“Once Upon a Time – A Lullaby for Horns” by Joel Ratner has been added to the IHS Online Music Sales
“Once Upon a Time” received its premier performance by the Suffolk County Horn Club at the SCMEA Day of Horn Festival (NY) in January 2014. The sweet, childlike melodic theme is supported with majestic harmonies and an interesting rhythmic structure, all exploiting the lyrical beauty of the horn. Equally appealing for a quartet or larger ensemble, the ballad offers optional harp/keyboard and chime accompaniment parts. The composition is an engaging addition to any concert or recital program.