Just one more post on this You guys have been very very helpful to me starting this new solo!
I plan on doing the Chaminade for my All-State audition solo (auditions are in October) as well as Solo/Ensemble (April 2009, I have a while )
For All-State I need a small excerpt that is up to 1:20 in length. Any ideas? I want something that shows off that I can make something sound very musical, but also something that shows good technicality. This would also show off the lower register would be ideal as well since my low register is pretty strong I wanted to know what you thought of this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=mCmzcn4MYuY
Other suggestions are welcome as well It just needs to be under 1:20
I actually just played this for solo/ensemble this year, and I messed it up entirely due to stage fright, but I do know the music well and can easily say that this is one of my favourite pieces to play; I will be playing it for my auditions for music school in the fall and winter. If you ever need any help, or whatever a distanced person can bring, feel free to ask.
Personally, my lower register is much stronger than the higher as well, and as such, my favourite bit is also the entire first page and the second all the way up to "stringendo." That's where I play my best, and it shows off a good amount of technicality as well as lyricalness and all of that fun stuff. The cadenza is good, as well, if you don't want to play the first page, because it can display an amazing range, although it is very fast and does not show much contrast in that respect.
This is such an amazing piece to play, I am glad that somebody else enjoys it. Good luck, and have fun!