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ATCL Diploma Repertoire confusion over wording (Read 702 times)

Offline emmasommerv

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ATCL Diploma Repertoire confusion over wording
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:43:21 PM »
Hello everyone,
I'm picking my repertoire for the ATCL diploma and I'm a bit unsure of the wording here;

Debussy: from Preludes for Piano book 1:
- Voiles (no. 2)
- and/or Les sons et les parfums tournent dans
l’air du soir (no. 4)
- and/or La cathédrale engloutie (no. 10)

I first presumed I could play La cathédrale engloutie (No.10) on it's own, however after looking at the rest of the repertoire list, it seems that most pieces are just listed beside the composer without any and/or's. I'm thinking that maybe it means that you have to play Voiles (No.2) with either one of the other two pieces listed. If so, it's not worded very well. I have emailed Trinity about this but have yet to get a response. Has anyone here any idea of how to interpret this?
Thanks

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Re: ATCL Diploma Repertoire confusion over wording
«Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 09:33:31 AM »
I would interpret it as meaning that you can play any combination of the three (i.e. any one or two, or all three), though I agree it's rather confusingly written.

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Re: ATCL Diploma Repertoire confusion over wording
«Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 11:04:25 AM »
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Debussy: from Preludes for Piano book 1:
- Voiles (no. 2)
- and/or Les sons et les parfums tournent dans
l’air du soir (no. 4)
- and/or La cathédrale engloutie (no. 10)

The wording means that you can play all the songs, or any of the songs (by themselves or with the other songs). It means you can play more than one Debussy piece in your programme (if you wish) because sometimes, the examiner would think your programme would be too overloaded with Debussy and be imbalanced.

Hope this helps and good luck in your ATCL recital!