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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby dctrtuba17 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:30 am

Thanks :) That's the attitude that I take into auditions. Bust my tail but try to have fun too. I'm spending money to take a trip, so should have some fun after I take care of business :)
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:14 pm

Back when I did audition, I found myself (when I would advance) becoming MORE nervous because I was afraid that I would end up prevailing (as I really did not want to move to/live in _______, __ )...

...and I would usually find something fun (distracting?) to do the night before "the finals".

In San Antonio, as an example (*the "year's leave of absence" audition), I went to The Landing and sat in with Jim Cullum's band.

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby mctuba1 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:34 am

bloke wrote:
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bloke wrote:If this has become an advice column, could I attempt to expand on the previous (excellent) post?


One more: If you look at the repertoire list and (with the exception of the Bach) don't already know all the works, it's too late to learn them.


I dunno...
Some of them aren't "hard", other than they need to be played very, very well. I'm not going to try to tell some extraordinarily talented musician that (just because they haven't - in the past - looked at every single piece on a list of excerpts) they cannot master them (as well as learn the music with which they fit) in a month or two. After all, orchestral musicians are handed music they've never seen before quite often, and asked to play it...usually with only a few weeks preparation time before the first rehearsals.


After looking at the list, to me, the Bach is the most challenging piece on the list. I dont call myself an expert on Bach but i have dabbled in enough his stuff to say this took me for a loop. The best way to approach it is to remove all dynamic markings, phrase markings and any other marks that coinside with someone elses thoughts so you can start with a blank slate. It appears to be simple at first glance but musically this is nothing like you will have ever played before. When you break it down it is very technical but more importantly making sence and music will be the biggest issue for most players.

Since this is an audition for a job as a musician and not a tuba weightlifting contest, the Bach will most certainly be a descriminator to cut most out, thats of course if you get that far. If i were organizing the audition, i would have this as the first piece to be played. Most will look at the bach and say, thats not hard, but after looking at it for a while, its the toughest piece on the list. I like the bach so much now i think its worthy of a YouTube video someday, maybe. Oh, one word of advice to anyone preparing it, prepare the repeated sections as written without ornamentation.

If you truly dont want any chance in advancing then go ahead and ad some out of charactor triplets, turns and sixteenth notes as this movement doesn't warrent them. Good luck to all.
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby mctuba1 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:05 pm

Curmudgeon wrote:The Bach is very common on bass trombone audition lists. One of their "standards." All about control and phrasing.

I like seeing Nabucco.



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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:48 pm

What the h3LL do they want?
"phrasing" or "tuba playing"...?? :|

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby doublebuzzing » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:23 pm

I like how they specify "CC tuba only" for the Bach. As if anyone on that committee would be able to tell if it was being played on BBb.
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bgozdowski » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:25 pm

doublebuzzing wrote:I like how they specify "CC tuba only" for the Bach. As if anyone on that committee would be able to tell if it was being played on BBb.


The committee is obviously specifying that you play the Bach on a contrabass tuba and not a bass tuba. Since the overwhelming majority of professionals have chosen the CC tuba as their contrabass of choice, it's what was put on the sheet.
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:48 pm

bgozdowski wrote:
doublebuzzing wrote:I like how they specify "CC tuba only" for the Bach. As if anyone on that committee would be able to tell if it was being played on BBb.


The committee is obviously specifying that you play the Bach on a contrabass tuba and not a bass tuba. Since the overwhelming majority of professionals have chosen the CC tuba as their contrabass of choice, it's what was put on the sheet.


I agree. They don't want it played on a F or Eb. This may be to show how smoothly the player can move around on a big tuba.
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bort » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:53 am

Um, I believe it says "C tuba only", and not "CC tuba only." It also says to play it one octave lower.

Clearly, this is an exercise in paying attention and following instructions. Obviously, they want:
-- you to play a French C tuba
-- to hear your abilities in the low range on the smallest and weirdest of all of the bass tubas
-- to hear a historically accurate performance of the piece, the way Bach intended it to be played

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby Three Valves » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:58 am

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:53 pm

bort wrote:Um, I believe it says "C tuba only", and not "CC tuba only." It also says to play it one octave lower.


If true (I haven't looked at the site) it may be looking more and more as if geared to an applicant.

That observation having been made...

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby dctrtuba17 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:52 pm

haha :)
I would be neat to get hold of one of those old French C tubas. :)
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bigboymusic » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:46 pm

Good luck to those entering the audition world today!!!!!
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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:40 pm

doublebuzzing wrote:I like how they specify "CC tuba only" for the Bach...


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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby bloke » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:18 am

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby anonymous4 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:46 am

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Postby ECUorchbound » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:21 am

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Re: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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