Music - Woodwinds Audition Material | Benedictine College

Music - Woodwinds Audition Material

The applicant should be prepared to perform contrasting pieces that consist of a solo work and etude or study written expressly for the instrument. Below are examples of solo works and studies for each woodwind instrument that are appropriate for an audition. Works of comparable style/level are acceptable. The applicant should be prepared to play scales and arpeggios that demonstrate a basic musical and technical command of the instrument. Auditions are performed without accompaniment.

Flute

  • Andriessen, Hendrik    -Sonata for Flute and Piano   
  • Bloch, Ernest     -Suite Modale      
  • Handel, G. F.     -11 Sonatas for Flute       
  • Mozart, W. A.    -Andante, K. 315   
  • Schumann, Robert/Rampal   -3 Romances, Op. 94    
  • Telemann, G. P.  -12 Fantasias  

Flute Etude/Studies

  • Anderson   -24 Studies, Op. 33
  • Berbiguier  -18 Exercises
  • Cavally, R., ed.    -Melodious & Progressive Studies, Bk. 1  
  • Taffanel/Gaubert   -17 Exercises Journaliers

Oboe

  • Handel, G. F.   -Sonatas
  • Marcello   -Concerto for Oboe
  • Nielsen   -Fantasiestucke, Op. 2
  • Schumann, R.  -Three Romances
  • Telemann G. P.  -Sonata in A Minor

Oboe Etude/Studies

  • Andraud   -Practical and Progressive Method
  • Barrett   -Complete Oboe Method
  • Ferling   -48 Famous Studies

Clarinet

  • Arnold   -Sonatina
  • Bozza   -Aria
  • Finzi   -Five Bagatelles
  • Jeanjean  -Arabesques
  • Vaughn Williams   -Six Studies in English Folksong

Clarinet Etude/Studies

  • Baermann  -Complete Method for Clarinet
  • Cavallini     -30 Caprices
  • Klose  -Complete Method for Clarinet
  • Rose    -32 Etudes 

Bassoon 

  • Dunhill   -Lyric Suite, Op. 96
  • Elgar   -Romance, Op. 62
  • Gaillard   -Six Sonatas
  • Jacob   -Four Sketches for Bassoon

Bassoon Etude/Studies

  • Kovar   -24 Dailly Exercises
  • Giampieri   -16 Daily Studies for Perfection
  • Milde  25  -Studies in All Keys, Op. 24

Saxophone

  • D’Indy   -Chorale Varie
  • Eccles-Rascher   -Sonata
  • Francaix   -Cinq Danses Exotiques
  • Heiden   -Sonata
  • Tcherepnine   -Sonatine Sportive

Saxophone Etude/Studies

  • Ferling   -48 Famous Studies
  • Mule   -Etude Variees
  • Voxmann   -Selected Studies 
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