What Are Orchestral Excerpts and Where Can I Get Some?

Sections of major orchestral works which are written for a particular instrument are called excerpts.

When performing a major piece in an orchestra, you may have to count measures rest for many minutes and eventually get to the “meat” of the part far down the road. These short, yet vitally important fragments of a composition can be extracted for easier viewing and practicing and this collection is call an Orchestral Excerpt Book.

A very helpful post on the Internet can be found at this location..

Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet

Not only are you able to print off the musical example, but you can also listen to the excerpt in the context of the full composition.

For all you would be orchestra players, enjoy this service and for those who do not have orchestral leanings, this might be good for you also.

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.