• Audition Excerpts for NYO-USA 2017


    For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO-USA’s 2017 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
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (second movement: 8–5 before 11)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning–C)
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (first movement: Allegro–C, second movement: 1–8 and 30–38)

    Viola
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    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (fourth movement: 42–60)
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: 1–10, 49–59, and 98–106)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: C–D)

    Cello
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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: 1–10, 49–59, and 98–106)
    Debussy: La Mer (2 before 9–6 after 9, top line only)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: C–D, N-O)

    Bass
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    Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (first movement: E–F)
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (third movement: beginning solo)
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (first movement: 14 before A–C)

    Flute
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    Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 (fourth movement: D–E, with repeats)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: 2 before P–end)
    Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (176–2 after 179)
    OPTIONAL PICCOLO Berlioz: La damnation de Faust (“Menuet des follets”: Presto after 9–10)

    Oboe
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    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (second movement: 25–44)
    Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition (“Tuileries”)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (second movement: beginning–21)
    OPTIONAL ENGLISH HORN Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell (Andante–F)

    Clarinet
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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (first movement: 2 before K–end)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning–B)
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (first movement: A–B; third movement: 11 after K–end)
    OPTIONAL E-FLAT CLARINET Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (“Dream of a Witches' Sabbath”: 63–6 after 64)
    OPTIONAL BASS CLARINET Strauss: Don Quixote (72–74)

    Bassoon
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    Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (101–123, 139–171)
    Ravel: Bolero (2–3)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (second movement: 274–end)
    OPTIONAL CONTRABASSOON Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (fourth movement: beginning–A)

    Horn
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (first movement: 17–21)
    R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (6–20 and 9 before 31–2 after 33)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: beginning–16 before B)

    Trumpet
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    Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (off-stage calls)
    Gershwin: An American in Paris (4 before 46–2 before 47)
    Stravinsky: Pétrouchka (“Ballerina’s Dance”)

    Trombone
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (first movement: 13–17)
    Ravel: Bolero (10–11)
    Wagner: Die Walküre (“Ride of the Valkyries”)

    Bass Trombone
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    Haydn: The Creation (No. 26: beginning–C)
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (fourth movement: beginning–13 after A)
    Wagner: Das Rheingold (“Entry of the Gods into Valhalla”)

    Tuba
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (third movement: 4 before 3–3 before 5)
    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (first movement: 3–6)
    Wagner: Die Walküre (“Ride of the Valkyries”)

    Timpani and Percussion
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    Applicants are required to play one solo on either marimba or xylophone (accompaniment optional), and all excerpts.

    Snare Drum

    Delécluse: Etude No. 1, from 12 Etudes for Snare Drum
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (fourth movement: P–R)

    Glockenspiel

    Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (Finale of Act I)

    Timpani

    Richard Hochrainer: Etude No. 49, from Etudes for Timpani Vol. 1
    Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (fifth movement: 223–225)

    Tambourine

    Dvořák: Carnival Overture (beginning–C)

    Harp
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    Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variation I and Fugue)
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (fourth movement: Cadenza; fifth movement: S–12 after S, 7 before U–12 after U)
    Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino (G–H)

    Orchestral Keyboard

    At this time we do not anticipate needing Orchestral Keyboard for the 2017 NYO-USA.

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