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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Below is a list of searches using subject headings that may prove useful when searching for horn materials in VuFind, the online library catalog. Using quotation marks will return results containing the exact phrasing of the subject heading.
This comprehensive, annotated resource of solo repertoire for the horn documents in detail the rich catalogue of original solo compositions for the instrument. Intended as a guide for practical use and easy reference, it is organized into three large sections: works for unaccompanied horn, works for horn and keyboard, and works for horn and ensemble.
This resource acts as a bibliography of different works of horn music based on their composers. The entries are listed alphabetically by composer and each entry includes a small biographical section on the composer.
Gunther Schuller is a well-known composer, conductor, educator, and author of books on jazz; his remarkable career also includes playing in the horn section of the Cincinnati Symphony while still in his teens and in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as Principal Horn from 1945 to 1959. First published in 1962, this revised edition of his classic book to horn playing includes an extensive guide to the literature for the instrument, with listings of more than 1,000 pieces from the solo, chamber, and orchestral repertory.
This immensely practical handbook is the work of a musician, composer, and teacher at the Eastman School of Music. The first book to cover the topic, it presents a broad introduction to horn study, practice, and performance.
Horn Matters is a free online magazine and the leading resource on the French horn. The mission of Horn Matters is to encourage, inspire, inform, and challenge horn players and to promote the French horn. This magazine contains various horn parts for both solo repertoire and orchestra in addition to etudes, exercises, and technical studies.