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NWS Audition Lists, 2010
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Listed below is the standard repertoire for LIVE auditions listed by instrument.


Repertoire & Schedules for the 2010-2011 Calendar Season,

Violin
Solos:
1st movement from a Mozart Concerto and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., beg. to Trio)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 99 – 114)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., beg. to B)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. B to D)
Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 19 to 20)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt., beg. to A)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 38 & 4th Mvt., beg. to m. 78)
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (1st Mvt., beg. to H)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt., beg. to 20 aft. K)
Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to 9 bef. D)


Viola
Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (1 to 4)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., E to G, L to M)
Brahms: Haydn Variations (Vars. V & VII)
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë, Suite No. 2 (158 – 161 & 196 – 199)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 15 - 17)
Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to D)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., Allegro non troppo to C)


Cello
Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt., beg. to A)
Debussy: La Mer (1st Mvt., 2 bef. 9 to 6 bef. 10)
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Overture - beg. to A – play top line of divisi)
Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to C)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (beg. to 5 aft. 2)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., 21 bef. A to A)


Bass
Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (3rd Mvt., beg. to 5 aft. A & Trio to
23 aft. B)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt., beg. to A)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., E to F)
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Var. H)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., solo)
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt., ms. 13 to 21 & ms. 40 to 97)
Strauss: Don Juan (A to C)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt., P – Q)
Verdi: Otello (Act IV soli)


NOTICE TO WIND PLAYERS: Auxiliary instruments (piccolo, English horn, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, etc.) will not be requested at time of audition, however, if invited to the NWS fellowship program, musicians will be expected to play these instruments as needed.


Flute
Solos:
Mozart Concerto in G or D (1st mvt.) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (beg. to m. 25 & ms. 328-360)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 13 aft. D to 8 bef. E)
Debussy: Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune (opening)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. D to E)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (3rd Mvt., 5 bef. C to end)
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (2 to 4)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 (176 to 179)
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Volière)
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version 60 – 61)


Oboe
Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt.) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt., ms. 63 to 106)
Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 32)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., 9 aft. A & 2nd Mvt., beg. to A)
Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 17-19 and 34-35)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., A – E)
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude & Menuet)
Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta (beg. to 3)
Strauss: Don Juan (L to N)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Gavotte and Variation)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., first 21 bars)


Clarinet
Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt.) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., F to 7 bef. G)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (2nd Mvt., D to E)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio to D.C.)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., beg. to B)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (3 to 4 & 6 to 7
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (20 to 21)
Respighi: Pini di Roma (3rd Mvt. solo)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (1st Mvt., A to end & 3rd Mvt., 11 aft. K to end)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., F to G)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., F – 9 aft. F)


Bassoon
Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt.) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (2nd Mvt., ms. 9 – 24 and ms. 165 – 180)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (5th Mvt., 8 ms. after 63 to 4 ms. after 64 & 4 ms. after 83 of 7 ms. before 84)
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture (beg. to m. 24 & ms. 156-171)
Ravel: Boléro (2 to 3)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (3rd Mvt., 14 to 16)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., m. 5 to A & L to M)
Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra ( 8 before 6 to 6)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt., beg. to A in 5th Mvt.)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (beg. to 3 aft. 3)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., last 31 bars)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., first 12 bars)


Horn
Solos:
1st movement from a Mozart Concerto and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (Trio)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 82-98 [4th horn])
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., F to G)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., 3 aft. 3 to 3 aft. 4)
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nocturne)
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st mvt., 25 to 26)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 17 to 21)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (beg. to 5 aft. 1)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (beg. to 1)
Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Short call)


Trumpet
Solos:
Haydn Concerto (1st and 2nd movement expositions) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Bizet: Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)
Gershwin: Concerto in F (2nd. Mvt., 2 to 3 & 8 to 5 ms. after 9)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1st mvt., beg. to 6 aft. 1)
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade, beg. to 2)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt., 2 to 3 & 36 to end)
Respighi: The Pines of Rome (offstage solo, 8 aft. 10)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., first 13 bars [1st & 2nd tpts.])
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 27 to 29)
Strauss: Don Juan (F to G)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 1 bef. 134 to 139 & 149 to 151)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Neapolitan Dance)


Trombone
Solos:
Standard repertoire concerto and
A concerto or solo of your choice

Excerpts:
Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (6 bef. 4 to 5 [2nd trb.])
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 13-17)
Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
Ravel: Boléro (10 to 11)
Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (3 to 4 & 7 to 8)
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Q – 2 ms. after S)
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 3 aft. A)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (60 to 65 [2nd trb.])
Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries


Bass trombone
Solos:
Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Cello and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Haydn: The Creation (No. 26, beg. to C)
Kodály: Háry János Suite (4th Mvt.)
Respighi: The Fountains of Rome (11 to 14)
Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (3 to 4 & 7 to 8)
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 13 aft. A)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (61 to 65)
Wagner: Lohengrin (Introduction to Act III, B to C)
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)


Tuba
Solos:
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba (1st Mvt.) and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (4 to 5)
Berlioz: Overture to Le Corsaire (5 to 6 & 12 to 13)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., 4 bef. M to P)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 3 to 6)
Respighi: The Fountains of Rome (11 to 14)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (37 to 38)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 189 to 191)
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries


Harp
Solos:
Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp (1st Mvt.)
OR Handel: Concerto in B-flat (1st Mvt.) and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-58)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Var. I & Fugue, I to end)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (cadenza)
Ravel: Tzigane (4 to 5)
Strauss: Don Juan (D to E)
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (2nd Mvt., 117 to 125)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Act II cadenza, 25 to 26)
Verdi: La Forza del Destino - Overture


Piano
Solos:
A Beethoven sonata (one movement) and
A contrasting Romantic virtuoso piece and
Brahms: Violin, Viola, or Cello Sonata or Horn Trio (one movement)

Excerpts:
Copland: Appalachian Spring (6 to 14)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (2nd Mvt., 2 bef. 18 to 3 aft. 22)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 64 to 81)


NOTICE TO TIMPANISTS AND PERCUSSIONISTS: There will be separate timpani and percussion auditions in Miami in May. Please call or e-mail the office for further details.


Timpani
Excerpts:
Barber: Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-51)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (2nd Mvt., ms. 301-339 & 3rd Mvt., beg. to m. 20)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., A to D.C. & 4th Mvt., 18 bef. E to end)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1st Mvt., 20 bef. C to 2 aft. C & 4th Mvt., 7 bef. K to end)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., beg. to C & 4th Mvt., 9 aft. Q to end)
Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., S to X)
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (5th Mvt., beg. to 225 & 290 to end)
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt., beg. to A)
Sibelius: Finlandia (D to H)
Strauss: Burleske (beg. to A)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (103 to 117 & 189 to end)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt., S to U)
Wagner: Siegfried’s Funeral March (beg. to G)


Percussion:

Marimba
J.S. Bach: Solo of your choice (2 or 4 mallets)

Xylophone
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (3rd Mvt., beg. to m. 6, 4th Mvt., ms. 173 to 183, with doubles last three bars)
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (beg. to B)
Kodály: Háry János Suite (Mvt. VI)
Shostakovich: The Age of Gold (Polka)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (127 to 133)


Glockenspiel
Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt.)
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (17 to 20 & 22 to 24)
Respighi: The Pines of Rome (beg. to 21 aft. 2 & 7 to end of Mvt.)
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz [No. 5])


Snare drum
Jacques Delécluse: Étude No. 10 from Douze Études (1964)
Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite (1st Mvt., 1 to 2 & 13 to end)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (4th Mvt., beg. to M)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt., D to G & 4th Mvt., M to U)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2nd Mvt., 98 to end)


Bass drum
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 1 to 4)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (72 to end of Part I)


Cymbals
Dvorák: Scherzo Capriccioso (Q to end)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (S to T)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd Mvt., 32 to 33)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet


Tambourine
Bizet: Carmen (Aragonaise & Danse Bohème)
Dvorák: Carnival Overture (beg. to C & 8 bef. U to end)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 201 to 206)


Triangle
Bizet: Carmen (Danse Bohème)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., I to end)
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 (E to H)


Timpani
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)
Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., S to X)


 
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