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Solo Repertoire Requirements

WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION, AND TIMPANI*

*Applications for strings and harp will be accepted for the 2023 Bursary Competition.

 

The approved solo repertoire list has been carefully developed and is regularly reviewed by the NACO Bursary Committee. In drawing up this list the Committee has chosen pieces which, in terms of length, variety and level of difficulty, best meet the requirements of this Competition. No substitutions will be allowed. Candidates must state in writing their chosen solo repertoire from the approved list at the time of application.

In addition to the solo repertoire selections listed below, each candidate will be required to perform a selection of excerpts from the orchestral repertoire. Excerpted parts will be forwarded to candidates upon acceptance to the Competition after the closing of the application deadline.  These excerpts are an integral part of the audition; practice and study of these elements should be given as much weight as the other repertoire.

 

*Note: It is not required that repertoire be memorized.
 

WINDS

Flute

Two contrasting movements, one from a concerto & one from a sonata selected from the following list:

Sonatas:              

  • BACH Flute Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1030
  • DUTILLEUX Sonatine pour flûte et piano
  • HINDEMITH Sonata for Flute
  • POULENC Sonata for Flute
  • PROKOFIEV Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
  • TAKTAKISHVILI Sonata for Flute and Piano

Concerti:

  • IBERT Concerto for Flute
  • LIEBERMANN Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39
  • MOZART Concerto in D Major or in G Major
  • NIELSEN Concerto for Flute
  • REINECKE Concerto for Flute
  • RODRIGO Concierto pastoral

Oboe

Two contrasting movements, one from a concerto & one from a sonata selected from the following list:

Sonatas:

  • BACH Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
  • BOZZA Fantaisie pastorale, Op. 37
  • BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 (for solo oboe) (Play 3 or more movements)
  • BURGE Sonata Brève No. 4 (composed 2008, available from the Canadian Music Centre)
  • DORATI Duo Concertante
  • SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166
  • TELEMANN Partita No. 5 in E minor

Concerti:

  • GOOSSENS Oboe Concerto (in one movement), Op. 45
  • HAYDN Oboe Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIg:C1
  • HUMMEL Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 102
  • MOZART Concerto for Oboe in C Major, K. 314
  • PASCULLI Concerto sopra motivi dell'opera La Favorita di Donizetti
  • STRAUSS, R Concerto for Oboe in D Major, Op. 144
  • VAUGHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra

Clarinet

Two contrasting movements, one from list A and one from list B, selected from the following list:

List A:

  • MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  • SPOHR Clarinet Concerto No.1 in C minor, Op. 26
  • WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
  • WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major. Op.74

List B:

  • BRAHMS Sonata for Clarinet, Op. 120, No. 1 or No. 2
  • DEBUSSY Rhapsody for Clarinet
  • HINDEMITH Sonata for Clarinet in B flat Major
  • MESSAGER Solo de concours
  • POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • ROSSINI Introduction Theme and Variations
  • SAINT-SAËNS Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op. 167
  • STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (All movements)

Bassoon

Two contrasting movements, one from a concerto & one from a sonata selected from the following list:

Sonatas:

  • BITSCH Concertino for Bassoon and Piano
  • COULTHARD Lyric Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano
  • FASCH Sonata in C major for Bassoon
  • SAINT-SAËNS Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 168
  • TANSMAN Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano

Concerti:

  • FRANÇAIX Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
  • HUMMEL Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F Major
  • MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B flat Major, K. 191
  • VIVALDI Concerto for Bassoon in E minor

 

BRASS

Trumpet

Two contrasting pieces selected from the following list:
 

  • ARTUNIAN Trumpet Concerto in A flat Major (from beginning until [L], ie: just before the muted section)
  • BALAY Andante and Allegretto (complete)
  • BOHME Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 18 (Allegro moderato [1st mvt], or Adagio religioso [slow section], or Rondo Allegro Scherzando [6/8 section])
  • ENESCO Legend (complete)
  • HAYDN Concerto in E flat for Trumpet and Orchestra, Hob. VII:1 (one mvt)
  • HINDEMITH Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (one mvt)
  • HUMMEL Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat (one mvt)
  • KENNAN Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (one mvt)
  • STEVENS Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (one mvt)
  • TAKEMITSU Paths

French Horn

Two contrasting pieces selected from the following list:

  • BEETHOVEN Sonata for French Horn and Piano in F Major, Op. 17 (one mvt.)
  • DUKAS Villanelle (complete)
  • HEIDEN Sonata for Horn and Orchestra (one movement)
  • HINDEMITH Horn Sonata (one movement)
  • LARSSON Twelve Concertinos, Op. 45 (one movement)
  • MOZART Choose from Horn Concerti No. 1 – 4 (one movement)
  • STRAUSS, F Nocturno Op. 7
  • STRAUS, R Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major, Op. 11 (one mvt.)

Trombone

Two contrasting pieces selected from the following list:

  • ALBRECHTSBERGER Concerto in B flat for Alto Trombone (one mvt)
  • DAVID Concertino for Trombone in E flat Major, Op. 4 (beginning to downbeat of [D])
  • GRÖNDAHL Concerto for Trombone (one mvt)
  • HINDEMITH Sonata for Trombone and Piano (one mvt)
  • LARSSON Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra, Op. 45 No. 7 (one mvt)
  • MILHAUD Concertino d’hiver, Op. 327 (one mvt)
  • SULEK Sonata Vox Gabrieli (complete)
  • TOMASI Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (one mvt)

Bass Trombone

Two contrasting pieces selected from the following list:

  • DAVID Three Imaginary Landscapes, Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano (one movement)
  • DEFAYE Deux Dances (arr. Knaub) (one movement)
  • EWAZEN Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (one movement)
  • GEORGE Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (one movement)
  • HIDAS Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Band (complete)
  • LEBEDEV Concerto in One Movement (one movement)
  • SPILLMAN Concerto for Bass Trombone (one movement)
  • WILDER Sonata for Bass Trombone (one movement)

Tuba

Two contrasting pieces selected from the following list:

  • BROUGHTON Sonata for Tuba (one mvt)
  • GREGSON Concerto for Tuba (one mvt)
  • KOETSIER Concertino for Tuba and Strings (one mvt)
  • LEBEDEV Concerto in One Movement for Tuba (complete)
  • NEWTON Capriccio for Tuba (complete)
  • PLAU Concerto for Tuba (one mvt)
  • PLOG Three Miniatures for Tuba (complete)
  • VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Concerto for Tuba (1st and 2nd mvts)
  • WILLIAMS Concerto for Tuba (one movement)

TIMPANI

Candidates must prepare both of the following solos:     

  • GAUGER Audition Etude #2 (for the preliminary and final rounds)
  • DELECUSE Étude No. 30 from Trente études Book Three (for the final round only)

PERCUSSION

Mallet Keyboard Solos

Prepare all of the following:

  • DRUCKMAN IV. Gently Swelling from “Reflections on the Nature of Water” (for preliminary round only)
  • DELECUSE Etude #10 from Twenty Studies for Xylophone (*NOT after Kreutzer) (for preliminary round only
  • BACH Gigue from Suite No. 1 in E minor for Lute (for final round only)
    • no repeats
    • on marimba

Snare Drum Solos

Prepare all of the following:

  • PRATT Tribute to Dr. Berger (for preliminary round only)
  • DELECUSE Test – Claire (for preliminary round only)
  • TOMPKINS IX from "9 French American Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum" vol. 2 (for final round only)

Contact Us

For further information about the NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition, please contact Music Education Coordinator Kelly Symons:

Email: Kelly.Symons@nac-cna.ca

 

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