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HN1284

Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert, Op. 94

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    1. Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
    2. Editor: Dominik Rahmer
    3. Instrumentation: Horn, Piano Reduction
    4. ISMN: 979-020181284-7
    5. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    6. Pages: 21
    7. Urtext / Critical Edition

    As with Schumann's "Concert Piece for Four Horns" (Op. 86), Saint-Saëns' "Morceau de Concert" was also composed with the idea of exploiting the technical possibilities of the new valve-horn mechanism. in this case, the French horn player Henri Chaussier provided the impulse. He had developed a novel "Cor omnitonique" and wanted to demonstrate the merits of his instrument with Saint-Saëns' composition. Chaussier's invention did not gain acceptance amongst horn players – although the "Morceau de Concert" did! The popular work with one movement is quite demanding technically; however, Saint-Saëns himself already suggested some abridgements and ossias to simplify the piece, meaning that also advanced pupils can venture to play it.