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Ontario Philharmonic - Audition Repertoire

VIOLIN - SECTION I and II
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Solos:
  1. Mozart - 1st movement exposition from Violin Concerto No.3, No.4 or No. 5
  2. 1st movement of a standard 19th/20th century concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra mvt I (mm. 76-135)
    - Concerto for Orchestra mvt V (mm. 21-86)
  • Beethoven - Symphony 9 mvt III (mm. 99-114)
  • Brahms - Symphony 1 mvt I (page I)
    - Symphony 4 mvt III (beginning to rehearsal letter B)
    - Symphony 4 mvt IV (mm. 33-80)
  • Debussy - La Mer (Reh. 33 to 38, top line)
  • Mahler - Symphony 1, mvt 4 (Reh 16-19)
    - Symphony 5, mvt I (Reh. 7-11)
  • Mozart - Symphony 39 mvt I (Allegro to rehearsal letter C)
    - Symphony 39 mvt IV (beginning- rehearsal letter B)
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt, beginning to Trio 1)
  • Strauss - Don Juan (1st page)



VIOLA - SECTION
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture (no.1 to 4)
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt, E to G and L to M)
  • Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo beginning to D, bar 93)
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt, bars 134 to 181)
  • Strauss - Don Juan (beginning to D)


CELLO - SECTION
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt, beginning to C)
  • Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn (Var. I & V)
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt, beginning to A)
  • Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Nos. 3-5 & 13-20
  • Wagner - Overture to Tannhäuser, letter E to F (letter I to K in the Kalmus Edition)


BASS - SECTION
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto or solo piece.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (3rd Mvt, bars 1-18 and 140-213)
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt, beginning to A)
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt, bars 3-10)
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt, bars 1-37)
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt, bars 13-21 & ms. 40-97)
  • Strauss - Don Juan (A to C)


OBOE - PRINCIPAL
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Solos:
  1. Mozart - Oboe Concerto in C Major K.314 (1st movement exposition)
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt, bars 63-106)
  • Brahms - Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt, beginning to bar 32)
  • Debussy - La Mer (2nd Mvt, 17-19 and 34-35)
  • Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude & Forlane)
  • Rossini - Overture to La Scala di Seta (beginning to no. 3)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt, first 21 bars)


OBOE - SECOND/ENGLISH HORN
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Solos:
  1. Mozart - Oboe Concerto in C Major K.314 (1st movement exposition)
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from (1st Oboe part):
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt, bars 63-106)
  • Brahms - Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt, beginning to bar 32)
  • Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude & Forlane)
  • Rossini - Overture to La Scala di Seta (beginning to no. 3)
On English Horn:
  • Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 (2nd Mvt)
  • Rossini - William Tell Overture


  BASSOON - PRINCIPAL
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Solos:
  1. Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, K.191 (1st movement exposition)
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Mozart -The Marriage of Figaro - Overture (beginning to bar 24 & bars 156-171)
  • Ravel - Boléro (2 to 3)
  • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G (3rd Mvt, 14 to 16)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (2nd Mvt, bar 5 to A)
  • Rossini - Overture to La Gazza Ladra (7 bars before 10 to 10 and 8 bars before 12 to no.13)
  • Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (beginning to 3 bars after 3)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., last 31 bars)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., first 12 bars)


HORN - PRINCIPAL
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement from a Mozart Horn Concerto or Strauss Concerto No.1
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt, bars 82-98 [4th horn])
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt, F to G)
  • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt, 25 to 26)
  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt, 17 to 21)
  • Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (beginning to 5 after 1)
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel (beginning to 1)
  • Wagner - Siegfried (Short call)


TRUMPET - PRINCIPAL
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Solos:
  1. 1st and 2nd movement expositions of Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Bizet - Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)
  • Gershwin - An American in Paris (solo from no. 45 to 61)
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt, beginning to 6 bars after 1)
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition (Mvt 1 and Mvt 6)
  • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt, 2 to 3 & 36 to end)
  • Respighi - The Pines of Rome (offstage solo, 8 after 10)
  • Strauss - Don Juan (F to G)
  • Stravinsky - Petrouchka (Ballerina's Dance and Waltz)


TROMBONE - PRINCIPAL
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt, 13-17)
  • Mozart - Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
  • Ravel - Boléro (10 to 11)
  • Rossini - William Tell Overture
  • Ravel - Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt, 2 to 3 & 36 to end)
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beginning to 3 after A)
  • Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (60 to 65 [2nd trb.])
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries


BASS TROMBONE
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (4th Mvt)
  • Kodá ly - Há ry Já nos Suite (4th Mvt)
  • Respighi - The Fountains of Rome (11 to 14)
  • Rossini - William Tell Overture
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt, beginning to 13 after A)
  • Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (61 to 65)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin (Introduction to Act III, B to C)
  • Wagner - Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)


TUBA
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of a standard concerto.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Berlioz - Rakoczy March (4 to 5)
  • Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt, 4 before M to P)
  • Respighi - The Fountains of Rome (no. 11 to 14)
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel (no. 37 to 38)
  • Stravinsky - Petrouchka (no. 189 to 191)
  • Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin (Introduction to Act III, B to C)
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries


HARP
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Solos:
  1. 1st movement of Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp or 1st movement of Handel Concerto in B-flat or Ravel Introduction and Allegro or Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane.
Standard Orchestral Excerpts from:
  • Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt, bars 42-58)
  • Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)
  • Ravel - Tzigane (4 to 5)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Cappricio Espanol cadenza, and R to the end
  • Stravinsky - Symphony in 3 Movements
  • Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)
  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Act II cadenza, 25 to 26)
  • Verdi - La Forza del Destino - Overture