Canciones for Horn and Piano was commissioned by and written for Myrna Meeroff with the help of the International Horn Society’s Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund.  This piece, like many of Basler’s works for horn, is filled with soulful melodies and rich harmonies.  The composition is comprised of three main sections, each based on its own song.  This work makes a great addition to any recital.  Its confined range and long, melodic phrases are unlikely to challenge one’s endurance.  The nature of the melodies, these “songs,” gives the performer a voice using the horn’s rich timbres and luxurious sound. 


Composer Basler, Paul
Dates (b. 1963)
Duration 8:00
Horn Range G3 to F5
Level Medium
Clef Treble
Techniques None
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region United States
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficuly Easy
Movements One