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Audition Repertoire Requirements-Brass

TRUMPET

1. C, D, Eb, and F major scales, one octave.
2. G, A, Bb major scales, two octaves.
3. Chromatic scale two octaves, low C to high C, at quarter note = 60.
4. Lyric etude, melodic study or solo, 2-5 minutes long; for example:

  • Haydn: Concerto, 2nd movement.
  • Getchell: Second Book of Practical Studies, numbers 80 or 90.

5. Technical etude, characteristic study or solo, 2-5 minutes long;for example:

  • Goedicke: Concert Etude.
  • Handel/ Fitzgerald: Aria con Variazioni.
  • Getchell: Second Book of Practical Studies, numbers 79 or 81.

HORN

1. Major scales, 2 octaves: C,D, Eb, F, G
2. Etude:

  • Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies, #’s 6,8,10,17
  • or
  • Maxime-Alphonse: Book I, # s 3-10

3. Solo:

  • Mozart: Concerto # 3, 1st mov.t or other solo of comparable difficulty

TROMBONE

Scales
1. C, D, Eb major scales, one octave.
2. F, G, Bb major scales, two octaves.
3. Chromatic scale, two and a half octaves, low F to high Bb.

Solo
1. You may perform any piece from the Idaho State Solo list
OR
2. Prepare contrasting lyrical and technical selections.

Lyrical examples:

  • Bordogni/Rochut: Melodious Etudes, vol. 1, Nos. 2, 6, or 11.
  • Telemann/Ostrander: Sonata in F, 1st or 3rd movement.

Technical examples:

  • Telemann/Ostrander: Sonata in F, 2nd or 4th movement.
  • Blume: 36 Studies for the Trombone, #’s 4,6, or 14.

BASS TROMBONE

1. Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G major scales, two octaves.
2. Chromatic scale, two and a half octaves, pedal B flat to high F.
3. Etude and/or Solo that demonstrate(s) lyrical and technical playing; for example:

  • Blume/Fink: 36 Studies for Trombone with F Attachment, any one.
  • Fink: Studies in Legato for Bass Trombone or Tuba, any one.
  • Pederson: Elementary Etudes for Bass Trombone, any one.
  • Jacob: Cameos, any two movements.
  • McCarty: Sonata for Bass Trombone, 1st movement.
  • Or, any piece from the Idaho State Solo list

EUPHONIUM

1. C, D, Eb major scales, one octave.
2. F, G, Bb major scales, two octaves.
3. Chromatic scale, two and a half octaves, low F to high Bb.
3. Etude and/or Solo that demonstrate(s) lyrical and technical playing; for example:

  • Bordogni/Rochut: Melodious Etudes, vol. 1, #’s 2,6, or 11.
  • Blume: 36 Studies for the Trombone, #’s 4,6, or 14.
  • Telemann/Ostrander: Sonata in F, 2nd movement.
  • Barat: Introduction and Dance.
  • Or, any piece from the Idaho State Solo list

TUBA

1. F and Bb major scales, 2 octaves.
2. Chromatic scale, low F to high Bb.
3. Etude/Solo: one or more of the following:

  • Bordogni/Jacobs: Legato Etudes for Tuba, #’s 2, 4, 7, 11.
  • Blazhevich: 70 Studies, Volume 1, #’s 6, 7, 9, 18, 21, 28.
  • Bach/Bell: Air and Bouree, both movements.
  • Haddad: Suite for Tuba, 1st movement.
  • Marcello/Little: Sonata No. 1 in F, movements 1 & 2 or movements 3 & 4.
  • Or, any piece from the Idaho State Solo list

 

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