• 2019 Strings, Winds, and Brass Live Audition Repertoire

    Live auditions are approximately eight minutes long and are unaccompanied.

    Prepare seriously for your audition. As this is an orchestral program, the deciding factor between two players of equal merit is the level of preparation and execution of the repertoire excerpts, which should be as meticulous as the preparation of the applicant's chosen solo works.

    We strongly recommend that you become familiar with the complete instrumental part for each work from which excerpts have been assigned. In some cases, the music is in the public domain, but if not, it is worth a visit to the library or the expense of purchasing a part in order to be well prepared.

    Your private teacher is a valuable resource. Be sure to ask for her or his assistance as you prepare.

    Thanks to Luck's Music Library, we will able to provide PDFs of many of the listed excerpts.

    PLEASE NOTE: We do not require you to use the Luck's edition for your audition; you may use whichever edition is available to you. However, measure numbers, rehearsal letters, etc., do vary between editions, so please compare your edition with the Luck's download to confirm you have an accurate selection for your excerpt. (PDFs will be available here the first week of September.)

    Please also note that if you simply prepare the excerpt download and do not familiarize yourself further with the piece (looking at a score, acquiring a complete part, or even listening to a recording to familiarize yourself with the work so that you can play your excerpts with that knowledge of context), your audition may not be competitive.

    Again, the critical factor in deciding which of two players of equal merit should be invited is the level of preparation and execution of the orchestral excerpts.

    The 2019 repertoire is listed below. (PDFs of excerpts will be available here in early September.)

    FLUTE

    (Prepare Flute I unless otherwise indicated)

    A J.S. Bach work of your choice

    A contrasting work of your choice (because of time constraints, we will accept a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 8 - 32, 206- 372
    • 2nd movement: m. 63 - end
    • 3rd movement: m. 11 - 108
    • 4th movement: m. 22 - 183

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (PDF)

    • beginning - m. 135/Letter C

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 133 - end
    • 2nd movement: m. 35 - end
    • 3rd movement: beginning - m. 59
    • 4th movement: m. 77 - m. 356

    OBOE

    (Prepare Oboe I unless otherwise indicated)

    A J.S. Bach work of your choice

    A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 76 - m. 87
    • 3rd movement: m. 285 - m. 302

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement:  m. 25 (FF after Letter B) - m. 33; m. 121 (Letter D) - m. 145
    • 2nd movement: m. 17 - m. 43 (solo passages) (Note: There is a misprint in some editions on beat two: the third sixteenth note should be B sharp, not B natural.)
    • 3rd movement:  m. 38 – m. 58 (5 before Letter B to 3 before Letter C); m. 130 – m. 152
    • 4th movement: m. 132 - m. 142 (solo after Letter F)

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (PDF)

    m. 8 (opening) - m. 75; m. 229 - m. 236 (solo)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 183 (3 after Letter D) - m. 228
    • 2nd movement: m. 18 (1 before Letter A) - m. 31 (4 after Letter B)
    • 3rd movement: m. 17 - m. 52
    • 4th movement: m. 152 - m. 166

    CLARINET

    (Prepare Clarinet I unless otherwise indicated)

    Mozart Clarinet Concerto - exposition of both movement 1 and movement 2

    A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

    • 1st movement: Letter A - 1 measure after Letter B; Letter C - 11 before the end
    • 3rd movement: 11 after Letter K - end

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: Letter B - Letter C
    • 2nd movement: Solo after Letter B; m. 55 - m. 61
    • 3rd movement: beginning - m. 22; m. 33 - Letter D; Letter E - m. 130; m. 156 - end
    • 4th movement: Letter A - m. 26; Letter G - Letter H; m. 259 - m. 271 

    BASSOON

    (Prepare Bassoon I unless otherwise indicated)

    Mozart Bassoon Concerto, K. 191, Movement 1, exposition

    A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy solo work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 1 - Letter A; 2nd ending before Letter F - m. 205
    • 2nd movement: m. 1 - m. 4

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 62 - m. 71; m. 88 - m. 133; m. 183 - m. 190; m. 249 - end
    • 2nd movement: entire movement
    • 4th movement: m. 65 - m. 157; m. 161 - m. 186; m. 263 - m. 285; m. 321 - m. 353

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (PDF)

    • m. 1 - m. 58; m. 101 - m. 123; m. 139 - m. 171; m. 214 - m. 236

    HORN

    (Prepare Horn I unless otherwise indicated)

    Mozart: Choose either the Horn Concerto No. 2 or the Horn Concerto No. 4 and prepare the exposition from both Movement 1 and Movement 2

    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, opening calls

    Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening

    Wagner: Siegfried, short call

    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, low tutti

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 2nd movement: Letter E - Letter F (solo)
    • 4th movement: Letter B - m. 60 (solo)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • Andante: m. 86 - m. 91

    TRUMPET

    (Prepare Trumpet I unless otherwise indicated)

    A solo work of your choice

    Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, complete

    Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition, opening

    Stravinsky: Petrouchka, ballerina solo

    Respighi: Pines of Rome, off-stage solo

    Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: pickup to m. 25 - m. 27; m. 143 - m. 145
    • 3rd movement: m. 340 - 343 (in C)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 2nd movement: m. 112 - end (in E)
    • 3rd movement: m. 101 - m. 108; take first ending and stop on m. 87 (in H)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 4th movement: m. 388 - end (in C)

    VIOLIN

    (Prepare Violin I)

    Two contrasting works of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement:  opening - m. 9, m. 78 - m. 105; 2nd half of m. 308 - m. 374
    • 2nd movement:  violin solo from m. 90 - end
    • 4th movement: m. 22 - m. 29, m. 62 - m. 132; m. 164 - m. 183

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (complete) (PDF)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 24 - m. 79; m. 101 - double bar
    • 2nd movement: beginning - double bar
    • 3rd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: beginning - m. 94

    VIOLA

    Two contrasting works of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement:  opening - m. 9, m. 157 - m. 185; m. 321 (Letter K) - m. 343 (Letter L)
    • 2nd movement:  m. 31 - m. 39; m. 53 - m. 63
    • 3rd movement: m. 33 - m. 70
    • 4th movement: m. 220 (Letter K) - m. 249

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (complete) (PDF)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 133 - m. 155
    • 2nd movement: beginning - m. 19; m. 66 - m. 75
    • 3rd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: beginning - m. 53; m. 95 - double bar

    CELLO

    Two contrasting works of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement:  opening - m. 9, m. 21 (Letter A) - m. 38; second half of m. 317 - m. 365
    • 2nd movement:  m. 6 - m. 13, m. 46 - m. 76
    • 3rd movement: opening - m. 19
    • 4th movement: m. 20 - m. 26; m. 38 - m. 47; m. 234 - m. 269

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (PDF)

    • Opening - m. 7; m. 81 - Letter B

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 1st movement: m. 37 - m. 50; m. 71 - m. 79; m. 89 - m. 99; m. 123 - m. 153
    • 2nd movement: m. 61 - m. 73
    • 3nd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: m. 9 - m. 35; m. 46 - m. 74; m. 95 - m. 151; m. 172 - m. 204

    BASS

    One movement of a solo J.S. Bach work of your choice

    Contrasting solo work (or movement) of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    • 3rd movement: pickup to m. 141 - m. 218

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (PDF)

    • 1st movement: Letter E through second ending (m. 190)
    • 2nd movement: m. 46 - m. 61

    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, overture (PDF)

    • Opening - m. 7 downbeat; m. 156 - m. 166 downbeat

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (PDF)

    • 4th movement: m. 98 - m. 163 (22 after Letter B to 30 before Letter D)


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