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Repertoire ideas for amateur and youth orchestra

Below you will find a list of repertoire appropriate for amateur and youth orchestras. Please don't hesitate to contact SOUNZ if you need any further ideas or advice.

You can search our complete catalogue of orchestral music here. Use the facets on the left to narrow down the instrumentation, duration and difficulty. 

Most works have online score and audio samples. Those marked with * have full length audio or video available for free streaming on our website.


Robbie Ellis: General Intransigence * 6 min

David Hamilton: Children of the Fire Gods * 5 min

David Farquhar: Anniversary Suite no 1 * 16 min 

Leonie Holmes: In the Lair of the Cave Weta * 5 min

Leonie Holmes: Tango Mangle * 5’30'' min 

Rachael Morgan: Seeking Answers to the Riddle * 9 min

Andrew Perkins: Parade of the Birds * 5 min 

Anthony Ritchie: Procession * 5 min 

Anthony Ritchie: Balkan Bagpipes * 8 min

David Hamilton: Three Auckland Postcards7 min

Natalie Hunt: Cirrus, 11 min

Douglas Lilburn: Suite for Orchestra15min 

Philip Norman: Suite from Peter Pan19 min

John Rimmer: Five Anniversary Haiku13 min

Kenneth Young: Douce Tristesse10 min

For combined professional ensemble and amateur strings

Simon Eastwood: Infinity Mirror * 8 min 

Claire Scholes: Cuba on Cuba * 5 min

Tabea Squire: Colour Lines * 7 min