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Excerpt List

Please find the complete excerpt list below for the 2019 audition tour.

VIOLIN

SOLO OF CHOICE
MENDELSSOHN:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning to 7 measures after letter D)

STRAUSS: Don Juan (beginning to 9 measures before letter D)

PLEASE PLAY ONE OF THE FOUR VIOLIN SOLOS LISTED BELOW
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol (1st mvt: Solos / 4th mvt: Cadenza)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:
Scheherazade (two cadenzas, from two different movements)

STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra (pickup to 7 measures before #26 through #29)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (3 measures after #30 to #32)

VIOLA

SOLO OF CHOICE
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture (3 measures after #1 with pickup to 8 measures after #3)

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning to letter D)
STRAUSS: Don Quixote (Solo Part: 6 measures after #29 to 2 measures before #34)

CELLO

SOLO: PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
BLOCH: Schlomo (beginning to 2 measures after #5)
DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B minor (1st mvt: exposition)
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor (4th mvt: beginning to #54)
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major (1st mvt: measures 22 to 47 and measures 59 to 90)
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major (1st mvt: measures 29 to 77)
LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor (1st mvt: beginning to measure 83)
SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No.2 in D minor (beginning to the Allegro molto after letter C)
SCHUMANN:
Cello Concerto in A minor (1st mvt: beginning to measure 96)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No.1 in E-Flat Major (beginning to #15 / #15 = bar 134)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme (theme plus variations 1, 2, and 3)

EXCERPTS
DEBUSSY:
 La Mer (2 measures before #9 to 6 measures after #9, top line of divisi)

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: letter C – letter D, letter N – letter O)
VON SUPPE: Poet and Peasant Overture (Solo Passages)

BASS

First movement from one of the following concertos:
BOTTESINI, DITTERSDORF, DRAGONETTI, KOUSSEVITSKY or VANHAL

HAYDN: Symphony No.31 (4th mvt: Variation 7 with repeat)
MUSSORGSKY:
Pictures at an Exhibition (6th mvt Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyl: beginning to #58)

STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (#9 to 5 measures after #12)

FLUTE

NOTE: No piccolo asked at the audition, but all flutists chosen will play piccolo and must bring their own instrument.

SOLO: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
MOZART:
Flute Concerto in G Major (1st mvt: exposition plus cadenza)

MOZART: Flute Concerto in D Major (1st mvt: exposition plus cadenza)

RAVEL:
Daphnis and Chloe (Suite No.2: #176 to #179)
SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1 (4th mvt: measures 176 to 181)

STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka, 1947 version (beginning to the downbeat of #7; cadenza at #60)

OBOE

MOZART: Oboe Concerto in C Major (1st mvt: exposition plus cadenza)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3
(2nd mvt: pickup to measure 9 for 8 measures, pickup to measure 37 for 11 measures)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3 (letter A to letter B)
ROSSINI: La Scala di Seta (Adagio and Allegro solos)
ENGLISH HORN (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing Mendelssohn

CLARINET

MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
(1st mvt: exposition, with an Eingang (short transitory passage, at the performer’s discretion) at the fermata at measure 127, email audition@nromusic.com if this direction is unclear)
KODALY:
 Dances from Galanta (measures 31 to 65)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini (measure 325 to measure 340)
(starts 18 measures after letter L, which is 8 measures before Andante cantabile non troppo)
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning to letter B)

BASS CLARINET (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing Tchaikovsky

BASSOON

MOZART: Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major
1st mvt: measures 35 to 97 (exposition plus development)
(Please play an Eingang, a short transitory passage, at the performer’s discretion at the fermata at measure 97.  Email audition@nromusic.com if this direction is unclear.)
1st mvt: cadenza
2nd mvt: first 14 measures of the solo part
DONIZETTI: Elixer of Love: Una furtiva lagrima (opening solo)
MENDELSSOHN:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning to measure 26)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5 (3rd mvt: pickup to 3 measures after letter D to measure 72)
CONTRABASSOON (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing Donizetti

HORN

STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No.1
(1st mvt: beginning to letter D, which is the start of the tutti section before the Andante)
ROSSINI: Semiramide Overture (letter B to letter C – first horn part)
MENDELSSOHN:
Symphony No.3
(2nd mvt: 4 measures before letter F to letter G – third horn part)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4 (1st mvt: beginning to Allegro – first horn part)

TRUMPET

HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major
(1st mvt: measures 37 to 117 (exposition until the recapitulation), plus cadenza)
DONIZETTI: Don Pasquale (Prelude to Act II: measure 5 to 3 measures after [1] )
(excerpt can be found here)

STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (Ballerina’s Dance)
WILLIAMS: Summon the Heroes
(pickup to measure 33 to 50, excerpt can be found at www.trumpetexcerpts.org/williams.html Note: excerpt is in C)

TROMBONE

DAVID: Concertino (1st mvt: including the short cadenzas at the end of the movement)
RAVEL: Bolero
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (storm scene)
TOMASI: Fanfares Liturgiques (2nd mvt: Evangile cadenza)

BASS TROMBONE

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto in F minor
(1st mvt: including cadenza) Part Attached: Concerto for Bass Tuba Vaughan Williams
FRANK: Symphony in D minor (3rd mvt: measures 262 -280 (letter N for 18 measures)
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (#11 to 2 measures after #14)
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (storm scene)

TUBA

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto in F minor (1st mvt: including cadenza)
BERLIOZ: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini (#16 to 5 measures after #19)
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris (4 measures after #67 to #78)
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (#11 to 9 measures after #15)

HARP

HANDEL: Harp Concerto (1st mvt: no repeats)
BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Harp Variation and Fugue, letter I until 2 measures after letter J)
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (Act I, #3: beginning to #24 – no cadenza)

RAVEL: Tzigane (cadenza)

TIMPANI

DELECLUSE: Etudes for Timpani (Etude #9 – entire)
BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (#28 to #32)
BEETHOVEN:
Symphony No.8 (4th mvt: letter K to the end)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 (1st mvt: last 35 measures; 4th mvt: 2 measures before the final prestissimo to the end)
ELGAR: Enigma Variations (Variation VII)

PERCUSSION

MARIMBA
UNACCOMPANIED BACH: one movement from solo Partitas or solo Sonatas for violin or cello (no lute suites or inventions)
HANDEL: Bourre (See Attachment – Bourree Handel Rolls and embellishments at the performers discretion)

XYLOPHONE
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Opening)
SCHUMAN, WILLIAM: Symphony No.3 (measures 230 – 244)

GLOCKENSPIEL
MOZART: The Magic Flute

SNARE DRUM
DELECLUSE: Etude #9 (from the 12 etudes)
PROKOFIEV:
Symphony No.5 (4th mvt: 3 measures before #111 to the end)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:
Scheherazade (4th mvt: letter Q to letter U)

CYMBALS
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2 (#32 to 17 measures before #33)
TCHAIKOVSKY:
Symphony No.4 (4th mvt: measure 272 to the end)

KEYBOARD

CONCERTO MOVEMENT OF CHOICE
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 (2nd mvt: 2 measures before #18 to #22)
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka, 1947 version (#82 to #91; #102 to #108)