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Consult the Helpful Hints section of the main Finding Repertoire page. See also the latest Horn handout in PDF.

Browse the Shelves for Horn Music

Most, but not all, horn music can be found in the following areas: 

M   80 - 84 -- horn alone (no accompaniment)

M   255 - 259  -- horn with piano or continuo

M  1028  -- horn with full orchestra, concertos, etc. 
M  1029 -- horn with full orchestra - piano reduction

M  1128  -- horn with string orchestra, concertos, etc. 
M  1129 -- horn with string orchestra - piano reduction

MT  420 - 432 -- studies and methods for horn 
MT  426 -- orchestral excerpts

See additional CALL NUMBERS for HORN from MUSIC CATALOGUING AT YALE.

Search by Subject (Library of Congress)

Searching by SUBJECT is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search.  
Library of Congress Subject Headings
are assigned by cataloguers. 

SONATAS (HORN AND PIANO)

SUITES (HORN AND .......)

CONCERTOS (HORN WITH .....)

      Other useful Subject Headings include:

HORN (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT) INSTRUCTION AND STUDY

***WARNING*** -- if , for example, you use the Subject "HORN MUSIC"you will find miscellaneous solo works only

Most music will be found under the Subject Heading for a specific genre

Words or terms from Subject Headings may be used in KEYWORD searching.

Ensembles Using the Horn

For information on Horn in  Brass Ensembles
To find information on Horn in Wind Ensembles

Horn Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the horn may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for horn music in the SMRC is MUS 4080

Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists

Periodicals for Horn Players

Periodicals of interest to horn players can be found by clicking-on the following Subject Headings:

horn - periodicals
wind instruments - periodicals

History of the Horn and Horn Music

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Ref ML 100.G8 2001-on the Dictionary Table]  Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the horn and members of the horn family and the horn repertory.

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the history, literature, pedagogy, performance, and acoustics of brass instruments.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. [Ref ML 128.B72F3 1990]

Herbert, Trevor and John Wallace, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. [ML 933.C36 1997]

Pizka, Hans.  Hornisten-Lexikon = Dictionary for Hornists  [München] : H. Pizka, 1986.  [Ref ML 102.H67P59 1986]

Humphries, John .  The Early Horn : a practical guide. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000. [ML955.H86 2000]

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Lisa Rae Philpott
Music Reference / Collections / Instructional Librarian
Music Library - Western University
Last updated: 2016-2-10