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Piano Audition Requirements


Suggested Repertoire List for Piano Auditions

When considering repertoire for an audition at Armstrong State University, the following list may be used a guideline. Please prepare three contrasting pieces (a movement of a multi-movement work is sufficient), from three of the five periods on this list.

Baroque

When considering a multi-movement work such as a suite, any allemande, courante, sarabande, or gigue is preferred.
J. S. Bach-
Invention
Sinfonia
Preludes and Fugue
Suite
Toccata

Rameau -
Suite
dance mvmt

F. Couperin-
Ordre mvmt

C.P.E. Bach-
sonata
fantasy

S. Scarlatti-
sonata

A. Soler -
sonata

G.F. Handel-
suite mvmt

Classical

Any complete sonata or first movement by one of the following composers. Additional repertoire possibilities are given for each.
Haydn-
Andante con variazione in F minor
Fantasy in C

Clementi -
any complete sonatina

Mozart-
any Rondo
any Fantasy

Kuhlau-
any complete sonatina

Beethoven-
any set of Variations
any Bagatelle

Romantic

Any character piece or movement from a multi-movement work by a composer from the era, not limited to the following group:

Mendelssohn, Hensel, C. Schumann, R. Schumann, Albeniz, Brahms, Field, Chopin, Liszt, Faure, Schubert, Granados, Grieg, MacDowell, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Nielsen, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky

Impressionism

Any character piece, waltz, or movement of a multi-movement work by one of the following composers.

Ravel
Debussy
Griffes

Twentieth Century

Any work or movement from a multi-movement work, not necessarily limited to this list.

Cowell, Copland, Griffes, N. Dello Joio, Auric, Barber, Bartok, A. Benjamin, L. Bernstein, S. Bernstein, Bolcolm, Britten, Casella, Chavez, Coleridge-Taylor, Dett, Diamond, Diemer, De Falla, Finney, Hindemith, Schoenburg, Berg, Webern, Gershwin, Griffes, Ginestera, Hovhaness, Satie, Mompou, Kabalevsky (any sonatina movement from Op. 13 or any sonata movement), Khatchaturian, Kay, Krenek, Lecuona, Menotti, Messiaen, Milhaud, Muczynski, Persichetti (sonatinas or Poems), Ponce, Poulenc, Prokofieff, Rodrigo, Rorem, Schuman, Scriabin, Shchedrin, Shostakovich (three fantastic dances), Siegmeister (American Kaleidoscope), Starer, I. Stravinsky, A. Tcherepnin, G. T. Walker, Turina, Villa-Lobos