French Horn Syllabus

Jason Leo Curley


Freshman Year


Scales and Arpeggios:
2 octaves, major and relative minors through 3#’s and 3b’s

Etudes:
Kopprasch Vol. I
Mazime - Alphonse Vol. I

Solos:
Mozart, Concerto No. 1
Mozart, Concerto No. 3
Mozart, Larghetto (trans. Vuillumoz)
Beethoven, Andomeda (trans. Reid Poole)

Sophomore Year

Scales and Arpeggios:
2 octaves, major and relative minors through 4#’s and 4b’s

Etudes:
Kopprasch Vol. II
Mazime - Alphonse Vol. II and III

Solos:
G. F. Handel, 3rd Sonata (trans.)
Poot, Sara Bande
Henri Bussen, Op. 39, Concert Piece in D

*Selected excerpts

Junior Year

Scales and Arpeggios:
3 octaves, major and relative minors through 5#’s and 5b’s

Etudes:
Mazime - Alphonse Vol. IV and V

Solos:
Barney Childs, Variations for David Racusen
Franz Strauss, Theme & Variations
Paul Hindmith, Sonata
Joseph Haydn, Concerto for French Horn, No. 2

Senior Year

Scales and Arpeggios:
3 octaves, all remaining major and minor scales

Etudes:
Mazime-Alphonse Vol. V and VI

Solos:
Vincent Persichetti, Parable for Solo Horn
C. Saint-Saens, Morceau de Concert
Richard Strauss, Concerto No. I
Dukas, Villanelle
Francis Poulenc, Elegie
Franz Strauss, Concerto, op. 8
Mozart, Concerto No. 4
Carl Maria Von Weber, Concertino, op. 45

*Selected orchestral excerpts

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