HN1167

Saint-Saëns: Romances for Horn and Piano

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  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Editor: Dominik Rahmer
  • Instrumentation: Piano, Horn
  • ISMN: 979-020181167-3
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 24
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Camille Saint-Saëns composed his two Romances for Horn for two of the most respected French horn players of the time: Opus 67 in E Major from 1866 is dedicated to Henri Chaussier; Opus 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" that fully savour the typical romantic sound of the horn. Alongside the orchestral version, Saint-Saëns also prepared a piano accompaniment for chamber music performances. Due to the fact that they are not overly technically demanding the Romances are also suitable for advanced students.

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