The Rondo in B-flat is in a lively 6/8 that recalls the hunting calls of the horn’s historic past.  The piece is not difficult in terms of range or musical interpretation; however, it does offer some rhythmic complexity.  The frequent use of the duple figure in the compound meter and syncopation in the C section of the rondo adds interest to the simple melodic ideas.  This fun, but not taxing piece, would make an excellent recital opener or closer.

 

Composer Cooke, Arnold
Dates (1906-2005)
Duration 3:00
Horn Range C3 to G5
Level Easy/Medium
Clef Treble and “New-Notation” Bass Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region England
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy
Movements One Movement