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Tenor horn players have been constantly limited in their choice of instrument, with very few models being available at a ‘professional’ standard. We have had to sit back whilst all other brass band instruments have been re-designed, manufactured and marketed, with very little interest ever being paid to the humble little tenor horn. Due to the nature of the instrument (pitch, harmonics, size etc.) the design has forever been flawed; fraught with tuning issues and the Dreaded Third Valve causing no end of problems for many players in the lower register.
However, over the last few years, there have been vast improvements in the development and design of the instrument. With models such as the York Continue reading
Triptych was commissioned by horn soloist Lesley Howie for a premiere performance at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. In three broad sections, the work is a modern take on the traditional ‘theme and variations’ concept, used in many brass band solos.
The three sections of the piece are:
- fanfare and theme – a fanfare sounded by the soloist at the opening is taken on by the band, leading to a setting of Handel’s Sarabande (from his 6th Suite for keyboard) and a recapitulation of the fanfare
- slow song – asimple melody, becoming more elaborate throughout the section
- finale – a quasi-tango featuring some fiendish technique from the soloist
To find out about all the original works for tenor horn, visit the literature project page. At this moment there are 106 pieces in the database, from 1880 to 2010. More details on the page.
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The articles page opens with two articles, one on Peter Meechan’s new piece ‘Tryptich’ and a review by Lucy Pankhurst on the Yamaha Neo Tenor Horn.
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