This unaccompanied work is quite demanding.  Its technical difficulties include mixed meters, difficult intervals, and large leaps.  Lyrically, its phrases demand maturity from the performer.  Even though it is a difficult work it is not inaccessible to the undergraduate student.  This piece is one that challenges the performer and the audience; nevertheless, it is a standard selection in the repertoire.

 

Composer Persichetti, Vincent
Dates (1915-1987)
Duration 7:00
Horn Range Ab2 to B5
Level Intermediate-Advanced/Advanced
Clef Treble Clef  and “New-Notation” Bass Clef
Techniques Trill Flutter tongue, glissando, multiple tonguing, stopped horn 
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region United States of America
Accompaniment Available Unaccompanied Work
Accompaniment Difficulty N/A
Movements One Movement