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Brass Orchestral Repertoire

    
F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire

Due to Professor Lenthe's studio load,
this course will not be offered
in fall 07 or spring 08.

 


  

 

 

Fall 2006

F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire

 F419 # 19026 (undergraduate)
F519 # 22634 (graduate)
Both course sections meet together as a full brass section

Wednesdays 4-6pm in MA452

Professor Carl Lenthe

- Study repertoire (in semester order):

R. Strauss   Ein Heldenleben
Shostakovich   Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky        Symphony No. 5
Sibelius   Symphony No. 7
Various   Overtures

Students are expected to be well versed in these pieces before rehearsals commence.

- New this semester:

Brass faculty members will participate in select rehearsals, as section leaders for their respective sections. Many thanks already to those faculty members taking time to do this!!

- ISO Collaboration

The semester repertoire is based on the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's fall repertoire. Tickets to their concerts will be made available, and a visit to an ISO rehearsal, followed by a class rehearsal on stage with Chief Conductor Mario Venzago is in planning.

Class members will be expected to visit at least two ISO concerts during the semester, with additional attendance at the ISO Bloomington concert on 11/12 required.

The full ISO schedule can be viewed here. Their performance dates of our semester repertoire are:
 

Sept. 29 & 30   Ein Heldenleben
Oct. 6 & 7   Shostakovich 5
Oct. 27 & 28        Tchaikovsky 5
Nov. 12 (in Bloomington)   Sibelius 7

- Further semester features:

- "Requisite Rep"

Defining brass moments from the great literature will be used to establish and refine a culture of the brass register, as appropriate in an orchestral setting.

- Select repertoire recorded and posted to Website for review

- Brass Orchestral Repertoire Showcase 

*Monday 11/27 at 6:30 pm in MA452*

The class performs semester repertoire for combined brass master class.

 

 

 

Spring 2006

F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire

 F419 # 18453 (undergraduate)
F519 # 24203 (graduate)

Professor Carl Lenthe

- "Requisite Rep"

Defining brass moments from the great literature will be used to establish and refine a culture of the brass register, as appropriate in an orchestral setting.

- Semester study repertoire (alphabetical):

Overtures:
     Lohengrin I & III
     La Forza del Destino
     Benvenuto Cellini
Britten - Young Persons' Guide to the Orchestra
Bruckner - Symphony 7
Strauss - Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel
Stravinsky - Firebird

Students are expected to be well versed in these pieces before rehearsals commence.

- New this semester:

The Brass Class will collaborate with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, observing a Bruckner 7 rehearsal with that group and then being coached by Chief Conductor Mario Venzago.

- Section Showcases

- Select repertoire recorded and posted to Website for review

- Listening Sessions

- Orchestra forum

Information, exchange, and discussion on any and all subjects surrounding the professional orchestral experience

 - Brass Showcase

Monday 4/3 at 6:30 pm in MA452

 

 

Recording spin

In Fall 2003 the recording of the brass section in representative repertoire passages was implemented. These recordings are posted to the website for review by the participants. This exercise is valuable in simulating the demands of recording session work, and also in the opportunity to hear and review the section sound as a whole, having played in its midst.

Click here for the recording archive

 

 

Course Description

F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire

The F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire class is comprised of an entire orchestral brass section, and meets on most Wednesdays from 4-6pm in MA452. Major segments of the symphonic, operatic, and ballet repertoire are covered, and - in preparation for a professional orchestral career - it is assumed that each student prepare the literature in advance through individual study of recordings, score, and parts, as well as section rehearsals.

Authorization for the course is coordinated through the individual instrumental faculty in collaboration with Professor Lenthe. This is usually done in the context of the orchestral placement auditions at the beginning of each semester. A final authorization audition may be held on the semester's first Wednesday, beginning at 4pm in MA452.

The course is designed not only to cover standard literature as encountered in professional situations, but also to promote and cultivate a collective ensemble sense as applicable to the brass registers in symphonic settings.

 

Expectations of ensemble members include:

-Prompt enrollment in F419/519 (upon authorization)
-A positive, constructive ensemble attitude
-Professional conduct
-Preparation, individually and in sectionals
-Study of recorded samples of assigned repertoire
-Timely arrival at rehearsals, ready to play at the assigned time
-Responsible use of printed materials

Absence from rehearsal must be approved in advance, and an adequate substitute arranged with Mr. Lenthe. Each unexcused rehearsal absence will result in a grade reduction of 1/3 of a grade, for example A- to B+. Repeated unexcused lateness can be treated as an unexcused absence.
 

 

Fall 2005

F419/519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire

Class Numbers:
19092 (undergraduate)
25197 (graduate)

Professor Carl Lenthe

- "Requisite Rep"

Defining brass moments from the works of Bartok, Britten, Bruckner, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner will be used to establish and refine a culture of the brass register, as appropriate in an orchestral setting.

- Semester study repertoire (alphabetical):

Mahler - Symphony 1
Prokofiev - Symphony 5
Tchaikovsky - Symphony 4
Wagner - Rhine Journey and Immolation scene

Students are expected to be well versed in these pieces before rehearsals commence.

- Section Showcases

- Select repertoire recorded and posted to Website for review

- Listening Sessions

- Orchestra forum

Information, exchange, and discussion on any and all subjects surrounding the professional orchestral experience

 - Brass Showcase

Monday 11/21 at 6:30 pm in MA452

 

 

Spring 2005

F419 Brass Orchestral Repertoire
Section 8138

Professor Carl Lenthe

- "Requisite Rep"

Defining brass section moments, with excerpts from:

Meistersinger
Lohengrin
Magic Flute
Hansel and Gretel
New World Symphony

- Semester study repertoire (alphabetical):

Mahler: Symphony 7
Rachmaninoff: Symphony 2
Strauss: Don Juan
Wagner: Excerpts from the Ring

- Weekly Section Showcases

- Select repertoire recorded and posted to Website for review

- Orchestra forum

Information, exchange, and discussion on any and all subjects surrounding the professional orchestral experience

 - Brass Showcase

Monday 4/18 at 6:30 pm in MA452

 

 


Fall 2004

During the Lenthe Fall 2004 sabbatical, F419 Brass Orchestral Repertoire class will be taught by Peter Ellefson. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 in MA452. In order to get proper credit, please change instructor name on F419, 8548, to 000-1258-656, ELLEFSON P.

Each class will consist of 2 parts. Part one will be sight-reading of repertoire that is very common and likely to have limited rehearsal time in a professional orchestra. Part two will focus on major repertoire with prominent brass parts. 

A tentative schedule is:

Date   Reading repertoire   Major repertoire
9/1   Auditions    
9/8   1812 Overture
4431
  Dvorak 8
4231
9/15   Candide Overture
4231
  Symphonic Metamorphosis
4231
9/22   Tchaik. Romeo and Juliet
4231
  Young Person’s Guide
4231
9/29   España
3341
  Brahms 2
4231
         
10/6   Capriccio Espagnol
4231
  Pictures at an Exhibition
4331
         
11/3   Night on Bald Mountain
4431
  Scheherazade
4231
11/10   Capriccio Italien
4431
  Bartok Concerto for Orch
4331
11/17   Roman Carnival
4330
  Shostakovich 5
4331
         
12/1   Nutcracker
4231      
  Ein Heldenleben
8531 tenor-tuba
12/8   Brass Showcase Recital    

 

 

 

Spring 2004 Curriculum

- 4/7 Brass Orchestral Repertoire Showcase, 4:00 pm in Auer Hall

- Repertoire recorded and posted to Website for review

- Recorded Mock Auditions

- "Requisite Rep"

- Weekly Section Showcases

- Semester repertoire:

Overtures from Verdi and Wagner
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Stravinsky - Firebird
Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
Smetena, Ma Vlast
Mahler, Symphony 5

 

 

Fall 2003 Curriculum

- 12/3 Brass Orchestral Repertoire Showcase, 4:30 pm in Auer Hall

- 11/5 & 11/12 Mock Auditions 

- Weekly 'Section Showcases"

- Semester repertoire:

Wagner, Overtures to Lohengrin Act I & III
Holst, Planets
Dvorak, Symphonies 8 & 9
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
Stravinsky, Petrouchka
Strauss, Heldenleben

 

 

Spring 2003 Curriculum


- 4/23 - Brass Orchestra Repertoire Showcase, 4:30 pm in Auer Hall

- Mock auditions

- Weekly "Section Showcases" 

- Semester repertoire:

Bach/Stokowski - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
Liszt - Les Preludes
Bruckner - Symphony No. 4
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet
Strauss - Zarathustra

 

 

Fall 2002 Curriculum

- Mock auditions

- Weekly "Section Showcases"

- Semester repertoire:

Overtures - Meistersinger Act I & III, Forza del Destino
Britten Young Persons Guide
Tone Poems - Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel
Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony
Hansel & Gretel overture and opera
Overtures - Parsifal Act I, Benvenuto Cellini
Hindemith, Mathis der Maler

 

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