Grant Park Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Assistant principal timpani / principal percussion
Application deadline
March 12, 2020
Audition date
April 6–8, 2020
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(Posted on January 13, 2020; last updated 3 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement from the J. S. Bach violin sonatas and partitas, lute suites, or keyboard repertoire utilizing four-mallet technique on marimba (no cello suites)
Snare drum excerpts
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 3 before 29 to 32
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 3740
RavelBoléro
  • 1–2
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 11 after L
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: DH
  • Mvt. IV: PR
Xylophone excerpts
AntheilA Jazz Symphony (1925)
  • 80–110
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 4 after 48 to 4 after 49
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Act I: introduction to 4 before B
  • Act I, Scene 2: 212213
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 2630
ShostakovichGolden Age Suite, Op. 22a
  • Mvt. III, Polka: opening solo
StravinskyThe Firebird
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
StravinskyLes Noces
  • Second Tableau: 5962
  • Fourth Tableau: 88 to 4 after 89
  • Fourth Tableau: 9398
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 1–31
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 17 to 4 after 19
  • 2224
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I, No. 8: finale
ProkofievAlexander Nevsky
  • Mvt. VII: 8183
ProkofievPiano Concerto No. 1
  • 35–end
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1–46
  • Mvt. I: 7–end
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • Q–end
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to 13 after 32
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • E to 13 after E
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Bass drum excerpts
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. V: 85–end
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 6 before 11 to 11
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 72 to the end of Part I
Bass drum with cymbal attachment
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 124127
Tambourine excerpts
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
ChabrierEspaña
  • L to 3 before M
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1 to 3 before C
  • T–end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 201207
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Trepak: 6 after C to the end
Triangle excerpts
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. III: DE
  • Mvt. III: I–end
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2
  • BC
Timpani excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. IV
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III: menuetto
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: C to Mvt. IV: A
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. IV, second timpani part: 1 to 3 after 50
  • Mvt. V, second timpani part: 2 before “Poco animato” to the end
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. IV: 375–end
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 1–22
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 1–A
  • Mvt. IV: 388–end
StraussDer Rosenkavalier
  • Der Sneller Walzer: 8 before 247 to 6 before 256
Possible sight-reading
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