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, a few extracts from Mahler Symphony No.5 will shortly be added to the website to reflect the summer 2015 repertoire. All candidates should prepare these excerpts for both first and second round auditions.

If you have any questions please email Christina Hemmer, EUYO Interim Projects & Orchestra Manager.



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


flute                     Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe
  Beethoven, Leonore Overture No.3
  Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
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
cor anglais Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
clarinet Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6
  Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
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
contra bassoon Mahler, Symphony No.4


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


timpani                 Beethoven, Symphony No.9
snare drum Suppé, Pique Dame Overture
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  Ravel, Bolero
xylophone Khachaturian, Gayne ballet, Dance of the Rose Maidens
  Stravinsky, Firebird


  Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
  Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
  Verdi, La Forza del Destino