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Required Excerpts List

Summer Harp Camp 2014
Required Excerpts List

All excerpts except those marked * are available for download at www.imslp.org (free) or http://www.librarymusicsource.com (free for a limited trial offer)

  1. "Solo" excerpts, or conducted cadenzas. Choose and prepare one of the four excerpts listed below:
    1. Piotr Ilytich Tchaikowsky: A) from the ballet, Swan Lake, Act II, No. 10, and Act 11, No. 13 parts V (cadenza) and VI (Pas de Deux)
    2. from the ballet The Nutcracker, Act I, No. 7, 'Andante' (Pas de Deux) and Act II, No. 13 'Tempo di valse' (cadenza) and No. 14 Pas de Deux
    3. *Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variation I ('eye'-- harp cadenza); fugue at rehearsal I, to the end of the work
    4. Bedrich Smetana: Ma Vlast (My Life), No. 1 Vyshehrad (The High Castle) from the beginning to 18 measures before rehearsal A.
    5. Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, from two measures before rehearsal E to the end
  2. Standard excerpts Choose and prepare three of the excerpts listed below:
    1. Richard Strauss: Don Juan, from rehearsal D to 12 measures before rehearsal H; rehearsal L through 11 measures after rehearsal N.
    2. *Igor Stravinsky: Smphony in Three Movements
    3. *Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from the suite from the ballet The Firebird
    4. *Richard Wagner: Prelude and Leibestod, from the Tristan und Isolde
    5. Richard Wagner: Overture to the opera, Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg ALL
    6. Cesar Franck: Symphony in D Minor, movement II, from the beginning through the downbeat of rehearsal C
    7. Maurice Ravel: Alborado del Gracioso Harp 1, from the beginning to rehearsal 9
    8. Georges Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1, movement II- Minuetto
    9. Gustav Holst: The Planets: choose harp 1 or harp 2 and prepare Movement III, Mercury, and Movement VII, Neptune
    10. Gustav Mahler: Symphony V, Section III, Movement IV, Adagietto prepare the entire part
    11. Giacomo Puccini: from the opera,Gianni Schicchi, prepare the aria, O Mio Babino Caro (pages 12 and 13 of the complete parts for this specific aria on IMSLP)
    12. N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazde: prepare movements 2 and 3
  3. Complete parts: Choose and prepare one complete part from the list below
    1. *Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
    2. Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
    3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
    4. Guisseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino

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