Horn Sonata No. 3 - 2nd. Movement:Variations - Lento

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The second movement of this sonata is a set of 3 variations on an original tune. The melody is quite hymn-like and needs to be played as such. Very legato, with very slight tongue.

Variation 1 is an 8th note variation, with a slight increase in tempo to help it to flow. The player will need to pay close attention to the written phrasing so as not to lose the theme. This variation is p throughout.

Variation 2 is a triplet/sextuplet variation, again with a slight increase in tempo.This variation has turns, which I have written out in ossias above to be clear how I would like it to be played.

Variation 3 is a semiquaver and glissando variation, requiring good tongue technique and clear phrasing. Breathign should be easy as I have made provision for breaths to mark the ends of phrases. Please don't change these!

Finally, there is a restatement of the original theme with slight adaptations to bring the movement to a quiet finish.

Score ID
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Solo instrument (Horn in F)
Modern classical music

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