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2020 Audition Repertoire List

Principal Percussion/Assistant Principal Timpani

Solo Repertoire
Marimba:
J.S. Bach One movement from Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Lute Suites or keyboard
repertoire utilizing four-mallet technique (no cello suites)

Orchestral Excerpts
Snare Drum:
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, 3 bars before rehearsal 29 through rehearsal 32 downbeat
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, 1st movement, rehearsal 1 - 2
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement, rehearsal 37 - 40
Ravel Boléro, beginning through rehearsal 2 downbeat
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, 3rd movement
Capriccio Espagnol, 4th movement: Beginning to 11 after Letter L
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, 3rd movement, rehearsal D - H
Scheherazade, 4th movement, rehearsal P – R

Xylophone:
Antheil A Jazz Symphony (1925), measure 80 - 110
Copland Appalachian Spring, 4 after rehearsal 48 to 4 after 49
Gershwin Porgy and Bess, Opera Act I: Introduction to 4 measures before B
Porgy and Bess, Opera Act I: Scene 2: Rehearsal 212 - 213
Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques: rehearsal 6 - 7
Oiseaux exotiques: rehearsal 26 - 30
Shostakovich The Golden Age Suite, 3rd movement, Polka (opening solo only)
Stravinsky The Firebird (Ballet): 1 measure before Rehearsal 47 to 48
The Firebird (Ballet), rehearsal 127 through 133 downbeat
Stravinsky Les Noces, 2nd movement: rehearsal 59 - 62
Les Noces, 4th movement: rehearsal 88 through 4th measure after 89 (descending scale)
Les Noces, 4th movement: rehearsal 93 to 98

Glockenspiel:
Debussy La Mer, 2nd movement: Beginning through measure31
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: rehearsal 17 - 4 measures after 19
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: rehearsal 22 - 24
Mozart The Magic Flute, Act I, No. 8: Finale
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky, 7th movement: rehearsal 81 - 83
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1: rehearsal 35 - End
Respighi Pines of Rome, 1st movement: Beginning to measure 46
Pines of Rome, 1st movement: rehearsal 7 – End
Cymbals
Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso, Q - End
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, 3rd movement, rehearsal 32 through 13 measures after 32
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, E - 13 measures after E
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, 4th movement: measure 272 – End

Bass Drum:
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, 5th movement: rehearsal 85 - End
Mahler Symphony No. 3, 1st movement: 6 before rehearsal 11 through 11 downbeat
Stravinsky Rite of Spring: rehearsal 72 - End of Part I

Bass Drum with Cymbal Attachment


Stravinsky Petrushka (1947): rehearsal 124 – 127

Tambourine:
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, IV. Storm: rehearsal 10 - 11
Chabrier España, L - 3 measures before M
Dvořák Carnival Overture, Beginning to 3 measures before C (with repeat in bar 8)
Carnival Overture: T - End
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947): rehearsal 201 - 207
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, Trépak: 6 measures after C – End

Triangle:
Brahms Symphony No. 4, 3rd movement, D - E
Symphony No. 4, 3rd movement: Letter I - End
Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2: B – C

Timpani:
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra, 4th movement
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 III. Menuetto (no trio)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, 3rd movement, Letter C through 4th movement, Letter A
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (Timpani II Part) IV. Beginning through 3 measures after Rehearsal 50
Symphonie Fantastique (Timpani II Part) V. 2 measures before Poco Animato - End
Brahms Symphony No. 1, 4th movement, measure 375 - End
Mozart Symphony No. 39, 1st movement Introduction: Beginning - measure 22
Mozart Symphony No. 41, 4th movement: Beginning - A
Symphony No. 41, 4th movement: measure 388 - End
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Schneller Walzer: 8 measures before rehearsal 247 to 6 measures before 256

Possible Mallet Sight-Reading may be asked

Candidates should bring their own snare drums, tambourines, and triangles. Candidates may bring their own cymbals,
but a selection will be provided.

Further details on provided instruments will follow at a later date.