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3rd Clarinet, Principal Horn, and Principal Harp

Sunday, April 5th 2020

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mosiman Hall at Bluffton University

W. College Ave, Bluffton, OH 45817

Repertoire: See Below

To schedule an audition, please contact:

Maureen Case, Personnel Manager


The Lima Symphony Orchestra Music Selections

Violin I (Section)-Violin II (Section)

Solo of Applicant's choice
R. Strauss - Don Juan (exposition)    1st Page
Mozart - Symphony # 39   4th movement –beginning 
to [A]
Brahms – Symphony #2   1st Mvt. – [E] to 18 measures after [E] 
                  1st Mvt. Beginning 
to [B]


Solo of applicant's choice  
R. Vaughn Williams - Solos from Fantasia on the theme of Thomas Tallis - Orchestra I part - Principal viola excerpt   
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture - 1st page 
Beethoven - Symphony #5  2nd mvt. beginning to m. 10; Pickup to m. 99- m. 106
Strauss -  Don Juan  -Beginning to 4 measures before [D]



Solo of applicant's choice
Beethoven - Symphony  #5  2nd Mvt, measures 1 -10; measures 49-59; measures  98-106
Mozart – Symphony #35 (“Haffner”): 4th mvt. (Finale), m. 134-181
R. Strauss -  Don Juan  Beginning to letter D (m.71)


Solo of applicant's choice
Beethoven - Symphony #5  3rd mvt: opening to 5 after A, mm.140-213 (no repeat)
Mozart-  Symphony #35  1st mvt. mm.13-48; 4th Mvt. mm. 134-181 
Beethoven - Symphony #8 1st mvt. C to 8 after D
Brahms - Symphony #2 4th
mvt. 8 before L to M 
Rachmaninoff - Piano
Concert No. 2, 3rd mvt.
Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variation H 
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije Suite  2nd mvt. Solo, 15 to 16


Flute and Piccolo 

Solo of applicant's choice
Bizet - Entr'acte from Carmen (Prelude to Act III) Andantino quasi Allegretto 
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf Allegro #2 - #4 
Rossini - William Tell Overture Andante - M. 176-225

Tchaikovsy - Nutcracker Danse Chinoise

Tchaikovsky - Scherzo rom Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Letter E to G & Letter I to end

Page 2: Letter D too mm. 136, mm. 192 to Andante (mm. 199)


Oboe and English Horn

Solo of applicant's choice
Brahms - Symphony #1, 2nd Movement - Oboe 
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf Andantino, Allegro, Vivo - Oboe
Schubert - Symphony #8 Andante con Moto, MM. 207-224 - Oboe
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, 2nd Movement, Mm. 26-48 - Oboe
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture Andante Sostenuto: Beginning to #4 - English Horn
Franck - Symphony in D minor Movement 2 (Allegretto): Mm. 16-32 - English Horn

Dvorak - Symphony #9 Adagio. Opening solos up to Rehearsal #2 - English Horn



Solo of applicant's choice
Rimsky-Korsakov -Capriccio Espagnol Movements 1 and 3 
Rachmaninoff - Symphony #2 Solo in 3rd movement 
Brahms - Symphony #3 Movements 1 and 2 
Beethoven - Symphony #6 Movement 2: 1 measures before Reh. D to end of solo (Mm. 68-77) Movement 1: 2 measures before Reh. K to end of solo (Mm. 474-92)


Bass Clarinet

Solo of applicant's choice
Shostakovich-  Symphony No. 7; mvt. I Reh. 1 – 3
meas. after Reh. 4
Tchaikovsky-  “Russian Trepak” from Nutcracker; 4
meas. before Reh. B to Reh. C
Wagner- “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey “ from Die
meas. before Reh. 15 through 5 meas.  after Reh. 15   



Solo of applicant's choice
Mozart- Marriage of Figaro Overture  (opening)
Tchaikovsky- Symphony #5, Third Movement
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade    2nd Mvt.
Beethoven - Symphony #4, Second Movement & Finale            


French Horn    

Solo of applicant's choice                                                                    
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel, mm. 6-20
Tchaikovsky, Symphony #5, Second Movement, mm.8-28
Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture - Solo 13 after E                                                                     
Brahms, Symphony 1, Last Movement, B-C



Solo of applicant's choice
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestration by Ravel,
Promenade Allegro guisto,
nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto from beg. to #2 
Bizet   Carmen Suite No. 1 Prelude (original notation in A) 
Andante Moderato Beginning to 1st
Stravinsky – 
Petroushka  Trumpet in B flat      Solo m. before 134 Allegro to 139 
Schumann-  Symphony #2, Op. 61 (original notation in C)  
Sostenuto assai, Solo beginning through m. 22
Respighi – Pines of Rome   Il Pini presso una catacomb, Il piu lontano possibile in C
 6/4 through measure 10



Solo of applicant's choice                                                     
Ravel - Bolero
Bizet - Carmen   #5 in Orchestral Study Book                  
Mozart - Aria from “ Magic Flute” #107 in Orchestral Study Book
Wagner - Tannhauser # 91 in Orchestral Study Book


Bass Trombone 

Solo of applicant's choice
Wagner - Einleitung
zum 3. Akt from Lohengrin Sehr lebhaft (1st page)
*Wagner - Das Rheingold Scene 4 - Entrance of the gods to
Vahalla at 3/4 Massig bewegt
*Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Excerpt 1) 6/8 Erstes ZeitmaB
*Rossini - William Tell Overture (cut-time) Allegro

* Note: Parts can be found for bass trombone (edited by Douglas Yeo) at



Solo of applicant's choice                                                  
Brahms - Symphony # 2, Finale- Bars 353-371
Shostakovich - Symphony #5, 1st Mvt., 4th bar after #32 to 4th bar after #35; 
                     Last Mvt., 6th bar after #109 to 7th bar after #111
Wagner - Overture to Der Meistersinger, Bar 158 to Bar 173
Mahler - Symphony #1,  3rd Mvt., 7 bars after #2 to 5 bars after #3;



Solo of applicant's choice                                               
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol
Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique
Verdi - La Forza del Destino