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Keyboard Instrument Requirements

Piano

Organ

Harpsichord


Piano

Applicants will play from memory:

  1. a complete work of J. S. Bach
  2. any Mozart sonata (except K. 545) or any Beethoven sonata (except Op. 49) complete
  3. one slow and one fast selection from the works of Chopin for solo piano (no works of Chopin for piano and orchestra will be acceptable)
  4. a major solo work (at least ten minutes long) of the applicant’s choosing

No substitutions for the above repertoire will be allowed.


Organ

Applicants will play from memory:

  1. a prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach
  2. an allegro movement from a Bach trio sonata or comparable chorale-prelude
  3. two movements from the romantic or contemporary literature, one of which should be a slow movement

Organ applicants will also be asked to sightread. A modern composition will be sent to each auditionee one month prior to auditions and will be performed (optional: from memory) at the audition.

The organ in Field Concert Hall is an Aeolian-Skinner, 5 manuals, 116 ranks. See detailed specification (PDF).


Harpsichord

Applicants will play from memory:

  1. two Scarlatti sonatas
  2. two contrasting movements from a suite by J. S. Bach
  3. a work of their own choice from the French claveçin school or the English virginalists

 

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