Two new works by Robert Ward, Principal Horn of the San Francisco Symphony, have been added to the IHS Online Music Sales.
Ward, Robert – Small Serenade for horn, violin, viola, and cello
The Short Serenade is an unpretentious, fun, not too difficult work for Horn and String Trio. It has a somewhat Hindemith-like feel to it, and might be a nice addition to a program that would also include the Mozart Quintet. Very listenable and charming.
Ward, Robert – Thirty Etudes for Stopped Horn
To my knowledge, this is the first book of etudes to specifically target stopped horn playing. They are in many different styles, and provide opportunity for working on stopped horn in different registers, dynamics, and characters. Also there are varying ways of denoting stopped horn, so the player gets used to what those markings mean. They gradually get more difficult as the book progresses.