Earlier this year I had the opportunity to perform a major contemporary chamber work for horn, Eric Ewazen’s Ballade, Pastorale and Dance for Flute, Horn and Piano (cover image linked from sheetmusicplus.com). The performance took place during a residency with the composer at our university, and our group was fortunate enough to be coached by Dr. Ewazen. The performance went well, and I’ve posted a video of each movement to YouTube (see below). The composer graciously granted his permission to share the recordings. The piece is challenging, but well worth the time spent learning it. The music is very accessible to audiences, but rewarding for the performers as well. The piece has also been orchestrated by the composer into a double concerto for flute and horn with orchestra.