Extended Techniques Audio Examples

Example 1 — Common Playing Range

Example 2 — Possible Playing Range (Extreme)

Example 3 — Straight Mute

Example 3 — Brass Mute

Example 3 — Plunger Mute

Example 3 — Cup Mute

Example 3 — Whisper Mute

Example 3 — Glass Mute

Example 3 — Cloth Mute

Example 4 — Mute Sounds, Degrees

Example 5 — Mute Sounds, Gradual Changes; Unmeasured Rapid Mute Changes

Example 6 — Unmeasured Rapid Mute Changes with Multiple Tonguing

Example 7 — Brass Mute Variations

Example 8 — Stopped Horn

Example 9 — 1/2 to 3/4 Stopped Horn, or Echo

Example 10 — 1/2 Step Hand Glissando

Example 11 — Greater Than Half Step Hand Glissando

Example 12 — Rapid Hand Changes with Multiple Tonguing

Example 13 — Scoop Up, Scoop Down

Example 14 — Tonguing, Punctuated, Aggresive

Example 15 — Tonguing, Smoother, Softer

Example 16 — Tonguing, Miscellaneous, Split Tongue

Example 17 — Releases, Abrupt and Accented

Example 18 — Tonguing, Double (DIDL)

Example 19 — Tonguing, Rapid Irregular

Example 20 — Tonguing, Flutter

Example 21 — Trills

Example 22 — Trills, Flexible Speed

Example 23 — Trills, Irregular

Example 24 — Valve Tremolo

Example 25 — Valve Tremolo, Flexible Speed, Irregular

Example 26 — Tremelo, Like Fingerings

Example 27 — Tremolo Unlike Fingerings

Example 28 — Glissando

Example 29 — Glissando, Harmonic, Chromatic

Example 30 — Glissando, Valve Flutter, Contour

Example 31 — Glissando, Oscillating

James Decker Interview

This interview with IHS Honorary Member James Decker was done in the mid 1990s with a public radio station in Maine.


Presenting performances by Honorary Members of the IHS.

John Barrows and Michael Höltzel perform Bernard Heiden's Five Canons for Two Horns. Recorded live at the 1971 IHS Symposium.

Daniel Bourgue performs Honorary Member Georges Barboteu'sPrintemps live at the 1982 IHS Symposium in Avignon, France.

Alan Civil plays Mozart's Concert Rondo, k371, at the 1983 International Horn Symposium.

James Decker and Pianist Nancy Bricard perform the first movement of the Sonata for Horn and Piano of Halsey Stevens.

Michael Hatfield plays Villanelle by Paul Dukas, recorded live at the 1983 IHS Symposium in Charleston, Illinois.

Charles Kavalovski plays the last movement of the Sonata by Bernard Heiden, recorded live at the 1973 IHS Symposium in Pomona, California.

David Krehbiel plays Bozza's En forêt at the 1971 IHS Symposium at Florida State University

A "Featured Artist Quartet" from the 1971 Symposium included Honorary Members, Dale Clevenger, Philip Farkas, Michael Höltzel and David Krehbiel. Here is their performance of a Gallay quartet.

Lucien Thévet plays the Long Call from Siegfried

Past President Frøydis Ree Wekre plays Honorary Member Vitaly Bujanovsky'sEspaña live at the 1982 IHS Symposium in Avignon, France.