Horn Solo Works

John Ericson

I. Essential solo and chamber music literature that all students of the horn should know, study, and own recordings of 

  • Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 17
  • Brahms: Trio, Op. 40 for Horn, Violin, and Piano
  • Britten: Serenade, Op. 31 for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
  • Dukas: Villanelle
  • Haydn, J.: Concerto No. 1 in D; Concerto No. 2 in D
  • Hindemith: Sonata for Horn
  • Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412; Concerto No. 2 in E-flat, K. 417; Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, K 447; Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, K. 495; Concert Rondo; Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407
  • Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70++; Konzertstuck for four horns and orchestra
  • Strauss, R.: Concerto No. 1, Op. 11; Concerto No. 2
  • Telemann: Concerto in D

II. Other important solo and chamber music works for the horn--selected

  • Beethoven: Quintet (piano and winds); Sextet (two horns and strings)
  • Bozza: En Foret
  • Chabrier: Larghetto
  • Cherubini: Sonata No. 2
  • Danzi: Sonata in E-flat++
  • Forster: Concerto in E-flat
  • Francaix: Canon in Octave
  • Glazunov: Reverie, Op. 24
  • Gliere: Concerto, Op. 91; Intermezzo; Nocturne++; Romance; Valse Triste
  • Haydn, J.: Divertimento a Tre for horn, violin, and cello; Double Concerto
  • Haydn, M. Concertino in D
  • Heiden: Sonata
  • Hindemith: Concerto; Sonata for Alto Horn; Sonata for Four Horns
  • Jacob: Concerto
  • Kroll: Laudatio (solo horn)
  • Krufft: Sonata in E
  • Larsson: Concertino
  • Nehlybel: Scherzo Concertante
  • Neilsen: Canto Serioso++
  • Mozart: Quintet (piano and winds)
  • Persichetti: Parable (solo horn)
  • Poulenc: Elegy
  • Ries: Sonata
  • Rosetti: Concerto in D minor; Concerto No. 2 in E-flat
  • Rossini: Prelude, Theme, and Variations
  • Saint-Saens: Romance, Op 36; Romance, Op. 67; Morceau de Concert
  • Schubert: Auf dem Strom (horn, soprano or tenor, piano)
  • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73 (transcription--original for clarinet)*
  • Scriabin: Romance
  • Strauss, F.: Nocturno, Op. 7*; Concerto, Op. 8; Theme and Variations, Op. 13*
  • Strauss, R.: Andante* 
  • Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 4 for three horns and trombone
  • Vivaldi: Double Concerto in F
  • Weber: Concertino in E
  • Wilder: Sonatas No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3; Suite

Works under copyright I certainly recommend that you purchase. However, for PDF downloads of the best of the above solos that are in the public domain see:

Copyright John Ericson. All rights reserved. Updated 2014.

*These works are included on my solo CD Les Adieux

++These works are included on my solo CD Canto

Both CDs are available through www.hornnotes.com and other online sources


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