Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Section percussion
Application deadline
March 31, 2014
Audition date
April 27–28, 2014
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(Posted on March 5, 2014; last updated about 4 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo (choose one of the following three excerpts)
BachSonata No. 1 for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
  • Fugue: 1–55
  • Siciliano
BachPartita No. 1 in B minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1002
  • Bourée
Xylophone excerpts
BarberMedea’s Dance of Vengeance
  • 4 before 1 to 2
  • 1819
  • 1 before 34 to 35
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 48 to 4 after 49
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture: 1–B
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
  • Overture: 912
  • Overture: 1 before 36 to 37
  • Overture: 57–end
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. VI: 1–1
  • Mvt. VI: 78
  • Mvt. VI: 12 after 9 to the end
SchumannSymphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
  • 230–244
StraussSalome
  • Dance of the Seven Veils: 1 after D to the end
StravinskyFirebird
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
WilliamsThe Cowboys
  • Overture: 34–39
  • Overture: 85–92
Choose one of the following two Xylophone pieces
GreenTriplets
GreenLog Cabin Blues
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 1–19
  • Mvt. II: 2122
  • Mvt. II: 2526
  • Mvt. II: 3132
  • Mvt. II: 42–end
  • Mvt. III: 58–end
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 1720
  • 2224
  • 4041
  • 5253
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I: Finale
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 10 after 4
  • Mvt. I: 3 before 6 to 6
  • Mvt. I: 7–end
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–577
  • 582–607
  • 620–629
Snare drum excerpts
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 1
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé
  • Mvt. I: 15
  • Mvt. I: 13–end
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet Suite No. 1
  • 4748
  • 7 before 65 to 66
  • 4 before 82 to the end
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. IV: Beginning to 10 after L
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: DI
  • Mvt. III: last four bars
  • Mvt. IV: 1 before C to F
  • Mvt. IV: 4 before N to R
  • Mvt. IV: TU
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. I: 4344
  • Mvt. II: 98–end
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: C to 3 after E
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Act 4, Prelude: 1 to 17 after B
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • Q–end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • Gypsies and a Rake Vendor: 201206
Triangle excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: H to 2 after I
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. III: I–end
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
  • BC
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8
  • AC
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to “Allegro Scherzando”
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. IV: 2 before 134 to 8 after 134
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • 2 before O to P
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III (in big part II), Scherzo: 704–728
  • Mvt. III (in big part II), Scherzo: 764–772
Sight-reading
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