Thinking about pursuing a career as a french horn player? The U.S. Army Field Band is here to present the top 8 most requested horn excerpts for military band auditions! From Strauss to Bernstein and everything in between, our players have prepared these excerpts at a professional level to provide you with excellent examples to use as you progress in your excerpt playing. If you have any questions about what you’re listening to, drop a note in the comments! We are proud to share these excerpts for french horn.
00:40 Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Richard Strauss
00:59 American Overture for Band, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
01:41 Dance Movements – IV. Molto Ritmico, Philip Sparke
02:29 Lincolnshire Posy: Rufford Park Poachers, Percy Grainger
03:14 Theme and Variations, Op. 43A, Var. 6
03:48 Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein, arr. Lavender
04:18 Overture to Candide, Leonard Bernstein
04:53 March from Symphonic Metamorphosis, Paul Hindemith, trans. Wilson
Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Michaela Shelton, Direction by Staff Sgt. Samantha Tadelman and Staff Sgt. Josh Buxton, Audio by Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Furr, and Video Editing by Staff Sgt. Matt Corrigan.
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