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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.


Richard Runnels

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.

Press quotes

“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

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Sonata in F, Op.17 Ludwig van Beethoven

  1. Allegro moderato 9:11
  2. Poco Adagio, quasi Andante 1:15
  3. Rondo: Allegro moderato 5:08
  4. Élégie Francis Poulenc 10:06
  5. Unmeasured Preludes Jacques François Gallay

  6. 25 :54
  7. 22 1:27
  8. 27 1:33
  9. 26 1:27
  10. 23 1:53
  11. 31 :53
  12. Tender Mercies George Dreyfus 4:14
  13. Rotations for 16 Horns Ronald Caltabiano 4:56
  14. Villanelle Paul Dukas 6:42

Disc 2

  1. En Forêt Eugene Bozza 6:36
  2. Of Old Angkor Helen Gifford 6:54
  3. Romance, Op.36 Camille Saint-Saëns 3:58
  4. Fantasy Malcolm Arnold 3:54
  5. Adagio & Allegro, Op.70 Robert Schumann

  6. Adagio 4:12
  7. Allegro 5:09
  8. Mertzazil Larry Sitsky

  9. Cerimonioso, ad libitum 3:01
  10. Allegretto, scherzando 1:00
  11. Quasi fantasia 2:56
  12. Con moto 2:58
  13. Sonata in F Paul Hindemith

  14. Mäßig bewegt 6:18
  15. Ruhig bewegt 5:10
  16. Lebhaft 7:14



George Dreyfus

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

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.

Helen Gifford

Like Sculthorpe and Grainger before her, Australian composer Helen Gifford has found inspiration in the gamelan and Balinese music.

Eugene Bozza

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

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

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

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

Hornocopia is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Hornocopia is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

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
Richard Runnels
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Vaughan McAlley
Move Records Studio
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1997 Move Records
℗ 1997 Move Records
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3172
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574317220