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Audition Repertoire Guidelines
- One movement from a Vivaldi bassoon concerto
- One movement from a French solo sonata (e.g. Boismortier, Corrette, Couperin)
- One movement from any solo sonata of your choice (Telemann, Galliard, Merci, etc...)
- Two contrasting movements from a sonata (or the Partita) by J.S. Bach
- Two contrasting movements from a suite, or a set of three or four unaccompanied preludes (in one key) by Hotteterre
- One movement from any 18th-century concerto
- Accompaniment is desirable, but not necessary.
- Continuo: Two contrasting movements (17th- and/or 18th-century) demonstrating your continuo skills
- Solo repertoire: One movement from a solo work of J.S.Bach or Rameau or F. Couperin or D. Scarlatti
- One fast movement and one slow movement from a German or Italian solo sonata or obbligato aria (e.g. Handel, Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, etc.)
- One movement of your choice from a French suite by Couperin, Philidor, Hotettere, Montéclair, or similar
- If available, a sample of a chamber music performance OR a sample of your playing on an auxiliary instrument (i.e. oboe d'amore, oboe da caccia, recorder, etc.)
- One work by a 17th- or 18th-century Italian composer
- One obbligato solo from a Bach cantata or Handel oratorio
- One work by Biber or Schmelzer
- One work by a 17th-century Italian or Austrian composer
- One movement from a Bach solo partita or solo sonata
- One movement from a Vivaldi concerto (may be accompanied by harpsichord in lieu of ripieno)
- One movement from a French solo sonata or suite (Leclair, Couperin, etc)
- One movement from Telemann Concerto or Bach Brandenburg 6
- One movement from a Bach cello suite or violin sonata/partita transcribed
- One transcribed movement from an Italian sonata: Corelli or an early 17th-century composer
- One transcribed movement from a French work by Couperin or Marais
Violoncello/Viola da gamba/Contrabass/Violone
- Continuo: Two contrasting movements (17th- and/or 18th-century) demonstrating your continuo skills; you may wish to include secco recitative samples as well.
- Solo repertoire: Two movements of contrasting tempos from a 17th- or 18th-century solo sonata or suite. Specifically:
- Cellos: Two contrasting movements, including at least one movement from a Bach Suite.
- Violas da gamba: Two contrasting movements including at least one French or English selection.
- Contrabass/Violone: You may submit performances of appropriate transcriptions.
- Optional (not required, but suggested): A movement from an ensemble work such as a Paris Quartet or trio sonata or obbligato aria with an independent part.
- One aria by J.S. Bach
- One secco recitative (or secco with arioso) by J.S. Bach
- One excerpt from the high baroque in Italian (e.g. Handel, Vivaldi)
- One excerpt from the 17th century (e.g. Purcell, Monteverdi, Moulinié, Schütz, etc.)
- In addition, you are welcome to include lute songs, Spanish or Latin American baroque music, self-accompanied pieces, or other unique repertoire from c.1550-1760.
- Please limit your selections to no more than 6 and do not include music composed after the 18th century.