I recently started working on the excerpt for an upcoming audition, and I'm making great progress on it, but I still have a few questions that maybe you guys can answer. Most audition excerpts consist of Mozart 35 or Beethoven 5 because the music is not only challenging, but they are looking fore more specific things like stroke and musical shape. I cannot figure out exactly why wagner was chosen and what it shows off. I understand that this is a very exposed excerpt for the basses, and it really is a fun little lick, but it's not really technically or musically challenging. why this excerpt was chosen? What is the purpose of them requesting it?