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Horn: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Horn Music in the UNLV Music Library
  • Solo horn: M80-84
  • Horn with piano/keyboard: M255-259
  • Chamber music including brass (NOTE: Not all works in these areas will include horn):
    • Duets: M288-291, M296-297
    • Trios:
      • Trios with keyboard: M315-324, M335-339
      • Other trios: M356-364, M375-384
    • Quartets:
      • Quartets with keyboard: M415-424, M435-444
      • Other quartets: M455-464, M475-484
    • Quintets:
      • Quintets with keyboard: M515-524, M535-544
      • Other quintets: M555-564, M575-584
    • Sextets:
      • Sextets with keyboard: M615-624, M635-644
      • Other sextets: M655-664, M675-684
    • Septets:
      • Septets with keyboard: M715-724, M735-744
      • Other septets: M755-764, M775-784
    • Octets:
      • Octets with keyboard: M815-824, M835-844
      • Other octets: M855-864, M875-884
    • Nonets:
      • Nonets with keyboard: M915-924, M935-944
      • Other nonets: M955-964, M975-984
  • Horn with orchestra: M1028-1029
  • Horn with string orchestra: M1128-1129
  • Instruction and study: MT420-432 (Lied Library Stacks)
  • Studies and exercises: MT422-425
  • Orchestra studies: MT426
  • History of the horn: ML955-958 (Lied Library Stacks)

See also our list of Brass (Solo & Ensemble) Compact Discs in the Music Library on this site.

Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Horn

Note: The headings below do not include the numerous chamber combinations of horn with other instruments. For more comprehensive results, perform a keyword search including the term "horn."

Part III: Useful Sources

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Online). London: Macmillan Reference; New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001-
Internet Access

Hernon, Michael. French Horn Discography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.
Lied Book Stacks ML156.4.H7 H5 1986

Horn Repertoire

Coar, Birchard. The French Horn. DeKalb, Ill.: Birchard Coar, 1971.
Lied Book Stacks ML955 .C6 1971

Gregory, Robin. The Horn : a Comprehensive Guide to the Modern Instrument & Its Music. New York: F.A. Praeger, 1969.
Lied Book Stacks ML955 .G7 1969b

Schuller, Gunther. Horn Technique. 2nd ed. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Includes "repertoire list" (p. 89-137).
Lied Book Stacks MT420 .S35 1992

Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of French Horn Music. Magnolia, Ark.: Music Register, 1978.
Lied Book Stacks ML128.H67 W5

Ensemble Repertoire

Cobbett, Walter Willson. Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, c1963.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C7 1988

Cohn, Arthur. The Literature of Chamber Music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw, c1997.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C78 1997

Gillaspie, Jon A., Marshall Stoneham, David Lindsey Clark. Wind Ensemble Catalog. (Music reference collection ; no. 63) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Music Ref. ML128.W5 G52 1998

Part IV: Periodicals

Brass Bulletin
Lied Periodicals ML5 .B6864

Chamber Music
Lied Periodicals ML1 .C353

Historic Brass Society Journal
Lied Periodicals ML933 .H57

The Horn Call
Lied Periodicals ML1 .H617