Solo pieces

Big band players (trombone, saxophone, trumpet and rhythm section) auditioning for Jong Metropole will be asked to play a standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression of their own choice and a selection from the list of orchestra excerpts. All other musicians should select one piece from the list below and inform Jong Metropole of their choice via the Application portal.

The solo piece must be performed with piano accompaniment. Important: candidates are required to bring a piano part, lead sheet or chord progression for the pianist. For the standard, the candidate will either bring a lead sheet with chord progression for the accompanying pianist or bring an accompanying recording (MP3 format) on a CD or USB stick to the audition. Singers (backing vocals) have to prepare two pieces of their choice. They must also bring a lead sheet with a chord progression for the pianist or an accompanying recording to the audition.

Percussionists of the classical section do not have to prepare a solo work. Harpists can prepare a solo work (without piano accompaniment) of their choice.

All solo pieces from which you can choose are listed below. This list was last updated on 24 February 2022.

Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin concerto No. 4, KV 218, in D Major, movement 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin concerto No. 5, KV 218, in A Major, movement 1
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Violin concerto, Opus 64, in E Minor, movement 1
Max Bruch - Violin concerto, in G Minor, movement 1
Joseph Haydn - Violin concerto, Hob.VIIa:4, in G Major, movement 1
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto, Opus 35, in D Major, movement 1

Viola

Franz Anton Hoffmeister - Viola concerto in D Major, movement 1 (without cadenza)
Carl Stamitz - Viola concerto, Opus 1, in D Major, movement 1 (without cadenza)
Béla Bártok - Viola concerto, movement 1
William Walton - Concerto for viola, part 1
Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher, part 1
Rebecca Clarke - Sonata, movement 1

Cello

Joseph Haydn - Cello concerto No. 2, Hob. VIIb/2, in D Major, movement 1
Robert Schumann - Cello concerto, Opus 129, in A Minor, movement 1
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky - Variations for cello and orchestra, Opus 33, 'Variations on a Rococo Theme', movements 1 to 4
Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello concerto No. 1, Opus 33, in A Minor, movement 1
Antonín Dvoƙák - Cello concerto, Opus 104, in B Minor, movement 1
Edward Elgar - Cello concerto, Opus 85, in E Minor, movement 1

Double bass (classical/orchestra tuning)

Serge Koussevitsky - Double Bass concerto, in E Minor, movements 1 and 2
Giovanni Bottesini - Double Bass concerto No. 2 in A Minor, movements 1 and 2
Carl Dittersdorf - Double Bass concerto No. 2, in D Major, movements 1 and 2
Johann Baptist Vanhal - Double Bass concerto, in C Major, movements 1 and 2

Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute concerto, KV. 313, in G Major, movement 1
Franz Benda - Flute concerto No. 1, in E Minor, movement 1
Jacques Ibert - Flute concerto, movement 1
Henri Dutilleux - Sonatine for flute and piano
Eugène Bozza – Image, opus 38 
Sergej Prokofjev – Sonata for flute and piano, opus 94, part 1 Andante 

Oboe

Richard Strauss - Concerto for Oboe, in D Major, movement 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oboe concerto, K314, part 1, start (1-97)
Joseph Haydn - Oboe concerto in C Major, movement 1
Bohuslav Martinu - Oboe concerto, movement 1
Robert Schumann - Romance, Opus 94, No. 1
Hendrik Andriessen - Ballade (only for students in the first year Bachelor)

Saxophone

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet concerto, KV. 622, in A Major, movement 1
Carl Maria Von Weber - Clarinet concerto No. 1, opus 73, in F Minor, movement 1
Louis Spohr - Clarinet concerto No. 1, Opus 26, in C Minor, movement 1
Louis Spohr - Clarinet concerto No. 4, in E Major, movement 1
Franz Vincenz Krommer - Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, Opus 36, in E-flat Major, movement 1
Carl Stamitz - Clarinet concerto No. 3, in B-flat Major, movement 1

Trumpet

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Trombone

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Bass trombone

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

French horn

High horn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 2, KV417
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 4, KV495
Richard Strauss - Horn concerto No. 1, Opus 11

Harp

A solo piece of your choice

Percussion

(Percussionists of the classical section)
No solo piece

Piano/keys

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Guitar

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Drums

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Bass guitar/jazz double bass

Standard from the American Songbook repertoire including improvisation on a chord progression

Backing vocals

2 pieces of your own choice

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