Index for The Horn Matters PDF Excerpt E-Book series

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Recently we introduced a series of three, concise (around 20 page) horn excerpt E-Books that print and display easily on a computer or tablet device (iPad, etc.). An overall table of contents will be of use to our readers; below is the content list of all three volumes.

But before that we have answers to two general questions about the series overall. First, the volumes are arranged in overall content by importance to the horn student. Volume I focuses on the excerpts often asked for graduate school auditions, volume II focuses on the additional excerpts asked very frequently in professional auditions, and volume III covers even more excerpts of importance but not asked as frequently on professional auditions — all choices of works being made based on actual survey results. With all works included of course also being clearly public domain works, works of Shostakovitch and Ravel (for example) that have copyright restrictions are not in our E-book series.

The other big question that readers are wondering is how do the overall contents of these books compare to the hornexcerpts.org excerpts presently housed in the website of the International Horn Society? The choices of works and excerpts were made without making any reference at all to the IHS excerpts, they are not some “official list” of excerpts for the horn world. So our coverage is not the same, includes several works not found on the IHS site, and we believe more accurately reflects upon which passages are actually the most important to study for auditions from these works.

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In total we believe that the books came out great in relation to overall content and ease of use, give them a try! Articles on each volume of the excerpt book series are linked below, and as always you can reach these and other great downloads from our PDF library.

Cover-snipVOLUME I:
Beethoven: Symphony No.3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Corno obligato
Mendelssohn: Nocturne from “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Don Quixote
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

Cover-vol-2-snipVOLUME II
Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Haydn: Symphony No. 31
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Wagner: Das Rheingold Prelude
Weber: Der Freischutz Overture

Volume-3-cover-snipVOLUME III
Bach: B Minor Mass
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mozart: Symphony No. 29
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Schumann: Symphony No. 3
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Weber: Oberon Overture