|dc.description.abstract||In the 17th and 18th centuries, the European hunting horn was an
instrument associated with the thrill of the chase, rustic scenes, and the
pageantry of royal hunts. The sound of this horn and the music that evolved
from its heritage would inspire composers writing for the modern horn.
TALLY HOrn! Echoes of Hoofbeats and Haunts: Recorded Selections
for Horn and Piano are two compact discs of works for horn and piano as
well as solo horn reflecting this association with the hunt and include
additional works of expressive contrast – lyrical pieces and nocturnes. Nine
of the pieces reflect the modern horn’s beginnings and they are Abbot’s Alla
Caccia, Berge’s Horn-Lokk, Boutry’s Chassacor, Bozza’s En Fôret, Büsser’s
La Chasse de St. Hubert, Pessard’s In the Forest, Piantoni’s Air de Chasse,
Schmid’s Im Tiefsten Walde, and Vinter’s Hunter’s Moon. By contrast, three
of the selections, Gliére’s Nocturne, Strauss’ Nocturno, and Van Ecchaute’s
Nachtpoëma are nocturnes that showcase the expressive quality of the horn.
In addition, Bush’s Autumn Poem, Bacon’s Song After the Rain, and Webber’s
Summer Pastures are included for their lyric qualities and evocations of
nature. The largest work of the project is John Williams’s Concerto for Horn.
Its five movements feature both hunting horn traits and expressive qualities.
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez and Grace Cho were the two pianists
engaged for the recording. The recording engineer was Edward Kelly. The
producer was Carlos Rodriquez. The pieces were recorded at the Spencerville
Seventh-day Adventist Church sanctuary in Spencerville, Maryland between
November 2010 and February 2011.||en_US