Sur les Cimes for horn and piano is an homage by Bozza, to the horn’s history as a hunting instrument.  This piece is challenging because of its large range, dotted rhythms, fast chromatic passages, use of stopped horn, muted horn, double tonguing, and lip trills.  Like Bozza’s other works the piece consists of five segments that are through composed; moreover, there is a cadenza-like section that requires a lot of bravado from the performer to herald the heroic hunting motives.


Composer Bozza, Eugène
Dates (1905-1991)
Duration 7:00
Horn Range F#2 to C6
Level Difficult
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 Easy
Movements One Movement