2023 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Repertoire


Application Deadline: December 8, 2022

Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 18 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Henri Busser – Cantabile et Scherzando, op.51 (Leduc)

Final Round:

Sigismond Stojowski, ed. Brown – Fantasy (IMC)

Robert Marsteller Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Henri Dutilleux – Chorale, Cadence et Fugato (Leduc)

Final Round:

David Faleris – A Liminal Space (available at https://www.davidfaleris.com/sheetmusic/)

Frank Smith Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Jiri Pauer – Trombonetta (Schott)

Final Round:

Brad Edwards – Three Calls (Hornbone Press)

ITA Alto Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Leopold Mozart, ed. Trudel/Toussaint – Concerto, movements 1, Adagio, and 3, Allegro (Doberman)

Final Round:

Corrado Maria Saglietti – Suite (BIM)

Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 23 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Arthur Pryor – La Petite Suzanne (Carl Fischer)

Final Round:

Arthur Pryor – Love’s Enchantment (Carl Fischer)

George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition (ages 20 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Elizabeth Raum – Concerto for Bass Trombone, movements 2 and 3 (Cherry Classics)

Final Round:

Marcus Wilcher – Shades (American Composers Alliance)                             

Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Daniela Candillari – Extremely Close, movements 1 and 2 (Ensemble Publications)

Final Round:

Amy Mills – Catharsis, movements 2 and 3 (Amy Mills Music)

Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round

  • Richard Wagner – Ride of the Walküre from Die Walküre, Act III, Scene 1. Trombone 1. Pickup to rehearsal No.4 through No.5 and No.6 through the downbeat three measures after rehearsal No.7
  • Maurice Ravel – Bolero. Trombone 1 solo, Rehearsal #10 through downbeat of Rehearsal #11
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.3. Trombone 1. Pickup to Rehearsal 33 through 2 measures after Rehearsal 34 AND 1 measure before 58 to 6 measures before 62
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No.1. Trombone 1. Fourth movement, Rehearsal C through 15 measures after Rehearsal C.

Final Round

Excerpts to be chosen from Preliminary Round repertoire, and the following:

  • Launy Grondahl – Concerto, movement 1, beginning through Rehearsal 3 (performed without accompaniment)
  • Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra. Trombone 1. 9th measure of Rehearsal 50 to downbeat of Rehearsal 51
  • Gioachino Rossini – La Gazza Ladra. Rehearsal C to 24 bars after C.
Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round

  • Léo Delibes – Coppelia. Bass Trombone. No.3-Mazurka. Rehearsal No.15 through 16 measures after Rehearsal No.16 (measures 581-618)
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No.1. Trombone 3. Fourth movement, Rehearsal C through 15 measures after Rehearsal C
  • César Franck – Symphony in D-minor, Trombone 3, Movement 3, Letter N to 16 measures before Letter O
  • Richard Wagner – Das Rheingold, Scene 4, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla (final 15 measures of the opera). Trombone 4 [NOTE: For this competition, play this excerpt on a bass, rather than a contrabass, trombone.]
  • Richard Wagner – Ride of the Walküre from Die Walküre, Act III, Scene 1. Trombone 3. Pickup to rehearsal No.4 through No.5 and No.6 through the downbeat three measures after rehearsal No.7

Final Round

Excerpts to be chosen from Preliminary Round repertoire, and the following:

  • J.S. Bach – Bourreé I from Suite for Violoncello No.3 (C Major)
  • Ottorino Respighi – Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome). Trombone III: Pickup to Rehearsal No.11 through 2 measures after Rehearsal No.14
Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Preliminary Round Repertoire:

  • Six to eight (6-8) choruses of a Blues (including the melody.)
  • Three to four (3-4) choruses of one of the following tunes: “A Beautiful Friendship,” “Emily,” “If I only had a Brain,” “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” “It Might as Well be Spring,” or “I Thought About You.”

Final Round Repertoire:

  • Blues
  • Medium- or Up-tempo tune from the list above
  • Ballad of the applicant’s choice
JJ Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary and Final Round Repertoire:

  • Six to eight (6-8) choruses of a Blues (including the melody) OR Four to Five (4-5) choruses of a “rhythm changes” tune (examples: “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Oleo,”or “Anthropology”)
  • Four to six (4–6) choruses of any composition (except a blues) composed by J.J. Johnson (including the melody).
  • Original Composition by the performer
ITA Trombone Quartet Competition

Preliminary Round:

Leslie Bassett – Quartet for Trombones (Robert King/Leduc)

Final Round:

Carrie Magin – Tale Teller (Available from http://www.carriemagin.com/store)

AND

Henry Wolking – Another Today (Cherry Classics)

Emory Remington (trombone choir, 10 or more trombonists)

Brad Edwards – Circadian Suite, Part 1: “Night Suite” (Hornbone Press)

AND

James Kazik – Hex Files (KBE)

Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition (3 or more trombonists

Free choice of program, not to exceed 20 minutes