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KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION


January 21-23, 2019

SOLOS:
MARIMBA
BACH – Lute Suite No. 1 in E Minor Allemande – Beginning to 1st Repeat
BACH – Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin Candidate’s choice of mvt or partial mvt
(not to exceed 5 minutes)

EXCERPTS:
XYLOPHONE
*BARTÓK – Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta III. Beginning through measure 5
*COPLAND – Appalachian Spring 5 after [48] to 4 after [49]
*GERSHWIN – An American in Paris [4] to [7]
6 after [20] to [21]
*GERSHWIN – Overture to Porgy and Bess Measure 4 to 18
*MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques [6] to [7]
5 after [13] to 5 before [18]
*W. SCHUMAN – Symphony No. 3 [230] to [244]
*SHOSTAKOVICH – Cello Concerto No. 2 III. 1 before [100] to [101]
*SHOSTAKOVICH – Lady Macbeth Act III, Scene 6: [379] to [384]
STRAVINSKY – The Firebird (Complete Ballet) 1 before [47] to [48]
[127] to [133]
STRAVINSKY – Les Noces II. [59] to [62]
IV. 2 before [96] to [98]

GLOCKENSPIEL
DEBUSSY – La Mer II. 2 after [16] through 5 before [19]
II. 2 before [40] to [41]
DUKAS – Sorcerer's Apprentice 4 after [17] to 3 before [20]
[22] to [24]
MOZART – The Magic Flute Act I No. 8 Finale
PROKOFIEV – Piano Concerto No. 1 [35] to the end (**see note at end)
*RESPIGHI – The Pines of Rome I. Beginning to 15 before [3]
I. 13 after [7] to the end
WAGNER – Waldweben From the 9/8 measure for 9 bars
**n.b. re: Prokofiev: the lower ½ octave may be transposed up for those without a 3-octave instrument
VIBRAPHONE
*ADAMS – City Noir [A3] to [C3]
*BERNSTEIN – Symphonic Dances West Side Story Measure 567 to 575
Measure 620 to 631
*WILLIAMS – Escapades I. Measures 49 to 65

SNARE DRUM
*BRITTEN – A Midsummer Night's Dream [6] to 9 after [9] (with snares on)
NIELSEN – Clarinet Concerto [3] to [4]
[27] to [32]
*PROKOFIEV – Suite from Lieutenant Kijé I. [1] to [2]
I. [13] to the end
*PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 5 II. [37] to [40]
IV. [111] to the end
*RAVEL – Bolero Beginning to [2]
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Capriccio espagnol III. Entire Movement
IV. Beginning through 10 after [L]
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Scheherazade III. [D] to [H] (DO NOT COUNT RESTS)
IV. [P] to [U]
*W. SCHUMAN – On Freedom’s Ground Measure 289 to 306
*SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 11 IV. 5 before [134] to the end of bar [138]
IV. [176] to the end
VON SUPPÉ – Overture to Pique Dame 4 before [C] to 8 before [D]
Più mosso to the end

BASS DRUM
*BRITTEN – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Variation M, Measures 10 through 14
MAHLER – Symphony No. 3 I. [1] to [3]
STRAVINSKY – Le Sacre du Printemps Danse de la Terre
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4 IV. 4 after [19] to the end

TAMBOURINE
*BRITTEN – Four Sea Interludes IV. [10] to [11]
CHABRIER – España [L] to [M]
DVOŘÁK – Carnival Overture Beginning to [C]
8 before [U] to the end
*STRAVINSKY – Petrouchka (1947) 2 before [202] to [206]
CYMBALS
DVOŘÁK – Scherzo Capriccioso [Q] to the end
RACHMANINOV – Piano Concerto No. 2 [32] to [33]
SIBELIUS – Finlandia [M] to [O]
TCHAIKOVSKY – Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet [E] to [F]
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4 IV. 4 after [19] to the end

SECTION PLAYING ROUND: Any of the above excerpts may be requested in a section playing
round. (Candidate will play with KCS musicians.)

SIGHTREADING: May be asked on any instrument.

INSTRUMENT USE
Candidates may bring only their own snare drums and tambourines,
but must use the orchestra's mallet instruments, cymbals, and bass drum.

The Kansas City Symphony will provide:


Xylophone Leedy 652 4.0 Octave Xylophone
Bar Width: 1 5/8"
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 35"

Glockenspiel Deagan Parsifal Bells, 3.0 Octave


Bar Width: 1 1/4"
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 35"

Vibraphone Musser M-50 Gold Bar


Graduated Bars
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 34"

Marimba Marimba One 5.0 Octave


Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 36"

Bass Drum Reamer 34x24 with Stern Calf Skin Heads on an Abel Bass Drum Stand
Please note that the Bass Drum will be angled with the Resonating Head
pointed toward the committee, but may be played flat at the player's
discretion

Crash Cymbals Various pairs of Zildjian Crash Cymbals


16" Vintage Orchestral (One Medium Heavy and one Medium Light
paired together)
17” and 18” Symphonic K
16” and 21” Classical Orchestral (both pairs were 17” and 22” cymbals cut
down by an inch at the factory)

Snare Drum Pearl Philharmonic Rosewood 5x14 with a Mark V Snare Drum Head
Clevelander 6.5 x 14 Solid Brass with a Mark V Snare Drum Head
KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION
January 21-23, 2019

RENTAL EXCERPTS
XYLOPHONE
*BARTÓK – Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta III. Beginning through measure 5

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

*COPLAND – Appalachian Spring 5 after [48] to 4 after [49]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

*GERSHWIN – An American in Paris [4] to [7]

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of Gershwin Music.”
*GERSHWIN – An American in Paris 6 after [20] to [21]

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of Gershwin Music.”

*GERSHWIN – Overture to Porgy and Bess Measure 4 to 18 (page 1 of 2)

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of Gershwin Music.”
*GERSHWIN – Overture to Porgy and Bess Measure 4 to 18 (page 2 of 2)

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of Gershwin Music.”
*MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques [6] to [7]

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of UEW publications.”
*MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques 5 after [13] to 5 before [18] (page 1 of 3)

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of UEW publications.”
*MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques 5 after [13] to 5 before [18] (page 2 of 3)

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of UEW publications.”
*MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques 5 after [13] to 5 before [18] (page 3 of 3)

“Materials are being used with permission by Schott NY & EAMDC North American rental agent of UEW publications.”
*W. SCHUMAN – Symphony No. 3 [230] to [244]

*SHOSTAKOVICH – Cello Concerto No. 2 III. 1 before [100] to [101]


*SHOSTAKOVICH – Lady Macbeth Act III, Scene 6: [379] to [384]
GLOCKENSPIEL
*RESPIGHI – The Pines of Rome I. Beginning to 15 before [3]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*RESPIGHI – The Pines of Rome I. 13 after [7] to the end

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
VIBRAPHONE
*ADAMS – City Noir [A3] to [C3]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*BERNSTEIN – Symphonic Dances West Side Story Measure 567 to 575

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

*BERNSTEIN – Symphonic Dances West Side Story Measure 620 to 632

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*WILLIAMS – Escapades I. Measures 49 to 65

"Reproduced with permission of Hal Leonard."

SNARE DRUM
*BRITTEN – A Midsummer Night's Dream [6] to 9 after [9] (with snares on) (page 1 of 2)

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*BRITTEN – A Midsummer Night's Dream [6] to 9 after [9] (with snares on) (page 2 of 2)

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*PROKOFIEV – Suite from Lieutenant Kijé I. [1] to [2]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

*PROKOFIEV – Suite from Lieutenant Kijé I. [13] to the end

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 5 II. [37] to [40]
*PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 5 IV. [111] to the end
*RAVEL – Bolero Beginning to [2]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
*W. SCHUMAN – On Freedom’s Ground Measure 289 to 306
*SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 11 IV. 5 before [134] to the end of bar [138]
*SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 11 IV. [176] to the end
BASS DRUM
*BRITTEN – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Variation M, Measures 10 through 14

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

TAMBOURINE
*BRITTEN – Four Sea Interludes IV. [10] to [11]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."

*STRAVINSKY – Petrouchka (1947) 2 before [202] to [206]

"Reprinted with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., for the Kansas City Symphony January 21-22, 2019 Percussion auditions."
CYMBALS
All are non-rental excerpts.

SECTION PLAYING ROUND: Any of the above excerpts may be requested in a section playing
round. (Candidate will play with KCS musicians.)

SIGHTREADING: May be asked on any instrument.

INSTRUMENT USE
Candidates may bring only their own snare drums and tambourines,
but must use the orchestra's mallet instruments, cymbals, and bass drum.

The Kansas City Symphony will provide:


Xylophone Leedy 652 4.0 Octave Xylophone
Bar Width: 1 5/8"
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 35"

Glockenspiel Deagan Parsifal Bells, 3.0 Octave


Bar Width: 1 1/4"
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 35"

Vibraphone Musser M-50 Gold Bar


Graduated Bars
Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 34"

Marimba Marimba One 5.0 Octave


Height of the top of the natural bars from the floor: 36"

Bass Drum Reamer 34x24 with Stern Calf Skin Heads on an Abel Bass Drum Stand
Please note that the Bass Drum will be angled with the Resonating Head
pointed toward the committee, but may be played flat at the player's
discretion

Crash Cymbals Various pairs of Zildjian Crash Cymbals


16" Vintage Orchestral (One Medium Heavy and one Medium Light
paired together)
17” and 18” Symphonic K
16” and 21” Classical Orchestral (both pairs were 17” and 22” cymbals cut
down by an inch at the factory)

Snare Drum Pearl Philharmonic Rosewood 5x14 with a Mark V Snare Drum Head
Clevelander 6.5 x 14 Solid Brass with a Mark V Snare Drum Head
Screening of Applicants

1. Every effort shall be made to audition all applicants.


2. In scheduling audition dates for a large number of candidates, Symphony Management
shall endeavor to schedule, in advance, for the possibility of holding auditions over two
(2) consecutive days. Such scheduling is intended to allow the Audition Committee time
to give a fair hearing to each candidate under good conditions.
3. In instances where there are an unreasonably large number of applicants, the Audition
Committee shall meet with the Personnel Manager to screen the applicants. The names
of the applicants will be removed or covered and the following criteria will be used in
selecting candidates to be invited to audition:
a. Musicians who currently are playing under a full contract in a regional symphony
orchestra, or prominent foreign orchestra;
b. Jobbing musicians with an outstanding reputation or other significant credentials;
c. Any outstanding student with a teacher recommendation stating that in the
opinion of the teacher the student is eminently qualified to fill the vacancy that
exists in the Symphony.
4. Any applicant may be accepted or rejected based on qualifications. While candidates
lacking orchestral experience may not be invited to audition, any applicant will be
allowed to audition for the Kansas City Symphony. No candidate will be excluded
because of race, sex, age, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sexual preference,
political affiliations, or union activities.
5. Candidates shall be advised of the Symphony's policy to dismiss candidates not meeting
the standards of the Symphony at any point during the preliminary auditions.
DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY, MO
TO ENTER THE KAUFFMAN CENTER

Look for a sign on the sidewalk of 16th St. between


Wyandotte and Central to point you into the side door
(notated by the )