Concerto for Horn and Chamber Ensemble

for horn and large chamber ensemble | 2011

The Concerto for Horn and Chamber Ensemble was commissioned by my good friend AnneMarie Cherry, and is written to her strengths as a player. I wanted to highlight her beautiful tone in long, undulating lines, as well as her ability to maneuver virtuosic passages that cover a large part of the horn’s range. The piece is in three short movements: a slow, lyrical and melancholy opening movement, followed by an extremely difficult solo cadenza that leads right into the final movement, which is a tour de force for the soloist.