These etudes have been 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. The hope is that working on these etudes will facilitate the performance of the actual works when they arise.
Every etude is accompanied by 'Keys to Performance' for successful practice. These 'keys' can then be applied to the original orchestral or operatic work.
Clear and precise focus is given to the themes and motifs of the original works, but then expanded through extending the range, articulation, tempo, and dynamics in the etudes.