Music Selection

Certain classes have set pieces to perform. These must be used and the indicated version or publication used.

Test pieces must be performed in the key set unless otherwise stated in the syllabus. Apart from da capo repeats should not be played.

When ‘Own Choice’ is indicated then the following applies:-

In open classes the standard of the piece(s) will be taken into consideration in adjudication and in all cases must be of greater difficulty than the preceding class in the same section.

The time limit for each performance is FIVE minutes except where otherwise stated. In all classes where two pieces or a selection of pieces are required, and unless otherwise stated, the overall performance time must not exceed FIFTEEN minutes.
A performance exceeding this time limit will be stopped by the adjudicator.

The time limit of five minutes does not apply to Dance (SD) or Bagpipe (PG) classes.

Refer to the Rules for composition classes.

Gaelic classes – all test pieces may be sung in a key chosen at the performers’ discretion

Scottish Country Dances must be performed to the original tunes.