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Principal Bassoon Audition Repertoire

Principal Bassoon Audition Repertoire

Please note: All repertoire is subject to change. 


SOLO
  • Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in Bb, 1st movement exposition
ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 4, 4th movement - ms. 184-190
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3 - 1st movement - ms. 142-183 and 3rd movement - ms. 110-142
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - 1st movement - ms. 7-15 and 3rd movement - ms. 9-35 (reh 2-5)
  • Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 41

1st movement - ms. 62-71 (trill on g); ms. 107-122
4th movement - beginning to repeat (ms. 148)

  • Ravel - Bolero - Solo at reh 2 and repeated high g section at reh 4
  • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G

1st movement - reh 9-10 (high e solo)
3rd mvt. - reh 14-16 (16th note passage -play both parts combined)

  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade - 2nd movement - both cadenza sections
  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9 - 4th/5th movement - entire 4th mvt and opening solo in 5th movement played as one excerpt
  • Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite - Variation 2a
  • Stravinsky - Rite of Spring - both opening solos (opening to reh 4 and also at reh 12)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 - 2nd movement - ms. 263 to end
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 - 1st movement ms. 1-12 and 4th movement ms. 2-36

Possible sight-reading

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