These new studies are designed to focus on particularly demanding technical or musical challenges that horn players encounter in preparing certain orchestral works for performance or audition. Each etude is composed in a manner that is stylistically coherent with the writings of the composer, yet pushes the technical envelope far past the excerpt upon which it is based. They are designed to emphasize and improve articulation, dynamic control, transposition, lyricism, and pure finger technique inherent in each symphonic excerpt.
Written by Brett Miller, this collection is based on symphonic works of Classical Masters including studies based on excerpts from The Barber of Seville, Rossini - Semiramide Overture, Rossini - William Tell Overture, Rossini - Symphony No. 1, Weber - Serenade in C minor, K. 388, Mozart - Serenade in Eb, K. 375, Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Mozart - Mass in C Major, K 317 "Coronation": Benedictus, Mozart - Divertimento, K. 251, Mozart - The Seasons: 10, Arie und Recitativ, Haydn - Symphony No. 29, K. 201, Mozart - Symphony No. 31, Haydn - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica", Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, Beethoven - Concerto for Violin, Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, Beethoven - The Creation: 30 Duett, Haydn - Symphony No. 40, K. 550, Mozart - Symphony No 7, Beethoven - Fidelio Overture, Beethoven.