Dictation Resources



The following excerpts (over 200) are intended to serve as a resource for tonal dictation practice for a two-year undergraduate sequence. Special preference is given to woodwind and brass instruments, with some orchestral and vocal excerpts as well. Solo piano and string quartet repertoire by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven has been purposefully deemphasized, since these categories are usually well-represented in the written theory classroom. A secondary goal of this collection is to expose students to more repertoire, although a limiting factor was the difficulty of many famous pieces. Rather, preference is given to excerpts that have memorable tonal melodies at moderate tempos. And since I wished to include the original score for reference, excerpts mostly had to be in the public domain to be on IMSLP, which means they were published before about 1940.

Audio has been edited from recordings available on Youtube (with performers indicated), and PDF or PNG scores are provided for the student and the instructor, as well as of the original score, when available.

A word about copyright: this collection falls under the “fair use” clause since it is for education, has not been monetized, is password protected, and only includes small parts of the original recordings and scores.



Most aural skills teachers rely on non-repertoire-based dictation exercises primarily played in person on the piano. The advantages to such an approach are that it’s simple (low-tech) and important lines can be voiced-out easily by volume or register (it is often useful to play the bass down an octave on the piano for bass dictations). I believe the main reason teachers don’t use repertoire more is because it is a lot of work to seek out and prepare recordings and scores for students. My hope is that this collection can fill this need. Still, there are pros and cons to this approach.

The advantages of using repertoire emphasizing many instruments, rather than exercises at the piano, are:

  • Students enjoy hearing their own instruments
  • The music is usually more interesting
  • Timbral variety is a realistic challenge
  • Students gain familiarity with important repertoire
  • It’s fun to hear the recordings of great performers and ensembles

Disadvantages of using repertoire are:

  • Preparation is time-consuming
  • A large pool of examples is needed to target specific topics effectively and create a smooth progression from simple to complex
  • Students may recognize the example
  • Technology in the classroom is a hassle

My hope is that this collection will solve the first two disadvantages. Regarding the third, the student will still have to transcribe the melody from his or her own memory. Transcription is the primary objective of dictation; the memorization is only the first half the task. To that end, familiar tunes (“Happy Birthday,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) can be used in the initial stages, played at the piano, to skip over the memorization step.

Concerning technology, the students’ blank score could be projected on the wall, and students copy the information to their own paper (saving the teacher making photocopies). Then, the example would be played any number of times, and finally the solution is projected and students correct their work. Alternatively, scores may be provided for students, which saves class time. Answers might be printed on the back of the paper so students can correct their own work. For “take-home” dictations (see below), files can simply be emailed to students as a link. In my experience, preparing photocopies beforehand is undoubtably the most efficient use of class time, since much  time is wasted with the perpetual questions of “What key? How many bars? What time signature? Is there a pickup?” Then more precious minutes are wasted as students ask neighbors for staff paper and have to draw empty measures.

Naturally, PDFs and PNGs for students do not include the name of the excerpt. In most cases, a first pitch is given; in others, additional clues, such as a harmonic analysis, an ornament, or a rhythm may also be provided. Many students suffer from extreme anxiety when it comes to dictation, and providing the first pitch greatly increases their chances of success. And often when students do have the right starting pitch, they write in the wrong octave anyway.

The length and approximate range of the melody are indicated. The longer melodies may be assigned as a “take-home” dictation, meaning the student may listen as many times as they wish at home. (But be aware that direct links to the file on this website will include a folder name with the excerpt’s title.) To prevent the possibility of collaboration, students can be required to transcribe a “take-home” melody again in class after a reduced number of hearings. Some excerpts include the possibility for a Roman Numeral analysis. This can be an extension activity after the dictation, especially for those students who finish before their peers.

Regarding providing the first pitch, I recommend that the class listen to the excerpt before the blank staves are given out. After the class can sing the opening of the melody on a neutral syllable, an individual student should be asked to give the first scale degree. Only then should the instructor distribute the answer blanks.

Some melodies may have been placed in other categories. For instance, one question is whether the chromaticism is in the melody or the accompaniment. In general, if the melody was diatonic, I placed it in a diatonic category, unless the chromaticism in the accompaniment was very prevalent. Long melodies with internal repetitions were categorized as “medium” in length.

As a reminder, teachers may choose to do only a portion of the longer excerpts if they are found to be too difficult. On occasion, multiple options are provided for the student–some provide an accompaniment and some a harmonic analysis.

Original markings are included in the answer score. All bar numbers begin with “1,” even if the excerpt is taken from the middle of a piece.

Please email me at the address on the right sidebar if you find any links that don’t work. Thank you for your help, and I hope this collection proves useful.

Suggested Vocal Warm Up:

A vocal warm up in the key of the exercise helps orient students aurally and improves success. (Beware that some of the recordings are at different pitch levels.) Transpose any phrase by octave as needed based on the range. Sing on scale degrees, fixed-do solfège, or neutral syllable.

Vocal Warm Up PDF

Folk Tunes for Dictation:


These well-known tunes are useful introductions into dictation. Because students usually already know them, the first part of dictation (memorization) is already taken care of, and students can focus on transcribing the melody into scale degrees and then into a particular key.

Folk Tunes PDF

Index by Topic:

Diatonic, major, stepwise/tonic leaps and diatonic neighbors
Diatonic, minor, stepwise/tonic leaps and diatonic neighbors
Diatonic, major, dominant (7th) Leaps
Diatonic, major, subdominant (6^)
Diatonic, minor, subdominant (6^):
Diatonic, minor, variable 6^ & 7^:
Diatonic, large leaps
Major key, using #4^
Minor key, using #4^:
Non-modulating chromaticism (applied chords, N, P)
Modulating to V from major or minor
Modulating to III from minor
Modulating to not V or III, or multiple
Ambiguous mode
Bass Dictation:
Outer Voice Dictation:

Diatonic, major, stepwise/tonic leaps and diatonic neighbors:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
1 Bizet Carmen Suite 2, La Garde Montante [opening] London Festival Orchestra Trumpet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
2 Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Op. 21, II. Andante cantabile con moto, [opening] Hanover Band Violin Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
3 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, “Eroica,” III. Scherzo [opening] Unknown Oboe Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
4 Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, II. Andante con moto [after reh. A] NBC Symphony Trumpet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
5 Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 [m.157] London Symphony Bassoon/Oboe Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
6 Mahler Symphony No. 1, “The Titan” I. [reh. 4] Vienna Philharmonic [Bernstein] Cellos Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
7 Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 IV. [chorus] West-Eastern Divan Orch. [Barenboim] Chorus Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
8 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 [St. Anthony Chorale] London Philharmonic Oboes Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
9 Mahler Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” II. [opening] London Phil. [Bernstein] Strings Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
10 Sibelius Symphony No. 3, Op. 52, III. [m.246] Göteburg Symphony Cellos Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
11 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 11 “Jungfräulein, soll ich mich euch gehn” Werner Güra (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
12 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 5 “Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr” Werner Güra (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
13 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 5 “Es war eine schöne Jüdin” Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (s.), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bari.) Bari./Sop. Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
14 Handel Messiah, Part 3, “The Trumpet Shall Sound” Orchestra of the Antipodes, Leanne Sullivan (tpt.) Trumpet Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
15 Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 2, Farandole [reh. D] Philharmonia Orch. (Karajan) Woodwinds Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow
16 Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne [opening] Moscow City Symphony Horn/Bsns. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
17 Rossini William Tell, Overture [m.176] London Symphony (Scholtz, cond.) Eng. Horn/Flt. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
18 Rossini William Tell, Overture [m.226] London Symphony (Scholtz, cond.) Trumpet Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
19 Rossini William Tell, Overture [m.252] London Symphony (Scholtz, cond.) Strings/winds Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
20 Bizet Symphony No. 2, “Roma” I. [opening] National Orchestra of Lille Horns Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
21 Liszt Symphony Poem No. 1, S. 91 “Mountain” London Philharmonic (Haitink) Trombones Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow
22 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 20 “Schönster Schatz” Hermann Prey (b.), Pamela Coburn (s.) Bari./Sopr. Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
23 Dvoràk American Suite, Op. 98b, II. [reh. 12] Royal Philharmonic Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
24 Cambini Wind Quintet No. 3, I. Allegro maestoso [opening] Avalon Wind Quintet Wind Quintet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
25 Haydn London Trio No. 3, I. Spiritoso Kuijken Ensemble [half step lower] Flutes, Cello Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
26 Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Horn, Op. 17. I. Unknown Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original short wide


Diatonic, minor, stepwise/tonic leaps and diatonic neighbors:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
27 Bach, J.S. Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus I [subject] Canada Brass Horn Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
28 Bach, J.S. G Minor Fugue “Little,” BWV 547 [subject] Ton Koopman Organ [half step sharp] Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
29 Dvorák Symphony No. 1, I. [opening] Czech Philharmonic Strings unison Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
30 Dvorák Symphony No. 9 “New World,” IV. [opening] Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra [Dudamel] Brass tutti Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
31 Mahler Symphony No. 1, “The Titan,” III. [opening] Vienna Philharmonic [Bernstein] String Bass solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
32 Mahler Symphony No. 1, “The Titan,” III. [reh. 14] Vienna Philharmonic [Bernstein] E-flat Clarinet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
33 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 3 “Guten Abend” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
34 Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, II. Romance [opening] French National Orchestra String bass solo Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
35 Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 1, Overture Phil. Orch. of Mexico Orch. tutti unis. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
36 Strauss Burlesque [opening] Vienna Philharmonic Timpani solo Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
37 D’Indy Choral Varié, Op. 55 [page 7] Iceland Symphony Orch. Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow
38 D’Indy Choral Varié, Op. 55 [reh. 7] Iceland Symphony Orch. E-flat Sax. solo Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow
39 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, No. 29 “Es war ein Markgraf” Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (sopr.) Soprano Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
40 Tchaikovsky Festival Overture on the Danish Nat. Anthem [before Allegro] London Symphony (G. Simon, cond.) Flutes Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic


Diatonic, major, dominant (7th) Leaps:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
41 Dvorák Symphony No. 9, “New World,” I. [reh. 5] Unknown Flute/violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
42 Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 [opening] Czecho-Slovak State Phil. Cornet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
43 Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, “Great Gate of Kiev” Slovac Phil. [Nazareth, cond.] Brass ens. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
44 Williams, John Summon the Heros (from 1998 Olympics) Boston Pops [Williams, cond.] Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer none medium authentic
45 Dvorák Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66 [opening] Cleveland Orchestra Horns Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
46 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 6 “Da unten im Tale” Edith Wiens Soprano Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
47 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 8 “Ach, englische Schläferin” Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bari.) Baritone solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
48 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 16 “Wach auf mein Herzensschöne” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
49 Rossini The Silk Ladder, Overture [reh. 2] New York Phil. (Bernstein) Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
50 Berlioz Roman Carnival, Overture [reh. 15] Cologne Philharmonic Bassoon Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
51 Mozart Flute Concerto, K. 314, III. [solo] Vienna Mozart Ens. (Kurt Berger, ft.) Flute solo Audio Blank Answer Original short wide
52 Bizet Symphony No. 2, “Roma” National Orchestra of Lille Clarinet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
53 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 19 “Nur ein Gesicht” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
54 Sibelius Spring Song, Op. 16 [reh. B] Lahti Symphony Orchestra (Vänskä) Strings Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
55 Dvoràk American Suite, I. [reh. 6] Royal Philharmonic Oboes/Bsns. Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
56 Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, 1. Das Wandern Fritz Wunderlich Tenor Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
57 Cambini Wind Quintet No. 1, I. Allegro [opening] Avalon Wind Quintet Wind Quintet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
58 Mozart Concerto for Horn, K.495, III. Rondo [opening] Barry Tuckwell, horn Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original short wide

Diatonic, major, subdominant (6^):

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
59 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, I. [opening] Vienna Philharmonic Violin Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
60 Berlioz Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, III. Apotheose [reh. 1] Berlin Philharmonic Band tutti Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
61 Holst Second Suite for Band, I. [opening] NHK Sym. Orch. Winds [Tokyo] Band tutti Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
62 Mahler Symphony No. 1, IV. [ending] Vienna Philharmonic [Bernstein] Horns/Tbns. Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
63 Mozart Don Giovanni, “La Ci Darem La Mano” Bryn Terfel, Monica Groop, London Phil. [Solti] Bari./Sopr. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
64 Stravinsky Firebird, “Round Dance of the Princesses” Israeli Philharmonic [Bernstein] Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
65 Stravinsky Petroushka, “Dance of the Wet Nurses” Montreal Symphony Horn/Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
66 Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite, I. [p.5] St. Martin-in-the-Fields [Marriner] Clarinet/Flt. Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
67 Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 [finale: “Gaudeamus igitur”] London Philharmonic Tpt./Violins Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
68 Brahms Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, IV. [“Beethoven” theme] London Philharmonic Vlns./Vlas. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
69 Dvorák Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “New World,” II. [opening] Unknown Eng. Horn Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
70 Franck “Panis Angelicus,” from Mass, Op. 12 Unknown Cello solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
71 Granger, Percy Arr. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) Royal Northern College Wind Ensemble Brass ens. Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
72 Ravel Bolero [major key theme] Denver Symphony B-flat Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
73 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” I. [reh. A] Seoul Phil. Orch. A Clar. solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
74 Wagner Die Meistersinger, Overture [opening] Polish National Radio Sym. Orch. Orch. tutti Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
75 Mozart “Si mostra la sorte,” K. 209 Gösta Winbergh Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
76 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 3 “Gar lieblich hat sich gesellet” Eugen Hilti (baritone) Baritone solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
77 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 13 “Wach auf, mein Hort” Peter Schreier (t.), Edith Mathis (s.) Tenor/Sopr. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
78 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 18 “So wünch ich ihr” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
79 Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade Chicago Symphony (Solti) Tpt./Brass ens. Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
80 Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, IV. Kroïka [reh. 51] London Symphony (Marriner) Horns/Tpts. Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
81 Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 2, III. Minuet [opening] French National Orchestra Flute/Harp Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
82 Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K.581, II. [opening] St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens. Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
83 Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K.581, III. Minuet [opening] St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens. Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
84 Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, “The Swan” [opening] Royal Phil. Orchestra Cello Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
85 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 26 “Ach könnt ich diesen Abend” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
86 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 22. “Wo gehst du hin, du Stolze?” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal



Diatonic, minor, subdominant (6^):

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
87 Dvorák Serenade for Winds, IV. [opening] London Winds Winds tutti Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
88 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” II. [reh. D] Seoul Phil. Orch. Violins/Cellos Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
89 Tchaikovksy Symphony No. 4, Op. 36, I. [m.21] Vienna Phil. (Karajan) Clar./Bsn. Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow
90 Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, IV. Bydlo Chicago Symphony (Reiner) Tuba solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
91 Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite, No. 1 “Lake of Swans” [m.1] London Phil. (Scholtz, cond.) Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal


Diatonic, minor, variable 6^ & 7^:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
92 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op. 36, II. [opening] Vienna Phil. (Karajan) Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
93 Purcell Abdelazer Suite, II. Rondo Roger Norrington Orch. Strings Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide



Diatonic, large leaps:

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  Composer Title  Performer  Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
94 Bizet Patrie, Op. 19 [reh. L] Unknown Clar./Oboe/Vla. Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
95 Goldsmith, Jerry Star Trek Opening Title [motive] Unknown Horn/Trumpet Audio Blank Answer none short plagal
96 Williams, John Jurassic Park Title [introduction] Unknown Horn solo Audio Blank Answer non short plagal
97 Brahms Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120, No. 1 Yona Etlinger (c.) Pnina Salzman (p.) Clarinet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide

Major key, using #4^:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
98 Beethoven Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 II. [opening] Bavarian State Orchestra Violins Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
99 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, “Eroica,” IV. [opening] Unknown String pizz. Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
100 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 2, “Erlaube mir, fein’s Mädchen” Hermann Prey (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
101 Berlioz Roman Carnival, Overture [Andante] Cologne Philharmonic Eng. Horn Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
102 Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 2, II. Intermezzo [opening] Seoul Art Center Orch. Orch. tutti Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
103 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, The Cat [reh. 11] Melbourne Symphony Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
104 Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, III. [opening] Cleveland Orchestra (Robert Marcellus, cl.) Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
105 Strauss, J. On the Beautiful Blue Danube Vienna Phil. (Redel, cond.) Hn./Bs./Str. Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
106 Telemann Concerto for Trumpet in D, IV. Allegro Berlin Phil. (Marc André, tpt.) Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
107 Mozart Horn Concerto, K.447, II. Larghetto Radek Baborák, horn Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original short wide

Minor key, using #4^:

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  Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
108 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op. 36, IV. [m.10] Vienna Phil. (Karajan) Woodwinds Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
109 Rossini Barber of Seville, Overture Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich Strings/Flt. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal

Non-modulating chromaticism (applied chords, N, P):

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 Device Composer Title Performer Instrument Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
110 Chr. Neighbor Tchaikovksy Swan Lake, “Danse Napolitaine” Milan Symphony Orch. Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
111 Chr. Neighbor Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite, III. Dances of the Swans London Phil. (Scholtz, cond.) Oboe Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
112 Chr. Passing Weber Der Freischutz Overture [opening] Unknown Horns Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
113 Applied V/iv Brahms Symphony No. 3, Op. 90, III. [opening] London Symphony Orch. Cellos Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
114 Aug. 6th Dvorák Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, III. [opening] Unknown Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
115 Chr. Passing Franck Symphony in D minor, II. [reh. A] Philadelphia Orchestra Eng. horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
116 Applied V/vi Beethoven Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 II. [opening] Bavarian State Orchestra Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
117 Applied viio7/V Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 with Organ, II. Pannon Phil. Orch. (Vass, cond.) Strings unis. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
118 Chr. Passing Strauss, R. Sonatina No. 1, II. [opening] Amade Horn Ensemble Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
119 #4^ & appl. sequ. Tchaikovksy Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, II. [opening] Moscow City Symphony Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
120 Appl. sequ. & chr. pass. Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture [m.389] London Symphony Orchestra Strings Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
121 Mixture (flat 6) Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture [reh. 26] London Symphony Orchestra Trumpets Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
122 Chr. Passing Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” IV. [reh. C] Seoul Phil. Orchestra Violins Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
123 CT dim. 7 / app. dim. 7 Rossini Semiramide, Overture [opening] Vienna Phil. (Riccardo Muti) Horns Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
124 Chr. Passing Grieg Peer Gynt Suite 1, IV. Hall of the Mountain King Ulster Orchestra [Handley, cond.] Strings/ww. Audio Blank Answer Original short authentic
125 Neapolitan Mahler Symphony No. 3, I. [opening] Vienna Phil. (Bernstein) Horns Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
126 Chr. Neighbor Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 2, Pastorale [opening] Seoul Arts Center Orchestra Orch. tutti Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
127 Chr. Neighbors Mozart Marriage of Figaro, Overture [opening] Vienna Phil. (Muto) Strings unis. Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
128 Chr. Neighbor Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 1, Minuet [reh. B] Phil. Orchestra of Mexico Sax./Clar. Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
129 Chr. Neighbor Mozart Flute Concerto, K. 314, II. [m.11] Berlin Phil. (Pahud, flute) Flute solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
130 Chr. Neighbor Mozart Flute Concerto, K. 314, I. [opening] Berlin Phil. (Pahud, flute) Flute/Vlns. Audio Blank Answer Original medium narrow
131 Chr. Voice Leading Bizet Carmen Suite 2, Bohemian Dance [reh. C] St. Louis Symphony Oboe/Clar. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
132 Chr. Neighbors Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite, III. Waltz of the Flowers Unknown Vla./Cello Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
133 Chr. Neighbors Tchaikvosky Swan Lake Suite, III. Dances of the Swans London Phil. (Scholtz, cond.) Strings Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
134 Chr. Neighbors Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite, II. “Waltz” [reh. 13] London Phil. (Scholtz, cond.) Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
135 App. Dominants Tchaikovsky Festival Overture on the Danish Nat. Anthem London Symphony (G. Simon, cond.) Brass Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
136 App. Dominant Tchaikovsky Dmitri the Pretender USSR Radio Symphony Orch. Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
137 App. Dominants Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, VIII. Morgengruß Fritz Wunderlich, tenor Tenor Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
138 Mixture (flat 3/5) Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto, II. Romanza London Symphony, John Fletcher, Tuba Tuba solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
139 Chr. Passing Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 1, III. Rondo Ottetto Italiano Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
140 App. Dom. (ii) Haydn London Trio No. 1, I. Allegro [opening] Rampal (f.), Stern (v.), Rostropovich (c.) Flute Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
141 Chr. Passing Haydn London Trio No. 4, I. Allegro [opening] Rampal and Schultz (f.), Audin (bassoon) Flutes/Bassoon Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
142 Chr. Neighbor Beethoven Duets for Two Obbligato Eyeglasses No. 1, I. Unknown Viola/Cello Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic

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143 Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K.622 II. [opening] Cleveland Orch. (Robert Marcellus, clar.) Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
144 Dvorák Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, III. [opening] Unknown Violins Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
145 Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 14, No. 2, II. [opening] Vladimir Ashkenazy Piano solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
146 Beethoven Symphony No. 2, Op. 63, II. [opening] London Symphony Clarinet in A Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
147 Rossini Semiramide, Overture [opening] Vienna Phil. (Riccardo Muti) Horns Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
148 Wagner Die Walküre, Act. 3 “Ride of the Valkyries” Bayreuth Festival Orchestra (Fischer, cond.) Trombones Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
149 Brahms Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, III. [opening] Unknown Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
150 Dvorák Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, II. [opening] Cleveland Orchestra Flute/Oboe Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
151 Wagner Tannhäuser, Overture [reh. A] Berlin Philharmonic Trombones Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
152 Bizet Carmen Suite 1, Intermezzo Saint Louis Symphony Flute/Clar. Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
153 Bizet Patrie, Op. 19 [reh. I] Unknown Brass/ww. Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
154 Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme [theme] Yo-Yo Ma, Temirkanov (cond.) Cello solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
155 Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Var. 3 Yo-Yo Ma, Temirkanov (cond.) Cello solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
156 Telemann Trumpet Concerto in D Major, Adagio Berlin Phil. (Maurice André, tpt.) Trumpet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
157 Schumann Symphony No. 4, II. Romance Tonhalle Zurich Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
158 Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, VI. Der Neugierige Fritz Wunderlich, tenor Tenor Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
159 Ewald Brass Quintet No. 1, I. Adagio Center City Brass Quintet Brass quintet Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
160 Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 3. Aria [theme] Ottetto Italiano Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide

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161 Dvorák Serenade for Winds, I. [opening] London Winds Wind ens. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
162 Grieg Peer Gynt Suite 2, “Solveig’s Song”Ulster Orchestra [Handley, cond.] Violins (muted) Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
163 Wagner Die Walküre, Act. 3 “Ride of the Valkyries” Bayreuth Festival Orchestra (Fischer, cond.) Trombones Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
164 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, II. “Funeral March” Vienna Philharmonic (Rattle) Violins/Oboe Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
165 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 12 “Feinsliebchen du solst” Hermann Prey (t.) Pamela Coburn (s.) Tenor/Sop. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
166 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 15 “Schwesterlein” Hermann Prey (t.) Pamela Coburn (s.) Tenor/Sop. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
167 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 17 “Ach Gott, wie weh tut Scheiden” Peter Schreier (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
168 Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 21 “Es ging ein Maidlein zarte” Andreas Scholl (tenor) Tenor solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
169 Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 2. II. Larghetto Ottetto Italiano Clarinet Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal

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170 v Brahms Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, III. [opening] Unknown Oboe solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
171 vi Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” III. [reh. H] Seoul Sym. Orch. A Clarinets Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
172 v Grieg Peer Gynt Suite 1, III. “Anitra’s Dance” Ulster Orchestra [Handley, cond.] Violins Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
173 III Tchaikovksy Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, II. [opening] Moscow City Symphony Horn solo Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
174 iii Berlioz Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, II. “Oraison funèbre” Royal N. College Wind Orch, (Joseph Alessi, solo) Trombone solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
175 i>I Dvorák Symphony No. 88, Op. 88, I. [opening] Israeli Philharmonic Cellos Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
176 III & V Grieg Peer Gynt Suite 1, I. “Morning Mood” Armonie Symphony Orchestra Fl./Ob./Vln. Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
177 ii Humperdinck Hänsel & Gretel, Prelude Birmingham Festival Orchestra Horns Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
178v Brahms 49 Volkslieder, WoO 33, No. 14 “Maria ging aus wandern” Edith Wiens (soprano) Soprano solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
179 IV Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, III. Kijé’s Wedding [reh. 27] London Symphony (Marriner) Cornet solo Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
180 iii Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op. 36, III. [opening] Vienna Phil. (Karajan) String pizz. Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
181 many Bizet Arlesienne Suite No. 2, II. Intermezzo [reh. B] Seoul Arts Center Orchestra Woodwinds Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
182 iii Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1, Overture [reh. E] Phil. Orch. of Mexico E-flat Sax. solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
183 V, I Bizet Carmen Suite 1, Dragons of d’Alcala Saint Louis Symphony Bassoons Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
184 iii Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, “The Elephant” Royal Phil. Orchestra String Bass Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
185 V, vi Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme [theme] Yo-Yo Ma, Temirkanov (cond.) Cello solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
186 V, iii Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Var. 3 Yo-Yo Ma, Temirkanov (cond.) Cello solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide
187 iii Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite, Introduction [Andantino] Vienna Phil. (Karajan) Eng. Horn Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
188 V, vi Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto for Trombone, (II.) Andante Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Jacques Mauger, trombone Trombone solo Audio Blank Answer Original long authentic
189 V, vi Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 3. II. Aria [theme] Ottetto Italiano Clarinet solo Audio Blank Answer Original long wide


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190 Lydian Prokofiev Leutenant Kijé Suite. I. [reh. 1] Berlin Phil. (Ozawa) Piccolo solo Audio Blank Answer Original short wide
191 Mixolydian Goldsmith Star Trek Next Gen. Main Theme Unknown Trumpet Audio Blank Answer none short plagal
192 Dorian Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, Lion’s March [reh. 3] Royal Phil. Orch. Strings Audio Blank Answer Original short narrow

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193 Dvorák Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, IV. [opening] Israeli Philharmonic Trumpets Audio Blank Answer Original medium
194 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, I. [opening] Berlin Philharmonic Trombones Audio Blank Answer Original short
195 Stravinsky Petroushka, “Russian Dance” Minnesota Orchestra WW./piano Audio Blank Answer Original medium

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196 Major, PD Holst First Suite for Band, I. Chaconne [theme] N. Texas Wind Symphony Low Brass Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
197 Minor, outline i Bach, J.S. Passacaglia, BWV 582 [theme] Hans-Andre Stamm Organ Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
198 Diatonic Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, III. Kijé’s Wedding [reh. 26] London Philharmonic (Marriner) Low brass unis. Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal

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  Device Composer Title Performer Instrumentation Audio Blank Answer Original Length Range
199 Min. to III Dvorák Serenade for Winds, I. [opening] London Winds Wind ens. Audio Blank Answer Original long plagal
200 Diatonic, stepwise Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, IV. [opening] Berlin Phil. (Karajan) Orch. tutti Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
201 Diatonic, phrase mod. Berlioz Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, III. Apotheose Berlin Phil. Band tutti Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
202 Diatonic, phrase mod. Dvorák Symphony No. 9, “New World,” I. [reh. 5] Unknown Flute/Violins Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
203 Diatonic, phrase mod. Handel Messiah, “Comfort Ye” [opening] St. Martin in the Field Strings Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic
204 Maj. to V Beethoven Symphony No. 2, Op. 63, II. [opening] London Symphony Clarinet in A Audio Blank Answer Original medium plagal
205 Diatonic Handel Messiah, Part 3, “The Trumpet Shall Sound” Orchestra of the Antipodes, Leanne Sullivan (tpt.) Trumpet Audio Blank Answer Original medium wide
206 Chr. Passing Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 1, III. Rondo Ottetto Italiano Clar./Bassoon Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
207 Chr. P./Mod. to III Beethoven Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon; 2. II. Larghetto Ottetto Italiano Clar./Bassoon Audio Blank Answer Original short plagal
208 Diatonic/Chr. P. Haydn London Trio No. 2. I. Andante Rampal and Schultz (f.), Audin (bassoon) Bassoon Audio Blank Answer Original medium authentic