Application repertoire

Concertos and excerpts to be recorded for application to RSPO Orchestra Academy 2024/25.


Mozart Concerto in G major, mvt I up to bar 149 without cadenza, mvt II up to bar 37 without cadenza
Poulenc Flute Sonata, mvt II, on piccolo

Orchestral Excerpts

Ravel Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2, the big solo up to the d# trill
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, mvt IV, rehearsal number 63 (flute solo) until end of the mvt
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, the staccato solo (bar 338 until the end)


Mozart Oboe Concerto, mvt I, bar 1–97 and mvt II, bar 1–50
Plus the cadenzas from both movements.

Orchestral Excerpts

Brahms Violin Concerto, mvt II, from beginning to bar 32
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, mvt I, from beginning to rehearsal number 5, no repeat


Mozart Clarinet Concerto, mvt I (exposition)

Orchestral Excerpts

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9, mvt III bars 1–50
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, the last solo (bars 474–492) in mvt I


Mozart Bassoon Concerto, mvt I, bar 32–71 and mvt II, bar 6–26

Orchestral Excerpts

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9, beginning of mvt IV until bar 27 of mvt V
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, overture (version Orchestra Probespiel)


Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 KV 495, mvt I, until bar 132 and cadenza
Strauss Horn Concerto No 1, op. 11, mvt I
Neuling Bagatelle

Orchestral Excerpts

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9, mvt III, bar 83–98, horn 4
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, mvt I, first excerpt, horn 2

Symphony No. 7, mvt I, first and last excerpt, horn 2
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel, horn 1 beginning and horn 3 solo until high c


Mozart Violin Concerto No 3, 4 or 5, mvt I up until the recapitulation with cadenza

Orchestral Excerpts

Strauss Don Juan, bar 1–62 (beginning to 13 bars after C), violin 1
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, mvt II, beginning to two bars after rehearsal number 34 / E, vlolin 1


Stamitz Viola Concerto in D major, mvt I exposition with cadenza of your choice
Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D major mvt I exposition with cadenza of your choice

Orchestral Excerpts

RossiniLa gazza ladra, Overture, from bar 88 up to first beat of bar 151 
BrahmsSymphony No. 4, mvt IV, bars 4080  
MahlerSymphony No. 10, mvt I, bars 1–15, 6980 and 104111 
Strauss Don Juan, bars 1–36 and 50–66


Haydn Concerto in D major, mvt I, bars 1–77 and cadenza

Orchestral Excerpts

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, mvt V, bars 292–317
Brahms Symphony No. 3, mvt III, poco allegretto bars 1–39

Double Bass

Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in D major (orchestral tuning), mvt I with your cadenza of choice
Vanhal Double Bass Concerto (orchestral tuning), mvt I with your cadenza of choice

Orchestral excerpts

Mussorgsky(Ravel's Orchestration) Pictures at an Exhibition, Samuel Goldberg and Schmuyle, beginning until bar 8 
Mozart Symphony No. 39, mvt I, bars 40–97 
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, mvt I, rehearsal number 22 up to four bars after 26 
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Scherzo, bars 14–12