New York String Orchestra Seminar

Audition Repertoire

  • 2015 Strings, Winds, and Brass Live Audition Repertoire

    Please prepare the following music for your live audition. 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 often the level of preparation 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. The Andy Stein arrangement for orchestra of Schubert's Death and the Maiden string quartet is not generally available, but we do recommend listening to recordings of the string quartet to familiarize yourself with the piece.

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

    PLEASE NOTE: Thanks to the generous cooperation of Luck's Music Library and Andy Stein, after Labor Day, we will be able to provide PDF downloads of most of the excerpts listed below.

    Flute

    (prepare Flute I unless otherwise indicated)

    A Bach work of your choice

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

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

    • Movement 1: m. 198 - end of movement
    • Movement 2: m. 49 - end of movement
    • Movement 3: m. 181 - end of movement

    Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: Letter D (m. 129) - end of movement
    • Movement 4: m. 147 - end of movement

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: m. 82 - 226
    • Movement 2: m. 25 - 101
    • Movement 3: m. 1 - 164
    • Movement 4: m. 23 - 494

    Oboe

    (prepare Oboe I unless otherwise indicated)

    A 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)

    Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte

    • opening - m. 8; m. 125 - 202

    Mozart : Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: m. 15 - 35; m. 67 (one after Letter B) - 94 (Letter C)
    • Movement 2: m. 79 - end of movement (last 6 bars)
    • Movement 3: Trio: m. 25 - 32 (8 bars, include repeat)
    • Movement 4: m. 190 - 207 (solo after Letter E)

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: m. 25 - 60; m. 219 - 234
    • Movement 2: m. opening to Letter D (m. 102) - No repeats
    • Movement 3: beginning - m. 22; Trio section beginning 69 - end of Trio section; m. 233 (Poco meno mosso) - m. 297
    • Movement 4: m. 19 - 62 (through the first ending)

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    • Movement 3: Letter D (m. 196) - 207 (solo); Letter H (m. 400) - 406 (solo)

    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)

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: m. 41 - 59; m. 70 - 74
    •  Movement 2: beginning - m. 24; m. 34 - 41; m. 85 - 96; m. 102 - 126
    • Movement 3: m. 23 - 68
    • Movement 4: m. 17 - 43; 90 - 113; 136 - 152; m. 201- 220; 502 - 518

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    • Movement 2: opening - bar 12; 85 - 96
    • Movement 4: m. 33 - 43; 90 - 113; 136 - 152; 502 - 518

    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)

    Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte

    • m. 33 - 45; 65 - 95; 139 - 178; 197 - 234

    Mozart : Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: m.1 - 41; m. 120 - 126; m. 165 - end of movement
    • Movement 3: m. 25 - 32
    • Movement 4: m. 9 - 77; 147 - 181; 216 - 231

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: m. 25 - 41; m. 52 - 60; m. 91 - 105; m. 110 - 121; m. 135 - 186 (no repeat); m. 267 - 273; m. 278- 288; m. 304 - 310
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 24; m. 69 - 100; m. 102 - 127
    • Movement 3: m. 69 - 84; m. 117 - end of Trio (m. 164)
    • Movement 4: m. 21 - 62; m. 367 - 383; m. 594 - end

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    • Movement 2: m. 1 - 12
    • Movement 3: m. 206 - 208; m. 410 - 448

    Horn

    Mozart: Choose either the Horn Concerto No. 2 or 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, tutti

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, slow movement solo

    Trumpet

    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

    Mozart: Mozart : Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: m. 165 - 176
    • Movement 4: m. 244 - end

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 2: m. 76 - 79
    • Movement 4: m. 99 - 106; 338 - 340

    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)

    Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: beginning - Letter B (bar 66)
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 17; m. 71 - end of movement
    • Movement 4: beginning - m 37; m. 110 - 146

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 69; m. 91 - 110; m. 198 - 220; m. 260 - 278
    • Movement 2: Letter D (m. 102) - Letter E (m. 128); m. 149 - 160
    • Movement 3: beginning - double bar (m. 22); m. 85 - 100; m. 133 - 164
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 32; m. 63 - 112; m. 247 - 279; m. 615 - end

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    • Movement 1: m. opening - m. 20
    • Movement 3: m. 540 - 565

    Viola

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

    Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: beginning - Letter B (bar 66)
    • Movement 2: m. 67 - end of movement
    • Movement 3: Trio section - entire without repeats
    • Movement 4: beginning - m 37; m. 134 - 142

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 52; m. 69 - 105; m. 110 - 136; m. 197 - 219; m. 236 - 273
    • Movement 2: Letter A (m. 25) - m. 33; Letter C (m. 76) - Letter D (m. 102); Letter E (bar 128) - m. 149
    • Movement 3: m. 85 - 96; m. 133 - 164
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 33; m. 43 - 89; m. 392 - 433; m. 615 - end

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    • Movement 1: m. 127 - 141

    Cello

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

    Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 48; m. 59 - Letter B (m. 67); m. 141 - 154; m. 165 - 172
    • Movement 2: m. 36 - 48
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 67; m. 134 - 142; m. 201 - 211

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 52; m. 75 - 105; m. 162 - 198; m. 246 - 273
    • Movement 2: Letter B (m. 51) - m. 75; m. 137 - 152
    • Movement 3: m. 23 - 53; m. 85 - 96; m. 329 - end of movement
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 90; m. 405 - 433; m. 615 - end

    Bass

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

    Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner) - excerpts to be selected from this work

    Schubert (arr. for orchestra A. Stein): Death and the Maiden - excerpts to be selected from this work



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