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NYO2 Audition Excerpts

For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO2’s 2020 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. 39, first movement, Allegro–C
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (Violin II), second movement fugue, 15 bars after [32]–4 bars before [35]

Viola

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Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, first movement, bars 292–316
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, first movement, bars 19–66

Cello

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Brahms: Symphony No. 2, second movement, beginning–A and C–downbeat of 55
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, N–O

Bass

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, fourth movement, bars 431–441 and 454–525
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture, bar 158–end

Flute

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Bellini: Norma, “Casta diva” solo
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, two bars before P–end

Oboe

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Brahms: Violin Concerto, second movement, bars 1–32
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Act II, No. 10, bars 1–19

Clarinet

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, second movement, one bar before D–one bar before E
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, second movement, bars 1–22

Bassoon

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Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, bars 101–123 and 139–171
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, second movement, bar 274–end

Horn

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Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (Horn I solo), third movement, F–12 bars after F
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Horns I and II), third movement, bars 169–202

Trumpet

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Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, offstage solo
Copland: An Outdoor Overture, bars 16–34

Trombone

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Berlioz: La damnation de Faust (Trombone II), “Hungarian March,” six bars before [20]–two bars after [21]
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, first movement, Q–two measures before R

Bass Trombone

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Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, “Hungarian March,” six bars before [4]–two bars after [5]
Schumann: Symphony No. 3, fourth movement, beginning–13 bars after A

Tuba

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Brahms: Symphony No. 2, fourth movement, O–14 bars before P
Wagner: Die Walküre, “Ride of the Valkyries”

Timpani and Percussion

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Timpani

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

Marimba

Solo work of applicant's choice

Snare Drum

Delécluse: Etude No. 1 from 12 Etudes
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, [49]–[51]

Xylophone

Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon

Glockenspiel

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Tambourine

Bizet: Carmen, “Aragonaise”

Harp

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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.

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: arts.gov

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

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