This sonata by Cherubini is quite short and limited in terms of the range of the horn.  It was written for natural horn and is not performed as frequently as Cherubini’s second sonata.  This piece is not technically difficult, nor does it employ many extended techniques other than a few wide leaps, dotted-eighth-sixteenth notes and triplets, all of which are manageable.  The simplicity of the work makes it accessible to most players.


Composer Cherubini, Luigi
Dates (1760-1842)
Duration 3:00
Horn Range C4 to G5
Level Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Italy
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy
Movements I. Largo