Audition Repertoire - Probespielrepertoire 2020

You will receive the sheet music with more detailed information about the excerpts after your registration!

Violin

  • A romantic or 20th century concerto
    or a concert piece
  • Mozart: concerto K 211, 216, 218 or 219, 1st mvt with cadenza

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 3rd mvt, bars 1 – 80 (1st violin)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 4th mvt (the storm), bars 1 – 19 (2nd violin)
  • Bruckner: Symphony No 3, 2nd mvt, bars 122 – 141; 3rd mvt, bars 121 – 159 (Scherzo), bars 7 – 39 (Trio) (1st violin)
  • Mozart: Symphony No 39, 4th mvt (1st violin)
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 2, 2nd mvt, "Juliet, the young girl“ 11 – 14 (1st violin)
  • Strauss: Don Juan, Beginning to bar 62 (1st violin)

Viola

  • A piece of your own choice 
  • Stamitz or Hoffmeister: concerto, 1st mvt with cadenza

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 2nd, 3rd and 4th mvt
  • Bruckner: Symphony No 3, 3rd and 4th mvt
  • Mendelssohn: Sommernachtstraum, 1st mvt, Scherzo
  • Mozart: Zauberflöte, Overture                    
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, “The Death of Tybald” & Suite No 2, 2nd and 5th mvt
  • Strauss: Don Juan, Beginning to 6 bars after C

Cello

  • A piece of your own choice

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 2nd mvt, bars 20 – 26; 4th mvt (the storm), bars 33 – 51
  • Mendelssohn: Sommernachtstraum, Scherzo
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 2, 2nd mvt, 12 – 14; 3rd mvt, 22 – 24, upper divisi; 7th mvt, 62 to 5 bars after 63
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Beginning to 5th bar after 2

Double Bass

  • Koussevitsky: Concerto, 1st & 2nd mvt
    or Bottesini: Concerto 1st & 2nd mvt with cadenza
    or Vanhal: Concerto for Double Bass, 1st mvt, with cadenza

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 1st mvt, bars 79 – 86; bars 263 – 281
  • Bruckner: Symphony No 3, 1st mvt, 1 bar before A to 7th after A
  • Bruckner: Te Deum, Aeterna fac, bars 14 – 22
  • Nielsen: Symphony No 6, Finale, the last 4 bars
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, “The Death of Tybald”, Beginning to bar 9 & Suite No 2 “Romeo & Juliet before parting”, bars 70 – 84

Flute

  • A piece of your own choice

  • Brahms: Symphony No 1, 4th mvt, & Symphony No 4, 4th mvt
  • Mendelssohn: Sommernachtstraum, Scherzo
  • Mozart: Zauberflöte, 1st act, No 8, Finale
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, 3rd mvt, 30 – 33
  • Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé, Suite No 2, from bar 176

Piccolo

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 9, 4th mvt, Allegro assai vivace, Alla marcia
  • Rossini: Semiramis, Overture
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No 9, 2nd and 3rd mvt

Oboe

  • A piece of your own choice

  • Brahms: Symphony No 1, 1st and 2nd mvt
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto, 2nd Oboe, 2nd mvt
  • Mozart: Symphony No 41 “Jupiter”, 1st mvt
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, 2nd mvt, solo after 26
  • Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin, Prelude
  • Rossini: La scala di seta, Overture

English Horn

  • Dvorak: Symphony No 9, 2nd mvt
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Clarinet

  • A piece of your own choice

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th mvt
  • Kodaly: Dances from Galanta
  • Mendelssohn: Sommernachtstraum, Scherzo, Allegro Vivace
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 2, 2nd mvt, 14

High Clarinet

  • Ravel: Bolero, 3 – 4
  • Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé, Suite No 2

Bass Clarinet

  • Liszt: Dante Sinfonie, 1st mvt, “Inferno”
  • Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1, 2nd mvt

Bassoon

  • A piece of your own choice

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 4, 4th mvt
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto, 2nd mvt
  • Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Overture
  • Ravel: Bolero, 2 – 3
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No 9, 4th and 5th mvt
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 1st mvt

Double Bassoon

  • Brahms: Symphony No 1, 1st and 4th mvt
  • Ravel: Ma mere l´oye, 4th mvt, “Les Entretiens de la belle et de la bête”

Saxophone

  • A piece of your own choice

Please note that, regarding the orchestral excerpts, it is not mandatory to apply for every instrument, but it is appreciated

  • Bernstein: West Side Story, Symphonic Dances, bars 18 – 30, 404 – 438
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, 1st and 4th mvt & Suite No 2, 1st, 2nd and 6th mvt
  • Ravel: Bolero, Solo, bars 131 – 143
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures of an Exhibition, "Il vecchio castello"

Horn (High)

  • Strauss: Concerto No 1
    or Mozart: Concerto No 4 K 495

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 3rd and 5th mvt & Symphony No 7, 1st mvt
  • Brahms: Symphony No 2, 1st mvt (1st AND 3rd horn) and 2nd mvt
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (1st AND 3rd horn) & Ein Heldenleben
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5, 2nd mvt

Horn (Low)

  • Mozart: Concerto No 3 K 447 
  • Neuling: Bagatelle

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 7, 1st mvt
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No 5, 17 – 21
  • Strauss: Don Quixote, Var. VII & VIII & Ein Heldenleben, 2nd AND 5th horn
  • Wagner: Götterdämmerung, 2nd act, 2nd scene

Trumpet

  • Haydn: Concerto in E flat

  • Beethoven: Leonore, Overtures Nos 2 & 3 (Signals)
  • Mahler: Symphony No 5, 1st mvt & Symphony No 6, 1st and 4th mvt
  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Cornet

  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Nos 11, 12 and 48

Trombone

  • David: Concerto

  • Brahms: Symphony No 1, 4th mvt
  • Mahler: Symphony No 3, 1st mvt (solo)
  • Mozart: Requiem, Tuba mirum
  • Ravel: Bolero
  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, "Der Genesende" & "Das Tanzlied" & Till Eulenspiegel, 31 and 37
  • Wagner: Lohengrin, 3rd act, Prelude

Bass Trombone

  • Sachse: Concerto

  • Haydn: The Creation, No 26
  • Rossini: Guglielmo Tell, Overture
  • Schumann: Symphony No 3, 4th mvt
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
  • Wagner: Die Walküre, 3rd act, 1st scene: "Ride of the Valkyries" and 2nd scene

Tuba

  • Strauss: Horn Concerto op. 11
    or Vaughan Williams: Concerto

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 4th and 5th mvt
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, 1st, 2nd and 4th mvt
  • Mahler: Symphony No 1, 3rd mvt (solo)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
  • Wagner: Siegfried, 2nd act, Prelude

Percussion

Timpani

  • Beethoven: Symphony No 9, 1st mvt, coda
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis,  2nd mvt
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps, Finale (one player version)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, 1st mvt

Snare Drum

  • Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf, 49
  • Ravel: Bolero
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, 3rd mvt, D – J and 4th mvt, P – R
  • Rossini: La gazza ladra, Overture

Xylophone

  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Introduction
  • Hindemith: Chamber Music No.1 
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird, Ballett, 1st act, 47 – 48 and 127 – 133

Glockenspiel

  • Debussy: La Mer, 2nd & 3rd mvt
  • Dukas: L'Apprentí sorcier

Harp

  • Spohr: Fantasie c-moll op. 53

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 2nd mvt
  • Smetana: My homeland, 1st mvt, “Vyšehrad”
  • Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, “Liebestod”

Piano/Celesta

  • Mozart: a movement of a solo piece of your own choice

  • Stavinsky: L'Oiseau de feu, suite pour orchestre (1919), "Introduction", beginning to bar 81
  • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Suite 1, Nos 5 & 7 and Suite 2, No 1 (celesta) & No 4 (piano)