with Emily Beynon, 2016







orchestral excerpt class

2020 Fall Semester, Wednesdays, normally at 9:30pm in Central 25

  • Wednesday September 2 at 9pm- this class is via zoom!- Mozart expositions from either G or D major concerto first movement

  • Wednesday September 9, at 9:30pm, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, #10 Voliere

  • Wednesday September 16 Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

  • Wednesday September 23 Beethoven: Symphony 3 “Eroica” (mvt. IV)

  • Wednesday September 30 Bach: St Mathew Passion: “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben”

  • Wednesday October 7 Strauss: Salome; Dance of the Seven Veils

  • Wednesday October 14 Tchaikovsky 4 (mvt. III)

  • Wednesday October 21 Smetana: The Moldau (opening)- both parts with emphasis on flute 2

  • Wednesday Otcober 28 EXTRA! Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf

  • Wednesday November 4 Brahms: Symphony 1 (mvt. IV)

  • Wednesday November 11 Beethoven: Symphony 7 (opening)

  • Wednesday November 18 OPEN choice (you choose: repeat or bring something new) and planning for remainder of semester (remote)...

  • Wednesday November 25 -thanksgiving break- no classes


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

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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)

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)

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)

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