- A Door Into The Dark.. (low horn and piano) - by Peter Askim. Commissioned by Denise Tryon, and based on the poem "The Forge" by Seamus Heany. This piece explores both the literal depictions of metalworking and the metaphorical allusions to the creative process in the poem. The image is of the blacksmith at the forge: struggling to coax great beauty out of a piece of metal, using nothing but his hands, his hammers and great blasts of air from the bellows.
- A Garden Path - (horn and piano) - by Mark Richardson. Contemporary and contemplative, yet very accessible and programmable. Find this in the LISTENING GALLERY
- America! - (horn solo) - arr. Brett Miller. Brett Miller's arrangement of several well-known and loved patriotic tunes, fashioned into a two-minute spectacular solo horn showpiece. Paul Basler writes in a review for The Horn Call, "For those of you out there who have always wanted a patriotic solo horn encore/showpiece, well, Brett has more than delivered in his America! for solo horn. This over-the-top two minute, horn-jock extravaganza is sure to delight and impress any audience." Featuring quotes from several tunes, some styled in the manner of well-known horn excerpts, and a wide range, this piece gives the soloist the chance to delight and thrill the audience.
- Brahms - Six Songs (horn and piano) - arr. Martin Hackleman. - Six of Brahms's most beautiful and lyrical songs, artfully arranged and presented by one of the great horn players of our time, Marty Hackleman.
- Hunting Songs (horn and piano) - by Brett Miller. - Commissioned by Denise Tryon of the Philadelphia Orchestra horn section for a low horn project, this work is a very accessible and programmable piece for low horn and piano. Evocative of three hunters on the prowl, The Crow, The Owl, and The Falcon.
- Irremediable Breakdown (horn and piano) - by Nathan Pawelek. - Commissioned by Denise Tryon of the Philadelphia Orchestra horn section for a low horn project, this is a moderately long and challenging work with contemporary flavor, programmatic in its evocation of a failing relationship. Circa 12 minutes of performance.
- Ives - Five Songs (horn and piano) - arr. Ian Zook. Five of Charles Ives's songs arranged for horn and piano. Reviewed quite favorably in the February, 2014 edition of The Horn Call. Editor Jeffrey Snedeker even gives a nod to our "attractive and well-presented" edition! Find this in the LISTENING GALLERY
- River Melos, by Andrea Clearfield. Commissioned by Denise Tryon. The work takes its inspiration from the beautiful Roaring Fork River in Aspen, Colorado. The river changes size and energy, from powerful white waters into peaceful streams and deep pools, through canyons and into lakes. In River Melos, a melody winds through the smooth and rocky places, like the river, like our lives, eventually finding a spacious resting place.
- Tanguito, for horn alone, by Dante Yenque. Tanguito, for horn alone, is a low horn showpiece. It features the moods and modes of the tango, with the solo instrument providing a driving and measured rhythmic accompaniment in between turns on a traditional melodic tango figure. The mood shifts from a steady pace to a swirling trio section in a rapid arpeggiation highly suggestive of a vigorous and synchronous dancing duo. At just under 4 minutes, the piece is quite programmable in almost any recital or concert where a low-horn piece is welcome. Tanguito was recorded by Denise Tryon on her album “So-Low”, a compendium of pieces written for the horn’s low register.