with Emily Beynon, 2016

orchestral excerpt class

Orchestra excerpt class meets on Tuesdays at 4:45pm in B 233

Tuesday Sept 4 planning meeting

(September 11 no class- Alexa in faculty meeting)

September 18 Bach: "aus Leibe..." from St Mathew Passion

September 25 Beethoven Eroica (movement IV) and Brahms 1 (movement IV)

October 2 Beethoven 7 (movement I)

(October 9 no class- Alexa in faculty meeting)

October 16 Saint-Saëns: Voliere from Carnival of the animals

(October 23 no class- fall break)

October 30 Strauss: 'Til Eulenspeigel

November 6 Tchaikovsky 4 (flute and piccolo parts)

(November 13 no class- Alexa in faculty meeting)

November 20 Smetana: Moldau (opening, both parts with emphasis on flute 2)

(November 27 no class, Alexa on tour)

December 4 Strauss: Salome

(December 11 no class, Alexa in AARP committe and faculty meeting)

Mock audition to be confirmed during week of Feb 4

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


ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS (four semester spread)


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)


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)


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)


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