Audition Sight Reading Excerpts

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Please read the instructions so you know which portion(s) of the excerpts to play.

If you play multiple instruments (for example, flutes who play piccolo; clarinets who play sax or bass clarinet; oboes who play English horn, etc), please prepare excerpts on all of your instruments to show the audition committee your abilities.
If you have any questions, please email us at: info@philadelphiasinfonia.com

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FLUTE
Tchaikovsky IV Finale - play measures 1-8

PICCOLO
Prepare one orchestral excerpt of your choice.

OBOE
Tchaikovsky Excerpt II - play measures 1-21 (Andantino in modo di canzona)

ENGLISH HORN
Prepare one orchestral excerpt of your choice.

CLARINET
Bach Fugue in G minor - play entire excerpt

SAX or BASS CLARINET
Prepare one orchestral excerpt of your choice.

BASSOON
Bach Fugue in G minor - play entire excerpt

HORN
Tchaikovsky Sinfonia Nr. 4 f-moll - play measures 1-20

TRUMPET
Bizet Danse Boheme - play letter L to letter N as marked

TENOR TROMBONE
Nabucco - play the entire page (count only one measure of rest at the 7 measures of rest)

BASS TROMBONE
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - play measures 127-140

TUBA
Tchaikovsky Overture Solennelle - play 1 after letter B to 5 before letter C

PERCUSSION (SNARE DRUM)
March Time - play entire piece (no repeats)

PERCUSSION (GLOCK/XYLO/MARIMBA)
If you have access to these instruments, prepare one solo excerpt of your choice.

PERCUSSION (TIMPANI)
If you have access to timpani, prepare one solo excerpt of your choice.

VIOLINS: pick one excerpt from Violin 1 or Violin 2 that best shows us your abilities.

VIOLIN I
Dvorak - play letter A to letter B

VIOLIN II
Dvorak - play one measure after letter A to letter B

VIOLA
Dvorak - play letter A to letter B (stop on the ff "D" one measure before letter B)

CELLO
Bach - play from No. 9 to 2 before No. 12

BASS
Bach - play from No. 9 beginning on the forte eighth note "C" and play until 1 measure after No. 11 (as marked)

HARP
Prepare one orchestral excerpt of your choice.