THE FINE ARTS

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Woodwinds

Accompanists

The Albion College Music Department makes every effort to provide each student with an accompanist for their audition. Each student is allotted time to rehearse with the accompanist prior to their audition. If you have your own accompanist, you are welcome to bring them. You must bring music for the accompanist! This is not provided.

Audition Expectations

Below is a suggested list of repertoire for each instrument. While we encourage students to perform music which best showcases their abilities, this will provide an example of the type of audition the Albion College Music Department expects from incoming first-year and transfer students. In addition to the prepared materials, a brief sight-reading exercise is expected.

 
 

FLUTE

Scales: Play major and melodic minor scales (two octaves) through 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Solos: Select two total to prepare. One from each category or two from one category. Must be contrasting (technical and lyrical). These are recommendations only. Other solos or etudes of equal difficulty may be substituted.

Recommended Solos:

Bach - Sonatas. Any.

Bloch - Suite Modale

Cavally - 24 Short Concert Pieces. Any.

Handel - Sonatas. Any.

Hindemith - Sonata. Any movement.

Mozart - Concertos in D-Major or G-Major. Any two movements.

Various - Flute Music by French Composers. Any piece.

Recommended Etudes:

Andersen - Op. 41. 21 or higher.

Berbiquier - 18 Studies

Boehn

Cavally - Melodius and Progressive Studies

Kohler

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OBE

Scales: Play major and melodic minor scales (two octaves preferably) through 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Solos: Select two total to prepare. One from each category or two from one category. Must be contrasting (technical and lyrical). These are recommendations only. Other solos or etudes of equal difficulty may be substituted.

Recommended Solos:

Albinoni - Concerto. Any movement.

Handel - Concerto. Any movement.

Hindemith - Sonata. Any movement.

Schumann - Three Romances

Telemann - Any Sonata.

Vivaldi - Concerto. Any movement.

Recommended Etudes: Barrett - Any melodic study.

 

 

CLARINET

Scales: Play major and harmonic minor scales (up to two octaves where practical) through 3 sharps and 3 flats.

Solos: Select two total to prepare. One from each category or two from one category. Must be contrasting (technical and lyrical). These are recommendations only. Other solos or etudes of equal difficulty may be substituted.

Recommended Solos:

Hindemith - Sonata. Any two movements.

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. 2nd movement, and either 1st or 3rd movement.

Rabaud - Solo de Concours

Schumann - Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73. Any two movements.

Weber - Concertino

Recommended Etudes:

Cavallini - 32 Caprices

Rose - 32 Etudes

Rose - 40 Studies

SAXOPHONE

Scales: Play major and harmonic minor scales (two octaves) through 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Solos: Select two total to prepare. One from each category or two from one category. Must be contrasting (technical and lyrical). These are recommendations only. Other solos or etudes of equal difficulty may be substituted.

Recommended Solos:

Bozza - Impromptu et Danse

Bozza - Improvisation et Caprice

Creston - Sonata. Any movement.

Debussy/Rousseau - Rhapsody

DuBois - Concerto. Any movement.

Hartley - Concerto

Heiden - Sonata

Hindemith - Sonata

Ibert - Concertino da Camera

NOTE: Original solo saxophone literature is preferred.

Recommended Etudes:

Ferling/Mule - 48 Studies

Berbiguier/Mule - 18 Studies

If you are interested in jazz, and intend to audition in that area, please consult with Dr. James Ball, director of the Albion College Jazz Ensemble.

 

BASSOON

Scales: Play major and melodic minor scales (two to three octaves) through 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Solos: Select two total to prepare. One from each category or two from one category. Must be contrasting (technical and lyrical). These are recommendations only. Other solos or etudes of equal difficulty may be substituted.

Recommended Solos:

Galliard - Sonata. Any.

Hindemith - Sonata. Any movement.

Mozart - Concerto, K. 191. Any movement.

Philips - Concertpiece

Stevens - Three Pieces. Any movement.

Weber - Concerto. Any movement.

Recommended Etudes:

Milde - Concert Studies. Any.

Weissenborn - 50 Bassoon Studies or Practical Method for Bassoon. Any.

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