Audition Repertoire

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Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Flute
Harp
Horn
Oboe
Piano
Percussion
Trombone
Trumpet

Tuba
Viola
Violin

Violin (violin excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 39 | 2nd mvt.: mm. 1 to 46, 4th mvt.: mm. 1-79
  • DVORAK Carnival Overture | Beginning to downbeat of Letter B, Letter through 5 measures after Letter N
  • ELGAR Enigma Variations | Variation 2
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to 13 measures after C

Additional excerpts for Concertmaster: Not included in download – request by email

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | All solos in 1st and 2nd mvts.
  • STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben | All solos
  Viola (viola excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 1st mvt. m. 15 to 3 after Letter A
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 | 1st mvt.: beginning to 10 after Allegro non troppo, and 3rd mvt.: 5 measures after V to AA
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to B and 1 measure before Z to CC
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  Cello (cello excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 4th mvt. 23 measures after D to E
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 | 2nd mvt. Beginning to C
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 2nd mvt. Beginning to A
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Beginning to measure 7, 3 measures before G to 4 measures after K, and 7 measures after X to CC

Additional excerpt for principal cello: Not included in download – request by email

  • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 | 3rd movement solos
  Bass (bass excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 4th mvt.: Beginning to A
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 | 3rd mvt.: Beginning to measure 86, and 140-177
  • MOZART Symphony No. 35 | 1st mvt.: measure 13 to A, and 4th mvt.: 23 measures after D to E
  • STRAUSS Don Juan | Rehearsal A to C
  • GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes | Solo
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1 | Solo
  Flute / Piccolo (flute/piccolo excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • DEBUSSY Afternoon of a Faun | Opening Solo
  • PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony | 2nd mvt. rehearsal 31 to rehearsal 32, and 4th mvt. rehearsal 63 to 3 measures after rehearsal 65
  • STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite | Variation De L’Oiseau De Feu
  • RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No.2 | Rehearsal 176-179

Additional excerpts for piccolo:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 3rd mvt. measure 162-170, measure 194-203
  • ROSSINI Semiramide (all)
  Oboe / English Horn (oboe/english horn excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto | Adagio Solo
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 2nd mvt.: Measures 19-26
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 2nd mvt.: Beginning to measure 21
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 | 2nd mvt.: Solo
  • ROSSINI La Scala di Seta | Andantino and Allegro solos
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | Solos

Additional excerpts for English horn:

  • DVORAK Symphony No. 9 | 2nd mvt.: measure 7 to 3 measures before rehearsal 1
  • BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture | Solo
  Clarinet (clarinet excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 | 3rd mvt.: Trio to D.C.
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 | 2nd mvt.: Beginning to rehearsal B
  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Scherzo
  • STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite | Variation de l’oiseau de feu: rehearsal 9 to end
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 | 3rd mvt.: measure 6 to 5 measures after rehearsal 48

Additional excerpts for E-flat clarinet:

  • BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique | Last movement (all)
  • RAVEL Bolero

Additional excerpts for bass clarinet:

  • RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe
  • GROFE Grand Canyon Suite
  Bassoon (bassoon excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Marriage of Figaro | Overture: Beginning to measure 24 and measures 156-171
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 2nd mvt.: measure 274 to the end
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | 2nd mvt.: measure 5 to rehearsal A
  • STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring | Beginning to 3 after rehearsal 3
  • RAVEL Bolero (all)
  Horn (horn excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 | Andante solo, beginning to measure 28
  • RAVEL Pavane for the Dead Princess | Beginning to 4 after A
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 | 1st mvmt. Allegro non troppo, measures 447 – 477
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 | 3rd mvmt., Allegro, measures 132 – 161
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 3 | 1st mvmt., pick-up to [55] – 5 measures before [57]
  Trumpet (trumpet excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures At An Exhibition | Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle: Opening solo, rehearsal 58
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt.: rehearsal 27 to 29
  • STRAVINSKY Petrushka | Dance of the Ballerina
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt.: opening
  • RESPIGHI Pines of Rome | Offstage solo
  Trombone / Bass Trombone (Trombone/Bass Trombone excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MOZART Requiem | Tuba Mirum solo
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Sym. #4 | 4th mvt.: 9 measures after rehearsal A to B
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  • RAVEL Bolero | 2 measures after rehearsal 10 to 11

Excerpts for bass trombone:

  • HAYDN The Creation | No. 26
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 4th mvt.: Andante maestoso
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 4th mvt.: 9 measures after rehearsal A to 9 before B
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  Tuba (tuba excerpts – download) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures At an Exhibition – Bydlo
  • WAGNER Die Walkure
  • HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses | 2nd mvt.: 4 measures before M to P
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt. rehearsal 3 to 6
  Harp (request excerpts by email) A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker | Cadenza
  • BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique | Un Bal
  • RAVEL Tzigane | Cadenza: 4-5
  • BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra | 4th mvt.: measures 42-58
  • VERDI Forza del Destino Overture
  • DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor | Act I cadenza
  Timpani (timpani excerpts – download)
 
  • FIRTH The Solo Timpanist, Etude XI
  • BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra | 4th mvt. bars 42-51
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 | 1st mvt.: measures 89-110. 4th mvt.: measure 409-end
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 | 1st mvt.: measures 68-91. 4th mvt.: measure 375-end
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 1st mvt.: 18 bars before S to end
  • HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis | 2nd mvt.
  • MOZART Magic Flute Overture (all)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 1st mvt.: 2 bars before T to U
  Percussion (percussion excerpts – download)

  • Snare Drum
    • LONG ROLL EXERCISE | Start pp, gradually cresendo to a fermata ff, then gradually diminuendo to pp (30 seconds approx.)
    • DELECLUSE from Douze Etudes | Etude #1
    • PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kije | 1st mvt. (The Birth of Kije): rehearsal 1 to 2
    • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade | 3rd mvt.: rehearsal D to E and F to G. 4th mvt.: rehearsal P to U (condense rests before S)
  • Marimba
    • Solo or etude of your choice (two or four mallets)
  • Xylophone
    • GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess
  • Glockenspiel
    • DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Rehearsal 17-20, rehearsal 22-24, rehearsal 52-53
  • Cymbals
    • CRASH EXERCISE A series of crashes, in crescendo from pp to ff
  • Tambourine
    • DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
  Piano (piano excerpts – download)A concerto or solo piece of your choice plus:

  • Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (“Mambo”)
  • Copland Appalachian Spring (7-10)
  • Stravinsky Petrouchka (“Danse Russe”: 64-73)