Etudes from the Repertoire was designed with a dual purpose in mind:  to focus on specific technical issues with the horn but also to acquaint the player with the themes and motifs from the standard orchestral and operatic literature, especially those motifs endemic to the horn parts. 


Learning from Masterworks

for horn

derived from the standard
orchestral and operatic repertoire from works such as:

Beethoven’s 6th Symphony
Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”
Schumann’s 3rd Symphony
Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”
Brahms’ Tragic Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherezade”
Dvorak’s 9th Symphony
Verdi’s “Falstaff”
and many more!

Not Just Another Excerpt Book

An Operatic Focus

Most excerpt books are derived from traditional, orchestral lists, all but ignoring the operatic literature. Etudes from the Repertoire not only focuses on standards, but expands into the operatic repertoire faced by performers of all levels.

An Etude Approach

Etudes from the Repertoire focuses on the essential motifs and passages from the masterworks, but develops the performer by exploring alterations to rhythm, key, sequence, articulation and more. All with an approach that is measured and focused on real-world performance application.

Keys to Performance

Each etude is prefaced with “Keys to Performance,” a roadmap of how to approach the diligent practice, study, and application of the etude to its original work. Years of performance experience and collaboration are behind each ‘key’.


Commitment to Application

Now in its second printing, Etudes from the Repertoire has already become part of the standard curriculum at leading conservatories and universities.

Etudes from the Repertoire is a compendium of studies that are a ‘must-have’ for the serious hornist. Challenging, insightful, and practical, this collection is sure to find its place among the great pedagogical resources for our instrument.

Phil Henson, DMA – Freelance Musician and Instructor

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