Here’s a fun little quiz to get you thinking about repertoire. Actually, this series of questions is very similar to some from my doctoral preliminary examinations, and is a great exercise for current or future horn teachers.
For each of the following categories, name three solo works, three etude collections, and three orchestral excerpts you could use yourself or recommend to a student to develop that particular technique. For example:
High Range Development: (Solos) Telemann, Concerto in D; Haydn, Concerto No. 1; Wilder, Suite for Horn and Piano (Etudes) Reynolds, 48 Etudes; Gallay, Unmeasured Preludes; Kopprasch, Etudes for High Horn, Op. 5 (Orchestral Excerpts) Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, 1st horn; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, 1st movement, 1st horn solo; Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess, 1st horn
Try completing the rest of the categories below based on your knowledge of horn repertoire. You can check other resources if necessary, but try to generate as much as you can on your own.
Low Range Stopped/Echo Horn Multiple Tonguing Soft Playing Loud Playing Staccato Legato Slurring Flexibility Transposition Phrasing/Interpretation Extended Techniques Jazz Horn Improvisation
Of course, many of the same works can be used in multiple categories. If coming up with three solos, etudes, and excerpts is easy for you, then go with five (or ten) of each type. Try coming up with new categories too, as I’m sure my list can be supplemented with other techniques.