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Brass Repertoire

Suggested Repertoire - Brass

Prospective students should choose contrasting selections in order to demonstrate musicianship, tone quality, technical ability, and range. This can be accomplished through two separate movements of the same or different compositions. It is possible that one movement will demonstrate all that is needed.

Please consider the following compositions as a general guide. Works similar in style to those listed below may be substituted. Select pieces with which you are comfortable and that portray your playing at its very best! Etudes can also be considered.

Trumpet/Cornet

Requirements - Examples of overall abilities on the instrument, to include musicianship, sound quality, lyricism, technique, and range. This will be in the form of 1) a required etude from Voxman's Selected Studies (pg 28 - A Major; Trio to the end, D.C. to beginning and stop at the end of 12; no repeats) and 2) one solo piece from the list below. Play three (3) two-octave scales at quarter note = 60  1) F-sharp, 2) B, and 3) player's choice. No sight-reading. [Substitutions to the following list must be approved by the Trumpet Professor]


Solo List
Arutunian - Concerto
Barat - Andante et Scherzo
Bozza - Rustiques
Corelli - Sonata VIII
Handel/Fitzgerald - Aria con Variazioni
Haydn - Concerto
Hummel - Concerto
Kennan - Sonata
Peeters - Sonata
Ropartz - Andante et Allegro

 

Horn

Requirements - Examples of overall abilities on the instrument, to include musicianship, sound quality, lyricism, technique, and range. This will be in the form of 1) a required etude from Preparatory Melodies to Solo Works for Horn by Max P. Pottag: etude #37 on page 14 and 2) one solo piece from the list below. Please perform the following two-octave scales no faster than quarter note= 60: Bb-major, D-major, F-major. No sight-reading. [Substitutions to the following list must be approved by the Horn Professor]


Solo List
Beethoven - Sonata, Op. 17
Bozza - Chant Lointain
Dukas - Villanelle
Heiden - Sonata
Hindemith - Sonata
Mozart - Any Concerto
Saint-Saëns - Morceau de Concert, Op. 94
F. Strauss - Concerto, Op. 8
R. Strauss - Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Vinter: Hunter’s Moon

 

Trombone

Requirements - Examples of overall abilities on the instrument, to include musicianship, sound quality, lyricism, technique, and range. This will be in the form of a required excerpt(tenor trombone: measures 1-16 on page 11 in Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Voxman, bass trombone: measures 1-32 of etude #18 on page 19 in 50 Etudes for Bass Trombone by Grigoriev arr. Hawes) and a solo from the list below. Scales will also be required. Please perform the following two-octave scales no faster than quarter-note = 60: Eb-major, C-major, A-major. No sight-reading. [Substitutions to the following list must be approved by the Trombone Professor]


Tenor Trombone Solo List
Barat - Andante et Allegro
Blazhevich - Concert Piece No. 5
De La Nux - Concert Piece
Galliard - Any Sonata
Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique (Concert Piece)
Jacob - Concerto
Larsson - Concertino (Mvt. 1 or 3)
Marcello - Any Sonata
Pryor - Annie Laurie
Ropartz - Andante et Allegro
Saint-Saens - Cavatine
Telemann - Sonata in f minor


Bass Trombone Solo List
Tcherepnin – Andante
Lebedev – Concerto in One Movement
Galliard – Sonata (Any) Bass Trombone Edition
Barat – Introduction and Dance
Defaye – Deux Danses (bass trombone edition)
Vaughn Williams – Six Studies in English Folksong
Richard Lieb - Concertino Basso
Ernst Sachse – Concertino
Gordon Jacob – Cameos (mvts. 1,2, and 3)

 

Euphonium/Baritone

Requirements - Examples of overall abilities on the instrument, to include musicianship, sound quality, lyricism, technique, and range. This will be in the form of 1) a required etude from Melodious Etudes for Trombone by Rochut: Etude no. 2, ‘Andantino’ in F major, and 2) one solo piece from the list below. Please perform the following two-octave scales no faster than quarter note= 60: F major, G major, A major. No sight-reading. [Substitutions to the following list must be approved by the Euphonium Professor]


Euphonium Solo List
Barat - Introduction & Dance
Capuzzi - Andante and Rondo
Curnow - Rhapsody
Galliard - Sonatas 1-6
Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique
Handel/Fitzgerald - Aria con Variazioni
Marcello - Sonata in F
Ropartz - Andante et Allegro
Schuman/Droste - 5 Pieces in Folk Style
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies in English Folksong
White - Lyric Suite

Tuba

Requirements - Examples of overall abilities on the instrument, to include musicianship, sound quality, lyricism, technique, and range. This will be in the form of 1) a required etude from 70 Studies for Tuba vol. I by Blazhevich: Etude no. 9, ‘Andante cantabile’ in D minor, and 2) one solo piece from the list below. Please perform the following two-octave scales no faster than quarter note= 60: F major, G major, A major. No sight-reading. [Substitutions to the following list must be approved by the Tuba Professor]


Tuba Solo List
Bach/Bell - Air and Bourree
Barat - Introduction and Dance
Capuzzi - Andante and Rondo
Curnow - Concertina
Haddad - Suite
Handel/R. Winston Morris - Sonata no. 6
Holmes - Lento
Marcello/Little - Sonata No. 1 or 5
Nelhybel - Suite
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Vaughan - Concert Piece no. 1