Solo Training for Horn by James Boldin is appropriate for high school through
professional horn players.
Solo Training for Horn is designed to help you meet challenges found in eight
popular solo works. When practiced regularly and intelligently, these studies
will provide the foundation for successful performance of the works on which
they are based, and other repertoire as well.
This collection consists of 12-15 studies per solo, each one focused on a
relatively short passage or collection of passages. Literal repetition is
generally avoided in favor of varied and progressive repetition. Most studies
begin from a point of ease, and gradually progress to extremes, often going
above and beyond what is required in the original works.
Works include: Sonata, Op. 17 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Villanelle by Paul
Dukas, Concerto No. 1, Hob. VIId:3 by Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto, K. 495 by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Morceau de Concert, Op. 94 by Camille Saint-Saëns,
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann, Concerto, Op. 8 by Franz
Strauss, and Concerto in D, TWV 51:D8 by Georg Philipp Telemann.
James Boldin has taken a group of familiar, commonly performed horn solo
works and broken them down into an innovative series of etudes. The idea is
to use these etudes as a form of training (cross training) to improve
performance of the actual solo works. Give these innovative etudes a look;
they will improve your solo performance. - John Ericson, Arizona State
114 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand