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Music Library Browse/Research Guides: Horn/French Horn

**Tips for Searching**

  • When searching for recordings or scores for this instrument, try both "French Horn" and "Horn." There is a debate among the professionals on the official name of the instrument and therefore the instrument and its repertoire have been found under both terms.

  • When looking for a score, make sure that it is in the correct key! Horn music comes in a variety of keys, most commonly: F, Bb/Bs, and Eb/Es.

Horn Guide

Selected Bibliography and Literature Lists

Anderson, Paul G. Brass Solo and Study Material Music Guide. Evanston: Instrumentalist, 1976. RMU ML128 W5 A6

Brüchle, Bernhard. Horn Bibliographie. Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1970.
     RMU ML128 H67 B8

Clark, David Lindsey. Appraisals of Original Wind Music: A Survey and Guide.
    Westport : Greenwood,
1999.  RMU ML128.W5 C6 1999

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy,
    Performance, and
Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University
    Press, 1990. RMU ML128 W5 F3 1990

McBeth, Amy. A Discography of 78 rpm Era Recordings of the Horn: Solo and Chamber
    Literature with
Commentary. Westport: Greenwood, 1997.
    RMU ML156.4.H7 M33 1997

Meckna, Michael. 20th-Century Brass Soloists. Westport: Greenwood 1994.
    ML399 M4 1994

Renato Meucci and Gabriele Rocchetti. "Horn." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music
    (accessed March 5, 2012).  Grove Horn Article (UWM ID Required)

NYSSMA Manual: A Resource of Graded Solo & Ensemble Music Suitable for Contests
    and Evaluation
Festivals. [Westbury, N.Y.]: The Association, 1997. (Through UW System)

Pizka, Hans. Hornisten-Lexikon. Munchen: Hans Pizka Edition, 1986.
    RMU ML955 P59x 1986

Reynolds, Verne. The Horn Handbook. Portland, OR: Amadeus, 1997.  
MT420 .R49 1997

Key Horn Players and Composers

Dennis Brain, principal horn in Royal Philharmonia Orchestra

    C-Disc Z NAA 1282 [CD]

    C-Disc Z CAA 1424 [CD]

Philip Farkas, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Boston Symphony
     COR 4891 [LP record]

    MT420 F3x A6 [book]

    MT75 F37 [book]

Georg Kopprasch, composer of Kopprasch Etudes

     MT425 K7x S5 1939 [book]

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, composer of Horn Concerti

     M1029 M94 T8x 1994 [score]

     C-Disc HAR 907012 [CD]

Punto, Beethoven's principal Horn player, composer

     M289 P86x 1965 [score]

     M462 S86 op.2 no.1 G6 [score]

     LON 6938 [LP record of Beethoven's Sonata for Horn and Piano, op. 17]

Franz Strauss, composer, principal Horn player at the Bavarian Court Opera

     M263 .S77x op.7 1996 [score]

Richard Strauss, composer

     C-Disc PHI 412 237 2 [CD]

     M1029 S92x op.11 I5 [score]

Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony Orchestra

     LON 6519 [LP record]

     C-Disc LON 417 4062 [CD]

     M1029 M94 T8x 1994 [score for the Mozart Horn Concerti edited by Tuckwell]

     C-Disc Z CAA 1508 [CD]

     Z AMF 0025 [LP record]