Luigi Cherubini’s Sonata No. 2 is comprised of two movements that are performed attaca.  It is a short, quaint work that is also quite demanding technically.  In addition to the lip trills, the work has several cadenza-like passages that require excellent flexibility and attention to phrasing; moreover, the light, classical style required is often difficult to achieve.  The brevity of the piece is deceptive, because the work is taxing and requires both refined strength and control.


Composer Cherubini, Luigi
Dates (1760-1842)
Duration 7:00
Horn Range F#3 to A5
Level Difficult
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Italy
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Largo 3:37 Difficult F#3 to Ab5
II. Allegro moderato 3:16 Difficult G3 to A5