orchestral excerpt class with Emily Beynon, 2016

Fall 2021 Bibbins 238 , 6pm (class room is ours 5:30-7:30)

Thursday, October 7

Brahms: Symphony 4 (mvt. IV)


Thursday, October 14

Stravinsky: Firebird, Variation de l’oiseau de feu (1919), at slower tempos with discussion of special fingerings and practice techniques for rhythmic control


Thursday, October 21- no class

Alexa on tour


Thursday, October 28

Stravinsky: Firebird, Variation de l’oiseau de feu (1919)


Thursday, November 4

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, 176-188 AND 201 to end (flute 1) at slower tempos


Thursday, November 11

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, 176-188 AND 201 to end (flute 1), piccolo solos in opening (optional)


Thursday, November 18 - no class

Alexa's concert in Finney is at 7:30, class is cancelled


Thursday, December 2

Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 “Italian” (mvt.s II and IV)

Wednesday December 8 MOCK AUDITION - with Mark Sparks 8-10pm


Thursday, December 9 this class cancelled due to faculty search interview


Thursday, December 16

Ravel: Boléro and Dvorak : symphony 8 in G (mvt. IV)


Thursday, January 6

Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947) first page and cadenza


Thursday, January 13

Gluck: Orpheus; Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Act II


For advance preparation, listen to MANY recordings and study full scores. For Alexa's fake fingerings and practice hints, please see http://www.alexastill.com/excerpts/excerpts.html

NEW: Orchestral audio tracks of the relevant bits can be found in the link in each semester's rep listed below (after photo). You should ALSO listen to entire works to get a sense of scale, proportion and to understand the style!


With Mark Sparks, February 2019. We are very grateful to Mark for visiting and sharing his wisdom regularly!!!

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS (four semester spread)

I

Brahms: Symphony 4 (mvt. IV)

Dvorak: Symphony 8 in G (mvt. IV)

Gluck: Orpheus; Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Act II

Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 “Italian” (mvt.s II and IV)

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

Ravel: Boléro

Stravinsky: Firebird, Variation de l’oiseau de feu (1919)

Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947)

semester I orchestral audio can be found here

II

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Bizet: Carmen; Entra’cte (prelude to act III)

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

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis (mvt. III)

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream; scherzo

Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf

Rossini: William Tell, Overture

Shostakovich: Symphony 5 (mvt.s I, II, III)

semester II orchestral audio can be found here

III

Bach: St Mathew Passion: “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben”

Beethoven: Symphony 3 “Eroica” (mvt. IV)

Beethoven: Symphony 7 (opening)

Brahms: Symphony 1 (mvt. IV)

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, #10 Voliere

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Strauss: Salome; Dance of the Seven Veils

Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4 (mvt. III)

Smetana: The Moldau (opening)

semester III orchestral audio can be found here

IV

Bartok: Concerto for orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony 4 (mvt. II)

Beethoven: Symphony 6 ( mvt. II)

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (mvt. VI)

Prokofieff: Classical Symphony (mvt.s II and IV)

Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade

Stravinsky: Chant du Rossignol

Tchaikovsky: Francesca di Rimini

semester IV orchestral audio can be found here