Berceuse, Op. 19, by Jean-Michel Damase is short work written in the neo-romantic style.  The rhythmic simplicity, phrasing, and limited range make this work an excellent choice for younger performers.  The piece, structured in an ABA form, is beautiful in its modesty.  Given the brevity of the work and its use of the horn’s middle range, the piece is not strenuous.  This piece is a pleasant addition—for the audience’s ears and the performer’s chops—to any recital.


Composer Damase, Jean-Michel
Dates (b. 1928)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range G3 to Eb5
Level Easy
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region France
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy
Movements One Movement