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 6 January 2021. 

Violin

Mendelssohn - Ein Sommernachtstraum
Strauss - Don Juan
Harlem (bar 151-189)
N.P.S. (bar 58-73 and 96-111)

Viola

Mendelssohn - Ein Sommernachtstraum
Strauss - Don Juan
Harlem (bar 7-12 and 52-59 and 151-163)
N.P.S. (bar 96-111, letter 'I')

Cello

Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
Smetana - Verkaufte Braut (until letter D)
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 (new)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, third movement (new)
Harlem Air Shaft (bar 94-99 and 103-120)
Saved (A (with upbeat)-B and G-H)

Oboe

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3, part 2 (new)
Bruckner - Symphony No. 5, Adagio (new)
Ko Ko (bar 81-93)
Billie (bar 1-46)

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

(Percussionists of the classical section)
Night Creature
Happy Mango Song

Timpani
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 (until figure 227)

Xylophone
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess

Marimba
The Curtain pt. 1
The Curtain pt. 2

Piano/keys

Metro madness
I'll never fall in love again
The Clearing pt. 1
The Clearing pt. 2
The Clearing pt. 3
The Curtain pt. 1
The Curtain pt. 2
The Curtain pt. 3

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
Sepia panorama (bar 1-21)
Cinemagic

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

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