ORCHESTRAL EXTRACTS

 

Orchestral Extracts 

Thorough preparation of orchestral extracts is essential for a successful EUYO audition - but don't just think this simply means learning the notes! You should listen to recordings of the pieces where possible and/or take a look at the full score so that you are aware of the context of your extract and can play accordingly.  The orchestral extracts to be prepared for the current EUYO auditions are below - click on each extract to download a copy.

For each instrument, the first movement of Shostakovich's Symphony No 4 has been added to reflect the summer 2014 repertoire. FInal round candidates should prepare this movement and expect to be asked by the panel to play any part of this movement in their audition.

This music is in copyiright and the Shostakovich extracts are provided by kind permission of Boosey and Hawkes, London; therefore these are password protected and each candidate will be sent their own password to download the Shostakovich extract for their instrument. This will be done by the local organiser in each country nearer the time of each audition. Alternatively, as soon as you have submitted your application form you can email either the local organiser in your country or Benjamin Noakes in the EUYO office and your password will be emailed to you, together with further information about the extracts.

If you have any questions please email Benjamin Noakes, EUYO Projects & Orchestra Manager.

 

Strings

violin Brahms, Symphony No.4
  Mozart, Symphony No.39
  Strauss, Don Juan
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
viola Strauss, Don Juan
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.5
  Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
cello Strauss, Ein Heldenleben
  Brahms, Symphony No.2
  Beethoven, Symphony No.8
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
double bass           Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Mozart, Symphony No.40
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only

Woodwind 

flute                     Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe
  Beethoven, Leonore Overture No.3
  Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
piccolo Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.8
  Rossini, Semiramide
   
oboe Rossini, The Silken Ladder
  Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude
  Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
cor anglais Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
   
clarinet Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6
  Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
bass clarinet Strauss, Don Quixote
   
E flat clarinet Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex
  Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel
  Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
   
bassoon Haydn, Symphony in G
  Stravinsky, Le Sacred du Printemps
  Brahms, Violin Concerto
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
contra bassoon Mahler, Symphony No.4

Brass

French horn (high)     Brahms, Symphony No.2
  Mahler, Symphony No.9
  Strauss, Ein Heldenleben
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
French horn (low) Mahler, Symphony No.9
  Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Strauss, Don Quixote Variation VII (2nd horn) and Variation VIII (6th horn)
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
trumpet Stravinsky, Petrouchka
  Bizet, Carmen, Prelude
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
  Wagner, Parsifal, Prelude
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
trombone (tenor) Rossini, William Tell
  Brahms, Tragic Overture - 1st and 2nd trombone
  Wagner, Die Walkure - 1st trombone only
  Mahler, Symphony No.2 - 1st trombone
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
euphonium Mahler, Symphony No.7 ONLY IF REQUIRED
   
   
trombone (bass) Beethoven, Symphony No.9

Rossini, William Tell
  Wagner, Die Walküre, 3rd trombone
  Schumann, Symphony No.3
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only
   
 tuba Wagner, Die Walküre
  Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4
  Mahler, Symphony No.2
  Stravinsky, Petrouchka 
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only

Percussion

timpani                 Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 (TIMPANI & XYLOPHONE PARTS - Final round only
   
snare drum Suppé, Pique Dame Overture
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  Ravel, Bolero
   
xylophone Khachaturian, Gayne ballet, Dance of the Rose Maidens
  Stravinsky, Firebird

Harp

  Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
  Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
  Verdi, La Forza del Destino
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.4 - Final round only