NOI+F Wind Audition Requirements

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Flute

 

Solo

First movement exposition and development from one of the following concertos:

  • Mozart Concerto in G Major (K. 313)
  • Mozart Concerto in D Major (K. 314)

Excerpts

  1. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3: mm. 328-360
  2. Dvořák Symphony No. 8, movement 4: Rehearsal C to Rehearsal E (with repeats)
  3. Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo, 12 mm. before Rehearsal P to end
  4. Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2: 3 mm. after #176 to 2 mm. after #179
     

Note: Piccolo excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but flutists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play piccolo and must bring their own instrument.

 
 

Oboe

 

Solo

First movement exposition of the Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major (K. 314)

Excerpts

  1. Brahms Violin Concerto, movement 2: beginning to m. 32
  2. Ravel La tombeau de Couperin, movement 1: beginning to #2
  3. Rossini La Scala di Seta: mm. 5-21 AND mm. 37-53
  4. Stravinsky Pulcinella: Gavotta – Var. 1a, #77 to #81
     

Note: English horn excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but oboists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play English horn.  An instrument will be provided if needed.

 
 

Clarinet

 

Solo

First movement exposition of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major (K. 622)

Excerpts

  1. Beethoven Symphony No. 6, movement: Rehearsal D to 2 mm. before E
  2. Brahms Symphony No. 3, movement 1: mm. 36-46 (A Clarinet)
  3. Brahms Symphony No. 3, movement 2: beginning to m. 22
  4. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, movement 2: mm. 9-56 AND mm. 84-102
     

Note: E-flat and bass clarinet excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but clarinetists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play E-flat and bass clarinet.  Instruments will be provided if needed.

 
 

Bassoon

 

Solo

First movement (without cadenza) of the following concerto:

  • Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb Major (K. 191)

Excerpts

  1. Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture: mm. 101-123 AND mm. 139-171
  2. Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet, op. 43, mvt 4, Var. VII
  3. Stravinsky Rite of Spring: beginning to 3 mm. after #3
  4. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: mvt. 4, mm.116-140

Note: Contrabassoon excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but bassoonists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play contrabassoon.  A contrabassoon will be provided.

 
 

Horn

 

Solo

First movement exposition of one of the following concertos:

  • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 (K. 417)
  • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 (K. 495)
  • Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 (Op. 11)

Excerpts

  1. Brahms Symphony No. 1, movement 2: upbeats to Reh. E to 1 bar after Reh. F
  2. Mahler Symphony No. 9, movement 1: pickup #8 to 8 mm. after #8 AND 26 mm. after #16 to 36 mm. after #16
  3. Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, movement 1: #17 to #21
  4. Strauss Ein Heldenleben: beginning to 5 mm. after #1
 
 

Trumpet

 

Solo

First movement exposition of one of the following concertos, not including cadenza:

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto
  • Hummel Trumpet Concerto

Excerpts

  1. Mahler Symphony No. 5, movement 1: beginning to 5 mm. after #1
  2. Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, movement 1: #2 to #3
  3. Respighi Pines of Rome: offstage solo
  4. Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 Version): Ballerina’s Dance, 1 m. before #134 to #139
 
 

Trombone

 

Solo

First movement exposition of David Trombone Concertino (Op. 4)

Excerpts

  1. Mahler Symphony No. 3, movement 1: 3 mm. after #13 to #17
  2. Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, movement 1: Rehearsal Q to 2 mm. after Rehearsal S
  3. Mozart Requiem: Tuba Mirum, beginning to Rehearsal A
  4. Berlioz La damnation de Faust (2nd trombone): Rakoczy March, 6 mm. before #4 to #5
 
 

Bass Trombone

 

Solo

Bach Cello Suite No. 5: Sarabande

Excerpts

  1. Haydn The Creation, no. 26: beginning to Rehearsal C
  2. Respighi Fountains of Rome: #11 to #14
  3. Schumann Symphony No. 3, movement 4: mm. 1-18
  4. Strauss Ein Heldenleben: #61 to #65
 
 

Tuba

 

Solo

First movement exposition and cadenza of the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto

Excerpts

  1. Bruckner Symphony No. 7, movement 4: Rehearsal P to Rehearsal S
  2. Mahler Symphony No. 2, movement 5: #10 to #11
  3. Respighi Fountains of Rome: #11 to #14
  4. Wagner Meistersinger Overture: mm. 158-188