Title: Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions

Author: Hermann Gschwedtner

Description: Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions edited by Hermann Gschwendtner is a collection of works designed to prepare one for a professional audition. For many years, orchestras and conservatories have wanted a practical and easily accessible edition of orchestral passages required at auditions. This edition, initiated at the request of the German Music Council, is based on statistical studies carried out by the German Union of Orchestras and on many years of professional experience gained by the editors themselves, all of whom are members of orchestras and conservatory staffs.

Excerpts are included for the following instruments:

  • Timpani
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Snare Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Castanets
  • Tambourine

Annotated by Greg Simonds