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.

 

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

 

Strings

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

Woodwind 

flute                     Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe
  Beethoven, Leonore Overture No.3
  Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
piccolo Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Shostakovich, Symphony No.8
  Rossini, Semiramide
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
oboe Rossini, The Silken Ladder
  Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude
  Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
cor anglais Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
clarinet Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6
  Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
bass clarinet Strauss, Don Quixote
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
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
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
contra bassoon Mahler, Symphony No.4
  Mahler, Symphony No.5

Brass

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

Percussion

timpani                 Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Mahler, Symphony No.5
   
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
  Mahler, Symphony No.5