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Audition excerpts

Audition excerpts

For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for RCO Young’s 2019 application. If you are unfamiliar with these excerpts, or with performing excerpts in general, we encourage you to listen to recordings of the pieces and bring the excerpts to your private instructors or ensemble leaders for their input.

Violin

Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 2
Movement I: bars 21-56

Mozart – Symphony No. 39
Movement IV: beginning-bar 104 

Mahler – Symphony No. 1
Movement IV: Number 16-19

Download Audition Excerpt Violin (pdf)

 

Viola

Mozart – Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’
Movement I: beginning-bar 40 and bars 65-122

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Movement II: beginning-bar 10

Download Audition Excerpt Viola (pdf)

 

Cello

Mozart – Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’
Movement IV: bars 46-73

Brahms – Symphony No. 2
Movement II: bars 1-15 and bars 49-55

Download Audition Excerpt Cello (pdf)

 
Double Bass

Movement III: Trio, bars 141-213

Download Audition Excerpt Double Bass (pdf)

 

Flute

Bizet – Entr’acte from Carmen
Beginning until five bars before Letter B

Mozart – 1st Act from The Magic Flute
Bars 160-182

Download Audition Excerpt Flute (pdf)

 

Piccolo

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
Movement IV: bars 343-431

Download Audition Excerpt Piccolo (pdf) 

 

Oboe

Beethoven – Symphony No. 3
Movement II: beginning until four bars before Letter B

Rossini - La scala di seta
Overture: bars 6-[1]; [2] to [3]

Download Audition Excerpt Oboe (pdf)

 

Clarinet

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Movement I: bars 1-37

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’
Movement I: bars 418-492

Download Audition Excerpt Clarinet (pdf)

 

Bassoon

Stravinsky – The Firebird
Andante (1-7)

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Movement III: bars 37-72

Download Audition Excerpt Bassoon (pdf)

 

Horn

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
2nd Horn – Movement IV: bars 16-41
1st Horn – Movement II: bars 9 (with upbeat)-29

Download Audition Excerpt Horn (pdf)

 

Trumpet

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Movement IV: bars 474-504; bars 546-end

Download Audition Excerpt Trumpet in A(pdf)

Download Audition Excerpt Trumpet in B flat (pdf)

 

Trombone 

Mozart – Tuba mirum from the Requiem
Beginning to B

Berlioz – Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust
One bar before [4] to three bars after [5]

Download Audition Excerpt Trombone (pdf)

 

Bass Trombone

Schumann – Symphony No. 3
Movement IV: bars 1-23

Berlioz – Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust
One bar before [4] to three bars after [5]

Download Audition Excerpt Bass Trombone (pdf)

 

Tuba 

Wagner – Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Letter J-Letter L

Respighi – Fontane di Roma
Allegro vivace (Number 11-14)

Download Audition Excerpt Tuba (pdf)

 

Timpani

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
Movement I: bars 17-86 and bars 513-end

Woud – Timpani solo piece

Download Audition Excerpt Timpani (pdf)