James Ployhar's The Hunt is a perfect first solo piece for a young horn player.  The piece's limited range simple rhythms and straightforward melody provide a good introduction to solo playing.  The 6/8 meter and dynamics will challenge younger players.  The shape of the melodic line presents an opportunity for students to learn how to shape a musical idea.  This piece, while modest, will allow a beginning student and soloist the opportunity to shine either on stage or at a contest.


Composer Ployhar, James
Dates (1926-2007)
Duration 5:00
Horn Range C4 to D5
Level Novice
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region United States
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy
Movements One Movement