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NYO2 Audition Excerpts

For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO2’s 2021 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, bars 1–51
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, second movement, bars 1 – 27 (no repeats)

Viola

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, first movement, bars 19–66
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Variation VII, bars 1–10

Cello

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, second movement, bars 1–16
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, first movement, beginning–nine measures before [A]

Bass

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Mozart: Symphony No. 40, first movement, pick-up to 115–138
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, bar 158–end

Flute

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Bizet: Entr'acte from Carmen, beginning–five bars before B
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, fourth movement, D–E with repeats

Oboe

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, second movement, beginning–21
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, second movement, bars 25–44

Clarinet

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, first movement, bars 54–69 and 153–160
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, second movement, bars 1–22

Bassoon

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, first movement, bars 1–12; and fourth movement, bars 2–36
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, first movement, bars 105–120

Horn

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1, second movement, horn solo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, beginning–six bars after A (Horn I)

Trumpet

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Respighi: Pines of Rome, second movement, offstage solo
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, solo from [2]–[3]

Trombone

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Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, “Hungarian March,” six bars before [20]–two bars after [21] (Trombone II)
Mozart: “Tuba mirum” from Requiem, beginning–A

Bass Trombone

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Wagner: Das Rheingold, scene IV, “Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, fourth movement, bars 595–626

Tuba

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Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, second movement, [L]–second bar of [P]
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, fourth movement, [O]–14 bars before [P]

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

Peters: Etude No. 9 from Advanced Snare Drum Studies
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, third movement, beginning–K (condense rests from 12 to 4 between H and I)

Xylophone

Gershwin: Introduction to Porgy and Bess

Glockenspiel

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Tambourine

Tchaikovsky: “Trepak” from The Nutcracker Suite

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, 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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