Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256

The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting & Championing Voluntary Music

Audition Guidance


The Orchestra enjoys making music to a high standard and asks that all prospective members are auditioned.  We know that the prospect of auditioning can be daunting, so we have set out below some guidance as to what we will be looking for during your audition.


For all String, Wind and Brass players:



Additionally, for all Wind and Brass players:



Excerpt lists:


Below are a selection of orchestral extracts for each instrument.  At your first rehearsal, you will have a chance to discuss with your section leader and/or conductor, which of these extracts you will be expected to perform at your audition.  

Viola

tbc

Cello

tbc

Double Bass

tbc

Clarinet

Beethoven – Symphony No 6 “Pastoral) – solos in movements 1 and 2

Schubert – Symphony No 8 “Unfinished” – solo from the 2nd movement

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite – opening entry from the Overture;

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite – solo passages from Waltz of the Flowers

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite – Mazurka

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Bassoon

tbc


French Horn

tbc


Trumpet

tbc


Brahms Mendelssohn violin - Beethoven Symph 2 movt 2.pdf

Violin excerpts

Beethoven - Symphony No 2 - 2nd Movement

Mendelssohn - Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Brahms

Brahms - Haydn variations - Variation 1

Oboe excerpts

Brahms

Brahms Violin Concerto - second movement

Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 - first movement

Flute excerpts

Brahms Brahms Brahms

Rossini
William Tell Overture

Debussy
Prelude A L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune

Bizet
Intermezzo from Carmen Suite