BsnXcerpts – Alexander Burdiss

Contained in this app are 46 excerpts commonly asked on orchestral auditions. Every effort has been made to keep the visual quality high, without sacrificing the original appearance of the excerpts. Some of the excerpts may not look the best, but it is in my opinion that this is better than re-engraving the parts. This app is equally geared towards bassoon and contrabassoon, containing the major excerpts for both instruments.

You can also get random excerpts using the “randomize” feature, and get a jump start on auditions.

The excerpts in this app are:
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms Violin Concerto
Donizetti L’elisir d’amore
Dukas L’Apprenti sorcier
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3
Mozart Così fan tutte
Mozart Symphony No. 35
Mozart Symphony No. 41
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro
Ravel Boléro
Ravel Ma mére l’Oye
Ravel Miroirs
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Rossini La gazza ladra
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Smetana The Bartered Bride
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Strauss Don Juan
Strauss Don Quixote
Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Stravinsky The Firebird
Stravinsky L’histoire du soldat
Stravinsky Le Chant du rossignol
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Wagner Tannhäuser