Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal percussion
Application deadline
September 26, 2014
Audition date
November 10–11, 2014
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(Posted on August 9, 2014; last updated about 4 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo
BachSonata No. 1 for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
  • Fugue: 1–55
Xylophone excerpts
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 48 to 4 after 49
DelécluseTwenty Studies for Xylophone
  • Etude No. 10
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture: 1–B
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. VI: 1–1
  • Mvt. VI: 78
  • Mvt. VI: 12 after 9 to the end
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 1 after 16 to 8 after 17
  • 26 to 3 before 28
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • 230–244
StravinskyLes Noces
  • Second Tableau: 5962
  • Fourth Tableau: 2 before 88 to 3 before 90
  • Fourth Tableau: 2 before 96 to 98
WilliamsThe Cowboys
  • Overture: 34–39
  • Overture: 85–92
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 1–19
  • Mvt. II: 2526
  • Mvt. II: 3132
  • Mvt. III: 58–end
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 1720
  • 2224
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 2830
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I: Finale
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 10 after 4
  • Mvt. I: 7–end
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–577
  • 620–629
Snare drum excerpts
DelécluseKeiskleiriana I
  • Etude No. 8
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. II: 5–end
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 15
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 13–end
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
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. IV: Beginning to 10 after L
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Part 2 Toccata: 143–199
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. I: 4344
  • Mvt. II: 98–end
WilliamsStar Wars Suite
  • Mvt. I: 4–53
  • Mvt. III: 60–73
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
DebussyImages pour orchestre
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. i, 2430
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. i, 3233
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. iii, 5356
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • Q–end
TchaikovskyNutcracker Suite
  • Trepak: 6 after C to the end
Triangle excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: H to 2 after I
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
  • BC
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 3 in A♭ Major, Op. 46, No. 3
  • 168–end
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to “Allegro Scherzando”
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • 2 before O to P
On snare drum, a 60-second roll, pp-ff-pp (crescendo for 30 seconds, decrescendo for 30 seconds)
Sight-reading
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