The repertoire

Important :

  • The Competition is divided into three rounds: preliminary, semifinal and final. The candidate cannot perform the same work in two different rounds.
  • We ask candidates to focus their attention on the composition and balance of their program, as this should highlight their artistic and technical merits as well as present works of different periods or esthetics.
  • Excerpts from works, as established through standard performance practice, are allowed in certain cases (e.g., movements). These excerpts must be submitted to the OSM Competition Committee for approval. The committee may take up to 4 or 5 buisiness day to render a decision so be sure to make your request sufficiently in advance to respect the deadlines of each round.
  • When permitted, equivalent works must be submitted to the approval of the OSM Competition Committee. . The committee may take up to 4 or 5 buisiness day to render a decision so be sure to make your request sufficiently in advance to respect the deadlines of each round.

WOODWINDS

FLUTE

Preliminary

1-Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from one of the following sonatas:

  • J.S. Bach: Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030
  • J.S. Bach: Sonata in E major, BWV 1035
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2- One work from the following list:

  • Dutilleux: Sonatine
  • Ganne: Andante et Scherzo
  • Or equivalent  – approval required by the Competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list

  • Prokofiev: Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94
  • Reinecke: Sonata for Flute and Piano in E major, Op. 167
  • M. Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice.

OBOE

Preliminary

1- Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from one of the following pieces:

  • J.S. Bach: Sonata in G minor for Oboe (Flute), BWV1030b Keyboard and Continuo (Peters Editions)
  • J.S. Bach: Concerto in F major for Oboe, Strings and Continuo, BWV1053R (Sikorski Editions)
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One piece from the following list:

  • Britten: Six Metamorphosis after Ovid, Op. 49 (choose four out of six)
  • Dorati: Five pieces for Solo Oboe (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music )

1-One piece from the following list:

  • Saint-Saens: Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D major, Op. 166
  • Dutilleux: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
  • Skalkottas: Concertino for Oboe and Piano
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

CLARINET

Preliminary

1- Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from:

  • M. von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in Eflat major, Op. 26, J. 109
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One work from the following list:

  • Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
  • Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor or No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 120
  • Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano
  • Saint-Saëns: Clarinet Sonata
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

SAXOPHONE

Preliminary

1- Allemande and one contrasting movement of the candidate’s choice from one of the following partitas:

  • J.S. Bach : Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • J.S. Bach : Flute Partita in A minor, BWV 1013
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One piece from the following list:

  • Sancan : Lamento et rondo
  • Desenclos : Prélude, cadence et final

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Creston: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19
  • Decruck : Sonate en Ut# pour saxophone alto et orchestre
  • Hindemith : Sonata for alto saxophone
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

BASSOON

Preliminary

1- Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from one of the following pieces:

  • Devienne: Bassoon Sonatas, Op. 24, No. 3 or No. 5
  • Vivaldi: one bassoon concerto of the candidate’s choice
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One work from the following repertoire:

  • Dutilleux: Sarabande et cortège for Bassoon and Piano
  • Jeanjean: Prélude et Scherzo
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the jury

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Bitsch: Concertino for Bassoon and Piano
  • Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi for Bassoon and String Orchestra
  • Tansman: Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this ducument.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

BRASS

HORN

Preliminary

1-One piece from the following list:

  • Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert
  • Dukas: Villanelle
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2- Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from one of the following sonatas:

  • Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 17
  • Vignery: Sonata, Op. 7
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the jury

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Bozza: En Forêt
  • Pilss : Tre Pezzi, II Intermezzo
  • Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat major for Horn and Piano, Op. 70
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

TRUMPET

Preliminary

1- Two contrasting movements of the candidate’s choice from one of the following concertos:

  • N. Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
  • Fasch: Trumpet Concerto in D major
  • Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic)  – approval required by the Competition Committee

2- G. Enesco: Légende

Or equivalent – approval required by the competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Böhme: Trumpet Concerto in F minor, Op. 18
  • Hindemith: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano in B flat major
  • Jolivet: Concertino for Trumpet
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

TROMBONE

Preliminary

1-F. David: Concertino for trombone and orchestra

Or equivalent (period and/or estheic)  – approval required by the competition Committee

2-One work from the following list:

  • M. Defaye: Deux danses
  • Martin: Ballade for Trombone and Piano
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Castérède: Sonatina for Trombone and Piano
  • Hindemith: Trombone Sonata
  • Ewazen: Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

BASS TROMBONE

Preliminary

1-E. Sachse: Concertino for Bass Trombone

Or equivalent (period and/or esthetic) – approval required by the competition Committee

2-One work from the following list:

  • Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement for Bass Trombone or Tuba
  • Alec Wilder: Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

Semifinal (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music)

1-One work from the following list:

  • Bozza: New Orleans
  • Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge, low voice
  • Frescobaldi: Canzoni (one of the candidate’s choice)
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

TUBA

Preliminary

1-One work from the following list

  • Castérède: Sonatina
  • Halsey Stevens: Sonatina
  • Or equivalent  – approval required by the competition Committee

2-One work from the following list

  • Capuzzi: Concerto for Double Bass (arr. Catelinet, two contrasting mouvements of the candidate’s choice)
  • Wilhelm: Concertino – first movement

Semifina (maximum duration: 30 minutes of music )

1-One work from the following list:

  • Broughton: Sonata
  • Hindemith: Sonata for Bass Tuba and Piano
  • Madsen: Sonata for Tuba and Piano, Op. 34
  • Or equivalent – approval required by the Competition Committee

2-One canadian work of the candidate’s choice (composed after 1980)

3-Two orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice  from the list at the end of this document.

Final

One concerto or concertante work of the candidate’s choice

ORCHESTRA EXCERPTS FOR THE SEMIFINAL ROUND

IMPORTANT

  • You must chose TWO (THREE for horns) orchestra excerpts from your instrument’s list.
  • You have to briefly speak (approx. 30 sec.) before you play each excerpt (why did you chose this excerpt, context of this passage in the work, technical particularity)
  • Excerpts must be played last during the semifinal round. The order in which the other two works are played is up to the candidate.
  • You cannot chose two excerpts from the same work or composer.
  • Please be aware the some excerpts include several short passages from the same work: all those passages must be played if you chose this excerpt.
  • Bach, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben: beg. to 12 mes. after  A  )
  • Beethoven: Leonore Ouverture no. 3, op. 72b (mes. 279 to 360)
  • Bizet: Carmen, suite no. 1 (mvt. 2 : Intermezzo or Entracte : beg. to 11 mes. after  A  )
  • Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 (mvt. 4 : mes. 89 to 105)
  • Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (beg. to  3  )
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61 (Scherzo : 12 mes. before  P  to 23 mes. after Q  )
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, op. 67 ( 2  to 8 mes. before  6 ,   8  to 5 mes. before  9  ET 4 mes. after 51  to 1 mes. after  52  )
  • Ravel: Bolero (opening solo)
  • Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, suite no. 2 (solo :  176  to 1 mes. after  180  )
  • Rossini: William Tell Ouverture (solo : 15 mes. before  F  to 18 mes. after  G  )
  • Saint-Saëns: Carnaval of the Animals (mvt 10 : Volière)
  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, BWV 1047 (mvt. I : mes. 64 to 83)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 (mvt. II : mes. 8 to 16 AND mes. 36 to 47)
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 (mvt. II : mes. 3 to 32)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 in A minor, op. 56 (mvt. II : 1 mes. before   A  to 13 mes. after   C  )
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (mvt. I : beg. to   2   AND 6 mes. after   8  to  4
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (mvt. III : beg. to  4   without repeats)
  • Rossini: La Scala di Seta (Ouverture : mes. 5 to  3  )
  • Schubert: Symphony no. 9 in C major, D. 944 « The Great » (mvt. II : mes. 8 to  A  )
  • Strauss, R.: Don Juan, op. 20 (4 mes. after   L  to  O  )
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (mvt. II : Serenata :  8   to 1 mes. after  10 )
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (Variazione 1A : 79  to  81 )
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36 (mvt. II : mes. 1 to 21)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no.6 in F major, op. 68, Pastorale (mvt. I : mes. 474 to 492, mvt. II : mes. 68 to 78, mvt. III : mes. 114 to 133 AND mvt. V : mes. 1 to 5)
  • Chostakovitch: Symphony no. 9 in E flat minor, op. 70 (mvt. III : mes. 1 to 52 AND mvt. III : mes. 1 to 17)
  • Kodaly: Dances of Galanta (mes. 31 to 65)
  • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo : A  to  B  , 7 mes. after  D  to  E  AND  L  to mes. 5 of  M )
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, op. 67 (no. 20 : Nervoso)
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 in E minor, op. 27 (mvt. III : mes. 1 to 46)
  • Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite no. 2 (  155  to  158  )
  • Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no. 2 (  212   to the end)
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome (mvt. III : pick up of  13  to 4 mes. before  14 )
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, op. 34 (mvt. I :  A  to  B ,   C  to the end AND mvt. III :10 mes. after  A  to the end)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, op. 35 (mvt. II:  F  to  G , mvt. III: solo before  A  AND mvt. IV:   I  to  K  )
  • Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 in E minor, op. 39 (mvt. I: mes. 1 to 32  mvt. III: 14 mes. before   F  to  H  )
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, op. 60 (mvt. IV : mes. 15 to 25, 184 to 190, 300 to 302AND 348 to the end)
  •  Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (Ouverture : mes. 1 to 24, 101 to 123, 139 to 171 AND 214 to 236)
  • Ravel: Bolero (solo)
  • Ravel : Piano Concerto in G major (mvt. III : 5 mes. after  14  to 4 mes. after  15 ) Bassoon I et II combined
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, op.35 (mvt. II : solo mes. 5 to  A  AND cadenza  L  to  M )
  • Shostakovich: Symphony no. 10 in E minor, op. 93 ( 149  to 2 mes. after 150)
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (mes. 1 to 15 AND 12 to 4 mes. after 12)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op.36 (mvt. II : mes. 274 to the end)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64 (mvt. III : 7 mes. after  A  à 18 mes. after  D )
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6 in B minor, op. 74 (mvt. I : opening solo)

Saxophone Alto

  • Berg: Violin Concerto ( 25  to  30 , Liberamente :  164  to  170 ,  175  to  185  AND  209  to 218 )
  • Bartok: The Wooden Prince, op. 13 (solo)
  • Bizet: L’Arlésienne suite no. 1 (Andante Molto : E  to 18 mes. before  E  ET Carillon : D  à 8 mes.avant E )
  • Bizet: L’Arlésienne suite no.2 ( Intermezzo :  B  to  E   AND Menuetto : F  to G  )
  • Honneger: Mouvement Symphonique no. 3, H. 186 ( 17  to  18 )
  • Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (II.Vecchio Castello : complete solo)
  • Milhaud: La création du monde, op. 81a ( 46 à  51 )
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, op. 45 (complete solo)
  • Rorem:  A Dream (beg. to 7 mes. after  4  )
  • Walton: Façade, suite no. 2 (2, 4, 5 or 6)

Saxophone Ténor

  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, op.60 Kijé (Romance : 16  to 4 mes. after  20   AND Troika : 1 mes. before  44   to 3 mes. before 47  )
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, op.64
  • Ravel: Bolero
  • Vaughn Williams, R. Symphonie no9 in E minor Kijé  (mvt. I AND mvt III : 1  to 9mes. after  1   , 5 mes. before 17  to  19 , 3 mes. before  38   to  39  )

Saxophone Soprano

  • Ravel: Bolero
  • Shostakovitch: Age of Gold ( 28  to 5 mes. after  31   AND Polka :   46  and  47  solos)

*(you must choose three excerpts from the following list)

  • Bach, J.S.: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (XI. Quoniam : mes. 1 to 15)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68, « Pastorale » (mvt. III : mes. 132 to 161)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 7, in A major, op. 92 (mvt. I : mes. 66 to 110)
  • Brahms: Symphony no. 2, in D major, op. 73 (mvt. I : mes. 454 to 477)
  • Mahler: Symphony no. 5, in C Sharp minor (mvt. III : Corno Obligato mes. 3 to 26)
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto en G major (mvt. I :  25  to   26  )
  • Ravel :Pavane pour une infante défunte (beg. to mes. 11)
  • Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 (beg. to 5 mes. after   1  )
  • Strauss, R.: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28 (beg. to   1  )
  • Wagner: Götterdämmerung (short call : 8 mes. after   30   to 26 mes. after   30  )
  • Beethoven: Leonore no. 3 Ouverture (offsatge fanfare : 1st call) Trompette 1
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite no. 1 (Prelude)
  • Mahler: Symphony no. 5 (mvt. I : beg. to  4 mes. after  1 )
  • Moussorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition, Ravel (Promenade I)
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (mvt. I :  2  to  3  )
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome (offstage solo)
  • Rimski-Korsakov: Sheherazade, op. 35 (mvt. IV : 1 mes before  C  to  E ,  Q  to  R  AND  T  to  U  )
  • Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 (5 mes. before  50  to  55  )  1st E flat Trumpet
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka, 1947 version (Dance of the Ballerina : 1 mes. before  135   to  139  )
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (1 mes. before  4  to 2 mes. after  5  )
  • Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor ( 13  to  17  )
  • Mozart: Tuba Mirum solo
  • Ravel: Bolero ( 10  to  11  )
  • Ravel : L’Enfant et les sortilèges ( 33  to 1 mes. after  35  )
  • Rossini: William Tell Ouverture ( C  to 9 after D  )
  • Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78 « with organ »  ( Q  to  R  )
  • Schumann: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, op.97 (mvt IV : beg. to mes. 23)
  • Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 ( 62  to  66  )
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite ( 85  to  89  )
  • Verdi: La Forza del Destino (7 mes. after  C  to 5 mes. after  D  )
  • Wagner: Ride of the Walkyries ( 3  to  6  )
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (1 mes. before  4  to 2 mes. after  5 )
  • Franck: Symphony in D minor (mvt. III : N  to 18 mes. after  N )
  • Haydn: La création ( 26  )
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos (glissando G-C to glissando pp F-Bb)
  • Rossini:  William Tell Ouverture ( C  to 9 after  D )
  • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (version 1)
  • Schumann: Symphonie no. 3 in E flat major, op.97 (mvt. IV : beg. to mes. 23)
  • Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 ( 61  to  66 )
  • Strauss, R.: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (No.3 : beg. to mes. 38 AND No9 : mes. 72 to 75)
  • Wagner: Ride of the Walkyries ( 3  to  6 )
  • Wagner: Lohengrin (Prélude from act 3 : 2  to  3 )
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold (Entrance of the gods into Valhala, scene 4) 4th trombone
  • Berlioz: Le corsaire, ouverture op. 21 ( 5  to 17 mes. before  6  ,  12  to  13  AND 4 mes. after  16  to 3 mes. after  19 )
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March ( 20  to the end)
  • Berlioz: King Lear, ouverture op. 4 (3 mes. after  21  to 8 mes. after  22 )
  • Berlioz: Requiem, op. 5 (No. 9. Sanctus Orchestra IV.  86  to the end)
  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 (mvt. 4: mes. 114 to 136, mes. 154 to 155, mvt 5: mes. 127 to 206 AND mes. 467 to the end) Tuba 1
  • Delibes: Coppélia, suite (mvt. II Prelude et Mazurka : mes. 177 to 192 AND mes. 199 to 215)
  • Mahler: Symphony no. 1 in D major, Titan  (mvt. 3:  6 mes. after  2  to 3 mes. before  5 )
  • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream, ouverture op.21 (8 mes. before  D  to D AND mes. 545 to  H )
  • Prokofiev: Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, op. 100 (mvt. I : 3  to  6  ) Tuba in C
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka, original 1911 version ( 100  to 3 mes. before  101  AND  121  to 8 mes. before  122 ) Can be played on a tuba in C
  • Verdi: La forza del destino, ouverture  (12 mes. after  C  to  E  included,  I  to  L  included)
  • Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani, ouverture (18 mes. before  C  to  C  included,  F  to  G  included,  M  to 17 mes. after  M )
  • Wagner: Lohengrin, (Prélude from act 3 : 2  to  3  AND 7 mes. after  5  to  6 )
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (pick up to 8 mes. before  11  to  12 ) Tuba in C