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Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment, Vol 2


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“A worthwhile purchase that will last a lifetime.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member -

This is a really useful book for players wishing to gain an insight into the world of orchestral music. The use of piano reductions of the orchestral scores means that in addition to simply learning the extract, all possible harmonic and ensemble interpretations can be worked on extensively ahead of any rehearsal. This really gives you a head start and will inevitably increase your confidence levels. Baxtresser writes helpful notes about each extract too, pointing out pitfalls that may not be immediately obvious. There are sections with advice on playing in opera and ballet orchestras and taking auditions, all supported by her wealth of experience. This will be a worthwhile purchase that will last a lifetime.

From the Publisher

Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment has transformed the literature and become the standard excerpt book since its release in 1995. The original collection presents excerpts as you'll see them on auditions and orchestra stands, enhanced with Baxtresser's insightful commentaries on preparing each excerpt. Prefatory essays and piano accompaniments add further resources to best prepare for auditions and life as an orchestra player. Orchestral Excerpts for Flute, Volume 2 with Piano Accompaniment provides all the same features for thorough preparation of another 56 excerpts drawn from 27 works including Tchaikowsky ballets, Strauss tone poems, John Williams film scores, and a wealth of essential repertoire from Bach through Stravinsky.

Difficulty guide: 8-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


    Learning and Studying Excerpts Today
    How to Use This Book
    Flute Parts – The Music You Will Use
    Learning to Take a Successful Audition
    Personal Preparation
    The Audition – To Win or to Learn
    Playing in an Orchestra
    Playing in Opera and Ballet Orchestras
    BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
    BARTOK, BELA: Concerto for Orchestra
    BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
    BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
    GOUNOD, CHARLES: Petite Symphonie
    MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9, Symphony No. 10
    MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: The Magic Flute, K. 620
    PISTON, WALTER: The Incredible Flutist
    SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphony No. 1, “Spring,” Op. 38
    SHOSTAKOVITCH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, Symphony No. 6, Op. 54, Symphony No. 15, Op. 141
    STRAUSS, RICHARD: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, Don Juan, Op. 20, Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
    STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird, Jeu de Cartes, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
    TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILYITCH: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Swan Lake, Op. 20
    WILLIAMS, JOHN: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars, War Horse

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Flute Orchestral Excerpt Books
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Publisher's reference: 414-41205
Volume 2 in the Baxtresser Orchestral Excerpts for Flute series
Our Stock Code: 1452426
Media Type: Paperback (91 pages [score])