Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Can Never Have Too Many Horns

I love french horn. Plain and simple. It's big, bold, beautiful brassy sound is very distinctive in any performance and the wonderful versatility of its range is always a delight to listen to. Our family has produced five horn players so far. My hubby played it and so do four of my kids. In fact, one of them is a french horn performance major right now in college.

Live by the Horn shirt

Live by the Horn by marchingbandstuff

My daughter who is a high school senior is preparing a tryout right now for a horn concerto competition. She is trying to decide between playing Mozart's 2nd and 4th horn concertos. I think the 4th will win out. Partly because her older brother played Mozart's 2nd Horn Concerto for his senior concert.
From Wikipedia:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417 was completed in 1783. The work is in three movements:

* I. Allegro maestoso
* II. Andante
* III. Rondo PiĆ¹ allegro 6/8

I think my daughter is playing only the allegro and andate movements. I can't wait to hear it at her spring concert!

Horn Grunge Womens T-shirt shirt

Horn Grunge Womens T-shirt
by madconductor

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