Orchestral Repertoire

The BISYOC Symphony Orchestra is made up of 85 to 100 players from at least 10 different countries. Some players come back year after year, but there are always vacancies for new players.

Orchestral Repertoire from Previous Courses

2022 (Germany)
Kodaly, Summer Evening
Bacewicz, String Concert
Jacob, Old Wine in New Bottles
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A-Major, op.92

2021 (Germany – Chamber Course)
Anonymous, Die Bänkelsängerlieder
Vaughan Williams, Six Studies in English Folksong (I and II)
Mozart, Oboen-Quartett KV 370 (Allegro)
Susato, Pavane
Marcello, Sonata in F (IVth Movement)
Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik für Bläserquintett (Lustig and Walzer)
Schostakovich, Five Pieces for 2 Violins (Prelude-Moderato and Elegy-Andantino)
Larsen, Four on the Floor
Bozza, Trois Pièces pour une Musique de Nuit (Andantino and Moderato)
Poulenc, Villageoises (Valse Tyrolienne, Staccato, and Polka)
Hazell, Brass Cats (Mr. Jums)
Nehls, Four Pieces for Brass (No Name Blues, Cold Coffee, and Weavers Walk)
Warlock, Suite Capriol for String Orchestra (Basse-Danse, Pavane, and Mattachins)
Brahms, 2. Sinfonie D-Major Op. 73 (Allegro non troppo), Arr. Iain Farrington
Pergolesi, Siciliana
Byrd, Pavan
Händel, Water Music Ouverture (Minuet, Air, Bourrée, and All Hornpipe)

2019 (Republic of North Macedonia)
Trajko Prokopiev Labin i Dojrana
Khatchaturian Adagio from Spartakus
Mussorgsky/Stokowski Night on a Bare Mountain
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

2017 (UK)
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6
Delius A Walk to the Paradise Garden
Adams A Short Ride in a Fast Machine

2016 (UK)
Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”
José Pablo Moncayo Huapango
Eric Whitacre Equus (For Symphony Orchestra and Choir)

2015 (Norway)
Fred Deitz: Flora-Fanfare
Arthur Honegger Concerto da Camera for Flute, Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (2nd movement)
Johan Halvorsen Fossegrimen, Dramatic Suite for Orchestra Op. 21 (movements 1, 3 and 5)
Geirr Tveitt Concerto No. 1 for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra Op. 163, 3rd movement (Allegro Moderato)
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome

2014 (UK)
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dirge for Two Veterans (from Dona Nobis Pacem)
Benjamin Britten Sinfonia da Requiem

2013 (UK)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture
Benjamin Britten Occasional Overture

2012 (Malta and Gozo)
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2
Michael Daugherty Route 66
Antonio Vivaldi Gloria

2011 (UK)
Gustav Holst The Planets Op. 32
Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

2010 (UK)
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1
Johann Strauss Jnr Overture Die Fledermaus
John Hymas Fanfare of BISYOC

2009 (Germany)
John Williams The Flight to Neverland from Hook
György Ligeti Dance Romanesc
Jean Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor
Michael Korb and Uli Roever Highland Cathedral

2008 (UK)
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major
Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

2007 (UK)
Erich Korngold The Sea Hawk
James Saunders Different ways to achieve equilibrium (world premiere)
Frederick Delius Brigg Fair – An English Rhapsody
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations op. 36

2006 (Austria)
Dmitri Shostakovitch Festive Overture
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”

2005 (Spain)
Joaquín Rodrigo Cinco Piecas Infantiles
Gustav Holst St. Paul’s Suite (strings)
Joaquín Turina Danzas Fantasticas
Silvestre Revueltas Sensemaya
José Moncayo Huapanga
Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) Birdland (arr. Skews)

2004 (UK)
Gioaccino Rossini William Tell Overture
Carl Vine The Percussion Symphony
Zoltan Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
Mauricio Kagel 10 Marches to Miss the Victory (for winds and percussion)

2003 (UK)
Joly Braga Santos 3rd Symphonic Overture
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gustav Holst Mars and Jupiter from The Planets
Alberto Ginastera Ballet Suite Estancia

2002 (UK)
Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture
Steve Reich The Four Sections: 4th Movement
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Aaron Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

2001 (UK)
Camille Saint-Saens Danse Macabre
Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite
Peter Sculthorpe Kakadu
Ralph Vaughan-Williams Norfolk Rhapsody
Percy Grainger Shepherd’s Hey