Horn Sonatina No.5 (A Little Bit of Sturm und Drang) Op.16 No.3 CPH271
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Instrumentation: Solo Horn + Piano
Composer: Thomas McConochie
I originally composed this piece as a low horn work for valve horn (in F). It was Mark who initially arranged the piece for natural horn (in E-Flat), taking many passages up an octave into the normal register of both valve and natural horn. I think the result sounds great!
This sonatina stands out from the mainstream horn repertoire because it is in a minor key (every movement is in a minor key) and in the “sturm and drang” style. I drew on the symphonies of CPE Bach and Joseph Haydn as inspiration for this horn sonatina.