Works for Solo Horn


101 Hit Songs for Horn

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Hal Leonard
Agrell, J: Romp
EMR $11.95
Arnold, M: Fantasy for Horn Op. 88
Commissioned by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for the Birmingham International Wind Competition, May 1966

Faber $23.95

Bach, J.S: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (in F Minor)
Arranged for Horn by Zsolt Nagy

RM Williams $ ask
Bach, J.S: Six Cello Suites Volume 1
Suites 1, 2, 3

Arranged for Horn by Daniel Bourgue
Billaudot $43.95
Bach, J.S: Six Cello Suites Volume 2
Suites 4, 5, 6

Arranged for Horn by Daniel Bourgue
Billaudot $43.95
Bach, J.S: Six Suites, Composed for Unaccompanied Cello
Transcribed for Horn by Wendell Hoss
Southern Music $32.95
Bach, J.S/ arr. Orval, F: Cello Suites

Edition Marc Reift $55.95
Bach, J.S/arr. Yancich: Cello Suites
This edition faithfully transcribes the manuscript copy made by Anna Magdalena (Bach's second wife) and allows the interpreter to express his own choice of articulation, phrasing, and pulsative accentuation. The transcription of the Suites encompasses the entire range of the French horn. These Suites offer an extensive opportunity to improvise with the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and the application of tone quality and dynamics. Trumpet colleagues have endorsed the Bach transcriptions as an ideal challenge for the trumpet as well, with occasional "octave jumps" to accommodate the trumpet range. The Bach Suites are a lifelong challenge both as studies and concert pieces.
Wind Music $ ask
Barboteu, G; Five Poetic Pieces
"Inspired by some French poems, I thought it was a good thing, in order to translate them musically, to cheese the horn which is a pastoral and romantic instrument" Georges Barboteu
Edition Choudens $76.95
Baumann, H: Elegia for Natural Horn (1994)
Bote & Bock $14.95
Berge, S: Horn Call  / Horn Lokk
for Frøydis. 1994
Norsk Musikforlang A/S $ ask
Bissill, R: Lone Call & Charge
"Thrilling solo piece by one of Europe's finest performers"
Composed 1994
Warwick Music $9.95
Bleuse, M: Corps à corps
Three Cadenzas for Natural Horn
Billaudot $ ask
Bourgeois, D: Fantasy Pieces
Allegro Moderato, Andante espressivo, Scherzando e grottesco, Lento cantabile, Allegro, Presto, Adagio semplice, Presto, Con Fuoco...originally written as audition pieces for the National Youth Orchestra [England]
"... pieces which capture the spirit of that instrument." Reviewed 'Music Teacher'
Brass Wind $31.95
Butler, M: Hunding for solo horn

"A show piece for solo horn, Hunding is named after the brutish and bitter woodsman in Wagner's Valkyrie, memorable for the blood-curdling nature of his horn calls.

Duration 4 minutes

Hunding, for solo horn, was commissioned by the Endymion ensemble for Steven Stirling to play in a concert celebrating Anthony Gilberts 70th birthday in 2004. Tony was, and in many ways still is, my principal and most profoundly influential and brilliant teacher. Lasting about four minutes, Hunding is named after the brutish and bitter woodsman in Wagners Valkurie, memorable for the blood-curdling nature of his horn calls. (This subject matter and the occasion for which the work was written are, genuinely, unconnected.)© Martin Butler Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press"
OUP $ ask
Buyanovsky, V: Pieces for Solo Horn
Four Improvisations (from travelling impressions)
"Scandinavia, Italy, Espana, Japan" and Russian Song"

See also: 35168 Buyanovsky, V: España for Horn, Guitar and Double Bass arranged by Kazimierz Machala
McCoy's Horn Library $20.95

Buyanovsky, V: 2 Sonatas
Vitali Bujanovsk (1928-1993)

Sonato for Solo Horn (1974) for Hermann Baumann.
Finnish Sonata for Solo Horn (1978)
Pizka Edition $ ask
CilenSek, J: Invocation (1990)
Verlag Neue Musik $ ask
Coolidge, R: Three Epigrams
for solo F Horn (Grade 5)
Nouveau Brass
David, A: Sonata Op. 101
for Gunther Schuller
Margun Music $ ask
Davies, A: Four Studies
Four Note Piece, One Two Three, Five Note Piece and Le Basquish

Study Number Four Le Basquish is a London College of Music Grade 8 Exam Piece until the 31st December 2016

This delightful piece, written for Laura Sheppard when a student at Trinity College of Music, is beautifully written for both horn and piano. Written to reflect the joyful kinaesthetic approach that eurhythmics brings to music. These short unaccompanied pieces are tuneful rather than atonal, although they not particularly rooted in one key. The style of the first is freely declamatory but in a haunting mood, requiring rubato and a wide dynamic range. The second piece is in a waltz style, with a sweeping tune and off beat figures, as if the horn is playing both the solo and its own accompaniment. The third piece is in ternary form in a bouncy hunting horn style with a staccato middle section. The final piece is the most virtuosi and swings along quickly with a jazzy feel, despite the 5/8 time signature. Useful pieces for the intermediate student, yet with enough substance for the more experienced. For studios, schools and use in music colleges as quick study material for fun, or as rewarding sight-reading material. Studies Three and Four have been Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exam pieces for grades 6 and 8 respectively since 2004. Study One was a Trinity College of Music exam piece between 1998 and 2001 while Study Two was a Trinity College of Music exam piece between 1998 and 2004.

"Four Studies is a clever piece for solo horn that would serve the intermediate student well, yet has substance enough for the more experienced. The movements tell exactly what the music does. 'Four Note Piece' is just that. 'One, Two, Three' is in triple meter, and marked 'with a swing', which I liked best when I treated it like a Viennese Waltz. Then comes 'Five Note Piece'. The joyful 'La Basquish' is composed in an Allegro 5/8 meter and can be successful in a variety of tempi, from a fairly allegro moderato to a real presto. A fun piece." Arthur LaBar in The Horn Call November 1995
Broadbent & Dunn $11.50
Davies, P.M.: Sea Eagle
First performed by Richard Watkins at the Darlington Summer School of Music on 16th August 1982

Chester $23.95
Denniss, G: Bach Paintings
modelled on the Bach Cello Suites Australian Work
Allans $ ask
Diethelm, C: Sonate Op.127 (1975) and Capriccio Op. 131 (1975) Amadeus $ ask
Dubost, A: Coups de Vent
Four pieces for Horn solo (1986)
dedicated to George Barboteu and Andre Cazalet
approx 7'45"
Alphonse Leduc $27.95
D'Rivera, P: Vals Venezolano and Contradanza
for French Horn solo or French Horn and piano
International Opus
$ ask
Faust, R. E: Call and Response
for Solo Horn (1997)

Variations on the Hymn--Amazing Grace. Composed for a presentation by John Heilman for the Auburn University Research Council, March 1997. University Division Solo Horn Selection, American Horn Competition, 2001
Faust Music $4.50
Faust, R. E: Harmonielehre
Variations for Solo Horn (1996)

Composed for Douglas Campbell. A major new work for Solo Horn--exploiting the study of the harmonics of the horn as practiced by Dr. Douglas Campbell and the composer. First performance--Interlochen Center for the Arts--Summer, 1996
Faust Music $4.50
Faust, R. E: Mazasha for Solo Horn (1985)

This work was inspired by the composer's study of the chants and dance rhythms of Native Americans. Performed by the composer at the International Horn Symposium in Munich in 1989
Faust Music $ ask

Faust, R.E: Prelude for Solo Horn (1974)

Composed for Marvin Howe. University Division Solo Horn Selection--American Horn Competition, 1991, 1994, 1997, & 2001
Faust Music $4.50
Florentz, J-L: Lune de Sang Alphonse Leduc $15.30
Gilmour, R: Horn
Australian Work
Australian Music Centre $ ask
Gouders, W: Three Pieces for Horn Solo
Dedicated to Francis Orval and Brigida Romano
McCoy's Horn Library $9.95
Grüber, F/arr Bacon, T: Silent Night
A Study in Horn chords
McCoy's Horn Library $14.55
Guarnieri, M. C: Etude for Solo Horn Rongwen Music $ ask
Hallam, A: Dreamtime
Australian Work

Hallam Music $10.00
Halstead, A: Suite for Solo Horn or Trumpet
Emerson Edition $20.80
NOW $5 + postage
Hermanson, A: Alarme Wilhelm Hansen $ ask
Hill, D: Jazz Set for Solo Horn (1982-84)
  • Lost and Found
  • Cute'n Sassy
  • Lullaby Waltz
  • Fussin' for Emily
Margun Music $37.50
Hlouschek, T: Caprice pour Cor Hofmeister $ ask
Hlouschek, T:Variazioni classici per corno solo Hofmeister $ ask
Holley, A: Concorno for Solo Horn
Australian Work
Commissioned by the 42nd Horn Symposium for performance in Brisbane, July 2010. Premiere performance by Robert Johnson

Kookaburra Music $25.00
Hummel, B: Suite Op.64
  1. Invocation
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Choral
  4. Final
Zimmermann $21.95
Ikebe, S: A Horn Gets Angry, Yet He Chants
Premiered: 27 November 2003, Tsuda Hall, Tokyo. Hiroshi Matsuzaki - horn. Duration: 15' 16"
Zen-On Music $26.50
Ketting, O: Intrada
for trumpet or horn. 1958
To Theo Laanen
Duration: c. 3'
Donemus Don $27.50
Koch, Erland von: Monolog 6 Gehrmans $17.50
NOW $5 + postage
Kocsár, M: Echoes No. 1 for Solo Horn
EMB $12.95
Koechlin, C: Monodie. Nocturne
from the 12 monodies for wind instrument Opus 213. Collection Michel Garcin-Marrou.
Billaudot $ ask
Kraft, W: Evening Voluntaries
(For Solo French Horn)

Written for and dedicated to John Cerminaro
Presser $14.50
Krol, B: Laudatio Simrock $19.95
Krol, B (Editor): Solobook Volume 1
Solo Horn parts to:
Mozart Concerto No. 1 in D KV 412;
Mozart Concerto No. 3 in Eb KV447;
Mozart Concert Rondo KV 371;
Rosetti Concerto in D minor;
Weber Concertino Op. 45;
Schubert Adagio and Allegro Op.70;
Brahms Trio Op.40;
Neuling Bagatelle;
Krol Concerto (Study in Jazz);
Arnold Concerto (2nd mov't);
Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert
Rahter Elite Edition $35.95
Krol, B (Editor): Solobook Volume 2
Solo Horn parts to:
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1;
Mozart Horn Quintet KV 407, Concerto No. 2 & 4;
Schubert Auf dem Strom Op.119;
Beethoven Sonata Op.17
F.Strauss Introduction Theme and Variations Op.13;
Krol Sonate Op.1;
Korn Concertino Op.15
Rahter Elite Edition $35.95
Krol, B (Editor): Solobook Volume 3
Solo Horn parts to:
Rosetti Concerto in Eb major;
Telemann Concert in D;
Haydn Concerto No.2;
Danzi Concert in Eb;
Pauer Concerto (1957);
Hindemith  Concerto (1949);
Krol Cantico Op.44
Rahter Elite Edition $32.95
Lazarof, H: Intrada for Solo Horn 1994.
For Robert Routch.
Duration approx. 6'
Alternative horn parts in F and C
Presser $10.95
Lischka, R: Jazzy Joke for Horn and Piano AND Steps and Leaps for Solo Horn
For Peter Damm
Loritz, A: Invocation for Solo Horn

Edition Dohr
Lyons, D: Partita
  1. Introduction.

  2. Waltz.

  3. Hornpipe.

  4. Aria.

  5. Finale.

Chappell/Studio $17.95
McConochie, T: Two Jazz Pieces for Low Horn
Australian Work

Kookaburra Music $25.00
McGuire, E: Prelude 17
"Challenging solo work premiered by Hugh Potts (BBC Scottish Symphony)"
Composed June 1995
Warwick Music $14.95

Nagy, Z: Happy Blues
RM Williams $ ask
Obst, M: Six Sketches
Brietkopf & Härtel

Orval, F: LIBRE - FREE - Frei
A study in some modern horn techniques.

This piece was written for my students at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Liege. It was the required work for the exmination at the end of the school year 1981. Libre-Free-Frei permits the horn player to express to the maximum the possibilities that the instrument offers. The dodecaphonic system is the principal structural base of this piece but used without respecting the strict rules.
McCoy's Horn Library $9.95
Orval, F: Triptych
Collection Francis Orval

1. Force
2. Sagesse
3. Beauté
Edition Marc Reift $17.95
Orval, J: Alla-mente
improvisation for Solo Horn
Edition Marc Reift $17.50
NOW $5 + postage
Persichetti, V: Parable for Solo Horn (Parable VIII)
Elkan Vogel $12.95
Pflüger, H,G: Kaleidoskop
for Natural Horn (1983)
Bote & Bock $11.95
Pirchner: Feld, Wald und Wiesen PWV $ ask
Plog, A: Postcards II for Solo Horn
For Gail Williams
Duration: 5
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1995
Edition BIM $ ask
Raum, E: The Confessions of St. Augustine
"Tone poem for solo French Horn commissioned by Jane Aspnes"
Composed 2000
Warwick Music $14.95
Reinhardt, B: Music for Solo Horn
Reinhardt has cast two of the three movements in classical forms, the opening movement being kind of a miniature sonatina condensed to the utmost and the third movement taking the form of a little March; the central peice is a free recitative in the vein of a liturgical cantillation
Composed in 1965, revised 1981.
Israeli Music Publications $15.50
Roddie, M: Photon Clockwork
"Quirky and virtuosic solo piece by outstanding Scottish composer"
Composed 1996
Warwick Music $9.95
Rossini, G/arr Baumann, H: Le Rendez-vous de Chasse
"Here finally is the Rendez-vous de Chasse which I used as an encore piece. This piece developed through many years and performances to its present shape and is accepted by the audience with great pleasure. Horn players know it as a horn quartet in D, which is already a transcription. The original is entitled Grande Fanfare par Rossini written for orchestra and four solo horns.
My arrangement is a short brilliant peice for horn solo with two versions existing: one for valved horn and one for natural horn. The cadenza surprises the listener with stopped passages and the use of double stops which the legendary Giovanni Punto liked to play to show off in his cadenzas. Hemann Baumann"
McCoy's Horn Library $10.95
Salenen, E-P: Concert Etude
for Solo Horn
"This work was commissioned by the Lieksa Brass Week, Finland, for the Holger Fransman Memorial Competition, 2000"
Duration: c. 6 minutes
Chester Music $28.95
Scelsi, G: Quattro Pezzi
© 1987
Salabert $39.95

Schilling, H-L: Appellation (Anruf)
Suite for Solo Horn. 1993
Edition mf $20.95
Shaw, L: Just Desserts (Frippery Style)

Hornists' Nest $17.95
Shaw, L: Just Desserts (Frippery Style)
Optional Bass Part

Hornists' Nest $17.95
Sims, R: Penthorn
Penthorn was originally written as an unaccompanied piece for Solo Horn and was later adapted for Brass Quintet. As such Penthorn can be performed unaccompanied or with the Brass Quartet accompaniment.
Australian Work
Robert Sims Purchase direct from Robert

Sitsky, L: Mertzazil (1984)
for Hector McDonald Australian Work
Solo horn in four movements, c.7'00.
Moderately difficult, suggested grade 8.
Movement I, c.2'15
Movement II, c.1'10
Movement III, c.2'15
Movement IV, c.1'40.
Composed 1984 rev.2011
Movt. 1
Movt. 4
Wirripang $24.95
Slavický, K: Musica per Corno Solo.
  1. Prologo drammatico
  2. Intermezzo Lirico
  3. Finale di bravura
Hofmeister $19.95
Strauss, R arr Terwilliger, E: Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche for Solo Horn
Peters $23.95
Stroud, R: Fragmenti
Preambulum, Continuum, Cantus, Spectrum
Composed July/August 2003. Duration approx. 4 minutes
Warwick Music $12.50
Turner, K: Characters
Phoenix Music Publications $9.95

Turner, K: Nine Pieces for Solo Horn
1. Phantom Shanties
2. La Entrada de los Caballeros
3. Crossing Union Square
4. The Hunt of the Cheetah
5. La Viuda de Salamanca

6. Caprice
7. Echoes of Glastonbury
8. The Twelve-Tone Waltz
9. The Testament of Saladin

Phoenix Music Publications $ ask
Uber, D: Springfall for Solo Horn Op. 188 Touch of Brass / Ward Music $ ask
Valero Castell's, A: Les Trois Roses de Cimetière de Zaro (A.V.18)
The Three Roses of Zaro Churchyard
"'Zalacain el aventurero' (Zalacain the adventurer) is the third novel of the trilogy 'Terre Basque' by the great Spanish writer Don Pio Baroja. It deals with the amourous adventures and the lucky life of Martin Zalacain de Urbia....When he died...he was buried in the churchyard of Zaro. Sometime later, three old women in their mourning clothes come to pray on the tomb and each one puts down on the tombstone a rose of a different colour. The title of the last chapter gives its name to the composition" In four movements.
International Music Diffusion $17.50

Weinhart, C: Notes Perdues (1988) for Horn Solo
Edition Dohr $18.50
Widmann, J: Air
Commissioned for the 54th ARD International Competition 2005
"....The piece for horn Air is no less virtuosic in its technical playing characteristics, but the work is as a whole oriented towards a simple vocal gesture - Air in both its literal meaning and as the established melodic term. The tonal material utilised in the work is made up of a number of natural harmonic series, partially overlapping each other. Through this microtonal cosmos and the constant fluctuation between open and stopped naotes, a natural work on the themes of proximity and distance is created"
Schott $26.50
Wiggins, C: Echoes Op.113

Wiggins, C: Soliloquy I Op. 94 No. 1

older cover, not this cover

Studio Music
$ 5.50
NOW $1 + postage
Wilby, P: Four Winds
Theatre piece performed around the auditorium.
"Prophesy, son of Man: Come, Breath, from the Four Winds, and let these dead live! : Ezekiel 37."
Warwick Music $14.95
Wilder, A: Little Detective Suite No. 1

"for Randi"
Margun Music $10.95
Wilder, A: Little Detective Suite No. 2 Margun Music $10.95
Wilder, A: Little Detective Suite No. 3

Margun Music $10.95
Wilder, A: Twelve Etudes Margun Music OUT OF PRINT
Yancich, M: Suite Royale for Solo Horn
This six-movement composition by Milan Yancich is written for unaccompanied Horn in the "Bach" style. Prelude, Allemande, Adagio, Allegro Moderato, and Allegro (Hornpipe).
Wind Music $8.95