This short work by Reinhold Glière appeals to players of all abilities.  It is straightforward, and the majority of the piece falls within the horns middle range, making it accessible to high school students.  Advanced players will also enjoy the work’s range as it is not taxing to one’s endurance, making it an excellent addition to a strenuous a recital program.  The piece relies heavily on syncopation and the juxtaposition of duplet and triplet figures; these help create the work’s introspective and contemplative mood.  The performer is able to demonstrate his/her creative prowess in a brief recitative-like-section that precedes the final statement of the main melody.


Composer Glière, Reinhold
Dates (1875-1956)
Duration 3:00
Horn Range A3 to A5
Level Easy
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques None
Era/Style Romantic
Country/Region Russia
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Moderate
Movements One Movement