Cover

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Half title, Title page, Copyright, In Memoriam

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

This book is meant to serve as a comprehensive guide to the music for solo horn that is significant and available. Our aim is to bring together information in one location for readers who want to know what solo music has been written for the horn, some basic information about the pieces, and where they can be obtained. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

We would like to thank the many people who made this book possible. We are grateful to all of the composers who sent us their scores, recordings, and words of encouragement, continually reminding us that this was a worthwhile endeavor. Numerous publishers and distributors sent us music, including Theodore Presser, Solid Wood, Musik Fabrik, JOMAR Press, RM Williams, and Veritas Music. ...

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1. Music for Unaccompanied Horn

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pp. 1-109

The literature for unaccompanied horn has come about for many different reasons. Horn teachers have written unaccompanied works as exam pieces for students. Performers intrigued by the possibilities of their own instrument have been inspired to write for horn alone, often to fulfill the need for more freely expressive pieces for their own performing. ...

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2. Music for Horn and Keyboard: Piano, Organ, Harpsichord

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pp. 110-336

The literature for horn and piano represents by far the largest number of works represented in this book. The genre dates back to just before the beginning of the nineteenth century and came about for many different reasons. Some pieces were written as serious chamber music, as in the case of countless sonatas and other works; many were written in the earlier style of the duo, ...

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3. Music for Horn and Ensemble: Orchestra, String Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Other Instrumental Group

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pp. 337-536

In instrumental music, the term concerto has come to mean a work with two or more contrasting performing forces. As the horn became recognized as a solo instrument during the baroque period, the earliest solo concertos were written for horn and strings with the horn playing in the clarino style, with florid and virtuosic writing using the upper partials of the horn. ...

Indexes

Title Index

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pp. 537-574

Name Index for Premieres, Commissions, and Dedications

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pp. 575-580

Index—Music for Horn with Band, Wind Ensemble, or Brass Ensemble

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pp. 581-582

Index—Music for Horn with Small Instrumental Ensemble

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pp. 583-584

List of Composers by Nationality

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pp. 585-604

About the Authors

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