The Concert Program

Musical selections from the NSO concert, Xploring Xtremes, include excerpts from many important works. They are heard in the listening activities, and are also included here for individual access and other classroom activities.

You may select from streaming or MP3 files. For additional information, including selection tips and troubleshooting hints, visit the "How Do I Use This?" page.

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Fanfare from Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

Excerpt from Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy

Excerpt from Symphony No. 94 in G major (“Surprise”) by Franz Joseph Haydn

“The Storm” from Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) by Ludwig van Beethoven

“Infernal Dance” from the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky

Excerpt of the Finale from Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms

Excerpt of “The Death of Tybalt” from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev

"Take the ‘A’ Train" by Duke Ellington, arranged by Billy Strayhorn

Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Finale from Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”) by Camille Saint-Saëns

 

MP3s

MP3 files are files that are downloaded to a computer's hard drive for playback. This is useful if you you want to be able to use the listening activities or program selections offline. If you have a VERY good connection and want high-quality stereo clips, use these.

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Fanfare from Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

Excerpt from Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy

Excerpt from Symphony No. 94 in G major (“Surprise”) by Franz Joseph Haydn

“The Storm” from Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) by Ludwig van Beethoven

“Infernal Dance” from the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky

Excerpt of the Finale from Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms

Excerpt of “The Death of Tybalt” from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev

"Take the ‘A’ Train" by Duke Ellington, arranged by Billy Strayhorn

Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Finale from Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”) by Camille Saint-Saëns