Orchestra excerpts

Audition candidates for Jong Metropole will be asked to play one or more orchestra excerpts from the list below during their audition. Although candidates may be asked to play only a selection of the orchestral excerpts, all of them should be prepared. An exception applies to singers (backing vocals): they do not have to prepare orchestra excerpts.

You can find more information on the auditions and piano accompaniment on our page How to prepare.

All orchestra excerpts are listed below. This list was last updated on 28 Februari 2022. 

Violin

Harlem (bar 151-189)
N.P.S. (bar 58-73 and 96-111)
Star Wars (bars 59-82)
Sunshine (bars 239-271)

Viola

Harlem (bar 7-12 and 52-59 and 151-163)
N.P.S. (bar 96-111, letter 'I')
Sunshine (bar 230-238 and 339-344 and 449-463) 
Star Wars – Main Title (bar 4-61 and 74-81 and 98-130)

Cello

Brahms – Symphony no. 2, part 2, start (1-15) 
Beethoven – Symphony no. 5, part 3. Theme (1-10) and (49-60, 98-106, 114-123) 
Harlem (bar 151-189 and 288-295)
N.P.S. (bar 5873 and 96-111 and 128-143)

Double bass (classical/orchestra tuning)

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (no repeat)
Mozart - Symphony No. 40
Esperança (bar 162-end)
N.P.S. (bar 96-111, letter 'I')

Flute

Rossini - Ouverture Wilhelm Tell
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, third movement
Saved (A (with upbeat)-B and G-H)
Bebop: bar 57-77 and bar 285-293
El vendedor de mangos: bar 30-58 
The bullfighter and his piccolo: bar 99-124
Three views of a secret: bar 17-56 and bar 152-173

Oboe

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5, Adagio
Chopin – Prelude in e-minor: bar 79-127
DeWolff – Tombstone Child: bar 47-62
For English Horn: Dear Old Stockholm: bar 35-67

Saxophone

Alto saxophone
Cottontail (letter P-U)
Big Night (bar 85-end)
Lingus
There's a boat that's leaving

Tenor saxophone
Cottontail (upbeat Q-end)
Big night (bar 15-52 and bar 120-141)
Lingus
There's a boat that's leaving

Baritone saxophone
Cottontail (upbeat Q-end)
Big night (bar 15-52 and 120-141)
Lingus
There's a boat that's leaving

Clarinet

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Verdi - La Forza del Destino
Ellington - Cottontail

Trumpet

Blue Goose (bar 22-31)
Atchafalaya
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition ('Promenade' only)

Trombone

Sepia Panorama (bar 13-36)
John Brown's body (bar 45-74)
Atchafalaya
Wagner - Die Walküre

Bass trombone

Saturday night is the loneliest night
John Brown's body (bar 45-74)
Atchafalaya
Wagner - Die Walküre

French horn

Mahler - Symphony No. 9
Harlem (bar 326-349)
Metro Madness (bar 167-end)

Harp

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Tutti for Cootie (bar 16-28 and 77-88 and 161-188)
Painted From Memory (complete)

Percussion

Snare
La Canción de Mariquita (repeat the same pattern, playing from piano to forte) 
Vince Mendoza – Quixote bar 98-110 

Xylofoon
Cory Wong – Frogville: bar 86-94 
Joe Stilgoe – Take me back to the theatre: bar 180-187 

Vibrafoon
Al Jarreau – Scootcha Bootie

Marimba
Cody Fry – Better: bar 1-36 en 93-128 (also prepare shaker and tambourine parts)
Michael Brecker – Night Flight: bar 7-37 

Piano/keys

Metro madness
I'll never fall in love again

Guitar

Do you know the way to San Jose (bar 38-53)
Lingus
The Clearing pt. 1
The Clearing pt. 2
The Clearing pt. 3
N.P.S. (bar 128-145)

Drums

Tutti for Cootie
Do you know the way to San Jose

Bass guitar/jazz double bass

Bass guitar
The Clearing
Cinemagic

Jazz double bass
Mendoza - Partido alto
Style / Cahn - Saturday night
Harris-Jarreau/Mendoza - Cold duck time
Sepia panorama

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