Encore list

The following are recommended short “encore” piece designed to spice up a recital and/or bring a program to a rousing finish (or perhaps to a quiet and peaceful close). Some of encores listed below are extracted portions of longer works.


Asturias *use abbreviated version (for solo, or solo with piano)
Arabian Dance from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (see
Nutcracker Sweets)
Ave Maria, by Schubert (solo with band)
Away, I’m Bound Away (solo with piano or band)
Caprice No. 5 (solo with piano)
Carnival of Venice (solo with brass band or brass ensemble)
Christmas Concerto (solo with piano)
Dance of the Tumblers (solo with piano or band)
Ebben (solo with piano)
Endearing Young Charms (solo with Quartet or CD)
Flight of the Bumble Bee (solo with CD)
Gypsy Melodies *use closing dance (for solo with piano or band)
Mad Hen Two Step from
Far Side of the Pasture (solo with narrator)
“Hey, Wait a Minute” Waltz (solo with piano and/or percussion)
House of the Rising Sun (solo with CD)
Lassus trombone, by Fillmore (solo, duo or trio with CD)
Lullabye from Three Farewell Pieces (solo with piano)
March of the Marionette by Gounod (solo with piano)
March from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (see
Nutcracker Sweets)
Nutcracker Sweets by Tchaikovsky (solo with piano or band)
Preludio (solo unaccompanied)
Sheep May Safely Graze from
Two Pieces, by Bach (solo with piano)
Song for a New Day (solo with piano)
Trepak from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (see
Nutcracker Sweets)
Venetian Carnival Animals (solo with CD)
Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (see
Nutcracker Sweets)
Zeke and Zebedee (solo with narrator)