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French Horn Standards


Four Year Progression for French Horn

The Methods/Etudes and Solo sections of this document are lists from which the instructor and student can choose.   Note that there is some overlap of material between the years.   Etude books are often used over several years, and solos can be appropriate at more than one level.  Other material at the appropriate level can also be substituted by the instructor.  Music Education and Music Therapy Majors would be expected to work from 2-3 etude books each semester, as well as learn two movements from a solo, or a solo piece that has contrasting sections.  Performance majors would be expected to cover more ground in the etude books, and to learn an entire multi-movement work, or two contrasting solos each semester.     


Freshman year:


Etudes/ Unaccompanied Horn:
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for Horn, Book 1*
Concone: Lyrical Studies*
Maxime-Alphonse: 200 New Studies for Horn, Book 1*, 2*, 3
Bach: Cello Suites

Solos:
Mozart: Horn Concerto 3 in E flat major, K 447*
Mozart: Concert Rondo
Richard Strauss: Concerto No 1, first movement
Saint-Saens: Romance*
Gliere: Valse Triste*
Franz Strauss: Nocturno, Op 7*
Borodin: Intermezzo: No 1 from Five Pieces from Little Suite*
Glazunov: Reverie
Arnold Cooke: Rondo in B flat
Paul Hindemith: Horn Sonata, first movement*
Malcolm Arnold: Fantasy for Horn

Sophomore year:


Etudes/ Unaccompanied Horn:
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for Horn, Book 1/ 2
Maxime-Alphonse: 200 New Studies for Horn, Book 3
Gallay: 12 Etudes for Horn
Verne Reynolds: 48 Etudes for French Horn
Bach: Cello Suites

Solos:
Mozart: Horn Concerto 1 , K412* and 2, K 417
Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F, Op 17*
Haydn: Horn Concerto No 1 in D, Hob VIId*, first movement
Richard Strauss: Concerto No 1, first and second movements
Hindemith: Horn Concerto, first and second* movements
Hindemith: Horn Sonata, third movement
Poulenc: Elegie
Franz Strauss: Fantasie* or Introduction, Theme and Variations
Bernard Krol: Laudatio for Solo Horn
Gliere: Romance or Intermezzo*
Jean-Michel Damase: Pavan Varie
Vaclav Nelhybel: Scherzo Concertante

Junior Year:


Etudes/ Unaccompanied Horn:
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for Horn, Book  2
Belloli: Etudes for Horn
Gallay: 12 Etudes for Horn, Grand Caprices
Verne Reynolds: 48 Etudes for French Horn
Bach: Cello Suites

Solo
Mozart: Horn Concertos 2 *, K417 and 4, K495
Franz Strauss: Concerto for Horn in C Minor, Op 8*
Dukas: Villanelle*
Bernhard Heiden: Sonata for Horn*
Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert
Telemann: Concerto in D
Otto Ketting: Intrada
David Amram: Blues and Variation for Monk*

Senior Year:


Etudes/ Unaccompanied Horn:
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for Horn, Book  2
Belloli: Etudes for Horn
Gallay: Grand Caprices
Verne Reynolds: 48 Etudes for French Horn
Bach: Cello Suites

Solos:
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino in E flat
G. Jacob: Concerto
Richard Strauss: Concerto No. 1*
Richard Strauss: Concerto No. 2
Rossini: Prelude, Theme and Variations*
Persichetti: Parable for Solo Horn
Sigmund Berge: Horn Lokk*
Haydn: Concerto in D, Hob VIId *
Bozza: En Foret*
Francaix: Divertimento

*  indicates suitable pieces for music minor students.




Suggested CD List:


Russian Horn Concertos (Marie Luise Neunecker)
Dennis Brain ~ Strauss - The Two Horn Concertos & Hindemith - Horn Concerto / Sawallisch
Brain – BBC Legends
Mozart: The Horn Concertos (Peter Damm)
Mozart Horn Concertos (Lowell Greer)
Virtuoso Music for Horn and Piano (Eric Ruske)
Perspectives (Hermann Baumann)
The Art of Barry Tuckwell
French Music for Horn and Piano (Peter Damm)
Adagio and Allegro: German Romantic Works for Horn (David Jolley)
Sonatas by Beethoven, Hindemith and Heiden, (John Cerminaro)
Horn Trios by Brahms and Ligeti (William Purvis)
Orchestral Excerpts (David Krehbiel) – Summit

London Horn Sound
Take 9 – Works for Horn Ensembles
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