Atkinson’s Moods for Horn is a work suitable for a high school student or an advanced middle school student.  This piece’s simplistic writing presents straightforward challenges such as reading the correct key signature, dynamic changes, and playing with a sustained sound.  Younger students would be rhythmically challenged by the quarter-note-triplets.  This uncomplicated work does have a cadenza; however, since the piece is unassuming and modest it is fitting for the cadenza to follow in the same manner.


Composer Atkinson, Condit
Dates (1928-2009)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range D4 to G5
Level Easy
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques None
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region United States
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficuly Easy
Movements None