

Prelude No. 10 in C sharp Minor

John Burge

24

11

Traumerei, op. 9, no. 4

Richard Strauss

26

12

Syncopated Etude No. 6

Erwin Schulhoff

28

13

Vivace in F Major, op. 72, no. 6

Felix Mendelssohn

30

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

LEVEL 10 PIANO ETUDES

Sixth Edition (2022)

ETUDE #

PIECE

COMPOSER

PAGE

1

Spring Celebration*

Stephen Chatman

4

2

Periwinkle*

Charles Gounod

7

3

Etude in E flat Major, S 136, no. 7

Franz Liszt

10

4

Hungarian, op. 39, no. 12

Edward MacDowell

12

5

Prelude No. 18 in E Major

Maria Szymanowska

16

6

Toccata-Etude

Josef Dichler

20

7

Toccatina No. 3

Vincent Persichetti

22

8

Prelude No. 1 in C Major

John Burge

26

9

Nouvelle etude no. 1

Frederic Chopin

28

10

Postludium, op. 13, no. 10*

Erno Dohnanyi

31

11

Alla reminiscenza, op. 38, no. 8

Nikolai Medtner

34

12

A Little Whimsy

Dorothy Rudd Moore

36

*  pieces that were kept from the previous, 2015 edition

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