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NYO2 Audition Excerpts

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.

Violin

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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (first movement: beginning to bar 51)

Viola

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Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (Variation V: beginning–H, Variation VII: 1–10)

Cello

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Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (fourth movement: bar 134–Letter E)

Bass

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (third movement: Trio, no repeat)

Flute

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Bizet: “Entr'acte” from Carmen (beginning–five bars before Letter B)

Oboe

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (second movement: beginning–four bars before Letter B)

Clarinet

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (second movement: one bar before Letter D–one bar before Letter E)

Bassoon

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Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (101–123, 139–171)

Horn

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: beginning–16 measures before Letter B)

Trumpet

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Mussorgsky: “Promenade” from Pictures at an Exhibition (top line only)

Trombone

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Mozart: “Tuba mirum” from Requiem (beginning–A)

Bass Trombone

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Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre

Tuba

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Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Letter J–Letter L)

Timpani and Percussion

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

Timpani

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (first movement: 18 measures before S–end)

Marimba

Solo work of applicant's choice

Snare Drum

Delécluse: Etude No. 1 from 12 Etudes
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Xylophone

Shostakovich: “Polka” from The Golden Age

Tambourine

Bizet: “Aragonaise” from Carmen, Suite No. 1

Cymbals

Sibelius: Finlandia

Harp

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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (second movement: beginning–four after Rehearsal 23, 12 before Rehearsal 29–four after Rehearsal 29, AND Rehearsal 32–end)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (second movement: Rehearsal 40–Rehearsal 42) below the Berlioz.

Orchestral Keyboard

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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (second movement: two before 18–22)
Stravinsky: Danse Russe from Pétrouchka (64–nine after 72)

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

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.

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With additional funding provided by Ardian US Foundation, Sarah Arison; and Ernst & Young LLP.

National Endowment for the Arts

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

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