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Audition Repertoire for Substitute & Extra Musicians

Audition Repertoire for Substitute & Extra Musicians

Please note: all repertoire is subject to change.


VIOLIN

First movement of a major Romantic or 20th Century Concerto

All First Violin Parts

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4, 4th movement – m. 33 to Reh. D (m. 80)
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A major, 2nd movement – Beginning to downbeat of m. 27
  • Prokofiev - Classical Symphony, 1st movement - Beginning to Reh. H
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 2, 2nd movement – Beginning to m. 48
  • Strauss - Don Juan - 1st page (Beginning to m. 62)

VIOLA

One movement from a major concerto OR One movement from an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita

  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, last movement
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 1, 2nd movement - mm. 28-39 (downbeat only) and mm. 53-62, 3rd movement - mm. 87-108 (downbeat of 1st ending)
  • Mendelssohn - Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 40, 4th movement
  • Strauss - Don Juan - Beginning to Reh. B (1st page)

CELLO

First movement of a standard concerto

  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement - theme and 2 variations
  • Brahms - Symphony No.2, 2nd movement, beginning thru m.16
  • Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's dream, Scherzo, N to O
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, movements 1 and 4
  • Strauss - Don Juan, Beginning to D

BASS

First movement of any standard concerto OR Two contrasting movements from a Baroque Sonata OR Two movements from a cello Suite by J.S. Bach

  • Wagner - Prelude to "Die Meistersinger" - J to end
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, 3rd movement
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, 4th movement - Beginning (Presto) to B
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, 3rd movement
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 1, 1st movement – Reh. E to 1st ending, 2nd movement – 8 bars after Reh. B to Reh. C
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel 1 bar before Reh. 3 to 5 bars before Reh. 4 and Reh. 35 to 4 bars before Reh. 38
  • Mozart - Overture to "The Magic Flute"

POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING


FLUTE

  • Mozart Concerto in G Major- 1st movement, exposition
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4 - 4th movement solo - mm. 93-105
  • Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo, pick-up to 1 before P through the end
  • Stravinsky - Firebird Suite (1919) - Variation de L’Oiseau de Fue - all

Piccolo*

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, last movement solo mm. 343-374 or 16 before H through 16 after H
  • Rossini -  Overture to Semiramide, 5 after G through 3 after H and 8 before U through letter U
  • Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra, movement 3 – Elegia mm. 29-33, 107-111, and 123-end movement 5 mm. 418-429
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, 3rd movement - letter E through 3 before G; 4th movement - 8 before H through 12 after H

*Flutists are encouraged to audition on flute and piccolo, but may specify flute only. 


OBOE

Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 314, 1st movement

All First Oboe Parts

  • Brahms - Concerto for Violin, 2nd  movement
  • Stravinsky – Pulcinella, Serenata - first solo
  • Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin, 1st movement - opening solo, and 5th measure of Reh. 8 to Reh. 9
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, 2nd and 3rd movements
  • Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 "Scottish", 2nd and 4th movements
  • Rossini - La Scala di Seta, first allegro solo

English Horn (optional)

  • Berlioz - Roman Carnival
  • Dvorak - New World Symphony, 2nd movement - opening solo
  • Debussy - Fetes (2nd movement of Nocturnes) - opening to Reh. 4, and Reh. 14-15
  • Respighi - Pines of Rome, 4th movement solo

CLARINET A/Bb

Mozart Concerto, 1st movement (exposition section)

All First Clarinet Parts (except where marked)

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, 1st movement - mm. 474- 492 (2 before Reh. K to 17 after Reh. K) 2nd movement – mm. 68-78 (1 before Reh. D to Reh. E)
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 8, 3rd movement - trio section
  • Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 (2ND CLARINET), 2nd movement duets – Reh. A to Reh. B and Reh. F to Reh. G
  • Mendelssohn - Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream, Beginning to Reh. B (mm. 1-48)
  • Mendelssohn - Fingal’s Cave Overture (2ND CLARINET), duet section after Reh. F
  • Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2, 3rd movement - opening solo
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, 2nd movement - cadenza (Reh. F to Reh. G), 3rd movement - Reh D. to Reh. F, 4th movement – Reh. I to Reh. K

Eb Clarinet (optional)

  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, 5th movement - mm.40-65 (Reh. 63 to five after Reh. 64)
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, “Big Solo” only (Reh. 200 to Reh. 204)
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, cadenza only (Reh. 40 for thirteen measures)

Bass Clarinet (optional)

  • Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, 1st part - Reh. 11 to Reh. 12
  • Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite On the Trail - 3 after Reh. 2 to Reh. 3
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2 – Reh. 157 to 3 after Reh. 167
  • Strauss - Don Quixote - Reh. 14 to 5 after Reh. 16 and Reh. 72 to Reh. 74

BASSOON

Mozart Concerto, 1st movement

All First Bassoon Parts

  • Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
  • Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 - 2nd movement
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 - 1st movement (opening solo)

Contrabassoon (optional)

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 - 4th movement

HORN

  • Mozart Concerto No. 2 or No. 4, 1st movement
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, 3rd movement - Horn 1
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement - Horn 1
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, 1st movement opening - Horn 1 & 2
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement solo - Horn 1
  • Strauss - Til Eulenspiegel, Horn 1 opening call, Horn 1 & 3 alternating calls up to high C
  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 1st movement low tutti - Horn 1

TRUMPET

Haydn - Concerto in E flat, 2nd movement

First Trumpet Parts

  • Stravinsky – Petrouchka, Ballerina's Dance
  • Mussorgsky  - Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 5, opening
  • Brahms - Academic Overture

Second Trumpet Parts

  • Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra, Finale solos
  • Stravinsky - Firebird, Danse Infernale
  • Beethoven - Violin Concerto

POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING


TROMBONE

Solo of choice

  • Berlioz - Hungarian March - Second Trombone
  • Mozart - Tuba Mirum - Second Trombone
  • Ravel - Bolero - First Trombone
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries

BASS TROMBONE

Solo of choice

  • Berlioz - Hungarian March
  • Respighi - Fountains of Rome
  • Schumann Symphony No. 3, 4th movement
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries

TUBA

One movement of a concerto OR equivalent length solo

  • Stravinsky - "Bear" solo from Petroushka
  • Wagner - Die Meistersinger, Prelude Act I
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
  • Wagner - A Faust Overture (Beginning)
  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1, slow movement solo

PERCUSSION*

Xylophone

  • Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon Overture
  • Copland - Hoe-Down from “Rodeo”

Snare Drum

  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Cymbals

  • Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
  • Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Tambourine

  • Dvorak - Carnival Overture
  • Bizet - Aragonaise from “Carmen”

Bass Drum

  • Mahler - Symphony no. 5
  • Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Triangle

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4
  • Bizet - Danse Boheme from “Carmen”

Timpani

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
  • Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

*Percussionists are encouraged to audition on all instruments, but may choose to audition for percussion only or timpani only.


HARP

  • Handel Concerto in B flat
  • Cadenza from Tchaikovksy’s Nutcracker
  • Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique
  • Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Debussy - The Afternoon of a Faun
  • Wagner - Prelude and Isolde’s Love Death from Tristan and Isolde
  • Stravinsky - Firebird
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol

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