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NYO2 Audition Excerpts

For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO2’s 2022 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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Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” (Violin II), fourth movement, bars 272–313
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Violin II), second movement, beginning–bar 19

Viola

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Mozart: Symphony No. 35, first movement, bars 41–66
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, one bar after [1]–[4]

Cello

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, third movement, bars 1–79 and 141–218
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, first movement, bars 27–35

Bass

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Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, bar 158–end
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé, second movement, [15]–[16] (solo)

Flute

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4, fourth movement, bars 89–105
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, two before P–end

Oboe

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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Act II, No. 10: bars 1–19
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, second movement, bars 32–67

Clarinet

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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, second movement, bars 8–56
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, second movement, bars 68–77

Bassoon

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Ravel: Boléro, [2]–[3]
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, second movement, opening solo and cadenzas

Horn

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Brahms: Symphony No. 3, third movement, one bar before F–13 bars after F
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, first movement, beginning–six bars after A

Trumpet

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Respighi: Pines of Rome, second movement, offstage solo
Mussorgsky: Opening to Pictures at an Exhibition

Trombone

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Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum), beginning—[A]
Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III, B—three bars before C

Bass Trombone

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Haydn: The Creation, No. 26, beginning–C
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, fourth movement, bars 595–626

Tuba

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Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, J–L
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, first movement, [3]–[6]

Timpani and Percussion

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Timpani

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, first movement, 18 bars before S–end

Marimba

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Snare Drum

Delécluse: Etude No. 3 from 12 Etudes for Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, third movement, beginning–K (condense rests from 12 to 4 between H and I)

Xylophone

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, beginning–five bars after [2]

Glockenspiel

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Tambourine

Tchaikovsky: “Trepak” from The Nutcracker Suite, six bars after C–end

Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Leadership support for NYO2 is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Major support for NYO2 is provided by Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc.

Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.

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With additional funding provided by Ardian US Foundation, Sarah Arison, Ernst & Young LLP, and The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation.

National Endowment for the Arts: arts.gov

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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