Audition Excerpts

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Please note: these excerpts can only be used, both in preparation and performance, for the EUYO Auditions 2021.

For those candidates preparing a video audition, you must prepare and record the two mandatory excerpts which are listed below plus up to 4 minutes of your chosen piece. There is a ♪ beside these mandatory excerpts. For all second round auditions (or where there is only one round of audition), you may be asked to perform any of the orchestral excerpts. This is the case for both live and online auditions.

 

Flute

Ludwig van Beethoven Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72b, Introduction and Solo (both excerpts)

Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Richard Strauss Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Igor Stravinsky Jeu de cartes

 

Piccolo

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, movt. IV

♪ Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65, movt. II

 

Oboe

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D minor, movt. II

Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

♪ Gioachino Rossini La scala di seta (both excerpts)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, movt. II

 

Cor Anglais

Hector Berlioz Le carnaval romain

♪ Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major, movt. II

 

Clarinet

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68, movts. I & II (Bb)

♪ Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (B-flat)

Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu (A)

♪ Pyotr Ilyich Tchiakovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor ‘Pathétique’, Op. 74, movt. I (A)

 

E-flat Clarinet

Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

♪ Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Igor Stravinsky Oedipus rex

 

Bass Clarinet

Antonín Dvořák The Noonday Witch (A)

♪ Richard Strauss Don Quixote (B-flat)

 

Bassoon

♪ Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60, movt. IV

Maurice Ravel Boléro

♪ Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70, movt. IV
(a and b if you don't have a Contrabassoon)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor ‘Pathétique’, Op. 74, movt. I

 

Contrabassoon

♪ Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major, movt. I

 

Horn (high)

♪ Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, movt. II

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D major, movt. I

Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, movt. I

♪ Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben

 

Horn (low)

♪ Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, movt. III

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, movt. I

♪ Richard Strauss Don Quixote: Variation VIII

Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps: Les Augures Printaniers & Danse de la Terre

 

Trumpet

Georges Bizet Carmen: Prelude

Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes: Sunday Morning

♪ George Gershwin Concerto in F, movt. II

♪ Igor Stravinsky Petroushka (1947): Danse de la ballerine & Valse

Richard Wagner Parsifal: Prelude

 

Trombone

♪ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem, Tuba mirum

Maurice Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges

♪ Gioachino Rossini Guillaume Tell: Overture

Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, movt. I

Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture

 

Bass Trombone

Zoltán Kodály Háry János Suite, movt. IV

Ottorino Respighi Pini di Roma: I pini presso una catacomba

♪ Gioachino Rossini Guillaume Tell: Overture

♪ Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, movt. IV

Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture

 

Tuba

Hector Berlioz Le roi Lear

♪ Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major, movt. III

♪ Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’, movt. V

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100, movt. I

Ottorino Respighi Fontane di Roma: La fontana di Trevi al meriggio

 

Timpani and Percussion

Timpani

Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, Intermezzo

♪ Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, movt. I

(NB: If you don't have timps available, record 2 minutes of a piece on snare drum and 2 minutes of a piece on any tuned instrument of your choice)

Snare Drum

Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé: Birth of Kijé

♪ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, movt. IV

Franz von Suppé Pique Dame: Overture

 

Xylophone

Aram Khachaturian Gayene: Dance of the Rose Maidens

♪ Olivier Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques

Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu

 

Harp

Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, Intermezzo

Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, movt. II

♪ Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

♪ Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major, movt. I

 

Piano

Igor Stravinsky Petrouchka (1947): Danse russe

 

Violin

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9, movt. III

♪ Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9, movt. III

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 39, movt. IV

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 ‘Classical’, movt. II

♪ Richard Strauss Don Jaun

 

Viola

Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, movts. IV & V

♪ Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

♪ Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, movt. I

Richard Strauss Don Juan

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, movt. I

 

Cello

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5, movt. II

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2, movt. II

♪ Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

♪ Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben

 

Bass

♪ Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5, movt. III Scherzo and Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9, movt. IV

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40, movt. I

♪ Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben