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For part of my audition, I must choose 3 orchestral excerpts from the baxtresser book to perform. I don't know which ones would be best though. Any help?

Also, for my other options, this is what I chose(are they the right way to go?):
  • Two movements from a JS Bach Sonata - e minor movements 1 and 2
    First movement of a mozart concerto - Concerto no. 1 in G
    One Paris Conservatoire piece from the "Music by French Composers" book - Faure, Fantasie Op. 79
This is for auditions at UNCSA if that helps any.

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I don't actually have the Baxtresser book (finally ordered it and waiting to get it!) but I worked on a lot of excerpts in my lessons this last year. These are quite popular and I'm sure at least some of them are in the book. A few that my teacher had me work up were:

Beethoven Leonore Overture
Brahms 4
Mendelssohn Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Dvorak 8
Bizet Entr'acte from Carmen
Saint-Saems "Voliere" from Carnival of the Animals (Working on this right now and it's tough)

Also, I think your other repertoire choices are nice. They are appropriate for an audition and contrasting in style!

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You might find this article interesting too: ... Pieces.htm
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Re: College Auditions

Post by pied_piper »

Jennifer Cluff has some links to great audition information on her web site. One could even say it's a treasure trove.

Some particularly good ones are listed there including one article from Jeanne Baxtresser herself:

... and some general ones about college audition preparation:

But, don't limit yourself to reading only the ones I listed above. There's a lot more there!!!
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