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The comments offered by the authors represent only one way to approach the study of orchestral excerpts. The serious student of this genre will use the information contained here in conjunction with thoughtful listening, dedicated practice, and diligent study to form an educated approach to orchestral trombone playing.

Bass trombonists are encouraged to visit Douglas Yeo's Bass Trombonists' Orchestral Handbook for a list of appropriate bass trombone audition repertoire.

The following, originally web-published by Douglas Yeo, is based on one put together by the American Symphony Orchestra League in their publication, "Facing The Maestro: A Musician's Guide to Orchestral Audition Repertoire." It was compiled and edited by Katherine Akos, Marshall Burlingame and Jack Wellbaum. In addition to lists of audition repertoire for each instrument culled from audition lists for vacancies in over 20 orchestras, it includes a list of publishers for each work and their addresses. To obtain the complete book, write: The American Symphony Orchestra League, 633 East Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (phone 202.628.0099).

If you are a professional symphony trombonist, or established studio teacher, and would like to offer comments on an excerpt not yet discussed, please contact us.

  1. Ravel - Bolero
  2. Brahms - Symphony No. 1
  3. Mozart - Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
  4. R. Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel
  5. Berlioz - Hungarian March (Damnation of Faust)
  6. Rossini - William Tell Overture
  7. Wagner - Ride of Die Walkure
  8. Wagner - Tannhauser Overture
  9. Brahms - Symphony No. 4
  10. Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
  11. R. Schumann - Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish")
  12. Hindemith - Symphonic Metamophosis
  13. Mahler - Symphonie Nr. 3
  14. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture
  15. R. Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
  16. Stravinsky - The Firebird
  17. Wagner - Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
  18. Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
  19. Rossini - La Gazza Ladra Overture
  20. Saint Saëns - Symphony No. 3 ("Organ")
  21. Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
  22. Berg - Three Pieces
  23. Borodin - Polovetsian Dances
  24. Brahms - Symphony No. 2
  25. Hindemith - Mathis der Maler
  26. Stravinsky - Petroushka
  27. Bartok - MIraculous Mandarin
  28. Brahms - Tragic Overture
  29. Schubert - Symphony No. 9 ("Great") in C Major
  30. Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
  31. Stravinsky - Pulcinella
  32. Verdi - La Forza del destino
  33. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
  34. Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
  35. Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
  36. Mahler - Symphony No. 5
  37. Tchaikovsky - Symphony 4, 5, 6