This work, published in 1957, has become a standard work in the horn repertoire, often appearing on competition lists.  While accessible to younger players, it does have some technical challenges: dotted rhythmic figures, sixteenth-note runs, rapidly articulated passages, a lip trill, and stopped horn.  Its motives reflect the horn’s history as a hunting instrument and the piece offers players a chance to exercise their own phrasing choices in a cadenza-like section.  In this segment, Bozza quotes Wagner’s Opera, Götterdämmerung and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. 


Composer Bozza, Eugène
Dates (1905-1991)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range Bb2 to G#5
Level Medium
Clef Treble and “New-Notation” Bass Clef
Techniques Lip Trill, Mute, Stopped Horn
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region France
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficuly Easy
Movements One Movement