Steven Winteregg’s Blue Soliloquy was written for Richard Chenoweth and funded with the assistance of the International Horn Society’s Meir Rimon Commissioning Fund. It was composed in memory of Paul Chenoweth, who was a great supporter of music for the horn.1 The work is a nice addition to the horn’s unaccompanied repertoire. The range makes it playable for most, while techniques like shakes and pitch bending, combined with the jazz idiom, will keep this piece interesting for even the most talented player. It is written in ABA form. The A sections are in a slow and somewhat free tempo. It reflects the spirit of improvisation and allows the performer flexibility in interpretation. The contrasting B section is fast-paced with swung eighth-notes. Overall, this work is fun for both the performer and the audience.

 

Composer Winteregg, Steven
Dates (b. 1952)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range A2 to Ab
Level Medium
Clef Treble and New-Notation Bass Clef 
Techniques Flutter tongue, pitch bending, portamento, shakes, stopped horn 
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region United States
Accompaniment Available N/A
Accompaniment Difficuly N/A
Movements One