European Music Campus Orchestra - Orchestral Extracts 

Thorough preparation of orchestral extracts is essential for a successful EMCO audition - but don't just think this simply means learning the notes! You should listen to recordings of the pieces where possible and/or take a look at the full score so that you are aware of the context of your extract and can play accordingly.  The orchestral extracts to be prepared for the current EMCO auditions are below - click on each extract to download a copy.


If you have any questions please email Chris Turner, EMC Orchestra Manager.



violin Brahms, Symphony No.4
  Mozart, Symphony No.39
 viola Shostakovich, Symphony No.5
  Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 cello Brahms, Symphony No.2
  Beethoven, Symphony No.8
double bass      
Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Mozart, Symphony No.40


Beethoven, Leonore Overture No.3
  Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
oboe Rossini, The Silken Ladder
  Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4
clarinet Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6
  Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Haydn, Symphony in G
  Brahms, Violin Concerto


French horn (high)     Brahms, Symphony No.2
  Mahler, Symphony No.9
 French horn (low) Beethoven, Symphony No.9
  Strauss, Don Quixote Variation VII (2nd horn) and Variation VIII (6th horn)