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GUILDHALL ARTIST MASTERS IN ORCHESTRAL ARTISTRY

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR WIND, BRASS & PERCUSSION

All candidates for wind and brass auditions must prepare:


1) The set work (first movement only)
2) One own choice piece
3) The prescribed orchestral excerpts

An accompanist is provided (you must bring the piano parts with you to the audition).

SET WORKS
FLUTE TRUMPET
Mozart: Concerto in G Haydn: Concerto in Eb
OBOE (one piece, either the set work or own choice,
Mozart: Concerto in C must be played on the Bb trumpet)
CLARINET TENOR TROMBONE
Mozart: Concerto in A Gordon Jacob: Concerto
BASSOON BASS TROMBONE
Mozart: Concerto in Bb Lebedev: Concerto
HORN TUBA
Mozart: Concerto No.4 in Eb Major K.495 Vaughan Williams: Concerto

TIMPANI AND PERCUSSION


Candidates must play two own choice pieces demonstrating facility on keyboard percussion
(marimba or vibraphone) and either multi-percussion, snare drum or timpani.
Requests for instruments for multi-percussion set-ups must be emailed to
michal.rogalski@gsmd.ac.uk when you are offered an audition time, and no later than two
weeks before the audition date.

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS
These can mostly be found in Orchester Probespiel (Edition Peters), but any commonly-used excerpt
book or standard edition of the orchestral part is acceptable.

FLUTE CLARINET
Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3 Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Pastoral
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Nights Dream Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Nights Dream
(Scherzo) (Scherzo)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chlo Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1945)
(Variation movement only)
OBOE
Brahms: Violin Concerto BASSOON
Rossini: The Silken Ladder Overture Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Bassoon only)
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor Shostakovich: Symphony No.9
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor
HORN TENOR TROMBONE
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor (4th Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Horn) Mozart: Requiem - Tuba Mirum
Mahler: Symphony No.9 Wagner: Tannhuser overture
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben Rossini: William Tell Overture
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture
BASS TROMBONE
TRUMPET Kodly: Hry Jnos
Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1st movement) Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries (from Die
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Eb trumpet part) Walkre)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor

TUBA
Berlioz: King Lear
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walkre)

TIMPANI AND PERCUSSION


Timpani
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Tuned Percussion
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1911) (xylophone)
Copland: Appalachian Spring (xylophone)
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess, opening passage (xylophone)
Dukas: Sorcerers Apprentice (glockenspiel)

Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (movements 3 & 4)
Bartk: Concerto for Orchestra (second movement)
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kij