En Forêt was composed as an examination piece for the Paris Conservatory and was published in 1941.  The piece makes use of several extended techniques including lip trills, hand stopping, and glissandi.  In addition, this work also requires great flexibility, fast tonguing, and command of the extremes of the horn’s range.  The piece maes use of the horn’s history as a hunting instrument by implementing hunting fanfares, such as the St. Hubert fanfare.  Bozza, ever the borrower of thematic material, uses motives from espighi’s Feste Romani, Pini di Roma, and even pirates the eleventh-century sequence hymn, “Victimae paschali laudes,” used by Respighi in his Concerto Gregoriano.1  This composition often appears on competition lists because it highlights the technical abilities of the performer. 

 

Composer Bozza, Eugène
Dates (1905-1991)
Duration 7:00
Horn Range B3 to C6
Level Intermediate-Advanced
Clef Treble and “New-Notation” Bass Clef
Techniques Glissando, Lip Trill, Mute, Stopped Horn
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region France
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Moderate
Movements One