Percussion Audition Repertoire

Applicants may choose to play the list below or comparable repertoire of your own choice. 

SOLO

Choose and perform one of the solo works listed below:

Xylophone:

  • George Hamilton Green – Cross Corners (unaccompanied solo)

Marimba:

  • J.S.Bach – “Fugue” from Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001)
  • Alejandro Viñao  – “Khan Variations:” beginning until mm. 165

 

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

Choose and perform one from each instrument.

Video Applicants: All excerpts must be performed in one take and also include the tuning of the Timpani. 

 

Timpani:

  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 9: Movement 1, Coda (mm. 513-end)
  • Brahms – Symphony No. 1: Movement 4, Coda (mm. 375-end)

 

Snare Drum:

  • Suppé – Pique Dame, Overture: 35 measures after G-end
  • Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kijé: [1]-[2]

 

Glockenspiel:

  • Tchaikovsky – “Valse” from Sleeping Beauty
  • Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice: 3 mm. after [17] until 2 before [20]; [22] until [24]

 

Xylophone:

  • Stravinsky – Firebird ballet: [127] until [133]
  • Messiaen – Oiseaux Exotiques: [6] until [7]

 

Bass Drum:

  • Mahler – Symphony No. 3: Part 1, No. 1 – 6 mm. after [1] until 1 mm. after [3]

 

Cymbals:

  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4: Movement 4 – mm. 275 until end