Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto in D Major for Horn and Orchestra, is a charming work for horn. It is light and playful, but technically demanding. The work’s technical challenges include light, clean articulations, strength in the horn’s high register, and flexibility for both lip trills and fast sixteenth-note passages. While the piece is not long, endurance may still be an issue due to the high tessitura of the horn part, especially in the sustained phrases of the second movement. In order to achieve a lighter sound and to facilitate better accuracy in the high register, the performer may consider playing this work on the descant horn. The high F side, with its shorter tubing, would aid in producing a timber more akin to the corno di caccio for which the piece was originally written. The horn part is written for horn in D and transposed F parts are generally not included.


Composer Telemann, Georg Philipp 
Dates (1681-1767)
Duration 8:00
Horn Range E4 to B5
Level Intermediate-Advanced
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Baroque
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano
Accompaniment Difficuly Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Vivace  2:09 Intermediate-Advanced  E4 to B5
II. Largo 2:49 Intermediate-Advanced  A4 to B5
III. Allegro 3:46 Intermediate-Advanced  A4 to B5