Symphony Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the San Luis Obispo Symphony. We will be holding auditions for our Bass Trombone and Tuba positions. Please see below for a repertoire list, and information sheet, and excerpts. 

Tuba Audition

1.  Solo of choice

2. Orchestral excerpts

A. Berlioz, Hungarian March                                  m. 95 to m. 116

B. Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis, mvt II   from 4 meas. after letter L to 2 meas. after letter P

C. Mahler, Symphony No. 1, mvt III                      4 meas. before 3 to 6 meas. after fig 3

D. Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5, mvt I                     fig. 3 to 7 measures after fig.5;

E.  Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5, mvt IV                  fig. 94 to 7 meas. after fig 94

F.  Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2, mvt I fig. 5 for 4 measures

G. Shostakovich, Symphony No.5, mvt I                4 meas. before fig 30 to 4 after fig 35;

                                                                                    6 meas. before fig 39  (Largamente )

H. Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries: Lebhalf           3 before fig 8 to fig 9

I. Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique mvt IV            2 meas. before fig 53 to 8 meas. before fig 54;

                                                                                  fig 56 to 6 meas. after fig 57;

          3 after fig 58 play two measures.

J. Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique mvt V             7 after fig 66 to 3 after fig. 70

K. Wagner, Die Meistersinger Overture                mm. 1 – 27; 

               mm. 59 – 88;

  mm. 158-188
L. Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures, Mvt IV                 Bydlo: 9 before fig 38 to 5 measures after fig 44

                       

Bass Trombone

  1. Solo of choice
     
  2. Orchestral Excerpts

A. Rossini, La Gazza Ladra Overture                  fig 3 to 24 measures after (fig. 4)

            fig 7 to 17 measures after;

            fig 9 to 38 measures after

B. Haydn, The Creation, Number 26.                      Beginning to letter A;

C. Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, (3rd trb.)         fig 12 to 14 (B major)

D. Berlioz, Hungarian March (Racozky)               1 measure before fig 4 to the end

E. Brahms, Symphony No. 1, mvt IV                      Letter C (m. 47 to fermata m. 60)

F. Schumann, Symphony No.3, mvt IV:Feierlich  Beginning to m. 18; (excerpt 1 & 2)

G. Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture              1 before letter M (m. 378) to 11 after letter P (m. 429)

H. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, Battle scene              fig 55 to 2 after fig. 56;

                                                                                    3 before fig 62 to fig 65;

                                                                                    5 before fig 72 to fig 74;

 

Section Violin Audition

November 12 Afternoon
 

Solo Repertoire:

·      Solo from Mozart Violin Concert Nos. 3, 4, or 5 of your choice

Orchestral Excerpts:

·      Beethoven Symphony No.3, Mvt. 3 first page with repeat

·      Brahms, Symphony No. 4 - Mvt. 4 8 measures before B to D

·      Hindemith, Five Pieces for Strings Op 44 No 4 - Mvt. 3 beginning to D

·      Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night's Dream - Scherzo beginning to 17 measures after K

·      Prokofiev, Classical Symphony - Mvt. 1 Beginning to H

·      Mozart, Symphony No. 39 - Mvt 2 Beginning to 2nd beat of measure 37; Mvt. 4 Beginning to downbeat of measure 41

·      Strauss, Don Juan - Page 1

·      Schumann, Symphony No. 2 - Scherzo Beginning to measure 54 

Substitute Violin Audition
November 12 Afternoon

Solo Repertoire:

  • Solo from Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 of your choice

Orchestral Excerpts:

·      Beethoven Symphony No.3, Mvt. 3 first page with repeat

·      Brahms, Symphony No. 4 - Mvt. 4 8 measures before B to D

·      Mozart, Symphony No. 39 - Mvt 2 Beginning to 2nd beat of measure 37; Mvt. 4 Beginning to downbeat of measure 41

·      Strauss, Don Juan - Page 1