Grade 2 – Theme from the “Unfinished Symphony” Piano Sheet Music
Grade 2 pianists will be familiar with playing Grade 1 repertoire at the piano, and Grade 3 pianists will be able to progress through Grade 2 easily as well. In this sense, Grade 2 is a stepping stone to Grade 3. Here’s a Grade 2 piece that you can likely play at your Grade 2 level: Theme from the “Unfinished Symphony” by Franz Schubert.
This piece is Grade 2 in difficulty because it contains some Grade 1 elements, features Grade 1 rhythms, and asks for Grade 1 dynamics. There aren’t any large jumps or leaps, but there are a lot of notes! Be sure to use your pedal effectively because it can come in handy to achieve a legato line , which is characteristic of much Classical era music.
Here are the parts for this Grade 2 piano piece:
The Theme from the “Unfinished Symphony” begins with two periods of octaves that feature the same rhythmic motives as subsequent phrases throughout the piece. Grade 2 pianists can expect to play Grade 1 octaves at the piano, so this shouldn’t be much of a problem. If octave playing isn’t your strong point though, well… you’ll want to practice quite a bit! This is Grade 2 piano after all, so it’s to be expected!
The second phrase consists of repeated notes that become rising and then falling, with the rising leading into a longer note.