Sample Audition Repertoire: Woodwind

Flute

Prepare contrasting pieces from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Select one work from each group. Possible repertoire:

    • Bach, J.S.: Sonata in E flat major, 1st and 2nd movements
    • Handel, G.F.: Sonata in C major, Two contrasting movements
    • Pergolesi: Concerto in G major, 1st and 2nd movements
    • Gluck, G.: Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits
    • Godard, B.: Suite op. 1661st and 2nd movements
    • Mozart, W.A.: Andante in C major

Works which may be substituted for above choices (any two movements)

  • Chaminade, C.: Concertino
  • Doppler, F.: Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
  • Fauré, G.: Fantaisie
  • Hindemith, P. Sonata for Flute and Piano
  • Mozart, W.A.: Concerto in G major
  • Poulenc, F.: Sonata

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Clarinet

Prepare contrasting pieces from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Select one work from each group. Possible repertoire:

    • Glick: Suite Hebraique I, II, III, VI, Any two contrasting movements
    • Tortini-Jacob: Concertino, Any two contrasting movements
    • Finzi: Five Bagatelles I, II, or IV, Two movements
    • Vanhol: Sonata in B flat major, 1st movement
    • Stamitz: Concerto in B flat major, 1st or 2nd movement
    • Weber: Concertino
    • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, 2nd and 3rd movements
    • Brahms: Sonata Op. 120 No. 1 or Op. 120 No. 2, 1st movement
    • Mozart: Concerto A major, 1st movement
    • Saint Saens: Sonata Op. 167, 1st and 2nd movements

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Oboe

Prepare contrasting pieces from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Select one work from each group. Possible repertoire:

    • Albinoni: 1 movement from any Concerto eg. Op. 9 No. 2, 5, or 8
    • Telemann: Two contrasting movements from any Partita in "Die Kleine Kammermusik", Two contrasting movements from any Sonata
    • Handel: Two contrasting movements from any Sonata, Two contrasting movements from Concerto No. 1 in B-flat
    • Marcello: 1st movement Concerto in C-minor or D-minor
    • Loeillet: Any 2 contrasting movements from any Sonata
    • Sammartini: 2 movements from Sonata in G
    • Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile
    • Michael Head: Presto
    • Schumann: Romance No. 1
    • Fleming: 3 Dialogues, 2nd or 3rd movements
    • Faure: Pièce
    • Nielsen: Two Fantaisie Pieces
    • Elliott: Prelude from Three Pieces
    • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina
  1. Any selection from "Oboe Solos Vol. 2 (Chester Ed.)
  2. Any appropriate selection from "Oboe Solos" edited by Jay Arnold
  3. Any Grade 8 Barrett Study: No. 15, 18, 28, 31, 33, 35

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Bassoon

Prepare contrasting pieces or movements from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Possible repertoire:

  • Mozart: Bassoon Concerto K191
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in A minor
  • Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major
  • Fasch: Sonata in C major
  • Galliard, J.E.: any Sonata
  • Hurlestone, W.: Sonata in F major
  • Elgar: Romance

Or any of the Wiessenborn Advanced Studies

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Alto or Baritone Saxophone

Prepare contrasting pieces or movements from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Select one study and one piece. Possible repertoire:

  • Bozza, E.: Aria
  • Casadesus, F.: Romance Provencal et Danse
  • Eccles, H.: Sonate
  • Glazounov, A.: Concerto
  • Handel, G.F. (Mule-arr.): Sonata, No. 1 or No. 6
  • Maurice, P.: Tableaux de Provence
  • Mozart, W.A. (Teal-ed.): Rondo in D (from Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player)
  • Rueff, J.: Chanson et Passepied
  • Tcherepnine, A.: Sonatine Sportive

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.

Tenor Saxophone

Prepare contrasting pieces or movements from standard repertoire at a minimum RCM Grade 8 level.

Select one study and one piece. Possible repertoire:

  • Bennett: Concerto in G minor, 1st movement
  • Handel, G.F. (Gee-ed.): Adagio and Allegro
  • Handel, G.F. (Barr-arr.): Concerto in F minor
  • Martin, F.: Ballade
  • Pierné: Pièce in G minor
  • Prokofieff, S.: Romance and Troika
  • Teal, L. (ed.): One selection from Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player
  • Telemann, G.P. (Voxman-ed.): Sonata in C minor

Studies

  • Ferling: 48 Studies
  • Klosé (Mule-arr.): 25 Daily Exercises
  • Voxman: Selected Studies

This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.

There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.