Mozart Horn Concerti Pedagogical Duets

The pedagogical duets were developed to assist in the preparation of performances of the Mozart horn concertos. My piano skills being what they are,
I have invariable found myself singing along with students as they perform the solo in lessons, singing the accompaniment in the rests and, in a more
deadly fashion, singing along during the solo passages. For those of us that are better horn players than singers or pianists, these duets may prove helpful.
They should, with the guidance of the instructor, do the following:

~Inspire more lyrical performing
~Promote a clearer understanding of the accompaniment
~Improve awareness of intonation
~Offer new ideas for cadenzas
~Give students a new method for performing the concertos without a piano accompanist

Horn students oftentimes do not meet with an accompanist until a few weeks before a recital, yet students WILL meet with you, the teacher, on a weekly basis.
This opportunity of getting hornists engaged early on with the concerto as a whole, not just the solo line, is the key to greater musical success. While not originally intended for concert performance, the duets should work very well for masterclasses and audition preparation. The C Duet Score and Part were created for high-brass teacher and are especially great for trumpet players. The version in C is also handy to use on the piano as a single-line accompaniment.

You should feel free to change octaves, articulations and notes, and to simplify any part of the accompaniment. The goal is to give the overall impression of the orchestra.

Peter Jirousek
(to order, see information below)

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Each published concerto will contain the following:

Score - Solo Horn and Horn in F Accompaniment
Score - Solo Horn and Instrument in C Accompaniment
Part - Horn in F Accompaniment
Part - Instrument in C Accompaniment

(about 75 pages total)

Price $15.00

The Pedagogical Duets are available at J.W. Pepper, beginning with Horn Concerto #3, K. 447 in October, 2013. Here is a link to order:

Now also available at:
Performers Music, at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago 312-987-1196

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