Leopold Mozart’s Concerto in D is a delightful piece that is quite difficult for the performer.  While the notation is straightforward and austere, the entire work is written in the horn’s upper register using only the high partials of the harmonic series.  This factor indicates that the piece will be quite taxing on the performer’s endurance.  There are several passages that have a high C# (C#6) or a high D (D6), which falls outside the comfortable range of many players.  Barry Tuckwell, this edition’s editor, has indicated optional, alternate parts for most of these passages.  This piece has numerous lip trills, which may also add to the performer’s fatigue.

Composer Mozart, Leopold
Dates (1719-1787)
Duration 15:00
Horn Range A4 to D6
Level Advanced
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano,
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Allegro moderato 5:30 Intermediate-Advanced A4 to D6
II. Menuet 4:00 Intermediate-Advanced A4 to C#6
III. Andante 3:08 Intermediate-Advanced A4 to C#6
IV. Allegro 2:20 Intermediate-Advanced A4 to C#6