• 2018 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 the level of preparation and execution 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 are able to provide PDFs of many of the listed excerpts.

    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 the level of preparation and execution 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)

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • 1st movement: m. 174 - end
    • 3rd movement: m. 208 - end

    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement:  m. 17- m. 195, m. 363- m. 467
    • 2nd Movement: m. 27 – m. 61
    • 3rd Movement: m. 101- end

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • m. 19 - m. 30, m. 70 - m. 94, m. 135 - m. 179, m. 266 - end

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor "Pathetique"

    • 1st movement: m. 23 - m. 109, m. 185 - m. 273
    • 2nd movement: m. 57 - end
    • 3rd movement: m. 99 - end
    • 4th movement: beginning - m. 18

    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)

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • 1st Movement: m. 14 - m. 74 (Letter B), m. 142 - m. 164
    • 3rd Movement: m. 317 - m. 329

    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement:  m. 9 –  m. 67; m. 198 – m. 204; m. 535 – m. 547
    • 2nd Movement: opening - m. 32 (solo)
    • 3rd Movement:  m. 128 – m. 130; m. 273 – m. 310

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor "Pathetique"

    • 1st movement: m. 54 - m. 69, m. 161 - m. 170, m. 306 - m. 317
    • 2nd movement: m. 9 - m. 48 (no repeat), m. 57 - m. 67
    • 3rd movement: m. 201 - m. 221

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • m. 26 - m. 39, m. 217 (Animato) - m. 226 (Letter G)

    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)

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 

    •  3rd Movement: Letter H - Letter I

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor "Pathetique"

    • 1st movement: 5th measure of B through 7th measure of C; 8th measure of G through 15th measure of G; 3rd measure of I through 2nd measure of K; T through the first of the Andante Mosso
    • 3rd movement: 2 before H through I

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • m. 149 - m. 166, m. 202 - m. 217

    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)

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • Movement 1: m. 174 - m. 253 (Bassoon 1)

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 - Bassoon 1 and Bassoon 2 

    • 3rd Movement: 1 – 32 (Bassoons 1 and 2)

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • m. 1 - m. 9, m. 26 - m. 57, m. 149 - n, 165 (Bassoon 1)

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 - Bassoon 1 and Bassoon 2

    • Movement 1: m. 1 - m. 12, m. 102 - m. 129, m. 160 (Bassoon 1); m. 182 - m. 199 (Bassoons 1 and 2)
    • Movement 2: m. 25 - m. 49 (Bassoon 1)
    • Movement 3: m. 82 - m. 86 (Bassoon 2); m. 313 - end (Bassoons 1 and 2)
    • Movement 4: m. 1 - m. 36 (Bassoon 1)


    Horn

    (prepare Horn I unless otherwise noted)

    • Mozart: Choose either the Horn Concerto No. 2 or the Horn Concerto No. 4 and prepare the exposition from both Movement 1 and Movement 2
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement Poco Allegretto m. 98 - m. 110 (F - 12 after F)
    • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, opening calls
    • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening
    • Wagner: Siegfried, short call
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, low tutti

    Trumpet

    (prepare Trumpet I unless otherwise noted)

    A solo work of your choice

    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)

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • Movement 1: Starts at Bar 6 - Bar 60

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement:  m. 17 – m. 41; m. 271 – m. 292; m. 333 – m. 347; m. 503 – m. 525
    • 3rd Movement:  m. 27 – m. 37; m. 75 – m. 107; m. 203 – m. 221

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • Bar 217 "animato" - end of piece

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

    • Movement I: Letter A to Letter D; Allegro vivo before Letter H to Letter K; 6 after Letter M to Letter Q
    • Movement 2: 5 after Letter B to Letter D; 9 after Letter G to Letter I
    • Movement 3: Opening to Letter H; 5 after Letter U to 5 after Letter Bb

    Viola

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

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • Movement 1: Starts at Bar 6 - Bar 60

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement: opening – m. 27; m. 334 – m. 347
    • 3rd Movement: opening – m. 35; m. 73 – m. 93

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • Bar 218 - end of piece

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

    • Movement 1; m. 19 - Letter D; m. 130 - m. 142; m. 161 (allegro vivo) to 2nd of K
    • Movement 2: m. 17 - Letter A
    • Movement 3: 1 bar before Letter B to 7 after Letter C; m. 46 to 3 after Letter H; m. 214 to Letter Bb; Letter Kk to end
    • Movement 4: Letter E to m. 82

    Cello

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

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

    • Movement 1: Starts at Bar 6 - Bar 60

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement:  opening – m. 41; m. 334 – m. 347; m. 451 – m. 460; m. 495 – m. 525
    • 3rd Movement:  m. 59 – m. 82

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

    • Bar 47 until the middle of Bar 63; Letter G (Bar 226) - end of piece

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

    • Movement 1: 3 before Leter A to m. 69; m. 89 to m. 101
    • Movement 2: Opening to m. 32
    • Movement 3: m. 40 to Letter M; Letter X to Letter Y; Letter Gg to end
    • Movement 4: m. 55 to m. 81; 1 before Letter G to Letter I

    Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10 

    • Movement 1: Bar 32 - Bar 37; Bar 74 - Bar 82
    • Movement 3: Bar 76 - Bar 90

    Bass

    One movement of a solo Bach work of your choice

    Contrasting solo work (or movement) of your choice

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    • 3rd movement: pick up to m. 141 - m. 218

    Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

    • 1st Movement:  m. 6 – m. 41; m. 336 – m. 361; m. 513 – m. 525
    • 3rd Movement: m. 288 – m. 292; m. 327 – m. 339

    Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543

    • 1st movement: pick up to m. 41 - m. 97
    • 2nd movement: m. 40 - m. 50

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

    • 3rd movement: m. 72 - m. 96
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