AUDITION REPERTOIRE 2017/18

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


STRINGS

VIOLIN

  • Mozart: concerto K 211, 216, 218 or 219, 1st mvt. with cadenza
  • A romantic or 20th century concerto (1st mvt., Beethoven is accepted) or a concert piece
  • Excerpts (always 1st violin):
    Mahler: from symphony No 1, 1st, 2nd & 4th mvt.
    Mozart: from symphony No 39, 4th mvt.
    Strauss: Don Juan, beginning to bar 62

VIOLA

  • Stamitz or Hoffmeister: concerto, 1st mvt. with cadenza
  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Dvorak: from symphony No 9, 1st, 3rd & 4th mvt.
    Mahler: from symphony No 1, 3rd & 4th mvt.
    Mozart: overture to „Der Schauspieldirektor“
    Ravel: from “Ma mére l’oye”, 5. Le jardin féerique

CELLO

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphony No 5, 2nd mvt.
    Bernstein: “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”, bars 654 – 665
    Brahms: symphony No 2, 2nd mvt., (beginning to bar 15)
    Mahler: symphony No 1, 1st mvt. (3 – 5)
    Mendelssohn: from „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Scherzo
    Smetana: overture to „die verkaufte Braut“
    Strauss: from “Don Juan”

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
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphony No 5, 3rd mvt.
    Bernstein: “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”, bars 585 to 607 (including solos) & bars 654 to 668
    Dvorak: from symphony No 9, 1st & 4th mvt.
    Mahler: from symphony No 1, 3rd mvt.
    Mozart: from symphony No 40 g-minor, 1st mvt.

WOODWINDS

FLUTE

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Brahms: from symphony No 1, 4th mvt. and symphony No 4, 4th mvt.
    Mendelssohn: from „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Scherzo
    Mozart: “Die Zauberflöte”, 1st act, No 8, Finale
    Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf
    Ravel: “Daphnis & Chloé”, 2nd suite, from bar 176

PICCOLO (optional)

Beethoven: symphony No 9, 4th mvt., Allegro assai vivace, Alla marcia
Rossini: overture to “Semiramis”
Shostakovich: from symphony No 9, 2nd & 3rd mvt.

OBOE

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Brahms: from symphony No 1, 1st & 2nd mvt.
    Dvorak: cello concerto, 2nd oboe, 2nd mvt.
    Mozart: from symphony No 41, “Jupiter”, 1st mvt.
    Ravel: “Le tombeau de Couperin”, Prelude
    Rossini: overture to “La scala di seta”
    Strauss: solo from Don Juan

ENGLISH HORN (optional)

Dvorak: from symphony No 9, 2nd mvt.
Strauss: from “Ein Heldenleben”

CLARINET

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphony No 6, 2nd mvt.
    Brahms: from symphony No 3, 1st & 2nd mvt.
    Kodaly: from “Dances from Galanta”
    Mendelssohn: from „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Scherzo, Allegro Vivace
    Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf
    Schubert: from symphony No 7, 2nd mvt.

HIGH CLARINET (optional)

Ravel: Bolero, 3 to 4
Ravel: from “Daphnis & Chloé”, Suite No 2
Stravinsky: from “Le sacre du printemps, 1st part, “L’adoration de la terre” & “Rondes printaniéres”

BASS CLARINET (optional)

Liszt: from “Dante Sinfonie”, 1st mvt. “Inferno”
Shostakovich: from violin concerto No 1, 2nd mvt.

BASSOON

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphony No 4, 4th mvt.
    Beethoven: from violin concerto, 2nd mvt.
    Mozart: overture to „Le nozze di Figaro“
    Ravel: Bolero, 2 to 3
    Shostakovich: from symphony No 9, 4th & 5th mvt.
    Stravinsky: from “The Firebird” (suite, 1945), Berceuse

DOUBLE BASSOON (optional)

Brahms: from symphony No 1, 1st & 4th mvt.
Ravel: from “Ma mere l´oye”, 4th mvt .“Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête”

SAXOPHONE

  • A piece of your own choice
  • Excerpts (please note that, regarding the orchestral excerpts, it is not mandatory to apply for every instrument, but it is appreciated!):
    Bernstein: “Symphonic dances from West Side Story”, bars 18 – 30; 404 - 438
    Bernstein: from “Prelude, Fugues & Riffs”, Fugue & Riffs
    Prokofiev: from Romeo & Juliet, 2nd suite (Nos I, II & V)
    Ravel: Bolero, solo from bar 131 - 143
    Mussorgsky/Ravel: from “pictures of an exhibition”, “Il vecchio castello”

BRASS

HORN (high)

  • Strauss: Concerto No 1 or Mozart: Concerto No 4 K 495
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphonies No 6, 3rd & 5th mvt. and No 7, 1st mvt.
    Brahms: from symphony No 2, 1st mvt. (1st AND 3rd horn) & 2nd mvt.
    Strauss: from “Till Eulenspiegel” (1st AND 3rd horn) and “Ein Heldenleben”
    Tchaikovsky: from symphony No 5, 2nd mvt.

HORN (low)

  • Mozart: Concerto No 3 K 447
  • Neuling: Bagatelle
  • Excerpts:
    Beethoven: from symphony No 7, 1st mvt.
    Shostakovich: from symphony No 5 (17 to 21)
    Strauss: from “Don Quixote”, var. VII & VIII and “Ein Heldenleben” (2nd AND 5th horn)
    Wagner: from “Götterdämmerung”, 2nd act, 2nd scene

TRUMPET

  • Haydn: Concerto in E flat
  • Excerpts
    Beethoven:  overtures to “Leonore” Nos 2 & 3 (Signals)
    Mahler: from symphony No 5, 1st mvt.
    Strauss: from “Also sprach Zarathustra”
    Stravinsky: from “Petrouchka” and “Le Sacre du Printemps”, “L’adoration de la terre” (piccolo only)

TROMBONE

  • David: Concerto
  • Excerpts:
    Brahms: from symphony No 1, 4th mvt.
    Mahler: from symphony No 3, 1st mvt. (solo)
    Mozart: from Requiem, Tuba mirum
    Ravel: Boléro
    Strauss: from „Also sprach Zarathustra“, “Der Genesende” & “Das Tanzlied” and „Till Eulenspiegel“ (31 and 37)
    Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3)

BASS TROMBONE

  • Sachse: concerto
  • Excerpts:
    Haydn: “The Creation”, No 26
    Rossini: overture to “Guglielmo Tell”
    Schumann: from symphony No 3, 4th mvt.
    Strauss: from “Ein Heldenleben”
    Wagner: “Die Walküre”, 3rd act, 1st scene: »Ride of the Valkyries« & 2nd scene

TUBA

  • Strauss: horn concerto op. 11 or Vaughan Williams: concerto
  • Excerpts:
    Berlioz: from “Symphonie fantastique” op. 14, 4th & 5th mvt.
    Bruckner: from symphony No. 7, 1st, 2nd & 4th mvt.
    Mahler: from symphony No 1, 3rd mvt. (solo)
    Strauss: from „Ein Heldenleben“
    Wagner: “Siegfried”, 2nd act, prelude

PERCUSSION & HARP

PERCUSSION

every instrument except from drum set is mandatory for percussionists

  • TIMPANI:
    Beethoven: symphony no. 9, 1st mvt., coda
    Hindemith: from “Symphonic metamorphosis”, 2nd mvt.
    Stravinsky: from “Le sacre du printemps”, finale (one player)
    Tchaikovsky: from symphony no.4, 1st mvt.
  • SNARE DRUM
    Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf
    Ravel: Bolero
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, 3rd mvt., D to J & 4th mvt., P to R
    Rossini: overture to “La gazza ladra”
  • XYLOPHONE
    Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Introduction)
    Hindemith: Chamber Music no.1
    Stravinsky: The Firebird, Ballett, 1st act, 47 to 48 & 127 to 133
  • GLOCKENSPIEL
    Debussy: from “La Mer”, 2nd mvt. & 3rd mvt.
  • VIBRAPHONE
    Bernstein: from West Side Story, „Cool“ 
  • DRUM SET (optional for percussionists, please send a video!)
    Bernstein: from “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”, "Mambo" (bars 438 to 540) & "Cool" (bars 607 to 701)

HARP

  • Hindemith: Sonata for Harp, 1st and 2nd mvt.
  • Excerpts:
    Bruckner: from symphony No 8, 3rd mvt., Adagio
    Ravel: “Tzigane”, Cadence
    Tchaikovsky: “Schwanensee”, 2nd Act, No 13 with Cadenza

PIANO/CELESTA

Program tba