Okay, I lied. You will be hearing Tan Dun, as this oboist doesn’t have anything else up. But you get two for one; he has both the oboe and the English horn here. I must admit I find it confusing that someone waits through all the measures of rest, but I haven’t read the rules; did they say you must do that? I’m guessing so! (That’s not what we do at live auditions … at least not any I’ve done. While you never add rests, I think it’s usually acceptable to delete huge rests.)


  1. bravo! That was beautiful! I agree about the long rests, though … I hope that was the rule.

  2. It’s a lot of fun to open up multiple windows of the two auditions and have them play at the same time but staggered. Much more interesting than watching one at a time. It doesn’t matter if they don’t sync up. Chance music! Thanks for posting these, Patty.

  3. Guess we could open up even more windows for the Tan Dun … you could hear the work with complete instrumentation. Hmmm. (It does seem like other instrumentalists are counting all those rests too. Surely must be a rule. A very silly rule.)