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These books are designed to help you more fully prepare for orchestral auditions and performances. The process involves de-constructing the materials to the most basic playing principles and then gradually reapplying the complexities on a better foundation. The exercises are extraordinarily useful even if you are not preparing an audition. These books represent McGregor's thirty-five y ears of experience at the major orchestra level (Baltimore Symphony, eleven years; Los Angeles Philharmonic, twenty-four years).A major pedagogical triumph, ...a giant step beyond convention al excerpt books, ...a gold mine, ...he literally encircles and traps each of the Audition excerpts, leaving it no way out but the right one. And sometimes he plays with it like the cat with the mouse. Volume I ?Bach: Magnificat; Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Posthorn solo); Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Strauss: Der Burger als Edelmann; Stravinsky: Petrouchka. rent technical and musical aspect. A great help to the teacher and student alike, it serves as the hub of the wheel of a complete college curriculum.