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Barrick Stees, Bassoon

For Bassoon Students

Survey of Compositions Required for Orchestral Auditions

Composer Piece Frequency of Requirement
(as percentage)
Beethoven Symphony #4 65.9
Stravinsky Rite of Spring 55.5
Mozart Bassoon Concerto 55.3
Tchaikovsky Symphony #4-5-6 55.3
Mozart Marriage of Figaro - Overture 53.9
Ravel Bolero 44.9
Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 44.9
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 41.7
Ravel Piano Concerto in G 37.6
Stravinsky Firebird 35.8
????? Sight Reading 35
Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 30.9
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel 25.2
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra 24.6
Shostakovich Symphony #9 23
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 22.8
Brahms Symphony #3 21.5
????? Concerto/Piece of Choice 20.7
Ravel Rhapsodie Espagnole 20.3
Beethoven Symphony #9 18.7
Stravinsky Pulcinella 18.1
Dukas L’Apprenti Sorcier 16.7
Mozart Symphony #41 16.7
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major 14.4
Beethoven Symphony #5 12.2
Brahms Violin Concerto 11.4
Wagner Tannhauser Overture 11.4
Beethoven Symphony #6 Pastoralle 11
Beethoven Leonore Overture #3 10.8
Ravel Alborado del Gracioso 10.6
Ravel Mother Goose Suite 8.1
Strauss Death & Transfiguration 8.1
Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto 7.3
Strauss Don Quixote 7.3
Brahms Piano Concerto #1 6.7
Brahms Symphony #4 6.5
Rossini La Gazza Ladra Overture 6.5
Strauss Don Juan 6.5
Strauss Salome 6.5
Prokofiev Peter & the Wolf 6.1
Verdi Messa di Requiem 6.1
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo 5.3
Prokofiev Symphonie Classique 5.3
Sibelius Symphony #2 in D major 5.3
Stravinsky Petrouchka 5.3
Shostakovich Symphony #5 4.9
Weber Bassoon Concerto in F major 4.7
Brahms Symphony #1 4.5
Mozart Symphony #35 4.5
Mozart Symphony #38 4.5
Mozart Magic Flute - Overture 4.5
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra 4.5
Strauss Ein Heldenleben 4.5
Haydn Symphony #88 4.1
Stravinsky Story of a Soldier 4.1
Bach Suite #1 in C major 3.7
Brahms Symphony #2 3.7
Elgar Enigma Variations on Original Theme 3.7
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Overture - Fantasy 3.7
Donizetti Una Furtiva Lagrima 3.3
Haydn Symphony #103 3.3
Mahler Song of the Earth 3.3
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutti - Overture 3.3
Shostakovich Symphony #10 3.3
Shostakovich Symphony #1 3.3
Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale 3.3
Verdi I Vespri Siciliani 3.3
Beethoven Symphony #2 2.8
Bizet Carmen (Suite) 2.8
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn 2.8
Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 2.8
Mahler Symphony #9 2.8
Mozart Symphony #40 2.8
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony 2.8
Smetana Bartered Bride - Overture 2.8
Stravinsky Octet for Wind Instruments 2.6
Bartok Dance Suite 2.4
Brahms Academic Festival Overture 2.4
Mahler Symphony #1 2.4
Mozart Marriage of Figaro - Opera 2.4
Nielsen Woodwind Quintet 2.4
Stravinsky Symphony of Winds 2.4
Beethoven Symphony #3 2
Berg Wozzeck 2
Chopin Piano Concerto #1 in e minor 2
Debussy Nocturnes 2
Dvorak Symphony #8 (Old #4) 2
Schumann, R. Symphony #1 in Bb major 2
Schumann, Wm. New England Triptych 2
Bach Suite #4 - Finale 1.6
Beethoven Symphony #7 1.6
Beethoven Coriolanus Overture 1.6
Debussy Iberia 1.6
Francaix Suite Francaise 1.6
Gliere Symphony #3 in b minor 1.6
Haydn Symphony #90 1.6
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole 1.6
Mendelssohn Symphony #4 in a minor 1.6
Mozart Serenade #10 1.6
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition 1.6
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe (Suite 2) 1.6
Resphigi The Birds 1.6
Schumann, R. Symphony #3 1.6
Shostakovich Symphony #4 1.6
Sibelius Symphony #5 1.6
Strauss Elektra 1.6
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms 1.6
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite 1.6
Vivaldi Concerto in a minor 1.3
Bach Cantata 197 (Wedding) 1.2
DeFalla Three Cornered Hat - Ballet 1.2
Honneger Symphony #5 (Di Tre Re) 1.2
Mozart Piano Concerto K. 466 in d minor 1.2
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #3 in d minor 1.2
Reqphigi Trittico Botticelliano 1.2
Taylor Through the Looking-Glass 1.2
Wagner Mastersingers of Nurmeberg - Opera 1.2
Weber Andante & Hungarian Rondo 1.2
Hummel Concerto in F major 1.1
Haydn Symphony #6 1
Bach Mass in b minor 0.8
Beethoven Symphony #8 0.8
Beethoven Fidelio Overture 0.8
Berg Lulu 0.8
Berg Kammerkonzert (Chamber Concerto) 0.8
Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini Overture 0.8
Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes 0.8
Danzi Woodwind Quintet in Bb, Op. 56 #1 0.8
Davis, Andrew La Serinissima 0.8
Dvorak Serenade Op. 44 in d minor 0.8
Etler Sonata 0.8
Fasch Sonata in C 0.8
Handel Messiah #10 (Air) 0.8
Haydn Symphony #101 0.8
Hindemith Sonata 0.8
Hindemith Kliene Kammermusik 0.8
Mahler Symphony #5 0.8
Mahler Symphony #4 0.8
Mozart Symphony #39 0.8
Mozart Piano Concerto K. 491 in c minor 0.8
Mozart Serenade for Thirteen Strings 0.8
Mozart Sonata for Bassoon & Cello K. 292 0.8
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutti: Act II Finale 0.8
Mozart Piano Concerto K. 453 in G major 0.8
Mozart Symphony #36 0.8
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante 0.8
Orff Carmina Burana 0.8
Paganini-Farago Variations for Solo Bassoon 0.8
Resphigi Pines of Rome 0.8
Resphigi Fountains of Rome 0.8
Rossini Italian in Algiers 0.8
Rossini Barber of Seville 0.8
Saint-Saens Symphony #3 0.8
Schubert Unfinished Symphony 0.8
Sibelius Violin Concerto 0.8
Sibelius Symphony #1 0.8
Strauss Serenade Op. 7 0.8
Strauss Rosenkavalier Act III 0.8
Stravinsky Concerto for Violin 0.8
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks 0.8
Taffanel Quintet, scherzo 0.8
Tchaikovsky Symphony #2 0.8
Telemann Sonata in f minor 0.8
Vaughn Williams Symphony #2 0.8
Vaughn Williams Symphony #4 0.8
Vivaldi Sonata in a minor 0.8
Wagner Sigfriend Idyll 0.8