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Carroll - Orchestral Repertoire for the Xylophone Volumes I and II

Author: Raynor Carroll

Title: Orchestral Repertoire for the Xylophone, Volumes I and II

Description: Raynor Carroll, principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has compiled these books of some of the most commonly asked excerpts on the xylophone portion of an orchestral audition. Because of the large number of pieces included, the books are broken up into two volumes. The books contain the entire xylophone part for each piece, and each part is re-notated in an easily readable format. Because the parts are not the originals, a very few discrepancies do exist.

The pieces included in Volume I are:

  • Barber, Samuel – Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
  • Britten, Benjamin – The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Copland, Aaron – Hoe-Down from “Rodeo”
  • Hindemith, Paul – Kammermusik No. 1
  • Holst, Gustav – The Planets
  • Kabalevsky, Dimitri – The Comedians, Suite
  • Messiaen, Olivier – Oiseaux Exotiques
  • Prokofiev, Sergei – Scythian Suite
  • Saint-Saens, Camille – Danse Macabre
  • Schuman, William – Symphony No. 3
  • Shostakovich, Dimitri – Symphony No. 5
  • Stravinsky, Igor – The Firebird, Ballet (1910)
  • Stravinsky, Igor – The Firebird, Suite (1919)
  • Stravinsky, Igor – Petrouchka (1911)
  • Stravinsky, Igor – Petrouchka (1947)

The pieces included in Volume II are:

  • Bartok, Bela – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
  • Coplan, Aaron – Appalachian Spring
  • Hayman, Richard – “Pops” Hoe-Down
  • Kabalevsky, Dimitri – Colas Breugnon Overture
  • Kodaly, Zoltan – Hary Janos, Suite
  • Prokofiev, Sergei – Alexander Nevsky, Cantata
  • Ravel, Maurice – Mother Goose, Ballet
  • Revueltas, Silvestre – Sensemaya’
  • Saint-Saens, Camille – The Carnival of the Animals
  • Shostakovich, Dimitri – Concerto No. 2 for Cello, op. 126
  • Shostakovich, Dimitri – Concerto No. 1 for Violin, op. 99
  • Shostakovich, Dimitri – The Golden Age, Ballet Suite
  • Strauss, Richard – Salome’s Dance from the Opera “Salome”
  • Stravinsky, Igor – Les Noces

Annotated by Ethan Pani

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