horn solos

The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
Voltron Theme [Epic Trailer Version]
Voltron Theme [Epic Trailer Version]

tfw voltron hits the Big Screen™. so here’s my attempt scoring some music for Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender, as if it were a cinematic trailer. Some notes on composition below. Enjoy!!  

note: original VLD Opening Titles written by Alexander Geringas. This is most definitely a homage to his work.

extra: new version here (with updated brass samples + improved mix)

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anonymous asked:

So... Do you have any tips on how to compose music for French horn?? Like, what even is that key signature... Do you have a method for writing it?

Welp I’ve never composed original music for horn before soo..ahaa

(I’ve arranged stuff??) but I guess I could write down some things that may help you compose for it:

“what even is that key signature”…same

- yeeahh we play in F. meaning a P4 up from C. my method for writing for horn is using sibelius and selecting ‘horn’ as the instrument and then bOOM done.

If you’re writing for horn by hand, you can always write it in C. But then we’d have to transpose it, and sure we’re used to that by now, but we’ll definitely sigh or groan when seeing thatthepieceisn’tinF……….

so either write in C >:(,  transpose into F as you compose, or use online program’s magical-ness to transpose for you

- we have a pretty solid uhhh range but it depends on the skill level of the player? Lowest we can play that sounds decently good is pedal C (concert F) (2 octaves below the staff) and high, above the staff C (again, concert f) (yes we can play higher than that)(no do not write horn parts higher than that please).

- treble clef!!! unless writing really low parts for 4th horn, then you may write in bass clef. or if you’re composing for solo horn… yes you may go into bass clef sometimes. just mainly stick to treble <3

- we sound hella good in all dynamics so. compose extreme dynamics for us. in all ranges, yes.

(loud and low is hard, & soft and high is hard,,, btw)

- speaking about range?? high stuff is usually hardest b/c that’s when our partials get closer and closer together so accuracy is…sometimes shady but yeah careful if you have us jump around partials too much. if you want to make the piece easy, that is. if ya want your piece to be at a more difficult level, jump around all you like.

-yes to double tonguing and triple tonguing required rhythms but eeehahksjdrk

- if you’re writing a symphony??…. 1st and 3rd horn usually have the highest parts and 2nd and 4th are lower and support 1st/3rd horn parts in octaves. sometimes. you might already know that but yeah.

- we can do trills….we can do stopped horn!!! writing for stopped horn is fun and it makes cool noises so you can get creative with that…same with flutter tongue and multi phonics and other mute required stuff C: (yay brass lyfe)

oh and hand in bell, we can do weird bendy pitch stuff with that so you can take advantage of that too.

- in band? since there are usually 4 or less of us…we’re usually doubled with saxes or baritones or trombones. Does that mean we like it? no. Especially not saxes. if you hAVE to double us, do it with some other brass instrument. WE CAN PLAY REALLY LOUD BTW AND EASILY TAKE CHARGE OF OUR OWN MELODY ;A;

- …if you ever find yourself writing a march, give us the melody for once…. no more off beats…please and thank you.

ok that’s all I could come up with at the top of my head…. fellow horn players feel free to add on!

The bigger the galaxy, the sweeter the homecoming.”

A Galaxy Far, Far Away (1/?): Corellia
Region: Core
Population: 3 billion
Native species: Human, Selonian, Drall
Language: Galactic Basic, Old Corellian
Landscape: Cities, mountains, forests, plains, oceans
Major city: Coronet City
Major industries: Starship construction, distilleries, agriculture
Notable Corellians: Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, Corran Horn

“Talk dirty to me”    *blows horn of Gondor*

When each instrument gets a solo
  • Piccolo: trill, trill, trill, bleeding ears, trill, run, trill
  • Flute: Entire section starts Civil War for said solo
  • Oboe: Ugh, this shit again (followed by 60 measures of rest)
  • Clarinet: Does fine until the inevitable squeak
  • Bassoon: Thinks a 2 measure solo is equal to an Oscar award
  • Alto Saxophone: Nails it... 2 measures off when they were supposed to come in
  • Tenor Sax: Ya like jazz?
  • Trumpet: Does solo mean all first trumpets?
  • French Horn: Can play it perfectly, but too afraid to ever play it
  • Trombone: Gliss, gliss, gliss, blast, gliss, high-five section, gliss
  • Baritone: Nice horn solo
  • Tuba: lol wut

Dudamel plays the Bacchanale by Camille Saint Saens

Ah, yes, Star Wars

Where Chew-bach-a and Horn Solo meet up with the twins, Flute Skywalker and Leia Organ-a. They seek help from Obi Wan KenOboe, C-3Piano, and RTuba-D2. Flute is trained in the Jedi way by Yodel, an old master, and the group ends up battling the evil Strum Troopers.
But even with their victory, they can’t stop Horn and Leia’s son, Xylo Ren, from rising to power years later.