New and returning students who wish to be members of our two senior orchestras, Youth Symphony (YS) and Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) should prepare Spring Senior Ensemble excerpts in addition to the standard requirement: 2 contrasting pieces and 2 scales of your choice.

Please note that current YRO members who would like to advance are required to learn these excerpts.

Violin PDF
Brahms – Symphony no. 2, mvt. 1: letter E to m. 136.
Beethoven – Symphony no. 3, mvt. 3: m. 1-69.

Viola PDF
Beethoven – Symphony no. 5, mvt. 2: m. 1-10, m. 49-59, and m. 98-106.
Mozart – Symphony no. 35, mvt. 4: m. 134-181.

Cello PDF
Mendelssohn – Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream: letter N to letter O.
Beethoven – Symphony no. 5, mvt. 2: m. 1-10, m. 49-59, and m. 98-106.

Bass PDF
Mozart – Symphony no. 35, mvt. 4: m. 134-181.
Schubert – Symphony no. 9, mvt. 3: letter B to letter C.

Flute PDF
Beethoven – Leonore Overture no. 3: m. 328-360.
Dvorak – Symphony no. 8, mvt. 4: letter D to letter E.

Piccolo PDF
Rossini – Semiramide Overture: 5 after letter G (m. 132) to letter H (m. 143) and m. 321 to letter U.

Oboe PDF
Brahms – Symphony no. 1, mvt. 2: m. 38-43.
Rossini – La Scala di Seta Overture: beginning to m. 53.

English Horn PDF
Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture: Andante sostenuto (m. 21) to figure 3.

Clarinet (Clarinet in B-Flat only) PDF
Beethoven – Symphony no. 8, mvt. 3: Trio.
Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 3, “Scottish,” mvt. 2: m. 8-28 and m. 84-96.

E-flat Clarinet PDF
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, mvt. 5: figure 63 to 5 after figure 64.

Bassoon PDF
Mozart – Symphony no. 40, mvt. 1: m. 114 to m. 134.
Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 6, mvt. 1: m. 1-12.

Horn PDF
Brahms – Symphony no. 1, mvt. 2: m. 90-99. (Horn in E)
Beethoven – Symphony no. 3, mvt. 3: m. 167-197. (Horn in E-Flat)

Trumpet PDF
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition: beginning to three after figure 5.
Stravinsky – Petrushka (1947 edition): 1 before figure 134 to figure 151.

Trombone PDF
Mozart – Requiem, Tuba Mirum: m. 1-18.
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, mvt. 4: figure 56 (m. 114) to 6 after figure 57 (m. 135).

Bass Trombone PDF
Berlioz – Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust: 1 before figure 4 through 3 before figure 5.
Schumann – Symphony no. 3, mvt. 4: beginning to 13 after letter A.

Tuba PDF
Berlioz – Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust: 1 before figure 4 through 3 before figure 5.
Wagner – Meistersinger Overture: letter J to letter L.

Harp PDF
Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Variation I, and Fugue from letter I to letter K.
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, mvt. 2: m. 28-36, m. 54-66, and m. 274-302.

Percussion PDF
(Percussionists should prepare both timpani and xylophone excerpts)
Timpani
Beethoven - Symphony no. 1, mvt. 3 Menuetto
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture: E to F, N to O, U to the end
Xylophone
Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon Overture: 36 to 42 Stravinsky - Firebird (ballet): 46 to 48 and 127 to 133

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