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standard orchestral peices?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by bfitz, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. bfitz


    May 18, 2005
    lorain, ohio
    lately i have begun to colect peices of music just ot have around to practice on. right now i am pretty much just making copies of what we are playing in the civic orchestra that i am in. i would like to have a few more "standard" peices laying aroud to practice with also. what are concidered to be the standards that orchestral players should have experience with? at our last concert we played a Hindelmith (sp?) peice that everyone seemed to be familiar with that i had never even heard before. any suggestions as to what i should have laying around? thanks for the help.
  2. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Do you mean in terms of excerpts or whole pieces?
  3. bfitz


    May 18, 2005
    lorain, ohio
    either. i just want to get some practice and see what is concidered to be the normal peices that bass players (or anyone for that matter) should be familiar with.
  4. BGreaney

    BGreaney Guest

    Mar 7, 2005
    I think this list will be a good start...

    Bach: 2nd Orchestral Suite: Double and Badinerie
    Beethoven 5: 2nd and 3rd mvt.
    Beethoven 9: 4th mvt.
    Mahler: 1st Sym. 3rd mvt, 2nd Sym. 1st page
    Mussourgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
    Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Lieutenant Kije
    Ginastera: Variacones Concertantes
    Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben, Also Spracht Zarathustra...you get the idea...
    Mozart: the 1st and 4th mvt's of 35, 39, 40, 41

    Also check out the solo in Rigoletto and the soli in Othello