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Audition Repertoire

  • 2017 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.

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

    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 provided to confirm you have an accurate selection for your excerpt.

    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 often the level of preparation of the orchestral excerpts.

    Flute

    (prepare Flute I unless otherwise indicated)

    A 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)

    Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina

    • Letter A - one measure before Letter B (m. 27 - 53)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

    • 1st movement: m. 9 - m. 16; m. 84 - m. 111; m. 240 - m. 266
    • 2nd movement: Beginning - m. 124; m. 165 - m. 229
    • 3rd movement: m. 80 - m. 127
    • 4th movement: Beginning - m. 267

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • 1st movement: Beginning - m. 181 (10 before Letter E)
    • 2nd movement: m. 84 (Letter M) - end
    • 3rd movement: m. 213 (Letter S) - end

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major

    • 1st movement: 8 before Letter B - Letter E
    • 2nd movement: Letter I - end
    • 3rd movement: entire movement
    • 4th movement: Letter N - 17 after Letter R

    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. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

    • 1st movement: opening - m. 16; m. 358 - 366; m. 411 - 422
    • 2nd movement: m. 32 (one before Letter A) - m. 100; m. 123 - (pick-up to Letter D) - m. 172
    • 3rd movement: m. 98 - m. 115
    • 4th movement: m. 168 - m. 182; m. 291 - 304

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • 1st Movement: m. 110 - m. 143; m. 283 - m. 318; m. 366 - end
    • 2nd Movement: m. 154 - end
    • 3rd Movement: m. 241 (Letter T) - m. 310; m. 356 - 409

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major

    • 1st Movement: m. 9 of Allegro con spirito - 8 m. after Letter A
    • 3rd Movement: pick-up to Letter K - 4 m. after Letter L

    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)

    Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina

    • Letter B - one measure before Letter C (m. 54 - 73)

     Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

    • 1st movement: m. 64 - m. 83; m. 126 - m. 143
    • 2nd movement: m. 8 - m. 67; m. 84- m. 102; m. 190 - m. 225
    • 3rd movement: no excerpts
    • 4th movement: m. 291 - m. 299; m. 361 - m. 388

    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. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

    • Movement 1: m. 140 - m. 146; m. 258 - m. 270
    • Movement 2: m. 48 - m. 136; m. 190 - m. 213; m. 230 - m. 261
    • Movement 3: m. 33 - m. 49
    • Movement 4: m. 37 - m. 50; m. 369 - m. 388

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • Movement 1: m. 136 - m. 143; m. 311 - m. 318; m. 366 - end
    • Movement 2: m. 84 (Letter M) - end
    • Movement 3: m. 215 - m. 230; m. 303 - 310; m. 355 - 363; m. 392 - m. 409

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major 

    • Movement 1: Adagio after Letter E - end
    • Movement 2: 11 bars before Letter H - Letter H

    Horn

    (prepare Horn I unless otherwise noted)

    • 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: Horn III Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish" Horn III
      • Vivace non troppo: 16 bars after A - 1st bar of B; 12 before F - 3 before G
      • Adagio 6th bar of D - 4th bar before E
    • 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

    (Prepare Trumpet I unless otherwise noted)

    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. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
      • Movement 3 (in D): m. 105 - m. 116
      • Movement 4 (in C): m. 82 - m. 90

    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)

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drum Roll"

    • Movement 1: m. 39 - m. 93
    • Movement 2: m. 85 - m. 108 (concertmaster solo)
    • Movement 3: no excerpts
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 73; m. 351 - end of movement

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 77
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 39
    • Movement 3: beginning -  m. 62

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish" (1843 version)

    • Movement 1: m. 17 - m. 85; m. 99 - m. 141; m. 181 - m. 206
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 89; m. 133 - m. 176; m. 183 - end of movement
    • Movement 3: beginning - m. 33; m. 69 - m. 99; m. 117 - m. 142
    • Movement 4: beginning - m. 54; m. 109 - m. 147; m. 407 - end of movement

    Viola

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

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drum Roll"

    • Movement 1: m. 39 - m. 93
    • Movement 2: m. 17 - m. 26; m. 125 - m. 134; m. 143 - m. 156
    • Movement 3: no excerpts
    • Movement 4: m. 23 - m. 47; m. 271 - m. 316

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 77
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 39
    • Movement 3: beginning - m. 62

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish" (1843 version)

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 16; m. 64 - m. 124; m. 158 - m. 205
    • Movement 2: beginning - m. 48; m. 61 - m. 91; m. 105 - m. 120; m. 139 - m. 164; m. 193 - m. 228
    • Movement 3: m. 117 - m. 140
    • Movement 4: m. 39 - m. 66; m. 127 - m. 151; m. 182 - m. 225; m. 304 - m. 345; m. 396 - m. 464

    Cello

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

    Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major "Drum Roll"

    • Movement 1: m. 2 - m. 13; m. 43 - m. 93
    • Movement 2: no excerpts
    • Movement 3: m. 20 - m. 27
    • Movement 4: m. 52 - m. 90; m. 327 - m. 366

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466

    • Movement 1: beginning - m. 77
    • Movement 2: no excerpts
    • Movement 3: beginning - m. 30

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish" (1843 version)

    • Movement 1: m. 30 - m. 46; m. 82 - m. 124; m. 129 - m. 141; m. 209 (2nd ending) - m. 247; m. 313 - m. 363; m. 447 - m. 483
    • Movement 2: m. 49 - m. 92; m. 103 - m. 124; m. 135 - m. 176; m. 193 - m. 214
    • Movement 3: m. 73 - m. 99; m. 117 - m. 136
    • Movement 4: m. 15 - m. 23; m. 37 - m. 66; m. 198- m. 225; m. 290 - m. 338; m. 396 - m. 424; m. 441 - m. 468

    Bass

    One movement of a solo Bach work of your choice

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 46 "Scottish"

    • 1st movement: m. 238 - m. 293
    • 2nd movement: pickup to m. 49 - m. 92; m. 183 - m. 213

    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K. 364

    • 1st movement: m. 27 - m. 36; m. 327 - m. 334
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