Placement Audition Requirements

Requirements

  • PLEASE NOTE: Orchestra seating placement will be decided through brief auditions when you arrive. Auditions for viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and percussion will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014, starting at 2:30 p.m.  There are no placement auditions for trombone, tuba, and harp – part assignments will be made by TMF’s Music Director, Franz Krager, in consultation with instrumental faculty.
  • Each instrument requires specific excerpts and solos, including Piccolo, English horn, E-flat and Bass clarinet
  • Violin placement auditions will take place on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 9 a.m. in MSM Room 203.
  • Concertmaster auditions: Violin participants must perform all solo parts from Mahler Symphony No. 2 to be considered for concertmaster.  Anyone selected to audition for concertmaster will be given an opportunity to lead the orchestra, in rotation, at its first rehearsal on Sunday, June 1. Final determinations will be made by TMF faculty and the Music Director at this rehearsal.

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Strings

Violin (please see above for concertmaster requirements)

Solo: One of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 (use Violin I part that was emailed to you) 

    Movement II: Pick up to 8 measures after figure 5 – figure 6

    Movement V: Figure 14 – 3 measures before figure 17

Viola

Solo: One of your choice of no more than 5 minutes

Excerpts (printable version »):

  • Nielsen Symphony No. 4

    Beginning – 5 measures after figure 3

    Figure 13 – 6 measures after figure 16

    7 measures after figure 32 – 3 measures before figure 34

    Measures 675 – 681 (five measures after figure 42 - 10 measures after figure 42)

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

    7 measures after figure 6 – 2 measures before figure 11

    Figure 62 – figure 66

    Pick-up to figure 69 – figure 71

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement I: Figure 47 – figure 51
    8 measures after figure 59 – figure 60

    Movement II: Figure 79 – figure 81
    3 measures after figure 85 –  figure 86

Cello

Solo: One of your choice

Excerpts (printable Bartok, Shostakovich and Wagner excerpts »):

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 (use Mahler part that was emailed to you)

    Movement II: measure 9 (9 after figure 1 ) – 6 measures after figure 3- UPPER LINE

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

    Figure 69 – figure 71
    Figure 74 – figure 76

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement III: Pick up to figure 136 – figure 139

    Movement IV: Pick up to figure 204 – figure 205

  • Wagner The Ring Without Words

    Opening scene: measures 81 – 137

Double Bass

Solo: One of your choice

Excerpts (printable Shostakovich and Nielsen excerpts »):

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 (use Mahler part that was emailed to you)

    Movement I: Beginning – two measures before figure 2
    Movement II: One measure before figure 6– fifth measure of figure 8

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement III: Figure 113 – figure 114
    Movement IV: One measure before figure 177 – figure 181

  • Nielsen Symphony No. 4

    Movement I: Figure 1 – figure 3
    Movement III: measures 584 – 589 & measures 675 – 680

Woodwinds

Flute

Solo: One movement of your choice of no more than 5 minutes

Excerpts (printable version »):

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

    Beginning – 2 mesuares before figure 6

    Movement V: 1 before figure 30 – figure 31

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2

    Movement III: Pick-up to 12 measures before figure 34 – 4 measures before figure 36
    11 measures after figure 38 – figure 39
    9 measures after figure 42 – figure 45

    Movement V: 1 measure before figure 30 – figure 31

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement I: Figure 17 – figure 20

    Movement II: Figure 81 – figure 83
    Figure 84 – 10 measures before figure 86
    Figure 96 – figure 98

    Movement IV: 3 measures after figure 150 – 1 measure before figure 151
    1 measure before figure 156 – figure 158

Piccolo

Excerpts (printable version included in flute excerpts above)

  • MahlerSymphony No. 2

    Movement V: 5 measures after figure 30 – end of page (17 measures after figure 30)

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement I: 6 measures before figure 51 –  2 measures after figure 51

    Movement I: Figure 69 –  end of the movement (Piccolo I)

    Movement I: 4 measures after figure 69 – 1 measure before figure 70 (Piccolo II)

    Movement III: 2 measures after figure 104 – figure 106 (Piccolo I)
    7 measures after figure 117 – 1 measure before figure 118 (Piccolo I)

Oboe

Solo:

  • Mozart Concerto for Oboe in C Major, K.314:

    Movement I – Exposition

Excerpts (printable excerpts):

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2

    Movement I: 4 measures after figure 4 – figure 7

    Movement II: One measure before figure 14 – end of movement

    Movement III: 10 measures after figure 32 – 6 measures before figure 36
    Pick-up to figure 41 – figure 42

    Movement IV: Figure 2 – 4 measures before figure 4

    Movement V: 5 measures after figure 3 – figure 5

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement I: Figure 40 – figure 43

    Movement II: Figure 76 – downbeat of figure 78

    Movement IV: Figure 145 – figure 147

English horn

Excerpts (printable excerpts included with oboe excerpts above):

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement III: Figure 121 – figure 127

Clarinet

Solo:

  • MozartClarinet Concerto in A major

    Exposition

Excerpts (printable version »):

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

    Rehearsal Number 13 – 4 measures after Rehearsal Number 16
    Rehearsal Number 21 – Rehearsal Number 25

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 6

    Movement I: measures 418 – 438 and 476 – 482
    Movement II: measures 68 – 77

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

    Movement III: Pìu mosso grazioso (as marked)

  • ShostakovichSymphony No. 10

    Movement IV: Pick-up to Rehearsal Number 194 – 9 measures after Rehearsal Number 197

  • Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)

    Variation de l'oiseau de feu: complete

E-flat clarinet

Excerpt (printable excerpts»):

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2

    Movement III: 4 measures before figure 30 – 6 measures before Figure 32

    Movement IV: 3 measures after figure 18 – 8 measures before Figure 21

Bass clarinet

Excerpts (printable excerpts included in Eb excerpts above»):

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2

    Movement I: 5 measures before figure 1 –3 measures before figure 2

  • Britten Sinfonia da Requiem

    6 measures before figure 38 – figure 39

Bassoon

Solo: Exposition from Mozart Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191

Excerpts (printable version »)

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

    6 measures before figure 27 – figure 27

  • Nielsen Symphony No. 4

    Figure 30 – 11 measures after figure 31
    Figure 61 – figure 62

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement I:Figure 29 – two meansures after Figure 32
    Movement IV: 1 measure before figure 192 – figure 194

Contrabassoon

No excerpts required. Contrabassoon castings will be rotated throughout the section during the season.

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Brass

French Horn

Solo:

  • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 in Eb Major, K.495

    Movement I: Exposition

Excerpts (printable version »):

  • Wagner Die Götterdämmerung

    Act I: 7 measures after figure 30 – 28 measures before figure 31 (Horn 1)
    Act II: 18 measures after figure 7 – figure 8 (Horn 1)
    Act I: 29 meaures before figure 31 – figure 31 (Horn 3)

  • Brahms Symphony No. 3 (Horn 1)

    Movement III: 1 measure before Letter F – 12 measures before Letter G

  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Horn 7)

    Movement V: 6 measures after figure 6 – figure 7

Trumpet

Solo: One of your choice

Excerpts (printable version »):

  • Bartok Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin 

    Trumpet 2: 2 measures before figure 67 – figure 71

  • BrittenSinfonia da Requiem

    Dies Irae: Figure 22 – figure 24

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

    Movement II: 4 measures after figure 98 – end of movement

  • Wagner Die Götterdämmerung  

    10 measures before figure 41 – figure 44

Trombone

No placement auditions will be held for trombone. Part assignments for this instrument will be determined by the Music Director and instrument faculty.

Tuba

No placement auditions will be held for tuba. Part assignments for this instrument will be determined by the Music Director and instrument faculty.

Harp

No placement auditions will be held for harp. Part assignments for this instrument will be determined by the Music Director and instrument faculty.

Percussion

No solo required

Excerpts (printable Nielsen, Shostakovich, and Wagner cymbals excerpts »):

Timpani

  • WagnerFuneral Music from Die Götterdämmerung (found in Saul
    Goodman's "Modern Method for Timpani")

    Beginning – Reh. B

  • NielsenSymphony No. 4

    Movement IV: Figure 59 – figure 61 (Timpani 1)

  • ShostakovichSymphony No. 10

    Movement IV: 4 measures before figure 205 – END

Snare Drum

  • ShostakovichSymphony No. 10

    Movement I: Figure 43 – figure 44
    Movement II: Figure 98 – end of movement
    Movement III: Figure 133 – figure 135

Cymbals

  • Wagner Funeral Music from Die Götterdämmerung

    Figure 42 – 5 measures after figure 43