For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO2’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.
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (first movement: beginning to bar 51
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (Variation V: beginning–H, Variation VII: 1–10)
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (fourth movement: bar 134–Letter E)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (third movement: Trio, no repeat)
Bizet: “Ent’racte” from Carmen (beginning–five bars before Letter B)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (second movement: beginning–four bars before Letter B
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (second movement: one bar before Letter D–one bar before Letter E)
Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (101–123, 139–171
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: beginning–16 measures before Letter B
Mussorgsky: “Promenade” from Pictures at an Exhibition (top line only
Mozart: “Tuba mirum” from Requiem (beginning–A
Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Letter J–Letter L)
Applicants are required to play one solo on either marimba or xylophone (accompaniment optional), and all excerpts.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (first movement: 18 measures before S – end)
Solo work of your choosing
Delécluse: Etude No. 1 from 12 Etudes
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Shostakovich: “Polka” from The Golden Age
Bizet: “Aragonaise” from Carmen, Suite No.
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (second movement: beginning–four after Rehearsal 23, twelve before Rehearsal 29–four after Rehearsal 29, AND Rehearsal 32–end)