110 minutes of horn music, from the classical to the contemporary. Many works presented here were never available on CD before and virtually all are on the current AMEB French Horn syllabus - ideal for students!
A must for all French Horn players!
The most famous pieces for horn and piano – acclaimed horn player Richard Runnels' exciting new double CD 'Hornocopia' is now available.
With 110 minutes of music from the classical to the contemporary. The most famous pieces for horn and piano – Beethoven's 'Sonata in F, op. 17', Schumann's 'Adagio and Allegro, op. 70', Dukas' 'Villanelle', Poulenc's 'Élégie', Hindemith's 'Sonata in F' and more.
A valuable disc for horn students and teachers, most of the repertoire is drawn from the AMEB and VCE syllabuses. The premier recording of 'Rotations' for sixteen horns by American composer Ronald Caltabiano, on which Runnels performs all 16 parts is the highlight of this wonderful collection.
American-born horn player Richard Runnels, is currently the principal horn of the Orchestra Victoria. Richard has conducted for the Australian Ballet and made his opera conducting debut at the 1987 Spoleto Festival in Italy. He also directs Melbourne Windpower.
“On this two disc set ... all is perfection and there is no doubt that Richard Runnels ... is among the elite of his craft. As a compendium of horn playing ... at its very best, these CDs are valuable.”
“It is a terrific set, especially for those new to collecting recorded horn repertoire, for this is a great 'one-stop-shopping' source of the mainstays.”
— The Horn Call
- Allegro moderato 9:11
- Poco Adagio, quasi Andante 1:15
- Rondo: Allegro moderato 5:08
- Élégie Francis Poulenc 10:06
- 25 :54
- 22 1:27
- 27 1:33
- 26 1:27
- 23 1:53
- 31 :53
- Tender Mercies George Dreyfus 4:14
- Rotations for 16 horns Ronald Caltabiano 4:56
- Villanelle Paul Dukas 6:42
Sonata in F, op.17 Ludwig van Beethoven
Unmeasured Preludes Jacques François Gallay
- En Forêt Eugene Bozza 6:36
- Of Old Angkor Helen Gifford 6:54
- Romance, op.36 Camille Saint-Saëns 3:58
- Fantasy Malcolm Arnold 3:54
- Adagio 4:12
- Allegro 5:09
- Cerimonioso, ad libitum 3:01
- Allegretto, scherzando 1:00
- Quasi fantasia 2:56
- Con moto 2:58
- Mäßig bewegt 6:18
- Ruhig bewegt 5:10
- Lebhaft 7:14
op.70 Robert Schumann
Mertzazil Larry Sitsky
Sonata in F Paul Hindemith
- Richard Runnels · horn
- Brachi Tilles · piano · tracks 1—4, 11, 13, 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, 2-6 and 2-11—2-13
- Paul Sablinskis · marimba · track 2-2
One of Australia's best known composers, especially the theme from the TV series "Rush", George Dreyfus was recently awarded a the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Victorian Parliament House, for services to music.
Larry Sitsky's activities as a composer, pianist, writer, broadcaster and teacher place him inevitably to the fore among today's ambassadors of contemporary Australian piano music. Through his work to date he has made a significant contribution to the Australian music tradition.
Like Sculthorpe and Grainger before her, Australian composer Helen Gifford has found inspiration in the gamelan and Balinese music.
Eugène Joseph Bozza (1905–1991) was a French composer. Bozza studied composition, conducting, and violin at the Paris Conservatoire. He is known primarily for his chamber music. Bozza's work includes five symphonies, operas, ballets, and many pieces for brass ensemble. His larger works are rarely performed outside his native France.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
Robert Schumann was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era.
Jacques François Gallay was a French horn player and composer. Gallay studied at the Conservatoire de Paris at Louis François Dauprat. Gallay's work is very extensive. In addition to didactic works, etudes, and a horn school, he composed two horn concertos, and various other works for horn and orchestra.
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.
This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 108 minutes 59 seconds
- Martin Wright
- Martin Wright
- Vaughan McAlley
- Move Records Studio
- Thanks to
- Australia Council
- Release date
- © 1997 Move Records
- ℗ 1997 Move Records
- Australian, Classical
- Catalogue number
- MD 3172
- EAN 9314574317220