These YouTube Playlists correspond with the pieces printed in The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Celebration Series Sixth Edition, Level 5.
RCM Level 5 consists of two volumes.
The Piano Repertoire book contains three lists of music:
- List A has Baroque Repertoire.
- List B, Classical and Classical-style Repertoire.
- List C, Romantic, 20th-, and 21st-century Repertoire. Teachers have the option of substituting a ‘Teacher’s Choice’ selection for List C.
The Etudes book contains 16 pieces (one or two pages each) that address technical development in a fun way for this Intermediate level.
To make it easy to listen through the volumes, these playlists are presented in the order that the music is printed in the books.
However, if you’d prefer to listen to just one title, click on the link or image given in each section. This will take you to the playlist in YouTube, where you will be able to listen to just one video.
These videos were chosen to help you get a sense of each piece.
You may need to adjust the volume at times, as the recordings may have different levels.
Level 5 List A
It was admittedly difficult to find a good recording of the first piece (Bach Prelude in C). In the interest of simplicity and accuracy, I went with the video you see here of the harpsichord performance. This video consists of five preludes so if you do not wish to watch all five, you may skip ahead by advancing the red bar at the bottom of the video.
Click here to listen to Level 5 List A one video at a time.
Level 5 List B
Classical and Classical-style Repertoire.
Click here to listen to Level 5 List B one video at a time.
Level 5 List C
Romantic, 20th-, and 21st-century Repertoire.
Click here to listen to Level 5 List C one video at a time.
Teacher’s Choice Playlist
For RCM Level 5 List C, your student can play a teacher’s choice selection without submitting a form or request! Here’s a webinar conducted by the RCM on how!
Consider choosing Intermediate, Level 5 music by Rebekah Maxner. From action pieces to character pieces, from spirited to expressive, the music in this YouTube playlist can be learned for recitals, music festival classes and for exams as teacher’s choice selections.
This music is available in print and eBooks and as studio-licensed eSheets.
Click here to listen to Level 5 Teacher’s Choice one video at a time.
Intermediate pianists have reached a good level of proficiency and often have a clear idea of the music they’d like to learn. Pick pieces they’ll love, and you’ll keep them hooked on piano! This post comes with a free printable to help make it easy for you to select the very best pieces for your students at the right levels. Keep reading >>
Level 5 Studies
Etudes are a middle ground between technical exercises (like scales) and repertoire pieces. Each etude focuses on a specific pianistic skill and helps you develop it in a concentrated, musical context.
Click here to listen to Level 5 Etudes one video at a time.
Because I’m using content developed by others, occasionally it will get deleted by the original creator. It will be impossible for me to keep track of it all, so if you notice that a piece has suddenly gone missing from a playlist, please contact me! I’ll find a replacement lickety-split!
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Video of the Week
Over the Moon (Intermediate Piano, Level 5) is a dreamy retelling of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. This isn’t an arrangement, it is a newly composed piece with found elements from Beethoven, a new piece of art in the spirit of “found art.” From the print and eBook Madge’s Notebook, A Piano Tribute to The Hunger Games, or check out the Over the Moon eSheet!
I really appreciate this and previous posts of this kind, and am eagerly awaiting the one for Level 6, as that is my only exam level this year. Adrienne is using the 2015 books, but by I presume I could offer her the option of using one of your pieces, couldn’t I? She has your books.
I tried to leave a comment on your website, but got a message that I had to fill in some other info first, and that I should go back to do that. I never found the place where info was missing, and lost my comment in the process. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I tried!
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Marilyn, This comment made it to my website! 🙂 I understand how you feel–I’ve been waiting for the upper level posts, too, as I have only beginners and intermediate-to-advanced students in my studio right now. I did the whole chunk from Levels 1-3 for other teachers and hope to use them, myself, someday.
Yes! You may use my Level 6 compositions as “Own Choice” for List C–I’d be honoured if you chose one of my pieces! If you want to know which ones are Level 6, you may check out my Level 6 eSheet page (the Late Intermediate button). Any piece there would work. Or, there’s a printable in my Free Printables that lists them. I update it once a year. All the best and keep me updated!