Horn Quartets

Celebration Fanfare

Originally composed to celebrate the re-opening of a school. The date of which ( 7th March 2007 ) influenced the alternating time signatures within the piece. At 58 secs. in length, it is well suited as an opening item for ceremonial and celebratory occasions.

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Introduction and Allegro for Horn Quartet

First performed in the foyer of The National Theatre. The work gathers momentum from the rhythmic energy of the opening introduction, and moves swiftly into the Allegro section in a 'flourishing' arpeggiated figure. There is plenty of interaction between parts, and brief solos for horns 2 and 4! The occasional note clusters are a feature of Alan’s writing.

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Parts and Score are available from Alan Danson

Horn Quartet Compositions, Grade 1 to 5

On The Way (March)

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This quartet is the first of two sets intended as a way of providing young horn students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the quartet sound and experience.

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Just For Starters

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Good music for beginners. These six miniatures provide the student with plenty of dynamics and a playing range from G below middle C to D, the ninth above middle C. There is a good variety of meters, tempos, rhythmic and melodic content.

Listen to a sample of “Tick-Tock March”


Parts and score available from Broadbent & Dunn