Taped Audition Rep

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  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    My next big thing to keep me moving forward is going to be a recording for orchestral auditioning. Even though it may never be used, this is something I really want to do to keep motivated between gigs (which come few and far between in farm country). I have put together the following list, and would like some feedback from some of you more seasoned auditioners or pros about what should be added or removed (I based my list on keeping watch on many trumpet openings over the past couple of years):
    Mahler: Symphony No. 5, opening
    Symphony No. 3, Posthorn solo

    Beethoven: Leonore #2 and 3

    Respighi: Pines of Rome, 2nd movement solo

    Ravel: Piano Concerto, movement 1

    Stravinsky: Petrouchka: Ballarina Dance, Waltz
    Firebird Suite: Danse Infernale, 4 before 2-3

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade: Vivo, C-E; Q-R; solo at T

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4: Opening; Scherzo; Finale
    Symphony #5: Finale

    Debussy: Fetes (International Excerpts edition), p. 18 #3

    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture: Chorale

    Shostakovitch: Symphony #5, solo at 104

    Bach: Mass in B Minor: Sanctus
    Magnificat: I, Beginning to m. 31
    Christmas Oratorio: Aria

    Handel: Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound

    Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade; Samuel, Goldberg and Schmuyle; Great Gate

    R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, trpt 1 in Eb: 7 after 49 through 55
    Also Sprach Zarathustra: 8 before 51 through 54

    Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet, movement 3
     
  2. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    I know you said orchestral auditions, but it certainly wouldn't hurt adding the standard Haydn and Hummel concertos. (It seems everyone plays these) They are a major staple in the trumpet rep. I have done a couple auditions in my time and they have always asked for at least one of these two. (my auditions were not for orrchestral positions though).

    Eric
     
  3. tpter1

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    Eric- Thanks. I will add Hummel to the list. Most likely to be the 1st movement.
     
  4. trombapaul

    trombapaul Pianissimo User

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    I don't see any Mahler. Surely you should include the opening to #5 and the
    offstage Posthorn solo in #3. Also the opening to Schumann #2. Scriabin's
    "Poeme de la Extase" and Bruckner #7 are showing up more and more
    on the lists also. If I think of anymore, I'll be back.

    Paul
     
  5. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Paul- Thanks. Check the top of the list...5 and 3 are at the very top. (5 appeared on EVERY list I saw). I'll add Scriabin, Bruckner and Schumann.
     
  6. trombapaul

    trombapaul Pianissimo User

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    Ooooooops!!! :-o They blended in with the opening paragraph. I guess
    I should have read the entire opening paragraph!! :oops:

    Paul
     
  7. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Paul--Playing too much picc causes moments like those! :D
     
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    trombapaul Pianissimo User

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    It also blows the hair right out of the head at the root if you're not careful! :roll:
     

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