Camille Saint-Saëns composed his two Romances for Horn for two of the most respected French horn players of the time:, Op. 67 in E Major from 1866 is dedicated to Henri Chaussier;, Op. 36 in F Major from 1874 was written for Henri Garigue. Despite the illustrious recipients, they are not virtuosic showpieces but – as the term Romance suggests – short "Songs without words". Alongside the orchestral version, Saint-Saëns also prepared a piano accompaniment for chamber music performances. The first editions even also had an alternative part for cello, on which this edition is based.
This edition contains both marked and unmarked string parts.