SUMMER MUSIC INFO & CHALLENGE

 


CLICK HERE For a copy of the Summer Letter
(This has the links to all of the audio files and a digital copy of the sheet music)



All students challenge with their current level music

(ex. Orch 2 plays Orch 2 summer excerpt to tryout for an Orch 3 spot)

The summer packet of music will be our initial playing test for all students in the second week of school.  

Submit a video in the event that if a student withdraws over the summer in the next higher orchestra for your instrument and you would like to compete for this opening (only a few students could move up).


June - July:


  • Practice all of your summer excerpts, starting at slow tempos and working your way to the metronome tempo listed.
  • Practice the listed scales at quarter note = 60.
  • If you are a current LVA student and didn't get at least 13/20 points on memory in your May jury, then finish memorizing.


On July 24th - check here for the Scales and Excerpts for those who wish to challenge. Follow the instructions at the bottom by July 31st.

 

Orchestra 1 Scale & Excerpts:

Violin: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Fantastic Beasts m. 29-50 @ Quarter = 110

Gates of Valhalla m. 43-55 @ Quarter = 100 (With fingering marked)

Gates of Valhalla m. 72-93 @ Quarter = 145 (With fingering marked)

Menuetto Vln 1 m. 49-88 @ Quarter = 176 (With fingering marked)

Menuetto Vln 2 m. 81-88 @ Quarter = 176

 

Viola: F Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Fantastic Beasts m. 29-46 @ Quarter = 110

Gates of Valhalla m. 38-43 @ Quarter = 100 (With fingering marked)

Gates of Valhalla m. 76-90 @ Quarter = 145

Menuetto m. Beg-26 @ Quarter = 176 (With fingering marked)

Menuetto m. 75-88 @ Quarter = 176

 

Cello: F Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Fantastic Beasts m. 5-23 @ Quarter = 43 (Stay at this tempo for full excerpt)

Gates of Valhalla m. 9-22 @ Quarter = 90 (Stay at this tempo for full excerpt)

Gates of Valhalla m. 31-56 @ Quarter = 100

Gates of Valhalla m. 77-113 @ Quarter = 145

Menuetto m. 67-88 @ Quarter = 176

 

Bass: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Fantastic Beasts m. 9-24 @ Quarter = 50 (Stay at this tempo for full excerpt)

Gates of Valhalla m. 22-41 @ Quarter = 96

Gates of Valhalla m. 76-91 @ Quarter = 138  

Menuetto m. 67-88 @ Quarter = 176

 

 

Orchestra 2 Scale & Excerpts:

Violin: Eb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egmont  m. 2-47 @ Quarter = 130

Sarabande m. 1-12 @ Quarter = 95

Intro & Allegro m. 44-74 @ Quarter = 100

 

Viola: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egmont  m. 24-47 @ Quarter = 130

Sarabande m. 28-51 @ Quarter = 95

Intro & Allegro m. 33-73 @ Quarter = 100

 

Cello: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egmont  m. 1-17 @ Quarter = 130

Sarabande m. 1-29 @ Quarter = 95

Intro & Allegro m. 33-53 @ Quarter = 100

 

Bass: Eb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egmont  m. 1-17 @ Quarter = 130

Sarabande m. 1-28 @ Quarter = 95

Intro & Allegro m. 33-54 @ Quarter = 100

Etude m. 56-end @ Quarter = 120

 

 

Orchestra 3 Scale & Excerpts:

Violin: F Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egyptian Legacy  m. 60-82 @ Quarter = 120

Bach m. 43-77 @ Quarter = 72

Fuchs Vln 1 m. 2-46 @ Quarter = 90

 

Viola: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egyptian Legacy  m. 13-22, 43-52 @ Quarter = 120

Bach m. 61-80 @ Quarter = 72

Fuchs m. 52-91 @ Quarter = 90

 

Cello: Bb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egyptian Legacy  m. 1-19, 88-96 @ Quarter = 120

Bach m. 29-53 @ Quarter = 72

Fuchs m. 12-40 @ Quarter = 90

 

Bass: Eb Major Scale (Quarter note = 60)

Egyptian Legacy  m. 1-22 @ Quarter = 60, 88-96 @ Quarter = 120

Bach m. 75-103 @ Quarter = 72

Fuchs m. 7-40 @ Quarter = 90

Etude m. 56-end @ Quarter = 120

 

By the end of day, July 31st:


  • Video the scale and excerpts above for your currently assigned orchestra level. Use 1 track - like it is a playing test at school. Make sure that your metronome is clearly audible.
  • Video your May Jury - away from any stand/music to show that it is memorized (this is only for those who didn't receive at least 12 memory points in May).
  • Upload to YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive (or similar online storage).
     

Email the link of your video to Mr. McAllister at mcallen@nv.ccsd.net And Mrs. Springer at sprinlr@nv.ccsd.net by the end of the day on July 31st.

 

 

    Thank you,

Eric McAllister & Lindsey Springer

- Directors