Please note:
I am no longer updating this list. It was primarily here to give students an idea of what orchestras require for auditions. I think the very long lists below provide enough information!

Below you will find audition repertoire lists I have located either online or through other sources. I want to thank my colleagues for the lists they have provided, specifically Pamela Hakl, Jason Sudduth and Ruth Stuart.


ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: February 15, 2004

Listed Repertoire:

1. Concerto of choice

OBOE 1
1. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude (mm. = 84), 1. Beginning to #2, 2. 6 after #8 to #9
2. Rossini: La Scala de Seta Overture 1. Andantino to #1, 2. pickups to #2 to #3
3. Brahms: , Movement 2, measure 3 to measure 33
4. Haydn: Symphony No. 96Movement 3, Play entire Trio – no repeats
5. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess, pickups to A through 8 after A

OBOE 2
1. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Movement II, m.25 – m.42
2. Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Movement II, 3rd measure of A to 11th measure
3. Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, Movement II, opening to m. 9
4. Haydn: Symphony No. 92, Movement II, measure 99 to end
5. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night?s Dream, Scherzo, Measure 9 to measure 16, 1st measure of B to 7th measure of B
6. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells, #48 to #52


ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIRD OBOE

Audition Date: January 24, 2004.

Repertoire List:

Solo movement of your choice

The excerpts listed below can be found in the Vade Mecum.

Oboe
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Mvt. 2
Brahms: Variation on a Theme of Haydn, 1st and 2nd Oboe parts
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, 1st and 2nd Oboe parts
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, 1st and 2nd Oboe parts
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 1st Oboe part

English Horn
Rossini: William Tell Overture


BINGHAMTON PHILHARMONIC
OBOE III/ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: September 10, 11, 2004

Solo piece(s) preferably a concerto from the standard repertoire, showing contrasting styles, of applicants choice (5 minutes – may be portion(s) of a longer work). Please bring a copy of the solo piece for the committee if the piece is not in the standard repertoire.

OBOE:

Brahms – Symphony No. 1: Mvt. II opening – [C]
Brahms – Violin Concerto: Mvt. II opening solo
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique: Mvt. III opening solo
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade: Mvt. II solo
Rossini – La Scala di Seta Overture: opening – [3]
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4: Mvt. II opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture: Andante sostenuto to 3 after [1]
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Mvt. III opening solo
Debussy: La Mer: Mvt. I 3 after [14] to 5 after [15]; Mvt. II [16] – [17], 4 before [34] – [37]
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, in e “New World”: Mvt II opening solo
Franck: Symphony in d: Mvt. II opening solo [A] – 6 before [B]
Rossini: William Tell Overture, solo Andante (m. 176) – Allegro Vivace (m. 226)

Sightreading


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

SECOND OBOE

Audition Date: October 1995

Concerto: Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major, Mvmt. 1

First Oboe Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Mvmt. II, bars 8-47; Mvmt. III, all; Mvmt. IV, bars 77-101, 212-228, 350-382
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Mvmt. III (Scherzo), bars 40-122
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Mvmt. I, bars 29-33; Mvmt. II, bars 17-23 and 38-43
Debussy: La Mer, Mvmt. 2, 17-18 and 25-26
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude, beginning to 2 and 8-9
Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Mvmt. III, bars 8-19
Strauss: Don Juan, bars 22-40 and 235-268

Second Oboe Excerpts:
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust, (Dance of the Sprites)
Dvorak: Serenade, Mvmt. I

Sight-reading


BOSTON PHILHARMONIC:
(Note, this is not the Boston Symphony. This is a semi-professional group.)

OBOE & ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: September 2002

Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major (1st movement)

Oboe Parts:
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (2nd movement beginning to rehearsal C)
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd movement solo)
Schubert: Symphony in C (“The Great”) (2nd movement opening solo)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd movement opening solo)

English Horn:
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Nocturnes (1st movement plus 2nd movement opening to rehearsal 4)
Dvorak: New World Symphony
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben


BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC

ENGLISH HORN/UTILITY OBOE

Audition Date: October 16-17, 2006

English Horn Selections:

1. Berlioz, H.: Roman Carnival Overture – Andante sostenuto to 3rd m. after [1];
[3] to [4]
2. Berlioz, H.: Overture to Rob Roy – 19 m. before [11] to 8 m. after [13]
3. Debussy, C.: La mer – II. Jeux des vagues: [16] to [17]
4. Debussy, C.: Nocturnes – II. Fêtes: Beginning to [5]; [14] to [15]
5. Dvorak, A.: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, [old No. 5] – II.Largo: Beginning to 2 before [1]
6. Falla, M.:  Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances – Miller’s Dance: [1] to [2]
7. Ravel, M.: Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra – II.Adagio assai: solo part
8. Ravel, M.: Rapsodie espagnole – II.Malagueña: [12] to 3 after [13]
9. Respighi, O.: I pini di Roma [The Pines Of Rome] – IV. The Pines of the Appian Way: solo part
10. Rossini, G.: Overture to “Guillaume Tell” [William Tell] – Andante after [E] to 18 m.before [H]
11. Stravinsky, I.: “Le Sacre du Printemps” [The Rite of Spring] (original version) – Part I: The Adoration of the Earth [2] to [4]

Oboe Selections

(Oboe I parts) :
1. Dvorak, A.: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, OP. 88 [old No. 4] – II. Adagio: [C] to [D]
2. Haydn, F. J.: Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” – III. Menuet: Allegro
Trio section
3. Mozart, W. A.: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter” – I. Allegro vivace: m. 24 to m. 39; m. 183-190


CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY:

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: April 2003

Solo: Ibert Escale

Excerpts:
Bach: Concerto II, BWV 1047 mm. 1-20
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, mm. 63-76
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, (oboe 1) mm 65-82
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherezade, (Andantino solo)
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Brahms: Violin Concerto, 2nd mmnt, mm. 3-32
Strauss: Don Juan, (solo) L-N
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, (Andante solo) mm. 8-29
Brahms: Variations on a Theme from Haydn, (oboe 2) chorale St Antoni, mm 1-29


CEDAR RAPIDS SYMPHONY
OBOE III/ENGLISH HORN

Audition: August 28, 2005

AUDITION REPERTOIRE OBOE III / ENGLISH HORN

Solo of auditionee’s choice on oboe or English horn

English Horn:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture m. 21-51
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique III: m. 1-20
Dvorak: Symphony 9 II: m. 7-18 & 36-40
Falla: Three Cornered Hat Part I: opening to m. 22; Part II: Miller’s Dance:
reh. 1 to 2
Franck Symphony in D minor I: m. 21-25 & II: reh. A
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major II

Oboe:

Beethoven Symphony 9 (first oboe) I: m.138-143

II: m. 180-194, 454-474
Brahms Symphony 2 (second oboe) II: m. 19-26
Strauss Don Juan (first oboe) 4 ms. after L to 1 after N


CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

OBOE – Section (one year vacancy)

Audition Date: June 18, 2004 (in Charlotte, NC)

Audition Repertoire List

Solos

Bach: Cantata 140
Mozart: Oboe Concerto Mvt. I

Excerpts for OBOE I

Beethoven: Symphony #3
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Struass: Don Juan
Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta

Excerpts for OBOE II

Brahms: Symphony #2
Berlioz: Dance of the Sprites (from Damnation of Faust)
Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Hadyn
Dvorak: Symphony #7


CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY

SECTION OBOE

Audition Date: September 18, 2006

Audition Repertoire

 
SOLO

Mozart Concerto for Oboe in C major, K. 314 (285d) – First movement, complete (no cadenza)

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS
a. First Oboe Excerpts 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica” –  complete part
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 – complete part
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor – Second movement, opening solo (measures 1-9
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – complete part
Rossini: La Scala di Seta – Opening solo to measure 53
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 – Beginning to Rehearsal B;  Rehearsal L to two bars after Rehearsal N
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite ˆ Serenata; Gavotte and Variation I

b. Second Oboe Excerpts 

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra – Second movement
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a ˆ Opening chorale (Andante), measures 1-29, with repeats

 
POSSIBLE SIGHTREADING  May be required at the discretion of the Audition Committee.


CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: June 12, 2006.

There is one audition for both positions. The winner will be offered the B-contract Second Oboe/English Horn position, and the runner-up will be offered the C-Contract Utility Oboe/English Horn Position. The audition will be held in Chattanooga on Monday, June 12, 2006 and possibly Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

First Oboe
SOLO:

Marcello Concerto for Oboe in c minor-1st Movement Orchestral Excerpts:

EXCERPTS:

Brahms – Concerto for Violin in D, op.77 – 2nd Movement
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini – Overture to La scala di seta
Tchaikovsky – Symphony #4 in f minor, op.36 – 2nd Movement Solo, 3rd Movement

Second Oboe

Bach – Suite # 1 in C, BWV 1066
Gavotte II
Bourree II
Passepied II
Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra -2nd Movement Duet
Brahms – Symphony #2 in D, op.73 – 2nd Movement

Dvorak- Concerto for Cello in b minor, op.104 -2nd Movement
Prokofiev – Classical Symphony, op.25 – 3rd Movement Duet
Wagner – Overture to Die Meistersinger

English Horn

Berlioz – Roman Carnval
Debussey – Nocturnes – 1st and 2nd Movements
Dvorak – Symphony #9 in e minor(New World)
Rossini – Overture to William Tell
de Falla – Three-Cornered Hat

POSSIBLE SIGHT READING

Audition Repertoire/Job Duties: Audition repertoire, music excerpts, and additional information will be sent to candidates on receipt of resume. No repertoire will be provided over the phone.


CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN/OBOE

September/October 2005

I don’t have the repertoire list for this audition, but I suspect it’s the same as the one from the earlier English horn audition so I’m including this just so you know there was an audition. You can see that below.


CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN/OBOE

Prelims: May 17 & 21, 2005
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for May 28, 2005

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENGLISH HORN/OBOE PRE-PRELIMINARY AUDIO TAPE AUDITION REPERTOIRE LIST SPRING 2005

I. Solo Work:

Hindemith: Sonata for English Horn and Piano

II. Excerpts required of each player:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Nocturnes
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major

Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol

English Horn excerpts are included in “The Art of Cor Anglais” by Geoffrey Browne, which can be ordered from Forrests Music, 800-322-6263.

Audition Repertoire:

ENGLISH HORN

I. Solo Work:

Hindemith: Sonata for English Horn and Piano

II. Excerpts required of each player:

English Horn:

Berlioz: Damnation of Faust

Berlioz: Rob Roy
Berlioz:Roman Carnival Overture
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Queen Mab Scherzo

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Debussy: La Mer
Debussy: Nocturnes
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, ?New World?
Falla: Suite from The Three Cornered Hat
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, for Guitar and Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4(rental excerpt enclosed)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Verdi: Otello, Willow Song
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act. 3

Oboe:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, oboe 2, mvt. 2 #25-45, #181-197(rental excerpt enclosed)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, oboe 1,2 nd mvt.

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, oboe 2, 3 rd mvt.
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, oboe 1

III. Sight-reading:

Excerpts from the standard repertoire tobe determined at the audition.


CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary auditions: Late September/early October, 2005.
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for early October, 2005.

PRINCIPAL OBOE
REPERTOIRE LIST
I. Solo Works (all required):

A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major
B. Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major
C. Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major

II. Excerpts required of each player:

A. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
B. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
C. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
D. Beethoven: Fidelio (long solo)
E. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture
F. Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo alone solo)

G. Brahms: Symphony No. 1
H. Brahms: Symphony No. 3
I. Brahms: Violin Concerto
J. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
K. Debussy: La Mer
L. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, mvts. 2 and 6
M. Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt. opening
N. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
O. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
P. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Q. Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
R. Schubert: Symphony No. 9, ?Great C Major?
S. Schumann: Symphony No. 2
T. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
U. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
V. Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (1949)

W. Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale
X. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

III. Sight-reading: Excerpts from the standard repertoire to be determined at the audition.


CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary auditions: October 8, 9, and 11, 2004
Final audition: Tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2004

Repertoire List:

I. Solo Works (all required):

Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major
Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major

II. Excerpts required of each player:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Fidelio (long solo)
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo alone solo)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Debussy:La Mer
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, mvts. 2 and 6
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt. opening
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, Great C Major
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (1949)
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

III. Sight-reading:

Excerpts from the standard repertoire to be determined at the audition.


CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Auditions: Monday, October 30, 2006
Final Auditions:Tuesday, October 31, 2006

PRINCIPAL OBOE AUDITION REPERTOIRE LIST
SOLO WORKS

Mozart Oboe Quartet: 1st movement.
Strauss Oboe Concerto: 1st movement to m. 113 and 2nd movement cadenza (m. 342 to 366).

EXCERPTS

1. Bach Cantata No. 82 („Ich Habe Genug‰): opening 27 measures.
2. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra: 2nd movement – complete; 4th movement ˆ opening through m. 75.
3. Beethoven, Symphony No. 3: 3rd movement ˆ opening to m. 127; 4th movement ˆ m. 350 to end.
4. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9: 2nd movement ˆ m. 180-248.
5. Brahms Violin Concerto: 2nd movement ˆ complete. Brahms Symphony No. 1: 1st movement ˆ opening through m. 33.
6. Brahms Symphony No. 2: 3rd movement ˆ complete.
Debussy La Mer: 2nd movement ˆ reh. #17 to #28; 3rd movement ˆ reh. #54 to #56.
7. Ibert Escales: 2nd movement ˆ complete.
8. Mahler Das Lied von der Erde: 2nd movement ˆ opening through m. 31 (reh. #4, m. 2); 6th movement ˆ opening to reh. #9.
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3: 2nd movement ˆ complete; 4th movement ˆ reh. E to F.
9. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition: „Tuileries‰.
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin: 1st movement ˆ opening to reh. #2 and reh. #8 to #9.
10. Rossini La Scala di Seta Overture: opening to reh. #3.
11. Schumann Symphony No. 2: 3rd movement ˆ complete.
12. Strauss Don Juan: opening to reh. B and reh. L to N.
13. Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite: 2nd movement ˆ complete; 6th movement ˆ variation la complete.
14. Stravinsky Symphony in C: 2nd movement ˆ reh. #76 and #94.
15. Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms: 2nd movement ˆ opening to reh. #4.

SIGHTREADING AS REQUESTED


CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO

2004-2005 Season

OBOE

Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C, Mvt. 1, exposition
Bach: Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b, Mvt 1

Excerpts:
Debussy: La Mer, Mvt 2, [17] to [18], mvt 3, [54] to 9 after [55]
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata (Gavotta and 1st variation)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, (III Tuileries)

ENGLISH HORN

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, (long solo)


CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO:
(This is the training orchestra of the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA)

2003-04 Season Auditions

OBOE

Solo:

Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C, Mvt. 1, exposition
Bach: Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b, Mvt 1

Excerpts:
Debussy: La Mer mvt 2, [17] to [18], mvt 3, [54] to 9 after [55]
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata, Gavotta and 1st variation
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, III Tuileries

ENGLISH HORN

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, long solo


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

I. SOLO OF YOUR CHOICE

II. ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS:

BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION
BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONIES NOS. 3, 6, 7
BERLIOZ: DAMNATION OF FAUST
BIZET: SYMPHONY NO. 1
BRAHMS: SYMPHONIES NOS. 1 & 2
BRAHMS: VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY HAYDN
BRAHMS: VIOLIN CONCERTO
DEBUSSY: LA MER
MAHLER: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE
MOZART: SYMPHONY NO. 41
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
RAVEL: LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: SCHEHERAZADE
ROSSINI: LA SCALA DI SETA
SCHUBERT: SYMPHONY NO. 9
SCHUMANN: SYMPHONY NO. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 1
STRAUSS: ALPINE SYMPHONY
STRAUSS: DON JUAN
STRAUSS: DON QUIXOTE
STRAVINSKY: PULCINELLA (SUITE)
TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 4

SIGHT READING


COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: January 2003

Brahms: Symphony #1: II
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: 6 to 7 (21 to 23)
Strauss: Don Juan (beginning to B)
Shostakovich: Symphony #5: III (84 to 85)
Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta (2 to 3)

THIRD OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Oboe I parts:

Brahms: Symphony #1: II
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: 6 to 7 (21 to 23)
Shostakovich: Symphony #5: III (84 to 85)

Oboe II part:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (5 to 6)

English Horn parts:

Dvorak: Symphony #9: II
Ravel: Piano Concerto II


DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE (interim position that may turn into permanent)

Audition Date: January 23-24, 2006 in Dallas Texas

Tape Round (must be submitted by December 1, 2005)

Mozart: Concerto, 1st Mvt Exposition
Beethoven: 3rd Symphony, 2nd Mvt first solo
Strauss: Don Juan, Opening tutti and slow solo
Ravel: Le Tombeau, First page and Minuet
Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Opening slow solo and Allegro solo

Prelim/Final Round (January 23-24, 2006) All 1st oboe parts

Mozart: Concerto, Mvts 1 and 2
Beethoven: 3rd Symphony
Brahms: 1st Symphony
Brahms: Violin Concerto, 2nd Mvt
Debussy: La Mer
Mahler: 3rd Symphony*
Ravel: Le Tombeau
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Shostakovich: 10th Symphony*
Strauss: Don Juan
Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Suite)*
Tchaikovsky: 4th Symphony


EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Two Positions: SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN and THIRD OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Preliminary Audition: Sep 3, 2004
Final Audition: Sep 3, 2004

Audition Repertoire:

1. WORK OF PERFORMER’S CHOICE (from standard solo/concerto repertoire)

2. ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

OBOE I

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. II mm.7 A, 20 after A, 4 bef. B
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
R. Strauss: Don Juan, Opening to 5 before B, Slow solo from L to N
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. II, mm. 1 ? 21

OBOE II

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Mvt. II, 3 after A, 6 before B
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Mvt. II
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mvt. I

ENGLISH HORN

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Mvt. II
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, opening
Ravel: Piano Concerto
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, Part I Adoration de le Terre

3. SIGHT READING AS REQUESTED


FLORIDA WEST COAST SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE

Friday, September 9, 2005

Prepared Solos: Candidate’s choice of:

Mozart Concerto, K. 314, First Movement Exposition

Mozart Quartet, K. 370, First Movement Exposition

Oboe I:

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 2 mm 8-47
Brahms Violin Concerto, Mvt. 2 Solo
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 2 mm 33-101

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude beginning to 2

Oboe II:

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 4 Trio 1 ? complete
Bach St. John Passion, Aria ?Von den Stricken
meiner Sünden? (No. 11 in Kalmus), Beginning to B
Bartók Concerto For Orchestra, Mvt. 2 mm 25-44
Brahms Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 2 mm 19-26
Brahms Haydn Variations, Opening Chorale, mm 1-29 (with repeats)

Dvorak Symphony No. 7, Mvt. 2 mm 1-8
Mozart Serenade, K. 361, Mvt. 7 (Rondo) beginning to A
Prokofiev Classical Symphony, Mvt. 2 37 to 41, Mvt. 4 2 before 50 to 55

English Horn Excerpts: (Separate Round)

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture; Solo

Chamber Music: (Final Round Only)

Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano To be played with members of FWCS

Sight reading and playing with Principal Oboe


FLORIDA WEST COAST SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE

Preliminary Audition: May 11, 2004
Final Audition: May 11, 2004
Repertoire List

Solo — Candidate’s Choice of:

Mozart: Concerto, K. 314, First Movement Exposition
Mozart: Quartet, K. 370, First Movement Exposition

OBOE I Excerpts

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. II – m. 8-47M

Barber: Symphony No. 1, Andante Tranquillo, 7 before Reh. 34-Reh. 36

Debussy: La Mer, Mvt. II, Reh. 17 – 18, Reh. 25-4 after 27

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Mvt. II, m. 33-101

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude, Beginning to Reh. 2 Forlane, Reh. 6-8, Menuet, Beginning to Reh. 4, no repeat

OBOE II Excerpts

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Trio – complete

Bach: St. John Passion, Aria No. 11, “Es wäre gut” m. 1-21

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Mvt. II – m. 19-26

Brahms: Haydn Variations, Opening Chorale, m. 1-29 with repeats

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, Mvt. II – m. 1-8

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467, Mvt. II, m. 95-104

Mozart: Serenade No. 12, K. 388, III. Trio, complete with repeats

Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Mvt. II, Reh. 37-41, Mvt. IV, 2 before Reh. 50-55

ENGLISH HORN

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture – solo
Respighi: Pines of Rome, IV. Pini della Via Appia – solo

Chamber Music (Final Round Only)

Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano-To be played with members of FWCS.


GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Apr 3, 2006
Final Audition: Apr 5, 2006

Audition Repertoire:

CONCERTO

Mozart: Oboe Concerto

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

Barber: Violin Concerto, 2nd Movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No.1
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Debussy: La Mer
Haydn: Symphony No. 96, Minuet
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini: La scala di seta: Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Strauss: Don Juan
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Verdi: Aida, Act III, letter C to F

POSSIBLE SIGHT READING


GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date, March 2003

Mozart: Oboe Concerto

Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Debussy: La Mer
Haydn: Symphony No. 96, Minuet
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini: Scala di Seta Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Shostokovich: Symphony No. 1
Strauss: Don Juan
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Possible Sight-Reading


GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Dates:

Monday, March 1, 2004
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Finals: Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Audition Repertoire Requirements

I. CONCERTO

1. MOZART – Oboe Concerto

II. ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

1. BARBER- Violin Concerto, 2nd Movement
2. BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 3
3. BRAHMS – Symphony No.1
4. BRAHMS – Violin Concerto
5. DEBUSSY – La Mer
6. HAYDN – Symphony No. 96, Minuet
7. MENDELSSOHN – Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
8. RAVEL – Tombeau de Couperin
9. ROSSINI – Scala de Seta Overture
10. SCHUBERT – Symphony No. 9
11. SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 1
12. STRAUSS – Don Juan
13. TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4

III. POSSIBLE SIGHT READING


GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Apr 4, 2005
Final Audition: Apr 5, 2005

CONCERTO

MOZART: Oboe Concerto

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

BARBER: Violin Concerto, 2nd Movement
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
DEBUSSY: La Mer
HAYDN: Symphony No. 96, Minuet
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
RAVEL: Tombeau de Couperin
ROSSINI: La scala di seta: Overture
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1
STRAUSS: Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

POSSIBLE SIGHT READING


GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

SECOND OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Apr 5, 2005
Final Audition: Apr 7, 2005

CONCERTO

MOZART: Oboe Concerto

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

BARBER: Violin Concerto, 2nd Movement
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
DEBUSSY: La Mer
HAYDN: Symphony No. 96, Minuet
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
RAVEL: Tombeau de Couperin
ROSSINI: La scala di seta: Overture
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1
STRAUSS: Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

POSSIBLE SIGHT READING


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE
Preliminary Audition: Sep 17, 2005
Final Audition: Sep 17, 2005

Excerpt List:

All candidates auditioning for the Principal Oboe position should prepare the excerpts listed below. Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work.

Bach “St. Matthew Passion”
Beethoven “Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7”;
Brahms “Symphonies No. 1 & 3,” “Variations on a Theme by Haydn,” and “Violin Concerto”
Debussy “La Mer”

Mahler “Das Lied Von Der Erde” – Mvts. 2 & 3

Mendelssohn “Symphony No. 3”
Mozart “Symphony No. 41”
Ravel “Le Tombeau De Couperin”

Rimsky-Korsakov “Scheherazade”
Rossini “La Scala Di Seta”
Schubert “Symphony No. 9”
Schumann “Symphony No. 2”
Shostakovich “Symphony No. 1”

Strauss “Don Juan,” and “Don Quixote”

Stravinsky “Pulcinella (Suite)” [1949]

Tchaikovsky “Symphony No. 4”


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIRD OBOE/UTILITY OBOE
Preliminary Audition: Sep 17, 2005
Final Audition: Sep 17, 2005

Excerpt List

Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work. All auditioning oboe players will be asked to play English Horn. Prepare the seven excerpts below as well as the English horn excerpt list.

OBOE:

Strauss “Don Juan” – Beginning to Rehearsal B, 4 after L to 17 after M
Beethoven “Symphony No. 3” – 2nd Movement, mm 8-16, mm 36-47
Tchaikovsky “Symphony No. 4” – 2nd Movement, opening solo
Debussy “La Mer” – 2nd Movement; Rehearsal #17 – 5 before 19, Rehearsal #25 – 6 after 25
Brahms “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” – II Oboe: Opening movement (with repeats)

Brahms “Symphony No. 3” – 3rd Movement, mm 110-124

Ravel “Le Trombeau de Couperin” – Opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak “Symphony No. 9” – 2nd Movement solo
Berlioz “Symphony Fantastique” – 3rd Movement opening solo
Berlioz “Roman Carnival Overture” – Measure 19 (andante sostenuto) – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

OBOE SUB POSITION (incl. EH)

Audition Date: March 13 & 14, 2004
Excerpt List:

Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work.

OBOE:

Strauss Don Juan Beginning to Rehearsal B, 4 after L to 17 after M
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 2nd Movement; mm 8-16, mm 36-47
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 2nd opening solo
Debussy La Mer 2nd Movement; Rehearsal #17 – 5 before 19, Rehearsal #25 – 6 after 25
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Opening movement, II Oboe theme
Brahms Symphony No. 3 3rd Movement; mm 110-124
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak Symphony No. 9 2nd Movement solo
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique 3rd Movement opening solo
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Measure 19 (andante sostenuto) – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

2nd OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Date: September 25, 2004

Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work. (Mozart Concerto 1st Movement esposition suggested).

OBOE:

Strauss: Don Juan, Beginning to Rehearsal B, 4 after L to 17 after M
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2nd Movement; mm 8-16, mm 36-47
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd opening solo
Debussy: La Mer, 2nd Movement; Rehearsal #17 – 5 before 19, Rehearsal #25 – 6 after 25
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Opening movement, II Oboe theme
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, 3rd Movement; mm 110-124
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, 2nd Movement solo
Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique,3rd Movement opening solo
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Measure 19 (andante sostenuto) – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIRD OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: May 21, 2005

Audition Repertoire: Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work.

OBOE:

Strauss: Don Juan Beginning to Rehearsal B, 4 after L to 17 after M
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2nd Movement; mm 8-16, mm 36-47

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd opening solo
Debussy: La Mer, 2nd Movement; Rehearsal #17 – 5 before 19, Rehearsal #25 – 6 after 25
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Opening movement, II Oboe theme
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, 3rd Movement; mm 110-124
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, 2nd Movement solo
Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique, 3rd Movement opening solo
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Measure 19 (andante sostenuto) – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1


GREEN BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

3RD OBOE/UTILITY

Audition Dates: Sept. 15-17, 2006

Excerpt List

Candidates will also perform a solo work of their choice, which should be a movement from a concerto or unaccompanied work.

All auditioning oboe players will be asked to play English Horn. Prepare the seven excerpts below as well as the English horn excerpt list.
OBOE:

Strauss: Don Juan Beginning to Rehearsal B, 4 after L to 17 after M

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 2nd Movement, mm 8-16, mm 36-47

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 2nd Movement, opening solo

Debussy: La Mer 2nd Movement; Rehearsal #17 – 5 before 19, Rehearsal #25 – 6 after 25

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn II Oboe: Opening movement (with repeats)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 3rd Movement; mm 110-124

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Opening solo

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 2nd Movement solo

Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique 3rd Movement opening solo

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Measure 19 (andante sostenuto) – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1


GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE

Audition Date: May, 2003

Concerto of choice
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, mvt. III (solo after A)
Rossini: La Scala di Seta (5 – 21 and 37 – 54)
Strauss: Don Juan (L)
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, mvt. II, measures 1-9 (Oboe I)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, mvt. II, measures 1-8 (Oboe II)

To be played with first oboe:
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Oboe II)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (Oboe II)
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien (Oboe II)


GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: May, 2003

Concerto of choice
Berlioz: Roman Carnival
DeFalla: Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 2, Miller’s Dance
Dvorak: New World Symphony, mvt. II
Respighi: Pines of Rome, mvt. V
Debussy: Nocturnes
Debussy: La Mer
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela


HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

OBOE III/ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: September 25, 2006

oboe/EH audition page

Oboe III/ English Horn Audition Repertoire
ENGLISH HORN
Solo:

Donizetti Concertino

Solo passages from:

Dvorak: Sym. #9 (New World)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Debussy: Nocturnes (Fete)
Berlioz: Roman Carnival

 
OBOE
Solo passages from:

R. Strauss: Don Juan – opening and solo
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto

 
Possible sight-reading in final round


HONOLULU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN, THIRD OBOE

Honolulu Auditions: May 24, 2005
New York City Auditions: June 7 – 10, 2005

Audition Repertoire:
 
SOLO

English Horn Solo of applicant’s choice

ENGLISH HORN EXCERPTS:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture m. 21 – 7 bars before [2]; [2] – 2 bars after [4]
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 3rd movement beginning – downbeat of [37]; [49] – end
Debussy: Nocturnes, No. 2 “Fetes” mm. 3 – 8; 7 bars before [3] – downbeat of 4 bars before [3]; [14] through the downbeat of 4 measures before [15]; 9 th measure of [15] through the downbeat of [16]
De Falla: Three-Cornered Hat, 2nd movement cadenza
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, 2nd movement beginning – [1]

Franck: Symphony in D minor , 2nd movement [A] ? 6 bars before [B]; 2 bars before [E] ? 5 bars before [F]
Rossini: William Tell Overture , 20 bars before [F] – downbeat of 18 bars before [H]
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, 1st movement [L] – 12 bars after [M]
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, (complete)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, [86] ? 2 bars after [87]; [98] – 2 bars after [101]

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, First Scene off-stage solo

OBOE I EXCERPTS:

Brahms: Violin Concerto, 2nd movement mm. 3 – 32
Ravel:Le Tombeau de Couperin, 1st movement: beginning through downbeat of [2], 3rd movement: beginning ? [3]; [9] through downbeat of [10]
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture, m. 5 – downbeat of [1]; [2] – downbeat of [3]

OBOE II EXCERPTS:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, 2nd movement [25] – 4 bars after [41]; pick-up to [181] – [198]
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn Theme(with repeats)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, 2nd movement mm. 1 – 8

Possible Sight-Reading


HOUSTON GRAND OPERA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Final Audition: May 14, 2005

Audition Repertoire:
Solo:

Mozart: Concerto in C Major, 1st movement exposition only

Oboe Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Scherzo
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Acts I & II
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Verdi: La Traviata, Act III, “Addio del passato”
Verdi: Aida, Act III, “O patria mia”
Verdi: Otello, Act I
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Act III

(The portions requested from the operas are marked on the parts you will receive after you submit your audition application.)


HOUSTON SYMPHONY

ENGLISH HORN/OBOE

February 9-10, 2004

ENGLISH HORN

Berlioz: Roman Carnival
Debussy: La Mer
Debussy: Nocturnes, 2nd movement
De Falla: Three-Cornered Hat, Miller’s Dance cadenza
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, 2nd movement
Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act III, soli

OBOE

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 2nd movement, solo in FIRST OBOE part
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger

Sight Reading


HUNTSVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN/OBOE 3

Audition Date: Oct. 10-11, 2004

Audition Repertoire:
Solo(s): Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st Movement exposition (on oboe) AND a slow solo movement by Mozart or obbligato movement by Bach (on oboe or English horn)

OBOE II:

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, No. 16-17
Bartok:Concerto for Orchestra, Giuoco delle Coppie (2nd mvt.)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, 2nd mvt.

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvorak: Symphony No.9
Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole, No.12 in 2nd movement
Debussy: La Mer, Jeux de vagues No.16-17
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
De Falla: Three Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2

Sightreading on English Horn


HUNTSVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Audition Date: October 19, 2003

ENGLISH HORN/OBOE 3

OBOE II POSITION Audition List

Solo: Mozart Oboe Concerto,1st Movement Exposition and 2nd Movement Complete

ALL EXCERPTS ARE OBOE II EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1, (Both Trios)

Brahms: Symphony No.2, mm. 19-26
Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, mm. 1-29 no repeats; Var. III mm. 88-97
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, (Marked in provided music)

Beethoven: Symphony No.3, Oboe I solos from 2nd mvt.
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2, All
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger, (Marked in provided music)

Sightreading

OBOE III/ENGLISH HORN POSITION Audition List

Solo(s): Mozart Oboe Concerto 1st Movement exposition (on oboe) and a slow solo movement by Mozart or obbligato movement by Bach (on oboe or English horn)

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Oboe II: No. 16-17
Dvorak: Symphony No.9, (Marked in provided music)
Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole, No.12 in 2nd movement
Debussy: La Mer, Jeux de vagues No.16-17
Debussy: Nocturnes, Fetes: All
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
De Falla: Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2, All

Sightreading on English Horn


KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: August 25, 2006

REPERTOIRE LIST

1. Solo work of your choice
2. Strauss: Don Juan, [L] to [N]
3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 3 beginning to meas. 29; Mvt. 4 Poco Andante meas. 349 to meas. 372
4. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mvt. 1 Prelude beginning to [2], Mvt. 2 Forlane [6] to [8], Mvt. 3 Menuet [9] to [10]
5. Rossini: La Scala di Seta, beginning to meas. 53
6. Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Mvt. 2 meas. 17 to meas. 24, Mvt. 2 [B] to [C]
7. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 2 5 meas. before [C] to 13 meas. after [C]
8. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Mvt. 4 beginning to meas. 70

Please Note: In addition to solo work, excerpts and possible sight reading, all finalists will be asked to present a 2-3 minute education presentation as if explaining your instrument to a class of 3 rd grade students.


KENTUCKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE:

Audition Date: September 2002

Mozart: Oboe Quartet (mvt. I)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (mvt. III)
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (mvt. II)
Strauss: Don Juan


LOS ANGELES OPERA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

The preliminary round of auditions will be by CD or tape submission
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2006
Audition: September 21 and 22, 2006

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

(Repertoire available here.)
Candidates should be prepared to play:

1. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement expositions

2. Rossini: Overture to Italiana in Algeri
3. Gounod: Faust, solo from Kermesse scene

4. Wagner: Parsifal, Act I
5. R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Act III
6. Verdi: Aida, Act III
7. Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II
8. Beethoven: Fidelio, Act II
9. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, stage music
10. R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Please submit on tape:

1. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st movement exposition only
2. Rossini: Overture to Italiana in Algeri
3. Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II

The preliminary round of auditions will be by CD or tape submission. All
candidates are required to submit a recording, except for musicians who have
performed with LA Opera in the last four seasons.

All recordings must be received in our office no later than Thursday,
August 10, 2006 (not a postmark deadline). All recordings shall be submitted
either on compact disc or cassette tape, with compact disc preferred. Candidates should be prepared to play:

1. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement expositions
2. Rossini: Overture to Italiana in Algeri
3. Gounod: Faust, solo from Kermesse scene

4. Wagner: Parsifal, Act I
5. R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Act III
6. Verdi: Aida, Act III
7. Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II
8. Beethoven: Fidelio, Act II
9. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, stage music
10. R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Please submit on tape:

1. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st movement exposition only
2. Rossini: Overture to Italiana in Algeri
3. Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II
The preliminary round of auditions will be by CD or tape submission. All
candidates are required to submit a recording, except for musicians who have
performed with LA Opera in the last four seasons.


LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA

October 27, 28, 2003.

SECOND OBOE AUDITION (possible assistant principal), (one year position)

Second Oboe repertoire as of August 13, 2003:

I. Mozart Oboe Concerto, measures 32-98, first movement

II. First Oboe Excerpts:

Barber: Symphony #1, andante tranquillo

Beethoven: Symphony #3, second movement
Beethoven: Symphony #6, third movement
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3, second movement
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, first and second movements
Shostakovich: Symphony #1, third movement
Stauss: Don Juan, opening and solo

III. Second Oboe Excerpts:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, second movement
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, theme
Brahms: Symphony #2, second movement
Dvorak: Symphony #7, second movement
Mozart: Symphony #41, third movement

The final round may include playing with the principal oboe and sight reading.


LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

2nd OBOE

Prelims: February 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2004.
Finals: March 8, 2004

Repertoire List:

SOLO: Mozart: Concerto in C Major

EXCERPTS:

Oboe 1
Verdi: AIDA, Act 3, #6: Letter C to 6 after G
Verdi: OTELLO, Act 1, 6 after Letter X to 6 before Y
Verdi: OTELLO, Act 1, AA for 9 bars
Berg: WOZZECK, Act 1, Beginning to m. 29
Rossini: LA SCALA DI SETA, Overture, m. 5 thru 1st beat of reh. #3
Beethoven: FIDELIO, Act 2, #11 Poco allegro to 15mm. before the end
Wagner: PARSIFAL, Act 3 #256- 4mm. before 258

Oboe 2
Wagner: DIE MEISTERSINGER, Vorspiel 2 before Tempo 1 for 54 measures (2 mm. before #7 – 9)
Dvorak: SYMPHONY #7, second movement opening to 7 mm. before reh. C
Verdi: LA TRAVIATA, Act 3, Finale Ultimo #12 to 3 mm. after 15
Britten: BILLY BUDD, Act 1, #117-119
Ravel: L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, beginning to reh. #4
Brahms: HAYDN VARIATIONS, opening to first ending

FINALS ONLY (in addition to above)

English Horn excerpts
Wagner: DIE WALKÜRE, Act 2, 2 after 49 – 49A
Rossini: GUILLAUME TELL, Overture

Oboe (2nd part)
Bach: ST. JOHN’S PASSION, Aria(all), Von dem Stricken meinem Sünden


METROPOLITAN OPERA

ENGLISH HORN

February 2005

Repertoire:
ENGLISH HORN:

Bellini: Il Pirata, Act IV, No. 25
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Act II, 2 excerpts
Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II, No. 9
Verdi, Otello, Act IV
Verdi: Stiffelio, Act III, No. 9
Verdi: Falstaff, Act I, part 2
Halévy: La Juive, Act IV, No. 22
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Act 1 scene 3, 2 excerpts
Wagner: tristan und Isolde, Act III, scene 1
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina, Act III
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, 1st part, 3 excerpts
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande, 4 excerpts
Donizetti: Concertino for English Horn and Orchestra, page 1 and 2

OBOE:

Mozart: Entführung aus dem Serail, Overture and Act III
Beethoven: Fidelio, Act II, No. 11
Verdi: Aida, Act III, excerpt #1
Verdi: Nabucco, Overture
Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II, No. 10
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, Act I, “Lola’s Song”
Berg: Wozzeck, Act I
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture


METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN:

Audition date: 1999 – ?

English horn Excerpts:
(Some of these are difficult to describe; MOO provided the music to auditionees.)
Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment, Act I, Finale mm. 128-130 & short 4 meas. excerpt
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Act II, Andante and 6/8 con express. section
Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II, No. 9, Andante before M
Verdi: Otello, Act IV, Andante, 4/4 con espressione
Verdi: Stiffelio, Act III, No. 9, 1 measure before 2/4 Andantino, 26 measures total
Verdi: Falstaff, Act I, part 2, rehearsal number(rn) 21 to 14 after rn22
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Scene XV, 3/4 Andante un poco lento before rn126 to 5 after 127 and 9/8 before rn129 to 4 after 129
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Act I, scene 3, 4/4 Moderato (onstage cadenza) and Vivace giocoso
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act III, scene 1, Mässig Langsam solo
Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III, scene 2, Piu lento before rn49 to 1st bar of Piu animato
Berg: Wozzek, Act II, 4 before rn290 to 3 after 290
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina, Act III, rn420 to 1st bar of rn421
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Part 1, rn2 to 1st bar of rn4, rn6 to rn7, 4 before rn11 to rn12
Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress, Act I, scene 3, rn177 to 2nd bar of rn180
Shostokovich: Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Act I, scene 2, 2 before rn95 to 1st bar of rn98
Donizetti: Concertino for English Horn and Orchestra, entire work

Oboe Excerpts:
Handel: Rinaldo: Overture
Mozart: Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture and Act III, after rn18
Verdi: Aida, Act III, 3 excerpts (no info on this)
Verdi: Rigoletto, Act II, No. 10
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, Act I, “Lola’s Song”
Beethoven: Fidelio, Act II, No. 11
Berg: Wozzeck, Act I
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Prelude to Act I


NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SECOND OBOE

Audition Date: Sep 20, 2003

Audition Repetoire: 

Solo:

Mozart: Oboe Concerto, first page only
OR
Strauss: Oboe Concerto, first page and half of p.2

Excerpts:

Bach: Cantata 56, Ich will den Kreuzstab gerene tragen, oboe aria, Oboe 1

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, second movement, Oboe 2

Beethoven: Symphony 3, Oboe 1

Brahms: Symphony, Oboe 1

Brahms: Symphony 2, movement 2, octaves with first oboe excerpt, Oboe 2

Debussy: La Mer, Oboe 1

Ravel: le Tombeau de Couperin, Oboe 1 part

Rossini: La Scala de Seta, (slow introduction followed by fast section), Oboe 1

Shostakovich: Symphony 1, 3rd mvmt.beginning, Oboe 1

Possible sight reading from standard orchestral excerpts.


NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

2005

Principal Oboe Audition Repertoire List

Solo Repertoire

Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd Movements
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Bach: Violin and Oboe Concerto in d minor, 1st Movement only

Orchestral Repertoire (All Principal Oboe Excerpts)

Bach: Cantata No. 12
Barber: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Debussy: La Mer
Mahler: Das Lied von Der Erde
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” 4th mvt
Ravel: L’enfant et les Sortileges
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Strauss: Don Juan
Stravinsky: Agon
Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Sight reading from the standard orchestral repertoire


OPERA SAN JOSE

SECOND OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN

AUDITION REPERTOIRE


1) Mozart: Oboe Concerto; movements 1 & 2

2) Oboe Repertoire (first oboe unless noted)

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn: 2nd oboe, opening.
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: No. 2, 7 after C to 3 after 13.
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: No. 4, 16 after 30 to 31.
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Lola’s Song.
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherd’s Dance.
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte, No 12, m 58 to end of aria.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Act 1, 8 before 2 through 4 after 4.
Puccini: La Boheme, Act 2, Allegro moderato (16 in Kalmus to before 20).
Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Overture, Andantino.
Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Overture, Allegro.
Verdi: Aida, Act 3, Andante mosso through 3rd bar of 6/8.
Verdi: Falstaff, Act 1, Piu moderato to 2/4.
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture, 2nd oboe, G through 7th bar of H.

3) English Horn

Rossini: William Tell Overture, Andante to Allegro vivace.
Verdi: Falstaff, Act 1, Andante sostenuto.
Verdi: Falstaff, Act 3, Andante assai sostenuto.
Verdi: Rigoletto, Act 2, Meno mosso.
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Act 2, Scene 1.

4) Possible sight-reading.


OREGON SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

March 28-30, 2006

Repertoire:

Solo Works:

Mozart: Concerto Mvt. 1
Strauss: Concerto Mvt. 2

Excerpts:

Bach: Cantata # 82, Ich Habe Genug
Beethoven : Symphony #3, Mvts. 2 and 3
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Mvt. 2
Brahms: Symphony #1, Mvts. 1 and 2
Debussy: La Mer, Mvts. 2 and 3
Haydn: Symphony #96, Minuet trio
Mahler: Symphony #3, Mvt. 2
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3, Mvts. 2 and 4
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mvts. 1, 2, and 3
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mvt. 2
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Schubert: Symphony #9, Mvt. 2
*Shostakovich: Symphony #1, Mvt. 3
Strauss: Don Juan
+Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Overture, Serenata, Gavotta
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4, Mvts. 2 and 3

Possible Sight Reading


ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN/ UTILITY OBOE

June 4, 2004 – English Horn/Utility Oboe and sub list woodwind auditions

Oboe/English Horn Audition Repertoire:

I. Oboe Solo Literature of Applicant?s Choice

II. Orchestral Excerpts (1st Oboe parts):

1) Brahms: Concerto for Violin, mvt. 2 solo
2) Mendelssohn: Symphony #3 (Scotch)
3) Strauss: Don Juan, slow solo

III. Orchestral Excerpts (2nd Oboe parts):

1) Brahms: Variations of a Theme of Haydn

IV. Orchestral Excerpts (English Horn parts):

1) Debussy: Fetes, from Nocturnes
2) Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet)
3) de Falla: The Three Cornered Hat, major solo only
4) Ravel: Concerto in G, mvt. 2 solo
5) Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

V. Sight-reading


PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Preliminary and final rounds – Wednesday, September 15, 2004

REPERTOIRE:

Solo:

Mozart: Concerto: first movement exposition

Oboe 1 excerpts:

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude: beginning to reh. 2 AND reh. 8 to reh. 9
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite: Serenata

Oboe 2 excerpts:

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, 2nd movement: mm. 1-8
Brahms: Haydn Variations: Andante (theme)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 1st movement: mm. 510-525
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, 2nd movement: mm. 25-44 AND mm. 180-197 (excerpts provided)

English Horn excerpts (for final round):

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture: Andante sostenuto to Reh. 4
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring: Beginning to Reh.12

POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING


RICHMOND SYMPHONY:

PRINCIPAL OBOE (CORE)

Audition Date: December 8 & 9, 2003

Principal Oboe Audition Repertoire:

Required Solo:

Mozart: Oboe Concerto, first movement

Orchestral Excerpts:

Bach: St. Matthew Passion “Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen” (= 20 in Baerenreiter Edition)
Barber: Symphony no.1 in one movement – Andante tranquillo through #36
Beethoven: Symphony no.3, Mvmt 2, mm.8-47, Mvmt 3
Brahms: Symphony no.1, Mvmt 1, mm.29-33, Mvmt.2, mm.17-23 and mm.38-43
Brahms: Violin Concerto – Mvmt 2
Debussy: La Mer – Mvmt 2, #17-#26
Mahler: Symphony no.3 – Mvmt 2, mm.1-27
Mozart: Jupiter Symphony – Finale, mm. 9-35
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture – Opening – m.100
Strauss: Don Juan, Opening – Letter D, Solo Letter L-N
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Mvmt 2, Mvmt 6

PLUS POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING

POSSIBLE PLAYING WITH MEMBER(S) OF ORCHESTRA


RICHMOND SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE/PRINCIPAL ENGLISH HORN

TEMPORARY POSITION – 04/05 SEASON

Date: September 21 & 22, 2004

Required Solo:
Mozart: Quartet in F, K. 370 first movement exposition or Concerto (candidates choice)
Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata 21 or Sinfonia from Cantata 156 (candidates choice)
Orchestral Excerpts:
FIRST OBOE

Beethoven: Symphony no.3, Mvmt 2, mm.8-16 and mm.69-101, Mvmt 3, mm.7-115
Mahler: Symphony no.3, Mvmt 2, mm.1-9
Ravel: Le Tombeau de CouperinMvmt. 1, Opening – #2, Mvmt. 2, #6 – #8, Mvmt. 3, Opening – #4
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture, #2 – #3
Strauss: Don Juan, Letters L – N
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Mvmt. 2, Serenata, Opening Solo, Mvmt. 6, Gavotte, Variation

SECOND OBOE

Brahms: Haydn Variations ? Theme
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Mvmt. 2, mm. 25-45 and mm. 180-197

ENGLISH HORN

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, ?New World?, Mvmt. 2, mm. 7-18
Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole, Mvmt. 2, #12 to 3 measures after #13
Rossini: William Tell Overture, mm. 176-226

PLUS POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING

POSSIBLE PLAYING WITH MEMBER(S) OF ORCHESTRA


ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Preliminary Audition: Oct 2, 2005
Final Audition: Oct 2, 2005

REPERTOIRE:

Solo and Chamber Music:

Mozart: Concerto in C, Movement I, Exposition Only

Orchestral Excerpts:

First Oboe:

Barber: Piano Concerto Movement I, #9 for 9 measures
Brahms: Symphony #1 Movements I & II Solos
Debussy: La Mer Movement II
Mendelssohn: Scottish Symphony Movement II

Strauss: Don Juan Letter A to letter B & Solo at L

Second Oboe:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra Movement 2 duets at bars 25 and 181
Brahms: Haydn Variations Opening
Dvorak: Symphony #7 Movement 2 opening
Dvorak: Cello Concerto Movement 2 opening
Prokofief: Classical Symphony Movement 2, #39 for 6 bars
Sibelius: Symphony #5 Movement 1, letter A to B and F to G

English Horn:

Debussy: La Mer Movement 1, #12 to #16. and Movement 2 complete
Debussy: Nocturnes, Fetes
De Falla: Three Cornered Hat, Miller?s Dance
Dvorak: New World Symphony Movement 2
Ravel: Piano Concerto in g Movement 2 solo
Rossini: William Tell Overture Solo – opening 2 phrases

R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben 3 bars before #14 to #16
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Opening movement Solos

Possible Sight Reading


ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Preliminary Audition: Jun 20, 2005
Final Audition: Jun 20, 2005

Audition Repetoire:
SOLO:

Mozart: Concerto in C, Movement I, Exposition Only

Orchestral Excerpts:
FIRST OBOE:

Barber: Piano Concerto, Movement I, #9 for 9 measures

Brahms: Symphony #1, Movements I & II Solos
Debussy: La Mer, Movement II
Mendelssohn: Scottish Symphony, Movement II

Strauss: Don Juan, Letter A to letter B & Solo at L

SECOND OBOE:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Movement 2 duets at bars 25 and 181
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Opening
Dvorak: Symphony #7, Movement 2 opening
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Movement 2 opening
Prokofief: Classical Symphony, Movement 2, #39 for 6 bars
Sibelius: Symphony #5, Movement 1, letter A to B and F to G

ENGLISH HORN:

Debussy: La Mer Movement 1, #12 to #16. and Movement 2 complete

Debussy: Nocturnes, Fetes
De Falla: Three Cornered Hat, Miller?s Dance

Dvorak: New World Symphony, Movement 2
Ravel: Piano Concerto in g, Movement 2 solo.
Rossini: William Tell Overture, Solo – opening 2 phrases

R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, 3 bars before #14 to #16
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, Opening movement Solos.

Possible Sight Reading


ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: May 16, 2005
Final Audition: May 22, 2005

Audition Repetoire:

Solos and Chamber Music:

Mozart: Concerto in C: Movement I, no cadenza
Nielson: Woodwind Quintet (no English Horn)

Orchestral Excerpts (all first oboe):

Bach: Cantata #82

Bach: St. Matthew Passion: Aria in c min for oboe, tenor, and chor
Barber: Piano Concerto: Movement I
Beethoven: Symphony #3: Movements II, III, & IV
Berlioz: Romeo & Juliet: Romeo Alone movement
Bloch: Schelomo

Brahms: Symphony #1: Movements I & II
Brahms: Symphony #2: Movement III
Brahms: Violin Concerto: Movement II

Debussy: La Mer: Movement II
Mendelssohn: Scottish Symphony: Movements II & IV
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin: Movements I & III
Rossini: La Scala di Seta

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”: Opening solo

Shostakovich: Symphony #1: Movement III

Strauss: Don Juan: Letter A to letter B & Solo

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite: Complete

Stravinsky: Symphony in C: Movement II, Rehearsal #80 for 2 bars and rehearsal #94 for 5 bars

Repertoire to be performed with members of the RPO wind section:

Beethoven: Symphony #7: Movements I & II
Debussy: La Mer: Movement III

Dvorak: Symphony #9 “The New World”: Movement II
Schubert: “Unfinished” Symphony

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasie
Verdi: Overture to “La Forza del Destino”

Possible Sight Reading


SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/SECOND OBOE

Spring, 2005

REPERTOIRE:
Solo
Mozart, Oboe Concerto, first movement

AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

FIRST OBOE:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2,first movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3,slow movement, scherzo, last movement
Brahms: Violin Concerto,slow movement solo
Brahms: Symphony No. 2,third movement
Debussy: La Mer,second movement
Mahler: Symphony No. 3,second movement, opening solo
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3,second movement
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude, Minuet
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C, slow movement
Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Serenata, Variations
Tchaikowsky: Symphony No. 4, slow movement, Scherzo

SECOND OBOE:

Brahms: Haydn Variations
Dvorák: Cello Concerto, slow movement
Dvorák: Seventh Symphony, slow movement
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, second movement


SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition: June 8 and 9, 2004

Solo

Mozart, Oboe Concerto first movement

First oboe parts:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 first movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, slow movement, scherzo, last movement
Brahms: Violin Concerto, slow movement solo
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, third movement
Debussy: La Mer, second movement
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, second movement, opening solo
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3, second movement
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude, Minuet
Rossini: La Scala di Seta
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, in C slow movement
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Serenata, Variations
Tchaikowsky: Symphony No. 4, slow movement, Scherzo

Second oboe parts:

Brahms: Haydn Variations
Dvorák: Cello Concerto, slow movement
Dvorák: Seventh Symphony, slow movement
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, second movement


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date – October 17 – 18, 2004

Principal Oboe Audition Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 2nd movement ? solo
Ravel: La Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini: La Scala de Seta
Saint-Saens: Baccanale from Samson and Delilah
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Strauss, R.: Don Juan
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Solo Repertoire:

1) Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C Major


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Feb 28, 2005
Final Audition: Mar 1, 2005

Audition Repetoire: Orchestral Repertoire:

1) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
2) Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)
3) Brahms: Symphony No. 1

4) Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
5) Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 2nd movement – solo

6) Ravel: La Tombeau de Couperin

7) Rossini: La Scala de Seta

8) Saint-Saens: Baccanale from Samson and Delilah

9) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

10) Strauss, R.: Don Juan

11) Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Solo Repertoire:

1) Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C Major


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Resume due: August 5, 2006
Audition: September 5 and 6, 2006

REPERTOIRE LIST

SOLO

Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C Major (Unaccompanied, final round only)

ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, op. 55, E-flat Major (complete)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F Major (complete)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, op. 68, c minor (complete)
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77, D Major (complete)
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, d minor, 2nd mvmt: solo
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (complete)
Rossini: La scala di seta (complete)
Saint-Saens: Samson et Delilah (Bacchanale)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, op. 47, d minor (complete)
Strauss, Richard: Don Juan, op. 20 (complete)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, op. 36, f minor (complete)


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Audition Dates: September 15 & 16, 2003

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OBOE AUDITION

Solo repertoire (Piano accompaniment will be provided.)

Mozart: Oboe Concerto 1st Movement exposition
Schumann: Romance No. 1 in C major

Orchestral repertoire

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Sinfonia from BWV 12, Sinfonia from BWV 156, Sinfonia from Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Beethoven: Symphonies No. 3, 6, 7
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Alone, long solo
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 1, Violin Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Debussy: La Mer
Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Menuetto, 2nd Movement opening; Symphony No. 9, Solo from 2nd Movement, “Landler”; Das Lied von der Erde
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanchina
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Dance of the Knights solo
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Ballet: opening high solo; Le Tombeau de Couperin; Mother Goose Ballet, Spinning Wheel solo
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture
Satie: Gymnopedie No. 3
Schubert: Symphonies No. 8 & 9
Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 & 5
Strauss: Don Juan
Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Petrushka: Le Sacre du Printemps; Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Swan Lake, Scene 1, Moderato (famous b minor solo)

Tape Repertoire List
Tape Deadline: Monday, July 21, 2003

Please play the standard solos in all the works listed below. If in doubt, use your best judgement and don’t worry about exact measure numbers. These excerpts are readily available in standard published collections (Rothwell, Vade Mecum, Peters, Bellinsky, Crozzoli/Ricordi, and de Lancie).

Please begin your tape by recording an A=441 (official San Francisco Symphony pitch) for calibration purposes. Then record the following excerpts, in this order:

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet Romeo Alone, Larghetto espressivo, beginning to m. 27
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Andante con moto, opening solo, m. 8-30 (long edition)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Serenata, Larghetto, m. 1-10
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Prelude, Vif, m. 1-14
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture Allegro vivace staccato solo, m. 37-53


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY:

SECOND OBOE:

Audition date: 1986

Solo Repertoire:
Marcello: Oboe Concerto, 2nd movement

First Oboe Excerpts:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Second Oboe Excerpts:
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust, Minuet of the Will-o-the Wisps
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Smetana: Overture to the Bartered Bride

Possible Sight-reading

Pre-Screening tape

Solo Repertoire:
Marcello: Oboe Concerto, 2nd movement

First oboe excerpts:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, 1st Mvmt, mm 1-20; 63-77
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, 1st Mvmt, Beginning to Reh. 2
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, 2nd Mvmt, Reh. A to Reh. B, 3rd Mvmt, Reh. A to 8 after A
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, 2nd Mvmt, 6th Mvmt, Var. I

Second Oboe Excerpts:
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Adagio non troppo, mm 19-26
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, mm 1-29
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, 2nd Mvmt, mm 1-9, 3 meas. after Reh. 7 to 4 meas. after Reh. 8
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7. mm 1-8


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

ENGLISH HORN/THIRD OBOE

WINNER: Russ DeLuna

audition page

Preliminary Audition: Oct 30, 2006
Final Audition: Oct 31, 2006

Repertoire List

Bach, J.S.: Cantata No. 1 – No. 3 ‘Aria’: beginning – bar 8
Bach, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Duet): No. 60 in Bärenreiter, No. 70 in Breitkopf –  Beginning – bar 23
Beethoven: Trio, Op. 87 for 2 Oboes and English Horn, (2nd Oboe and English Horn)
Beethoven: Variations, ‘Là ci darem la mano’, (2nd Oboe and English Horn)
Berlioz: Rob Roy Overture ˆ 19 bars before reh. #11 – 8 bars after reh. #13
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture – 14 bars before reh. #1 – 3 bars after reh. #1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique – Third mvt. solos
Brahms: Haydn Variations (2nd Oboe): St. Anthony‚s Choral
Debussy: La Mer – 3 bars before reh. #1 – 6 bars after reh. #1; Reh. #12 – 1 bar before reh. #14; Reh. #16 – reh. #17
Debussy: Nocturnes – Nuages:  2 bars after reh. #4 – reh. #6; Fêtes: Beginning – 7 bars before reh. #4, Reh. #14 (meter change after #13) – 4 bars before #18
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 (2nd Oboe) – Mvt. II: first 8 bars
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 (2nd Oboe & English Horn) – Mvt I: 4 bars after letter L – 1 bar before letter M
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “The New World” – Mvt II: solo
Falla: The Miller‚s Dance‰ from The Three Cornered Hat – Reh. #1 – 1 bar before reh. #2
Franck: Symphony in D minor – Mvt II:  solo between letters A and B, pick up to 10 bars after letter E – 13 bars after letter E
Mahler: “Wenn dein Mütterlein”, No. 3 from Kindertotenlieder (English Horn part in B-flat)
Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt…”, Song from Rückert Lieder (English Horn part in B-flat) – First 9 bars
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major – Mvt II: reh. #6 – reh. #9
Ravel: Ma Mère L’Oye Suite – First movement; Mvt II:   reh. #1 – 1bar before reh. #2; reh. #4 – 1 bar before reh. #5
Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol – Mvt II: reh. #12 – 3 bars after reh. #13; Mvt IV: 2nd bar after reh. #5 – 4 bars before reh. #7; Reh. #9 – 2 bars after reh. #11; 2nd bar after reh.#12 – reh. #13; 4th bar after reh. #20 – 1 bar before reh. #26
Respighi: Pines of Rome – Mvt IV: 11 bars after reh. #18 – 1 bar before reh. #20
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez – Mvt II: solo
Rossini: William Tell Overture – The solo
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 – Mvt I: Letter L – 12 bars after letter M; Mvt II: Letter G – 11 bars after letter G; Mvt V: After letter F – letter G
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 – Mvt III: reh. #121 – 3 bars before reh. #127
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 – Mvt IV: reh. #163 – 2 bars before reh. #167
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben – 3 bars before reh. #14 – 8 bars after reh. #15; 2 bars after reh. #19 – 2 bars after reh. #20;  3 bars after reh. #86 – reh. #87; 2 bars after reh. #99 – reh. #101
Stravinsky: Petruchka (1947 version) – 2 bars after reh. #61 – 2 bars before reh. #62; Reh. # 104 – 1 bar before reh. #106; 1 bar after reh. #127 – 1 bar before reh. #129; Reh. #144 – 2 bars before reh. #148; Reh. #149 – 1 bar before reh. #151; Reh. #209 – 1 bar before 211; Reh. #252 for 2 bars
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring – Reh. #2 – 4 bars after reh. #14; 4 bars before reh. #130 – 6 bars after reh. #130
Verdi: The Masked Ball – Solo from Act II
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde – Act III, Scene I; The first two “auf dem Theater” solos

Sight Reading may also be included.

The official pitch of the San Francisco Symphony is A = 441.


SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Oct 15, 2003
Final Audition: Oct 15, 2003

Audition Repertoire:

Mozart: Oboe Concerto

Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony #3, 2nd movt. Funeral March

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude

Rossini: La Scala di Seta (Overture)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4, Slow movt. Andante

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Slow movt.

Debussy: La Mer, 2nd movt: from reh. 17-18 3rd movt: 6 meas. after 54 until key change

Shostakovich: Symphony #5, 3rd movt: solo from reh. 84-85

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata

Barber: Violin Concerto, 2nd movt. (Solo at the beginning)

Audition Notes: The Santa Barabara Symphony is a per service orchestra with approximately 50 services per season.


SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

oboe audition page

Audition Date: October 7, 2006

SOLO:

Mozart Oboe Concerto, K. 285

EXCERPTS (all excerpts are from Principal Oboe parts):

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt.: mm. 8-16 and mm. 20-47
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Prelude: Beginning to 1 measure after rehearsal #2
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture – Andantino (solo): mm. 1-13  
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture – Allegro (solo): mm. 1-17 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4- Andantino (solo): mm. 1-21 
Brahms: Violin Concerto – Adagio (2nd mvt.): mm. 3-13 
Debussy: La Mer – No. 2: rehearsal #17-18
Debussy: La Mer – No. 3: 6 after rehearsal #54 to key change
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 – 3rd mvt.: rehearsal #84-85 
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite – Serenata: Rehearsal #8-10 
Barber: Violin Concerto – Andante: measure 3 to 1 measure after rehearsal #1

Contact:

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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

August 28, 2005

Repertoire:

SOLO:

1st Movement of any standard Oboe Concerto

EXCERPTS:

Beethoven: Symphony #3 2nd Movement mm36-101
Brahms: Symphony #3 1st Movement mm40-77; mm89-97
Brahms: Symphony #3 2nd Movement mm84-end
Rossini: La Scala de Seta Overture [2]-1 to [3]; [5]+7 to [6]; [10] to [11]
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin 1st Movement beginning to [2]; [9]-5 to [9]
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin 2nd Movement [4] to [5]; [11] to [13]
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin 3rd Movement beginning to [4]
Shostakovich: Symphony #5 1st Movement [42] to [43]
Shostakovich: Symphony #5 2nd Movement [53] to [54]; [62] to [64]
Shostakovich: Symphony #5 3rd Movement [84] to [85]


SEATTLE SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE

Preliminary Auditions: June 21, 22, 23, 2005
Final Audition: June 25, 2005

Audition Repetoire:
Solo:

Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st movement, exposition to bar 97

First Oboe Parts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, movements 2, 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, movement 2
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, movement 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, movements 2, 3

Second Oboe Parts:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 movement 4, trio 1
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, movement 2
Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, opening
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, movement 2
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, movements 2, 3, 4

Sight Reading:

Sight reading will be an important component of the audition adn may include the following:
a) Other selections from the standard repertoire not listed above;
b) Sight reading from other works.

Audition Notes: Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition.


SEATTLE SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL ENGLISH HORN & THIRD OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Apr 28, 2005
Final Audition: May 2, 2005

Audition Repetoire:
English Horn Excerpts:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Nocturnes; fetes
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Opus 95, E minor, movement 2
Falla: Three-Cornered Hat
Ravel: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in G major, movement 2
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Opus 65, movement 1 (letter L to end)
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act III, scene I

First Oboe Exerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Opus 55, E-flat major, movements 2,3

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Opus 56, A minor, Movements 2, 4

Stravinskyu: Pulcinella, Movements 2, 6

Second Oboe Excerpt

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, opening

Sight Reading

Sigh reading will be an important component of the audition and may include the following:
a) Other selections from the standard repertoire not listed above
b) Sight reading from other works


SEATTLE SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Nov 2, 2004
Final Audition: Nov 3, 2004

TAPED PRE-SCREENING:

FIRST OBOE PARTS:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, movement 2, bars 8-16, bars 36-47
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, movement 1, beginning to reh. 2, reh. 8-9
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, movement 2, opening solos to bar 43

SECOND OBOE PARTS:

Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra, movement 2, bars 25-45

AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

SOLO:

Mozart: Oboe Concerto, 1st movement, exposition to bar 97

FIRST OBOE PARTS:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, movements 2, 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, movement 2
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, movement 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, movements 2, 3

SECOND OBOE PARTS:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, movement 4, trio 1
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra, movement 2
Brahms: Variations on a theme by Hadyn, opening
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, movement 2
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, movements 2, 3, 4

SIGHT READING

Sight reading will be an important component of the audition and may include the following:
a) Other selections from the standard repertoire not listed above
b) Sight reading from other works


SOUTH BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Preliminary Audition: Oct 1, 2003
Final Audition: Oct 1, 2003

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN (one year):
Audition Repetoire: 

I. Mozart:Oboe Concerto in C major, K314

II. Oboe (1st parts unless otherwise noted)

Strauss: Don Juan, Slow solo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Andantino Mvt.
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Mvt. II
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mvt. I
Rossini: La scala di Seta, Slow & Allegro

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, (2nd oboe part) Opening

III. English Horn

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, (New World) Mvt. II

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

IV. Sightreading if and as requested.


SOUTH BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE

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Audition Dates: September 23-26, 2006

To register, send a 1-page resume to:

Repertoire:
SOLO

Mozart Oboe Concerto – Mvt I only

EXCERPTS

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto #1 – Trio (no repeat)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony #3 – Mvt II #8-47, Mvt III all Mvt IV #77-101, #212-228, #350-382
BEETHOVEN: Symphony #6 – Mvt III #40-122
BRAHMS: Symphony #1 – Mvt I #29 -33, Mvt II #17-23, #38-43
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto – Mvt II #3-33
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite – Gavotte & 1st Variation
DEBUSSY: La mer – Mvt II Figure 17 -26
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin – 1st page & Minuet
ROSSINI: La Scala di Seta Overture – slow opening solo & allegro solo
R STRAUSS: Don Juan – beginning – D, L – N


SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Audition Date: October 11, 2003

3RD OBOE/AUXILIARY

Excerpts will be chosen from the following list for your instrument.
All auditionees are expected to play a solo of their choice (unaccompanied).
Sight-reading may be requested.

OBOE (1st Parts unless noted)

Rossini: La scala di seta Overture, low and fast solos
Strauss: Don Juan, Letter L solo
Ravel:Le Tombeau de Couperin, opening of Prelude
Brahms:Haydn Variations, 2nd oboe part, theme
Beethoven:Symphony No. 3, Finale
Bartok:Concerto for Orchestra, Mvt. II, duet sections (2nd parts)

English Horn excerpts:

Berlioz:Roman Carnival Overture, Solo
Dvorak: New World Symphony, Mvt. II solo


SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRINCIPAL OBOE (per service)

Audition Date: September 8, 2006

audition page

Principal Oboe Repertoire

Candidate’s choice of Mozart or Strauss concerto
Beethoven – Symphony Nr. 3 – mvt 2 – beginning to bar 101
Brahms – Symphony Nr. 1 – mvt 2
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin – mvts 1, 2, 3
R. Strauss – Don Juan – beginning to letter N
Sightreading


STOCKTON SYMPHONY

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Jun 10, 2006
Final Audition: Jun 11, 2006

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

SOLO:

All candidates will begin with a solo selection of their choice. 

EXCERPTS:

 
Bizet: Symphony in C; mvt II: opening – 3; 7 – end
 Brahms:Violin Concerto; mvt II: mm. 3-32
 Brahms: Symphony No. 1; mvt II: mm. 17-23; 90-98, (7 bars before F)
 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3; mvt II: mm. 33-100, (A – 13 bars after C)
 Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin; opening
 R. Strauss: Don Juan; opening to B; L – N
 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; mvt II: opening solo; mvt III: mm. 133 (Meno mosso before E – 144)


STOCKTON SYMPHONY

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Preliminary Audition: Jun 10, 2006
Final Audition: Jun 11, 2006

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

SOLO:

All candidates will begin with a solo selection of their choice. 

OBOE EXCERPTS:

 
Bizet: Symphony in C; mvt II: opening – 3; 7 – end
 Brahms:Violin Concerto; mvt II: mm. 3-32
 Brahms: Symphony No. 1; mvt II: mm. 17-23; 90-98, (7 bars before F)
 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3; mvt II: mm. 33-100, (A – 13 bars after C)
 Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin; opening
 R. Strauss: Don Juan; opening to B; L – N
 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; mvt II: opening solo; mvt III: mm. 133 (Meno mosso before E – 144)

ENGLISH HORN EXCERPTS:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival; m. 21 until 3 after rehearsal 1. (solo in introduction)
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; mvt II solos from beginning until rehearsal 3
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; rehearsal 1 through 4
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; solo at beginning Act III


TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIRD OBOE

Preliminary Audition: Oct 10, 2004
Final Audition: Oct 10, 2004

3rd Oboe/English Horn Audition Repertoire

1. ENGLISH HORN SOLO (select one):

Bach: Cantata No. 1; Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
(Soprano Aria), Rothwell Bach Excerpt Book
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (off-stage solo)

2. ENGLISH HORN:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Andante sostenuto to rehearsal 4
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9; Mvt. 2
de Falla: Three Cornered Hat; Cadenza
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Mvt 2, rehearsal 6 to rehearsal 9
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; rehearsal 3 to rehearsal 7

3. OBOE I:

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Prelude, beginning to rehearsal 2

Strauss: Don Juan; rehearsal L to 17 bars after rehearsal M

4. OBOE II:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Mvt. 2, rehearsal 25 to 4 measures after rehearsal 41
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; Mvt. 2, beginning to measure 26
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Mvts. 3 & 4

5. Possible Sightreading


TACOMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE

May 21, 2005

Audition Repertoire:

SOLO:

Mozart: Concerto for Oboe, K 285c (K 314) in C

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS:

Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture, Slow introduction, Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Movements II and III
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Movement I (opening solo)
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Movement II
Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Movement II, Serenata m. 1-20) and Movement IV, Theme & Variation I)
Brahms: Haydn Variations, 2nd Oboe, Theme
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, 2nd Oboe, Movement II (3rd measure of A to 10th measure of A)
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, 2nd Oboe, Movement III, Reh. 44 to 8 after 44, Movement IV, complete


TUCSCON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SECOND OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

April 23, 2005

2nd Oboe/English Horn Audition Repertoire

SOLO:

Mozart: Concerto in C major; Mvt. 1, exposition

FIRST OBOE REPERTOIRE:

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Prelude
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Mvt. 2, Serenata

SECOND OBOE REPERTOIRE:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; Mvt. 4, trio I
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Mvt. 2
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Mvt. 1, last 16 measures
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Chorale
Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Mvt. 2
Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Mvt. 2
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Mvts. 3 & 4

ENGLISH HORN REPERTOIRE:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Mvt. 3
Dvorak: Symphony No.; Mvt. 2

POSSIBLE SIGHT READING


TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIRD OBOE/ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: Dec 1, 2003

Repertoire List:

English horn solo (select one):

Bach: Cantata No. 1, Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, (Soprano Aria)–Rothwell Bach Excerpt Book
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, off-stage solo

English horn orchestral repertoire:

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Andante sostenuto to rehearsal 4
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 2
de Falla: Three Cornered Hat, Cadenza
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G, Mvt 2, rehearsal 6 to rehearsal 9

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, rehearsal 3 to rehearsal 7

First oboe orchestral repertoire:

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude, beginning to rehearsal 2

Strauss: Don Juan, rehearsal L to 17 bars after rehearsal M

Second oboe orchestral repertoire:

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Mvt. 2, rehearsal 25 to 4 measures after rehearsal 41
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, Mvt. 2, beginning to measure 26
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Mvts. 3 & 4

Possible Sightreading


WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

In addition to the excerpts listed below, applicants should prepare one movement of a standard concerto, sonata or other solo work for their instrument.

SECOND OBOE

Audition Date: September 2002

Strauss: Don Juan, (letter L-N)
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin, (all)
Rossini: La Scala di Seta Overture (solo at Allegro)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Gavotte and var 1)


WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ENGLISH HORN

Audition Date: September 2002

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (#2-#12)
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (Andante sostenuto before #1-#5)
One Baroque orchestral excerpt of auditionees choice (approx. 2 mins)

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