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All-State Orchestra Auditions – Prepared Selections

Students are required to perform two etudes, one fast and one slow.
There is a four-year cycle of etudes. Be sure to carefully check for this year’s requirements.

 

Violin

Set I (2016-17)
Handel – Sonata No. 3, 2nd. mvt. (Allegro), no repeats Suzuki Vol. 6 or Schirmer
Mazas – 30 Special Studies from 75 Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 36, No. 7 (Andante), mm. 1-25 Schirmer; ed. Hermann

Set II (2017-18)
Kayser – 36 Studies, Op.20, No. 17 (Andante quasi Allegretto), mm. 1-25 International; ed. Gingold
Veracini – Gigue from Sonata in D Minor (Allegro Vivace), mm. 1-35, no repeats Suzuki Vol. 5.

Set III (2018-19)
Fiocco – Allegro, mm. 1-49 Suzuki Vol. 6 or International
Bach, J. S. – Concerto in E Major, 1st mvt. (Allegro), mm. 1-34 International or Carl Fischer

Set IV (2019-20)
Mazas – 30 Special Studies from 75 Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 36, No. 8 (Andante espressivo), mm. 1-16 Schirmer; ed. Hermann
Bach, J. S. – Concerto in A Minor, 1st mvt. (Allegro moderato), mm. 1-43 Suzuki Vol. 7, International, or Schirmer

 

Viola

Set I (2016-17)
Beethoven – Solos for the Viola Player (Doktor), No. 9 (March), no repeats, Schirmer
Wohlfahrt – 60 Studies, Op. 45, Vol. 2, No. 39, mm. 1-25 International

Set II (2017-18)
d’ Hervelois – Solos for the Viola Player (Doktor), No. 5 (Tambourin) Schirmer
Kayser – 36 Elementary and Progressive Etudes, Op.20, No. 6, mm. 1-28 International

Set III (2018-19)
Telemann – Concerto in G Major, 2nd mvt. (Allegro) International or Suzuki Vol. 4
Wohlfahrt – 60 Studies, Op. 45, Vol. 2, No. 42, mm. 1-16 International

Set IV (2019-20)
Handel – Solos for the Viola Player (Doktor), No. 3 (Menuetto), no repeats, Schirmer
Wohlfahrt – 60 Studies, Op. 45, Vol. 2, No. 37, entire study, International

 

Cello

Set I (2016-17)
Bach, J. S. – Suite No 1. in G Major, Minutes 1 and 2, no repeats International
Schroeder – 170 Foundation Studies, Vol. 2, No. 85, mm. 1-13, Carl Fisher

Set II (2017-18)
Saint-Saens – Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43, mm. 1-52, International or Carl Fisher
Schroeder – 170 Foundation Studies, Vol. 2, No.83, mm. 1-17, Carl Fisher

Set III (2018-19)
Bach, J. S. – Gigue from Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violincello, no repeats, Suzuki Vol. 5 or International
Schroder – 170 Foundation Studies, Vol. 2, No. 91, mm. 1-16, Carl Fischer

Set IV (2019-20)
Vivaldi – Sonata No. 5 in E Minor, 2nd mvt., mm. 1-24, International or Suzuki Vol. 5
 Kummer – 10 Melodious Exercises, Op. 57, No. 3 (Allegro vivo), mm. 1-16

 

Bass

Set I (2016-17)
Simandl – 30 Studies for String Bass, No. 12 (Moderato quasi Andante), mm. 1-24, International, ed. Zimmerman
Bach, J. S. – Bach for the Young Bass Player, No. 10 (Air), no repeats MCA, trans. Zimmerman

Set II (2017-18)
Simandl – 30 Studies for String Bass, No. 16 (Allegro Marcato), mm. 1-40 International
Bach, J. S. – Bach for the Young Bass Player, No.4 (Minuet) MCA, trans. Zimmerman

Set III (2018-19)
Bach – Bach for the Young Bass Player, No. 10 (Air), MCA, trans. Zimmerman
Marcello – Sonata in A Minor, 4th mvt. (From 1st double bar to end) International, trans. Zimmerman

Set IV (2019-20)
Bach, J. S. – Bach for the Young Bass Player, No. 8 (Minuet), no repeats Kalmus or MCA, trans. Zimmerman
Simandl – 30 Studies for String Bass, No. 15 (Andantino), mm. 1-32, International, ed. Zimmerman

 

Harp and piano

Students should prepare approximately 3 to 4 minutes of etude or solo music that shows the full range of their performance ability. The choice of music is left to the discretion of the student. It is advised, however, that music selection favor that which demonstrates the student’s ability to perform in contrasting tempi and styles. Information relative to composer and title of the music played must be included on or with the recording of the audition.

 

 

 

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