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Barry Tuckwell (1931-2020)

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Barry Tuckwell (1931-2020)

The International Horn Society mourns the passing of one of the greatest of the great, Barry Tuckwell. Horn players, the world over, have been greatly influenced by this tremendous artist in so many ways; through his incredible career as a soloist and orchestral principal horn, his superlative recordings (arguably the most recorded horn soloist in history), his many years of teaching and presenting masterclasses across the globe, his dedicated and selfless service to the horn and the profession (as Chair of the London Symphony Orchestra, founding Chair of the British Horn Society, and the first President of the International Horn Society), and, last but certainly not least, his charming wit and engaging personality. All horn players have been the beneficiaries of his immense energy and persistent striving for excellence, and the music world has been blessed by his huge presence. Tributes to Barry and his legacy will be forthcoming in The Horn Call and the Society's monthly digital newsletter, and the Society extends its sincerest condolences to Barry's family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all, but never forgotten.

Horn Tunes March/April Challenge

I have a confession to make. I do not like playing cadenzas. Those already included in printed editions don’t cater to my strengths (and often expose my weaknesses), but I don’t like writing my own. I’m working on new cadenzas for an upcoming performance, and it’s been difficult. For this Horn Tunes challenge, I challenge you to submit your cadenzas! Please include which concerto and movement that the cadenza belongs to. Also indicate whether it’s written pitch or transposed for Horn in F. I look forward to seeing your submissions! If I come up with anything worthwhile, I’ll share mine too!

Anna Leverenz, Editor

Please send submissions in PDF format to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. with the subject line “Horn Tunes.”

Horn Tunes January/February Challenge: Write an Etude

There are many techniques that can challenge horn players of all levels. This winter, I encourage you to write an etude or exercise that addresses an area you are developing in your own practice. Please title these etudes with the technique developed. For example, “Etude No. 1 (Lip Trills).” These titles will help other hornists find your exercise. Hopefully, your work will help others learn and improve!

I look forward to your submissions! Please send submissions in PDF format to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. with the subject line “Horn Tunes.”

Anna Leverenz
Horn Tunes Editor

Horn Tunes September/October Challenge

During the months of September and October, I want to challenge you to create a song transcription for horn. Classical, popular, folk . . . it doesn’t matter. The only rule is that the song must either be in the public domain or you have the rights to arrange and publish the song.

Transcribing a song is more than just transposing the pitches. I urge you to think of the phrasing and articulation created by the words in your song. How will you notate this in your transcription?

I look forward to your submissions! Please include the original song with the text when you send your transcription.

Please send submissions in PDF format to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. with the subject line “Horn Tunes.”

Anna Leverenz
Horn Tunes Editor

2018 IHS Honorees

The International Horn Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the following awards:

Honorary Membership (international impact and the society's highest honor):

Hector McDonald (Principal Horn – Vienna Symphony Orchestra & Concentus Musicus Wien; Professor of Horn – University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz; Head of Brass at the Canberra School of Music, Australia.)
John Clark (jazz horn player and composer)

Punto Awards (regional or national impact)

Randy Gardner (Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)
Richard Seraphinoff (natural horn performer and builder, Indiana University)
John Ericson (Arizona State University)

IHS Service Medal of Honor (service to the IHS)

Heidi Vogel (22 years as IHS Executive Director)

Congratulations to all!

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