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Woodwinds

Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. BACH, J.S. St. Matthew Passion: Aus liebe will mein Heiland sterben- fl 1, mm. 1-24
  2. PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf- fl 1, Reh [2] to Reh [4]
  3. DVORAK Symphony No. 8: mvt. 5- fl 1, Reh [D] to Reh [E]
  4. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 1 Prelude of Passion- fl 1, Reh [B] – m.12
  5. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt 2. Shouts and Murmurs- fl 1, Reh [W] – m. 286

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. DEBUSSY Prelude a L’Apres – Midi D’un Faune: ob 1, pickup to 4 m. after Reh [6] – downbeat of 5 m. after Reh [7]
  2. SEE CORRECTION NOTE BELOW: STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring: Part 1: L’Adoration De La Terre- ob 1, Reh [9] – Reh [10]
  3. MOZART Symphony No. 41: mvt. 3 Menuetto- ob 1, mm. 17-59 (no repeat)
  4. RESPIGHI Fontane Di Roma Poema Sinfonico: mvt. 1 La fontana di Valle Giulia all’alba- ob 1, m. 3 – downbeat of Reh [1]
  5. SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5: mvt. 2 Andante con moto- ob 1, pickup to m. 5 – 11 m. after Reh [A] (repeat sign)
  6. MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”: mvt. 2 Vivace non troppo- ob 1, pickup to Reh [A] – dowbeat of 13 m. after Reh [C]
  7. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 2 Shouts and Murmurs- ob 1, Reh [S] to Reh [T] , Reh [W] – downbeat of m. 291

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Rite of Spring Excerpt- Correction 1.7.20


Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 :mvt. 3, Tempo di menuetto- cl 1 in B-flat, mm. 48-78 ( including repeat)
  2. BRAHMS Symphony No. 3: mvt. 2, Andante- cl 1 in B-flat, mm. 1-22
  3. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: mvt. 2- cl 1 in A, Reh [F] – downbeat of Reh [G] (cadenzas)
  4. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: mvt. 3- cl 1 in B-flat, 1m. after Reh [D] to Reh [F], pick up to Reh [G] – 1 m. after Reh [H]
  5. SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8: mvt. 2, Andante con moto- cl 1 in A, mm. 66-83
  6. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 1 Prelude of Passion- cl 1 in B-flat, Reh [B] – m.12
  7. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 2. Shouts and Murmurs- cl 1 in B-flat, Reh [W] – m. 294

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 2. Shouts and Murmurs bn 1 mm. 193-201
  2. MOZART Symphony No. 41: mvt. 1- bn 1, mm. 62-71, mm. 183-190
  3. MOZART Symphony No. 41: mvt. 4- bn 1, mm. 65-73, mm. 154-172 (no repeats)
  4. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35: mvt. 2- bn 1, m. 5 – downbeat of Reh [A], 1 m. after Reh [L] – downbeat of Reh [M]
  5. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5: mvt. 1- bn 1, mm. 320-332
  6. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5: mvt. 2- bn 1, m. 71 to Reh [D] & Reh [E] – m. 86
  7. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6: mvt. 4- bn 1, mm. 1-12
  8. BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: mvt. 3- bn 1, mm. 134-142 & mm. 150-158

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

Alto Saxophone:

  1. BIZET L’Arlesienne Suite No.1: mvt. 1 overture- alt sax, mm. 91 – 107
  2. MILHAUD La Creation du Monde: alt sax 1, see attached excerpt
  3. SHOSTAKOVICH Jazz Suite No. 1: alt sax, see attached excerpt

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Tenor Saxophone:

  1. THOMPSON, VIRGIL The Plow that Broke the Plains: mvt. 5 Drought- ten sax, 8 m. before Reh [38] – 4 m. after Reh [38]
  2. PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky: ten sax, 1 m. before Reh [45] – 7 m. after Reh [47]
  3. ALBENIZ, ISAAC Iberia: (El Albaicin) El Albaicin- ten sax, 16 m. before Reh [A] – downbeat of Reh [B]
  4. STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2: mvt. 2 Shouts and Murmurs- ten sax Reh [S] to Reh [T]

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Baritone Saxophone:

  1. ADAMS Fearful Symmetries: bari sax, mm. 486 – 498, pick up to m. 662- downbeat of m. 670, mm. 681 – 691
  2. GERSHWIN An American in Paris: bari sax, 1 m. before Reh [53] – downbeat of Reh [55] , Reh [58] – 3 m. after Reh [60]
  3. IVES Four Ragtime Dances No. 2: bari sax, see attached excerpt

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Brass

Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9: mvt. 1- hn1 in F, mm. 1 – 8
  2. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel: hn1 in F, mm. 6 – 20
  3. STRAUSS Don Quixote: Variation No. 7- hn 2 in F, complete
  4. DVORAK Symphony No. 9: mvt. 4- hn 1 in E,  17 m. after Reh [10] – downbeat of Reh [11]
  5. MAHLER Symphony No. 1: mvt. 1- hn 1 in F, pickup to 3 m. after Reh [15] – 7 m. before Reh [16]

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at An Exhibition: Promenade- tpt 1 in C, beginning – 4 m. after Reh [1]
    2. STRAVINSKY Petrouchka: crt 1 in B-flat, 1 m. before Reh [134] – 7 m. after Reh [138]
    3. RESPIGHI Pini Di Roma: mvt. 2 Pini presso una Catacomba- off-stage tpt in C, see attached excerpt
    4. BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3: off-stage tpt in B-flat, see attached excerpt
    5. BIZET Carmen No. 1: Prelude- tpt 1 in A, see attached excerpt
    6a. MAHLER Symphony No. 5: mvt. 1- tpt 1 in B-flat, beginning – 5 m. after Reh [1]
    6b. MAHLER Symphony No. 5: mvt. 1- tpt 1 in F, 1 m. before Reh [13] to Reh [14]
    7. SIBELIEUS Symphony No. 2: mvt. 1- tpt 1 in F, 3 m. before [N] to 10 m. before [O]
    8. STRAUSS Don Juan: tpt 1 in E, 4 m. after [F] to 3 m. before [G]

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MOZART Requiem: Tuba Mirum- tbn 1, complete
  2. ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra: Overture- tbn 1, Reh [C] – downbeat of m. 131 & Reh [F] – m. 291
  3. SAINT SAENS Symphony No. 3: mvt. 1- tbn 1, Reh [Q] – 3 m. before Reh [R]
  4. TYRELL 40 Progressive Studies: no. 1- beginning to fermata
  5. RAVEL Bolero: tbn 1, 3 m. after Reh [10] – downbeat of Reh [11]
  6. WAGNER Die Walküre: Act 3: Scene 1- tbn 1, pickup to Reh [3] – 3 m. after Reh [6]
  7. BRAHMS Symphony No. 4: mvt. 4- tbn 1, Reh [E] – m. 128
  8. BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March- tbn 1, 1 m. before Reh [J] – m. 116

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. SLAMA 66 Etudes for Bass Trombone: no. 8- btbn, see attached excerpt
  2. MOZART Requiem: Kyrie- btbn, mm. 1 – 21
  3. SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8: mvt. 2 Andante con moto- btbn, Reh [D] – Reh [F]
  4. MAHLER Symphony No. 7: mvt. 1- btbn, 6m. after Reh [42] to Reh [44]
  5. STRAUSS Alpine Symphony: tbn 4, pick up to 2m. before Reh [80] – 5m. after Reh [80]
  6. STRAUSS Alpine Symphony: tbn 4, 3m. after Reh [120] – 7m. after Reh [120]
  7. BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4: mvt. 4- btbn, mm. 163 – 182

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. GRAINGER, PERCY Irish Tune From County Derry: euph, 16 m. before Rehearsal [17] to Rehearsal [17] & 1 m. before Rehearsal [24] to 8m. after Rehearsal [24]
  2. MENDELSSOHN/SEREDY Fingal’s Cave Overture: euph, see attached excerpt
  3. SHOSTAKOVICH/HUNSBERGER Festive Overture: euph, beat 2 of 1 m. before Reh [21] – 24 m. after Reh [21]
  4. KING The Melody Shop Trio: euph, double bar (fff) to the end

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Spring 2020 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis: Turandot- tba, 5 m. after Reh [L] – 2 m. after Reh [P]
  2. MAHLER Symphony No. 2: mvt. 5 Letzer Satz- tba, 1 m. after Reh [10] – downbeat of Reh [11]
  3. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben: tba, 1 m. after Reh [62] – downbeat of 2 m. after Reh [65]
  4. WAGNER Die Walküre: Act 3- tba, pickup to 5 m. after Reh [10] – downbeat of Reh [12]
  5. BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust: Scene 3: Marche hongroise- tba, Reh [J] – end
  6. BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique: mvt. 4- tba, Reh [56] – 6 m. after Reh [57]
  7. MAHLER Symphony No. 1: mvt. 3- tba, 4 m. before Reh [3] to 3 m. before Reh [5]
  8. BERLIOZ King Lear Overture: tba, 3 m. after Reh [21] – 8 m. after Reh [22]
  9. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at An Exhibition: mvt. 4 Bydlo- tba, complete

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Strings

* String auditions take place once an academic year, fall semester. 

Fall 2019 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 7 “Limoges”- vn 1, Rehearsal [63] – Rehearsal [66]
  2. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 9 “La Cabane”- vn 1, Rehearsal [84] – 5 m. after Rehearsal [88]
  3. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 2: mvt. 4- vn 1, beginning – m. 25
  4. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- vn 1, Rehearsal [I] to 4 m. before Rehearsal [K]
  5. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 4- vn 1, beginning to Rehearsal [A]
  6. MOZART Symphony no. 39: mvt. 4- vn 1, beginning to Rehearsal [B]
  7. BEETHOVEN Leonora Overture No.3: “Presto”- vn 1, mm. 514- 555

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Fall 2019 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 9 “La Cabane” va Rehearsal [84] to Rehearsal [89]
  2. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- va, m. 34 (Allegro con brio) to Rehearsal [B]
  3. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- va, 4 m. before Rehearsal [E] – downbeat of  m. 134
  4. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 4- va, 1 beginning to Rehearsal [A]
  5. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 5: mvt. 2- va, beginning – m.10, mm. 23- 37, m. 49 to m.60, mm. 98- 106
  6. MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo- va, m. 17 – Rehearsal [D]

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Fall 2019 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt 1. “Gnomus”- vc, Rehearsal [6] – Rehearsal [8]
  2. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 9 “La Cabane”- vc, beginning to Rehearsal [83], Rehearsal [87] to Rehearsal [89]
  3. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- vc, m. 34 (Allegro con brio) to Rehearsal [B]
  4. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- vc, Rehearsal [C] – downbeat of m. 136
  5. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 2- vc, beginning to Rehearsal [A]
  6. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 5: mvt. 2- vc, beginning – m.10, m. 49 to m. 60, mm. 98- 106
  7. MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo- vc, Rehearsal [C] – Rehearsal [D]

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Fall 2019 Prepared Excerpts:

  1. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 1 “Gnomus”- db, Rehearsal [6] to Rehearsal [7]
  2. MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition: mvt. 9 “La Cabane”- db, beginning – downbeat of Rehearsal [83] , 7 m. after Rehearsal [101] – end
  3. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 2: mvt. 1- db, m. 16 – downbeat of Rehearsal [A], m. 47- downbeat of Rehearsal [B]
  4. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt.- 1 db, Rehearsal [E] – downbeat of m. 136
  5. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 2- db, 3 m. of Rehearsal [C] – downbeat of m. 60
  6. BRAHMS Symphony no. 2: mvt. 4- db, beginning to Rehearsal [A]
  7. BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 5: mvt. 3- db, “scherzo” mm. 1 to Rehearsal [A], “trio” pick-up to m. 141 to Rehearsal [B]

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Percussion

* For more specifics on percussion audition repertoire, procedures/requirements and for a PDF of the audition repertoire contact Graduate Percussion Assistant, Dan Monte: Percussion Graduate Assistant, Dan Monte: monted3@gmail.com 

Voice

Students are not required to bring prepared material to the choral auditions. You will be asked to sing a few easy exercises to help the directors determine your voice part. A brief pitch-matching exercise will be given to you and you will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday.”