Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire

Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire

Linda Dempf and Richard Seraphinoff
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/9/2016
Format: cloth 622 pages, 1 music exx.
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-01929-5
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This comprehensive, annotated resource of solo repertoire for the horn documents in detail the rich catalogue of original solo compositions for the instrument. Intended as a guide for practical use and easy reference, it is organized into three large sections: works for unaccompanied horn, works for horn and keyboard, and works for horn and ensemble. Each entry includes publisher information, a brief description of the form and character of a work, technical details of the horn writing, and information on dedication and premiere. The authors also include commentary on the various techniques required and the performance challenges of each piece. Representing over ten years of careful compilation and notation by an expert in horn performance and pedagogy, and by a seasoned music librarian and natural horn performer, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire will be an invaluable resource for performers, educators, and composers.

Author Bio

Richard Seraphinoff is Professor of Horn at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Early Music Institute. He performs and records regularly on natural horn and is a maker of early horn reproductions.

Linda Dempf is Music and Media Librarian at the College of New Jersey. She earned a DM in Horn from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and performs on the natural horn with period instrument ensembles throughout the United States.

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"[T]his book is certainly 'must have' material for anyone who is serious about the French horn!" —Horn Matters

"This is a comprehensive guide to music for solo horn. . . [Those] who have appreciated the various volumes on piano music by Maurice Hinson will likewise find "Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire" useful for brass performers." —American Reference Books Annual

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Table of Contents

Preface
Scope
Using the Guide
1. Music for Unaccompanied Horn
2. Music for Horn and Keyboard: Piano, Organ, Harpsichord
3. Music for Horn and Ensemble: Orchestra, String Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Other Instrumental group
Indexes
Title Index
Name Index for Premieres, Commissions and Dedications
Index - Music for Horn with Band, Wind Ensemble, or Brass Ensemble
Index - Music for Horn with Small Instrumental Ensemble
Alphabetical List by Composer Nationality
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