Introduction, Andante, et Allegro is a thru-composed work by Gioacchino Rossini for horn and piano.  This piece is significantly more accessible to younger players than his Prelude, Theme, and Variations, because it does not require as much flexibility or as advanced of a technique.  In spite of its simplicity, there are some technical challenges: lip trills, large leaps, and ability to perform embellishments.  It is a pleasant work, requiring good rhythm and dynamic contrast from the performer.  It is also accessible to an advanced high school student.  This piece, often overlooked for Rossini’s Prelude, Theme, and Variations, is truly a treasure that makes an excellent opening recital piece.


Composer Rossini, Gioacchino
Dates (1792-1868)
Duration 8:00
Horn Range C4 to G5
Level Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Italy
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Agitato 1:00 Medium E4 to B4
II. Andante 4:00 Medium C4 to G5
III. Allegro 3:00 Medium C4 to G5