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List of Orchestral Excerpts for use at Auditions
The following list of orchestral extracts is provided for prospective members. Players are encouraged to use these where possible. Other pieces may be substituted, but auditionees should always check that they are suitable before taking them to an audition. Please speak to the orchestra leader and/or section leader to confirm that they are acceptable.
Violin excerpts
Beethoven Symphony No 2 - 2nd Movement
Brahms - Haydn variations - Variation 1
Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo
Viola excerpts
Mozart - Magic Flute Overture
Grieg - Holberg Suite - Rigaudon (solo part)
Schonberg - Transfigured Night - Sehr langsam (viola 1)
Cello excerpts
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Symphony No 5 2nd movement
Dvorak - Symphony No 8 4th movement
Rossini - William Tell Overture
Flute excerpts
Debussy- Prelude A L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Bizet -Intermezzo from Carmen Suite
Oboe excerpts
Clarinet excerpts
Bassoon excerpts
Brahms Violin Concerto 2nd movement
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 movements 2 & 3
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 1st movement
Beethoven Symphony No 6 movements 1 & 2
Schubert - Symphony No 8 2nd movement solo
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - solos
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Excerpts not yet available to download
Sibelius - Symphony No 2 movements 1 & 2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 movements 2& 3
Haydn - Symphony No 103 1st movement
For Double Bass, French Horn and Trumpet, please speak to the relevant section leader, orchestra Leader or conductor for advice on suitable pieces for use at your audition.
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