• Audition Excerpts for NYO-USA 2018


    For your convenience, we have provided sheet music of the required excerpts for NYO-USA’s 2018 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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    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Second Violin (fifth movement: fugue)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning–C)
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (first movement: Allegro–C; second movement: 1–8 and 30–38)

    Viola
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    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (first movement: 177–210)
    Brahms: Haydn Variations (Variation V and Variation VII)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: C–D)

    Cello
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    Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (second movement: beginning–A, C–downbeat of 55)
    Debussy: La mer (2 before 9–6 after 9, top line only)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (third movement: 1–130)

    Bass
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    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (first movement: 4 before E–second measure of second ending, no repeat)
    Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variation H)
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (first movement: 14 before A–C)

    Flute
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    Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (first movement: 328–360)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: 2 before P–end)
    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (opening 4 bars and Rehearsal 2–Rehearsal 3)
    OPTIONAL PICCOLO Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (third movement: Rehearsal 1–five measures after Rehearsal 3)

    Oboe
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    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (second movement: 25–44)
    Rossini: Overture to Scala di Seta (2–3)
    Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Act II, No. 10: 1–19)
    OPTIONAL ENGLISH HORN Berlioz: Overture to Roman Carnival (beginning–three measures after rehearsal 1)

    Clarinet
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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (first movement: 2 before K–end; second movement: D–E)
    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo: beginning–B)
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (second movement: 68–77, third movement: beginning–measure 17)
    OPTIONAL E-FLAT CLARINET Ravel: Boléro (three measures after Rehearsal 3–Rehearsal 4)
    OPTIONAL BASS CLARINET Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite (“On the Trail”: 2–3)

    Bassoon
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    Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di figaro (101–123; 139–171)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (first movement: K–6 before L; second movement: A–4 before B)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (second movement: 274–end)
    OPTIONAL CONTRABASSOON Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (fourth movement: beginning–A)

    Horn
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    Wagner: Siegfried (short call)
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (third movement: Trio, beginning–205)
    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (6–20, and 9 before 31–2 after 33)
    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (third movement: 98–110)

    Trumpet
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    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (“Promenade”)
    Gershwin: An American in Paris (4 before 46–2 before 47)
    Stravinsky: Pétrouchka (“Ballerina’s Dance”)

    Trombone
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    Mozart: Requiem (“Tuba Mirum”: beginning–A)
    Ravel: Boléro (10–11)
    Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Second Trombone (“Hungarian March”: 6 before 20–2 after 21)

    Bass Trombone
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    Berlioz: La damnation de Faust (“Hungarian March”: 6 before 4–2 after 5) 
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (fourth movement: beginning–13 after A)
    Wagner: Das Rheingold (Scene IV: “Entrance of the Gods to Valhalla”)

    Tuba
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (third movement: 4 before 3–3 before 5)
    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (first movement: 3–6)
    Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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

    Snare Drum

    Delécluse: Etude No. 6, from 12 Etudes for Snare Drum
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (second movement: 98–end)

    Glockenspiel

    Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Rehearsal 17–4 measures after rehearsal 19)

    Timpani

    Richard Hochrainer: Etude No. 47 from Etudes for Timpani Vol. 1
    Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis (second movement: S–T and 2 before Z–end)

    Xylophone

    Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (beginning–5 after 2)

    Cymbals

    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (2 before O–12 after O)

    Orchestral Harp

    At this time we do not anticipate needing Orchestral Harp for the 2018 NYO-USA.

    Orchestral Keyboard

    At this time we do not anticipate needing Orchestral Keyboard for the 2018 NYO-USA.

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    Additional funding has been provided by The Jack Benny Family Foundation; JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation; and Jolyon Stern and Nelle Nugent.

    Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation; Ronald O. Perelman; Robertson Foundation; Beatrice Santo Domingo; Robert F. Smith; Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon; and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

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