Popular Solo Works at the Southeast Horn Workshop

I love looking at programs from past horn workshops and symposia – they are a great way to get good ideas for recital repertoire.  As I was going back through some of my programs from previous Southeast Horn Workshops, I thought it might be useful to compile a short list of the solo compositions performed at the workshop over the years.  Although I have attended the workshop a total of ten times, I was only able to find programs from 1996, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.  I’m sure the other programs are tucked away somewhere, and when I find them I will definitely add them to the list.  Even with a limited number of programs it was really interesting to see which pieces and composers have been the most popular for regional and guest artist recitals.  I’ll include the complete list at the end of this post, but in summary the works which received the most performances were:

Bozza, En Foret

Dukas, Villanelle

Persichetti, Parable

F. Strauss, Nocturno, Op. 7

And as for the most popular composer at these workshops, Franz Strauss came out on top, with Paul Basler in a close second!  New music was also very important – there were several premieres.  As promised, here is the complete list. SEHW Solo Pieces

If you come across an error or omission in the list, please let me know, as I would like my records to be as accurate as possible.  At times the program information was incomplete, so in a few cases the name of an arranger might not be listed.  Other lists could easily be compiled for chamber music, or for a larger pool of workshops and horn symposia.  It would make a really nice research project or even part of a dissertation to go back through all of the old IHS Symposium programs and compile a list of the solo and chamber works performed there.

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