Well, if you were auditioning for San Francisco principal oboe, it would be a WHOLE LOT.

Tape Repertoire List

Orchestra Repertoire:

Mahler Symphony No. 1 1st movement:
Reh. 1 to 4 after Reh. 1
2 bars before Reh. 13 (one measure only)

Bach Cantata No. 202
No. 7; mm. 1 – 22

Berlioz Benvenuto cellini
Reh. 11 to Reh. 12

Stravinsky Song of the Nightengale
4th bar of Reh. 58 to 1 bar after Reh. 61

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1
2nd movement; 1 bar after A to B

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
2nd movement; letter A to 13 bars after C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh 86 to Reh. 87

Audition Repertoire List:

Solo repertoire:

Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings
complete

Satie Gymnopedie
#3 mm. 5-27

Orchestral Repertoire

Bach Cantata No. 202
Aria 7; mm. 1-22

Barber Symphony No. 1
7 before Reh. 34 – 36

Beethoven Fidelio
Introduction to Act II; beginning to 3 after ‘I’

Berlioz Ben Venuto Cellini
Reh. 11 – 12

Bizet Symphony in C
Mvmt I; Reh. 7 to 3 after Reh. 9
Mvmt II; pickup to Reh. 7 to end

Brahms Nanie
Andante; beginning to B

Copland Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; Reh. 37 – 43
Mvmt IV; Reh. 88 – 90; Reh. 112-114; Reh. 115-117

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses
Mvmt I; 4 before A through 4 before C; 8 before E through 5 before G

Ibert Escales
Mvmt II; complete

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mvmt II; beginning to 1 after Reh. 3
Mvmt VI; beginning to Reh. 3; Reh. 7-9

Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 9 (Minuet solo)

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 30; 5 before C to 13 after C

Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio
Overture; beginning through m. 35
Act III; B through 5 after C

Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanschina
B to C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh. 86 – 87

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Reh. 2 – 3

Mother Goose Suite
Reh. 19 through 4 after Reh. 21

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Forlane; Reh. 6 – 8
Minuet; beginning – Reh. 4

Respighi Gli Uccelli
The Dove Solo; beginning to Reh. 6

Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers
m. 9-16; m. 26-28; m. 82-90; m. 192-196

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3
Mvmt. I; 7 bars after A though 12 bars after A

Schubert Symphony No. 8
Andante; m. 84 through C; mm. 207-224

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1
Mvmt III, Lento; beginning to 1 after Reh. 1

R. Strauss Don Quixote
1 before Reh. 2 to 9 after Reh. 2

Der Rosenkavalier 3 bars after Reh. 25 – 30

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale
3 bars before Reh. 59 – 61

Petrouchka
Russian Dance; 4 after Reh. 34 to 35, 8 after Reh. 42 for 11 measures

Agon
Double Pas-de-Quatre; complete

Tchiakovsky Swan Lake
No. 1 Scene; beginning through Reh. 1

Symphony No. 1 Mvmt II; 1 after A – B

Verdi Aida
Act II, Ballabile; 9 after E – G
Act III, Introduzione; C – F

Wagner Lohengrin
Prelude to Act III; m. 56 through m. 72

Gotterdammerung
Prelude to Act I; 18 bars before Reh. 32 – 33

The Official Pitch of the San Francisco Symphony is A = 441

4 Comments

  1. So basically the list is “Everything. If you don’t already know it all, don’t bother us.” It’s just a slightly longer version of what the Chicago Symphony used to send out as an audition list, which was “1. Concerto. 2. Sight-reading.”

  2. It’s an INSANE list, to be sure. I simply can’t imagine …

  3. …and you lose points if you play at A440?

  4. It appears so, Bill!