Re: audition and what from the ferling?
Referring to Ferling's "48 Famous Studies" for sax or oboe. I think #12 is actually a smashing choice. I am fond however of #8 and #16. The tonguing in #8 is great excercise, and you can take that one just about as fast as you physically can while retaining artistry and expression. I remember playing it for an all-state audition and playing it at about 144 or a bit faster and it was exhilirating to play. I do think any of those are capital choices for audition "fast" examples. NOTE: Most auditioners (and this is just from my experience) already know that sax players have fingers. It's our way, and the way of our chosen instrument. The thing is built to be virtuosic on the digital end of things, so remember to find something that shows off the tongue technique as well.