Compulsory pieces, orchestral excerpts

Compulsory pieces and orchestral excerpts for the audition for the performance programmes in Classical Music, starting autumn 2022. Please note that you need to read the whole test description in order to understand how the entrance tests is to be performed. Test descriptions are available on Programmes and courses

Bachelor programme Performance – Classical music

Bassoon

Clarinet

C. M. von Weber: Concertino op. 26

Flute

Oboe

Saxophone

Horn

W.A Mozart: 1st movement from Horn Concerto no. 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Bass trombone

A. Lebedev: Concerto in one movement

Euphonium

J Horowitz 1st movement

One of J.S Bach Cello suites, of your own choice.

Trumpet

J. Clergue: Sarabande et Rigaudon Pdf, 1.5 MB, opens in new window.

Trombone

A Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique

Tuba

Select one of the following pieces

  • R. Vaughan-Williams: Tuba Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement
  • E. Gregson: Tuba Concerto, 1st movement

Viola

Violin

G Ph Telemann Fantasie nr 10 för soloviolin Pdf, 350.7 kB, opens in new window.. TWV 40:23, all three movements: Presto-Largo-Allegro.

Violoncello

J.S Bach Allemande from suite no. 4, no repeat

Double bass

Accordion

Organ

Johann Sebastian Bach: Wachet auf Pdf, 110.6 kB, opens in new window.. BWV 645 from the Schübler chorales

Guitar

Harp

Handel Harp Concerto, 1st movement (without recapitulation)

Piano

One piece from the Vienesse Classical period

Percussion

Voice

Compulsory Piano piece for singers to be published soon

Bachelor programme Church Music

Singing

Compulsory pieces will be published during week no. 7

Liturgical Organ

Compulsory pieces will be published during week no. 7

Soloistic Organ

Compulsory pieces will be published during week no. 7

Choral Conducting

Compulsory pieces will be published during week no. 7

Also see

For further instructions see the sample description for the Bachelor Programme in Church Music found on the programme page. There is also a description of the organ in the Nathan Milstein hall.

Master programme Performance Classical Music – Chamber Music and Soloist

Flute

W A Mozart: 1st and 2nd movement from one of the Concertos for Flute

Oboe

W A Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement, with cadenzas

Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet, 1st movement

Clarinet

W A Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major

  • 1st movement: exposition
  • 2nd movement: from the beginning to bar 60
  • 3rd movement: from the beginning to bar 31

Bassoon

W A Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement with cadenzas

Chamber music excerpts:

  • Carl Nielsen: Wind quintet, 1st and 3rd movement
  • Schubert: Octet, 2nd movement
  • Stravinskij: The Soldier’s Tale

Saxomaphone

Bass trombone

Ernst Sachse: Concertino in F major

Any movement from Bach's cello suites

Charlier etude no. 20

Horn

W.A Mozart: 1st movement from Horn Concerto no. 2, 3 or 4.

Trumpet

G. Enesco: Legend

Trombone

F. David: Concertino, 1st and 2nd movement

Any movement from Bach's cello suites

Charlier etude no. 20

Tuba

R. Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Tuba, 1st, 2nd and 3rd movement

Violin

1st movement until the recapture and with cadenza from one of the following concerts:

  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 4
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 5

Viola

Select one of the following pieces:

  • Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto, 1st movement, with cadenza
  • Stamitz: Viola Concerto, 1st movement, with cadenza

Also a a sonata with piano of your own choice.

Violoncello

J.S Bach: Allemande from suite no. 6, without replay.

Double bass

Accordion

Organ

J.S Bach: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter. From the Schübler Cholares, BWV 650.

Guitar

Harp

M. Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Percussion

Snare drum: Delecluse: Etude no. 1, from Twelve Etudes for the Snare Drum

Timpani: L. Beethoven: Excerpts from Symphony no. 9

Orchestral excerpts, percussion Pdf, 470.6 kB, opens in new window.

Piano

One piece from the Vienesse Classical period

Voice

R. Schumann: In der Fremde, opus 39, from Liederkreis (lyrics: Joseph von Eichendorff)

Master programme Performance Classical Music – Orchestra

Flute

W A Mozart: 1st and 2nd movement from one of the Concertos for Flute,

Five orchestral excerpts of choice.

Oboe

W A Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement, with cadenzas.

Orchestral excerpts, oboe Pdf, 254.1 kB.

Clarinet

W A Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major

  • 1 st movement: exposition
  • 2nd movement: from the beginning until bar 60
  • 3rd movement: from the beginning until bar 31

Orchestral excerpts, clarinet Pdf, 147.8 kB.

Bassoon

W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement with cadenzas.

Orchestral excerpts, bassoon Pdf, 240.3 kB.

Bass trombone

J. Brahms: Vier ernst Gesänge.

Orchestral excerpts, bass trombone Pdf, 1.5 MB.

Horn

W.A Mozart: 1st movement from Horn Concerto no. 2, 3 or 4.

Orchestral excerpts horn Pdf, 541.4 kB.

Trumpet

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, 1st and 2rd movement.

Orchestral excerpts trumpet Pdf, 2.4 MB, opens in new window. – choose 5.

Trombone

F. David: Concertino, 1st and 2nd movement.

Orchestral excerpts, trombone Pdf, 459.1 kB.

Tuba

R. Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, 1st, 2nd and 3rd movement.

Orchestral excerpts, tuba Pdf, 506.2 kB. 

Harp

M. Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Orchestral excerpts, harp Pdf, 5.8 MB.

Percussion

Snare drum: Delecluse: Etude no. 1, from Twelve Etudes for the Snare Drum.

Orchestral excerpts percussion Pdf, 615.4 kB, opens in new window.

Snare drum:

  • G Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
  • S. Prokofjev: Peter and the wolf

Melodic:

  • Shostakovich: The Bolt
  • W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute

Timpani:

  • Beethoven: Excerpt from Symphony no. 9,
  • Hindemith: Excerpt from Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Sibelius: Excerpt from Violin Concerto

Tambourine:

  • Tchaikovsky: Excerpt from the Nutcracker suite

Violin

Play the 1st movement, with cadenza, from one of the following concertos:

  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 4
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 5

Orchestral excerpts violin Pdf, 206.6 kB.

Viola

Select one of the following pieces:

  • Hoffmeister: Concerto for Viola, 1st movement with cadenza
  • Stamitz: Concerto for Viola, 1st movement with cadenza

Orchestral excerpts viola Pdf, 3.9 MB.

Violoncello

J.S Bach: Allemande from suite no. 6, without replay.

Orchestral excerpts, cello Pdf, 826.3 kB.

Double bass

Orchestral excerpts double bass Pdf, 1.8 MB, opens in new window.

Master programme Performance Church Music – Instrumental

Organ

J.S Bach: Ach bleib uns. From the Scübler Chorales, BWV 649