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Winds/Brass/Percussion Etudes have changed!

(Jazz audition materials are not changing.)

Updates for Winds/Brass/Percussion Etudes 1/30/2018

Requesting Temporary Practice Copy of Tyrell or Whaley
This process applies only to those publications currently being printed, tuba/bass trombone and percussion books. We are following the process below at the publishers’ direction.

1)
  Get a copy of your backorder (email, document scanned, etc). 
2)  Send an email to schaefle@mmea.org with your name (the director), the name of the publication, your verification that you will destroy the temporary practice copy once you receive the publication, and a copy of your backorder. 
3)  MMEA will reply no later than 3 business days after your email, and hopefully earlier. We will not process any requests for temporary practice copies during the week of the 2018 Midwinter Clinic, Feb 19 – Feb 26.
4) MMEA has a limited number of copies to distribute. Only request a temporary practice copy if you have a student who is auditioning, or is strongly considering an audition.

Images of the First Few Measures
An image of the first few measures for each etude is available on the Band Etudes list and below.

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 Winds/Brass/Percussion Etudes LIST 
or read below.

2018 MMEA All-State Audition Etudes
Winds, Brass and Percussion
 

Guidelines:

  1. Perform each etude (lyrical/melodic and technical).
  2. Record on separate tracks.
  3. Metronome markings below are TARGETS for students. Performing with greater accuracy and expression at a slower metronome marking could result in a higher score.


FLUTE

Melodious and Progressive Studies for Flute, Book 1
; ed. Cavally, Robert; Hal Leonard, ISBN: 97814 76874197, UPC 8408869478

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Lento (Massenet) in 2/4; p. 12, m. 1 - end
            o   Target metronome - eighth note = 68-76 bpm

·       Technical: Moderato in 3/8; p. 39, #7; m. 1 - downbeat of m. 26
            o   Target metronome - eighth note = 126-132 bpm


OBOE

48 Studies for Oboe, Op. 31
; Ferling ed. Schuring, Kalmus/Alfred, ISBN: 0-7390-8738-X

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Adagio con Espressione in 4/4; p. 4, #1, m. 1 –                downbeat of m. 16
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 50-56 bpm

·       Technical: Allegretto Scergo (Scherzo) in 3/8; p. 6, #6, m. 1 –                downbeat of m. 32
            o   Target metronome - dotted quarter note (or bar) = 60bpm


BASSOON

Bassoon Studies for Advanced Players, Op. 8, No. 2
; Weissenborn, Julius; Carl Fischer Music, ISBN: 978-0-8258-4386-0

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Poco Adagio in 3/4; p. 18-19, m. 1 – downbeat of m.        16, no repeats
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 60 bpm

·       Technical: Allegro Vivace in 3/4; p. 9, #13, m. 1 to end of m. 16, no        repeats
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 132-144 bpm


CLARINET

32 Etudes for Clarinet
; Rose, Cyrille, ed. Warner; Carl Fischer Music WF 85, UPC: 84088 70644

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Andante then Adagio in 4/4; p. 27, #23, m. 1 – end of        m. 16
            o   Target metronome
                    §  Andante - quarter note = 72-74 bpm 
                    §  Adagio - quarter note = 58-62 bpm

·       Technical: Allegro Moderato in 3/4; p. 36, #32, m. 1 – end of m. 20, no     repeats
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 104-112 bpm


BASS CLARINET 

Melodious and Progressive Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
; ed. David Hite; Southern Music, ISBN1581060505

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Moderato in 3/4; p. 11, #18, m. 1 - beat 2 of m. 16
            o   Target metronome marking listed in publication

·       Technical: Moderato Assai in 4/4; p. 4, #7, m. 1 - end of m. 10
            o   Target metronome marking listed in publication



SAXOPHONE
Selected Studies for Saxophone; ed. Voxman, H; Rubank Publications, ISBN: 9781423445272

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Andante (Federow) in 3/4; p. 6, m. 1 - downbeat of m.     18
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 76-80 bpm

·       Technical: Allegro (Heinze) in 6/8; p. 18, m. 1 - end of m. 24
            o   Target metronome - eighth note = 144-152 bpm (dotted                            quarter note = 48-52 bpm)


FRENCH HORN

Twelve Studies for Horn
, Op. 57 (sometimes titled Twelve Studies for Second Horn); Jacques-Francois Gallay, ed. James Chambers; International Music Company, IMC #1735

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Adagio Sostenuto; p. 6, #5, upbeat to m. 1 -  beat 3 of     m. 15
            o   Target metronome – eighth note = 84 bpm

·       Technical: Allegro Moderato; p. 3, #2, upbeat to m. 1 - downbeat of m.     24
            o   Target metronome – quarter note = 92 bpm


TRUMPET

40 Studies for Trumpet
; Wurm ed. Voisin; International Music Co IMC2025

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Andante con Moto in 4/4; p. 21, #22, m. 1 - end of m.     16
            o   Target metronome marking in publication

·       Technical: Allegretto in 3/4; p. 15, #15, m. 1 - end of m. 24
            o   Target metronome marking in publication


EUPHONIUM

Selected Studies for Baritone
; Voxman, H; Rubank Publications, UPC: 073999707304

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Adagio Cantabile (Duhem) in 4/4; p. 30, m. 17 - beat 3     of m. 34
            o   Target metronome - quarter note = 68-70 bpm

·       Technical: Allegretto (Blazhevich) in 6/8; p. 17, m. 26 to end
            o   Target metronome - dotted quarter note = 76 bpm


·         For Treble Clef players

            o   Selected Studies for Baritone Treble Clef; Voxman, H; Rubank                                             Publications, UPC: 888680096687
                    o   Etudes as described above; same page numbers and                                measure numbers  

TROMBONE

Selected Studies for Trombone
; Voxman, H; Rubank Publications, ISBN: 9781423445296

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Largo Cantabile (Gatti) in 12/8; p. 19, beginning -            downbeat m. 14
            o   Target metronome - dotted quarter note = 46-48 bpm

·       Technical: Allegro Moderato (Muller) in 2/4; p. 11, beginning - end of m.     16
            o   Target metronome – quarter note = 108 bpm


TUBA & BASS TROMBONE

40 Advanced Studies for Bb Bass
, HW Tyrell; Boosey & Hawkes, UPC: 7399928806

·       Lyrical/Melodic: Allegretto Alla Breve; p. 9, beginning – beat 2 of m. 24
            o   Target metronome marking in publication

·       Technical: Allegretto in 4/4; p. 21, #21, beginning – m. 16
            o Target metronome marking in publication


PERCUSSION

Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard Percussion, and Multiple Percussion
; Whaley, G; Meredith Music Publications, UPC 073999657982

·       Snare:  Presto in 3/8; p. 9, #9, m. 1 – end
            o   Target metronome marking in publication

·       Timpani: Vivace in 7/8; p. 18, #13, m. 1 – end
            o   Target metronome marking in publication
·     Mallets: Moderato in 4/4; p. 25, #14, m. 1 – end
            o   Target metronome marking in publication


Questions? Email auditions@mmea.org.

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Jennifer Lenart,
Jan 30, 2018, 11:26 AM