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New York String Orchestra Seminar

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)

    • Specific excerpts to be announced
    • In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Mozart: Overture from Idomeneo, K. 366

    • Specific excerpts to be announced
    • In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Specific excerpts to be announced
    • In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the entire work

    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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

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

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Excerpts to be announced - in the interim, familiarize yourself with the entire work

    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)

    • Excerpts to be announced - please familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)

    • Excerpts to be announced - please familiarize yourself with the entire work

    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

    • Excerpts to be announced - please familiarize yourself with the entire work
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