Publisher: Novello & Co
Concerto No 2 for Horn & Strings (1956),
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Arnnold: Concerto No. 2 for Horn and String Orchestra Op. 58
1. Con energico
2. Andante grazioso
3. Vivace - presto
This concerto was written for Dennis Brain at the end of 1956. It is in three movements.
The first movement is in a sonata form and the horn plays both the first and second subjects in the exposition.
The form of the second movement is very simple, being A. B. A. It is designed solely to exploit the superb cantabile playing of the soloist, which is the most difficult aspect of all wind playing.
The last movement is in rondo form with a very lively coda.
© Sir Malcolm Arnold
London Musici/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ BOurnemouth Symphony Orchestra/ English Chamber Orchestra
Nicholas Daniel/ Karen Jones/ Michael Collins/ Richard Watkins/ David Nettle/ Richard Markham/ Tommy Reilly/ Eduardo Fernandez
Mark Stephenson/ Vernon Handley/ Okko Kamu
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Janet Hilton (clarinet), Alan Civil (horn), Gordon Hunt (oboe), Richard Adeney (flute)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Pyatt (horn)