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The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”

Concert Band and Brass Quintet Trumpet Audition


October 11-12, 2018

THIS AUDITION IS FOR MULTIPLE VACANCIES

• Candidates interested auditioning for a position in the U.S. Army Concert Band
should prepare sections A. Excerpts and B. Section Playing.

• Candidates interested in auditioning for a position in the U.S. Army Brass Quintet
should prepare sections A. Excerpts and C. Brass Quintet.

• Candidates interested in auditioning for both positions in the U.S. Army Concert
Band and U.S. Army Brass Quintet should prepare sections A. Excerpts, B.
Section Playing, and C. Brass Quintet.

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The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”
Concert Band and Brass Quintet Trumpet Audition
October 11-12, 2018
A. Excerpts

Commando March Samuel Barber


Rehearsal ,D, to Rehearsal ,G,
Three beats before Rehearsal ,J, to the downbeat of two measures after Rehearsal
,M,

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein


Pickup to measure 678 through measure 700 trans. Paul Lavender

An Outdoor Overture Aaron Copland


Solo; measures 16 through measure 34

36 Études Transcendantes Théo Charlier


Étude #6: “Du Style”
Measure 36 “Tempo” to end

British Eighth Zo Elliott


Beginning to Rehearsal ,2,

Washington Greys Claudio Grafulla


Beginning through eight measures after the second strain, no repeats

Symphony in B-flat for Concert Band Paul Hindemith


I. Moderately fast, with vigor
Beginning to the downbeat of Rehearsal ,B,

II. Andantino grazioso


Beginning through the downbeat of measure 26

Variations on “America” Charles Ives


Variation V, enclosed excerpt
Play two parts as one player

Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky


Promenade arr. Maurice Ravel
Beginning to Rehearsal ,2,

Pines of Rome Ottorino Respighi


II. The Pines Near a Catacomb trans. Guy M. Duker
Solo

Festive Overture, Op. 96 Dmitri Shostakovich


Pickup to Rehearsal ,6, to the downbeat of Rehearsal ,7, trans. D. Hunsberger
Rehearsal ,13, to seven measures after Rehearsal ,16,

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Trumpet Audition
October 11-12, 2018
A. Excerpts, cont.

Festival Variations Claude T. Smith


Measure 47 through the downbeat of measure 63

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Pytor Illich Tchaikovsky


IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco trans. Mark H. Hindsley
Four measures before Rehearsal ,2, to Rehearsal ,5,

Summon the Heroes John Williams


Pickup to measure 33 through measure 49
Prepare in both B-flat major and C major concert keys. Excerpts may be
performed on any trumpet.

Taps

Sight-Reading

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Trumpet Audition
October 11-12, 2018
B. Section Playing


Hymn to the Fallen John Williams
2nd Trumpet in B
Pickup to measure 28 through measure 42
Measure 62 through measure 78


Summon the Heroes John Williams
4 Trumpet in B
th arr. Paul Lavender
Measure 10 through measure 30
Pickups to measure 158 through the downbeat of measure 172

C. Brass Quintet


My Spirit Be Joyful J.S. Bach
2nd Trumpet in E arr. Chuck Seipp
Beginning through measure 21


Royal Fireworks Music George Frideric Handel
2nd Trumpet in B arr. Chuck Seipp
I. Overture
Enclosed excerpt; cut from the measure before ,A, to the measure before ,E, as
indicated by the brackets and play to the end of the movement


O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
2nd Trumpet in B
Beginning through measure 54


Plenas Puertorriqueñas arr. Freddie Mendez
1st Trumpet in B
Beginning through measure 94


The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 W.A. Mozart
Trumpet in E arr. Chuck Seipp
Overture
Beginning to the downbeat of ,D,


A Fairy Tale of the Priest and the Knockhead his Servant Dmitri Shostakovich
1st Trumpet in B
I. Overture
Beginning through measure 45

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Disclaimer
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copyrighted works.

If you have any questions regarding the repertoire list or the audition procedures,
please contact SFC Sean Chisham at sean.a.chisham.mil@mail.mil.

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