Horns

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
>MI b109-111:
High horn solo, accompanied by strings pizzicato and harp.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
>MIII 75-76:
A high horn figure, followed by the same figure on low horns, ending on an extreme low E (concert).

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
>MIII 81-84:
The high horn carries the main melody, but there is a countermelody in Violin 1 which eventually takes over, plus decoration in the woodwind.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
>Fig. 74:
Horn cuivré.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
>bar before Fig. 101:
Stopped horns.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
>M3 b.296-307:
Open horns alternating with stopped horns (accompanied by clarinets, bassoons, violas and cellos).

Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love the Magician): En la cueva (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
>Fig. 34:
Stopped and unstopped horns, with trumpets (decorated by strings and woodwind).

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-cornered Hat): Farruca (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
>opening:
High horn solo (note pizzicato Violins 2 assisting accents)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 7 (Philharmonia/Klemperer
EMI 7 63354 2)
>MIV bb. 231-248:
Classic horn writing, using the harmonic series and high register.

Claude Debussy: La Mer (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
>I Fig. 3:
Muted horns in octaves.

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Muti
EMI CZS 7 67314 2)
MII:
Horn solo with string accompaniment.

 

Trumpets

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 132:
Muted trumpets in octaves.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 134-139:
Trumpet with side drum.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
>MI b1-12:
Trumpet solo.

Trombones

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
MI b357-371:
Tombone solo, leading into a horn-led tutti.

Gustav Holst: The Planets - Saturn (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
3 after I:
Trombone trio (accompanied by low strings pizzicato), joined by trumpet trio.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
MI b53-60:
Trombone trio.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 122-123:
Trombones.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 10:
Trombone.

Tubas

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 64-66:
Tuba melody.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 191:
Tuba solo.

Gustav Holst: The Planets - Mars (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
9-13 after I:
Bass and tenor tuba melody.

Gustav Holst: The Planets - Saturn (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
3 after IV:
Tenor tuba solo.

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