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Audition Repertoire

  • 2016 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 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. 

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

    NOTE: We do have excerpts for many instruments. For instruments for which we do not yet have excerpts for the 2016 New York String Orchestra Seminar Live Auditions, we list as much information as we have 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)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • 1st movement: Letter D - end
    • 2nd movement: Beginning to Letter A; Letter C - end
    • 3rd movement: Beginning - m. 117
    • 4th movement: Beginning - m. 122

    Mozart: Overture from Idomeneo, K. 366

    • Letter D - end 

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • 1st movement: Reh 13 - end of movement
    • 2nd movement: Reh 31 - 36
    • 3rd movement: Reh 43 - 46
    • Beginning - reh 57

    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)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • Movement 2: opening - m. 27

    Mozart : Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)

    • Movement 1: m. 183 - m. 228
    • Movement 2: m. 46 - m. 60
    • Movement 3: m. 17 - m. 53
    • Movement 4: m. 151 - m. 166 and m. 281 - m. 295

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Movement 1: No. 14 - No. 20 (m. 103- m. 142)
    • Movement 2: m. 30 - m. 38; m. 52 - 63
    • Movement 3: m. 21 - m. 28 (solo)
    • Movement 4: m. 25 - m. 71; m. 155 - m. 203

    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)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • Movement 2, Letter A to Letter B
    • Movement 4, Bars 12 - 1st 2 beats of 26; final 10 bars

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Movement 1, 1st 3 bars
    • Movement 4, finale 2 bars before 47 through 47 and 59-60

    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)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • Movement 2: Beginning to 10 before A
    • Movement 4: m. 145 - m. 170

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

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

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Movement 1: Reh. 6 - Reh. 7; 1 before Reh. 14 to Reh. 18; Reh. 24 to Reh. 28

    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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian) - specific excerpts to be announced

    Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 - Rondeau m. 260 - m. 288

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 (Jupiter) - Andante m. 86 - m. 91

    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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian) - Movement I, bar 496 - bar 510

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical) - Movement 1, 5th bar of Reh. 17 through Reh. 19

    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. 41 (Jupiter

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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • 1st movement: beginning - bar 110; 2nd ending to Letter C; Letter D - bar 382
    • 2nd movement: beginning - Letter A
    • 3rd movement: beginning - bar 76
    • 4th movement: bar 22 - bar 84

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • 1st movement: beginning - bar 85
    • 2nd movement: beginning - bar 13
    • 3rd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: beginning - bar 41; bar 59 - first ending; bar 117 - bar 143

    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. 41 (Jupiter

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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • 1st movement: bar 33 - bar 51; bar 87 - bar 124; bar 159 - bar 183; bar 210b - bar 246; bar 448 - bar 475
    • 2nd movement: beginning - bar 35
    • 3rd movement: beginning - bar 75
    • 4th movement: bar 14 - bar 52; bar 73 - bar 85; bar 122 - bar 150; bar 166 - bar 195

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • 1st movement: beginning - bar 10; bar 19 - bar 30; bar 87 - bar 103; bar 198 - end of movement
    • 2nd movement: bar 18 - bar 39
    • 3rd movement: beginning - bar 12
    • 4th movement: bar 37 - first ending (bar 90); bar 108 - bar 131; bar 167 - 203

    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. 41 (Jupiter

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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • 1st movement: bar 21 - bar 51; bar 214 - bar 262; bar 375 - bar 400
    • 2nd movement: beginning - bar 19; bar 96 - end
    • 3nd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: bar 14 - bar 53; bar 165 - bar 180; bar 196 - bar 204

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • 1st movement: beginning - bar 3; bar 23 - bar 28; bar 111 - bar 142
    • 2nd movement: beginning - bar 42
    • 3rd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: beginning - bar 42; bar 58 - bar 77; bar 189 - bar 203

    Bass

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

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian)

    • 1st movement: mm. 41-90
    • 4th movement: mm. 166-179

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)

    • 4th movement: mm. 98 - 163, or 22 after [B] to 30 before [D]

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • 1st movement: [J] to 4 after [L]
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