The Six Melodies for Horn and Piano by Charles Gounod are an example of the beauty of simple melody.  In this collection, Gounod sets six melodies in an uncomplicated, yet delightful fashion.  These pieces may be performed together as a complete set; however, they also work well as individual works.  Because they are fairly short and stay within a comfortable range for most players, they are not taxing pieces in terms of endurance; thus, they are a nice addition to a recital program.  Also, their lyricism and slow tempi make them a suitable option for a church service.


Composer Gounod, Charles
Dates (1818-1893)
Duration 24:00
Horn Range C3 to A5
Level Easy/Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style R0mantic
Country/Region France
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Larghetto 5:55 Easy/Medium G3 to G5
II. Andantino  2:19 Easy/Medium F3 to F5
III. Andante  2:41 Easy/Medium F3 to G5
IIV. Larghetto 4:48 Easy/Medium C3 to G5
V. Andante cantabile 3:35 Easy/Medium G3 to G5
VI. Andante sostenuto 6:!3 Easy/Medium G3 to G5