List of compositions for horn

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This is a selected list of musical compositions that feature a prominent part for the (French) horn, sorted by era and then by composer.

Baroque[edit]

Classical[edit]

  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
    • Horn Concerto in F
  • Anonymous -Music at the Court of Schwerin
    • Concerto a 5 for Horn, 2 Violins, Viola and Basso continuo
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Frédéric Blasius
    • Symphonie concertante for 2 Horns and Orchestra
  • Luigi Boccherini
    • Concerto No. 1 Per violoncello 2 corni ed archi (G. 477)
    • Sextet Es-dur für Horn, zwei Violinen, Viola und zwei Violoncelli
    • Sextet Es-dur für Oboe, Violine, Viola, Horn, Fagott und Kontrabaß
  • Robert Nicolas Charles Bochsa
    • L´écho. Deuxième Nocturne pour Cor et Harpe
  • François-Adrien Boieldieu
    • Solo pour Cor avec accompagnement de Harpe
  • A. Corret
    • Fantasie for horn and the piano, Op. 6
    • Solo for horn and piano, Op. 2
    • 1st Duo concertant, Op. 5 for Horn and Guitar
    • 2nd Duo concertant, Op. 7 for Horn and Guitar
    • Duos concertant for 2 Horns, Op. 3
  • Franz Danzi
    • Trio in F major Op.24 for Violin, Horn and Bassoon
    • Sonata in E-flat, Op.28
    • Sonata in E minor, Op.44
    • Horn Concerto
  • Louis-François Dauprat
    • 1st Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 1
    • 2nd Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 9
    • 3rd Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 18 ("Hommage d`Amitié et de Reconnaissance")
    • 4th Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 19 ("Hommage à la Mémoire de Punto")
    • 5th Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 21
    • Concertino for Horn
    • Sonate in F-major for horn and harp
    • Air Ecossais varié pour Cor et Harpe, Op.22
    • Horn Sonate, Op. 3
  • Johann Sebastian Demar
    • Grand Duo concertant for Horn and Harp, Op. 60
    • Concerto in D major for Horn and Orchestra
  • Frédéric Duvernoy
    • Concerto No. 1
    • Concerto No. 2
    • Concerto No. 3
    • Concerto No. 4
    • Concerto No. 5
    • 3 Trios for Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 1
    • Fantasy for Horn and Piano
    • 1-3 Nocturne for Horn and Harp
  • Andre-Frederic Eler
    • Concerto No. 1 for Horn and Orchestra
  • Friedrich Ernst Fesca
    • Andante and Rondo F major for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 39
  • Peter Johann Fick
    • Concerto a 5 ex Dis a Corne de chasse, 2 Violin, Alto con Bassus
  • Alexis de Garaudé
    • Fantaisie
  • Michael Haydn
    • Concertino for Two Horns
    • Concertino for Horn
  • Joseph Haydn
    • Horn Concerto No. 1 in D
    • Horn Concerto No. 2 in D
    • Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister
    • Horn Concerto No. 1
    • Concerto No. 1 for Two Horns in E
    • Concerto No. 2 for Two Horns in E
    • Romance for Three Horns and Orchestra
    • Premier Concerto in D major for solo horn
  • Louis-Emmanuel Jadin
    • 3 Fantasies for Piano and Horn
    • Symphonie concertante for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra in F major
  • Johann Andreas Kellner
    • Concert in D for Horn solo, 2 Flutes and Strings
  • Nikolaus von Krufft
    • Sonata for Horn and Piano in F
    • Variations for Horn and Piano
    • Sonata E major for Horn and Piano
  • Joseph Küffner
    • Divertissement, Op. 227
  • Jean Baptist Mengal
    • Valse, Op. 20
    • Romance de "Charles de France", Op. 17
  • Martin Joseph Mengal
    • 2 Fantaisies for Horn and Piano
  • Saverio Mercadante
    • Concerto for Horn
  • Leopold Mozart
    • Concerto for Two Horns and String Orchestra in E-flat major
    • Sinfonia da caccia for Four Horns, Shot-gun, and Strings in G major, "Jagdsinfonie"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Johann Baptist Georg Neruda
    • Concert for Horn and Strings
  • Johann (Martin Friedrich) Nisle
    • Fantasy for Horn and Piano
  • Giovanni Paisiello
    • Andante (écrit pour la fête de I´Impératrice)
  • Giovanni Punto
    • 16 horn concerti (Nos. 9, 12, 13, 15 and 16 lost)
    • Concerto for two horns
    • 103 horn duos
    • 47 horn trios
    • 21 horn quartets
    • a horn sextet
  • Anton Reicha
  • Joseph Reicha
    • Concerto for Two Horns, Op. 5
  • Ferdinand Ries
    • Sonata in F major Op.34
    • Introduction and Rondo for Horn and Piano, Op. 113, No. 2
  • Peter Ritter
    • Concertante E major for horn, violoncello and orchestra(Concertante for horn and violoncello)
  • Antonio Rosetti
    • Two solo concertos in D minor, RWV 38-39
    • Eight solo concertos in E-flat, RWV 40-43, 47-49, 54
    • Three solo concertos now lost, RWV 44-46
    • Three solo concertos in E, RWV 50-52
    • One solo concerto in F, RWV 53
    • Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat major, RWV 56
    • Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat major, RWV 57
    • Concerto for Two Horns in E major, RWV 58
    • Concerto for Two Horns in E major, RWV 59
    • Concerto for Two Horns in F major, RWV 60
    • Concerto for Two Horns in F major, RWV 61
  • Heinrich Simrock
    • 18 Duos for 2 Horns, Op. 2 Vol. 1
    • 18 Duos for 2 Horns, Op. 2 Vol. 2
    • Theme and 6 variations for horn and harp or piano or guitar
  • Johann Matthias Sperger
    • Concerto E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra (SWV B26)
    • Hornquartett in E-flat
    • 12 Horn-Duos
    • Concerto in D
  • Carl Stamitz
    • Concerto in E-flat for solo horn, 2 flutes, 2 horns, and strings
    • Trio for Horn, Violin and Cello in E-flat
  • Johann Strauss
    • Dolci pianti
  • Anton Teyber
    • Two Concertos for Corni da Caccia
  • Othon Joseph Vandenbroek
    • 1st Symphonie concertante E-flat major for 2 horns solo and orchestra
  • Johann Christoph Vogel
    • Concertante No. 1 in E major for 2 Horns and Orchestra
    • Concertante No. 2 in E major for 2 Horns and Orchestra
  • Jacques Widerkehr
    • Symphonie concertante for Horn and Bassoon
    • Symphonie concertante for 2 Horns and Orchestra
  • Paul Wineberger
    • Concerto in E-flat major for 2 horns and orchestra
  • Friedrich Witt
    • Concerto in E for Horn and Orchestra
    • Concerto for 2 Horns in F major (No. 4)
    • Concerto for 2 Horns in F major (No. 5)

Romantic[edit]

20th century[edit]

Unaccompanied[edit]

Twenty-first century[edit]

  • Roland Schoelinck
    • "Infinitude" horn concerto with symphonic orchestra created by Jean-Pierre Dassonville
    • "Vent Dominant" 4 horns concerto with wind orchestra created and recorded by Olifant Quartet
    • "Soft breath" (Jazz) for horn and piano created by Lionel Surin
  • Lee Actor
    • Horn Concerto
  • Brian Balmages
    • Pele for solo horn and wind ensemble
  • Paul Basler
    • Cantos
    • Harambee for five horns
    • Serenade for horn and piano
    • Folk Songs for horn and piano
      • Alegría (Puerto Rican)
      • Funiculì, Funiculà (Italian)
      • Round Dance (Native American)
      • Niharvend Sarki (Turkish)
      • The Hills of Arirang (Korean)
      • The Drunken Sailor (British)
      • Shenandoah (American)
    • Three Pieces For Horn Quartet
      • Celebration; Chorale; Psalm
    • Lacrymosa for horn duo
    • Folk Songs From The British Isles for horn and piano
    • Dos Danzas for four horns and piano
    • The Ascension for horn choir
  • Jeffrey Bishop
    • Spells and Incantations
  • Željko Brkanović
    • Bagatela for Horn in F and Piano
  • Ole Buck
    • Kindergarten für Flöte, Oboe, Horn und Violine
    • Sonnabend für Flöte, Oboe, Horn und Violine
  • Lydia Busler-Blais [3]
    • Boreal Quartet for horn, cello, viola, and piano. Four movements. L208
    • Brass Quintet No. 1: Earth, Light and Time. Three movements, L. 210
    • Eliza's Tune for trumpet and horn. L216a
    • Fanfare and Processional for horn solo. L201
    • Lanterns for flute, horn, piano. Four mvts. Written for the Zinkali Trio, funded by the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund. L223
    • Moon Lilies for horn and piano. L205
    • Mysterium for two horns. Four movements. Written for the Starlight Horn Duo. L225
    • Night Bird for horn alone. A locrian short for Peter Reit 2012. L227
    • Nova Cantorum Ventus alternate wind quintet for young people - flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, horn. L212
    • Uptown Train for 2 sopranos, oboe, flute, and horn. L204
  • Howard J. Buss
    • A Day in the City for solo horn
    • Ballad for horn and piano
    • Fables from Aesop for horn and violin
    • Four Miniatures for 2 horns
    • In Memoriam for horn and piano
    • Night Tide for horn and marimba
    • Time Capsule for 2 horns
    • Aquarius for three horns
    • Prelude and Intrada for 4 horns
    • Imaginations for horn, trombone and piano
    • Jazzical #4 for forn, trombone, tuba, and piano
    • Passage to Eden for clarinet, horn and piano
    • Trio Lyrique for horn, bassoon and piano
  • Elliott Carter
    • Horn concerto
  • Daniel Chazanoff
    • Ballad on the Rolling Stone for French Horn and Piano; Allentoff Music
  • Emil Cossetto
    • Music for renaissance tragedy, for flute, clarinet, oboe, basoon and horn
  • Pavle Dešpalj
    • Festival Parade for Horn and Symphonic Orchestra
  • Wladimir Dowgan
    • Zwei Stücke for Horn and Piano
  • Sanja Drakulić
    • Dubine for Strings, two Oboes and two Horns
  • Anders Eliasson
    • Concert for Horn and Orchestra
    • Konzert: Farfalle E Ferro for Horn and String- orchestra
  • Eric Ewazen
    • Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra
  • Richard Faith
    • Movement No. 2 for Horn and Piano
  • Randall Faust
    • Horn Concerto
    • Declamation for Horn and Harpsichord
    • Three English Folk Songs for Horn and Piano
    • Festive Processional for Horn and Organ
    • Sesquicentennial Prelude for Horn and Organ
    • Concerto for Mallet Percussion and Brass Quintet
  • Jelena Firssowa
    • Kammerkonzert No. 4 for Horn and 13 Instruments
  • Kenneth Fuchs
    • Canticle to the Sun (2005)
  • Randy Gardner
    • Why?!
  • Stephen Edward Gerber
    • Concerto for Two Horns and Orchestra
    • Lullaby for Jenny (Horn and String Quartet)
  • David Gillingham
    • Concerto for Horn and Symphonic Band
  • Ivan Glibota
    • Marijanski concertino
  • Friedrich Goldmann
    • Trio für Horn, Violine und Klavier
  • Tomaž Habe
    • Concerto for Horn
  • Jouni Kaipainen
    • Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 61 (2000–01)
  • David Keeffe
    • Three Poems for Horn and Piano
      • Lonely Watcher of the Skies
      • Bright Cap and Streamers
      • Winds of May
    • Magnificat (horn and piano, horn and band)
    • Octet for Horns
    • Horn Concerto
  • Milko Kelemen
    • Horn and Strings
  • Gordon J Kinney
    • Fantasy for Horn and Piano
  • David Krivitsky
    • Horn Concerto
  • Brett Kroening
    • 3 Character Pieces for trumpet, horn and tuba
    • Transfiguration for solo horn and piano
  • Lojze Lebič
    • Musica Concertata
  • Frank Ezra Levy
    • Sonata for Horn and Piano (January 2002)
  • Jean-François Lézé
    • Cancoes lunares for Horn, Tuba and Piano
  • Peter Lieberson
    • Horn Concerto
  • Stephen Lines
    • Horn Concerto No.1
    • Horn Concerto No.2
    • Fantasy for Horn and Piano
    • Fantasy for four horns
    • 'Christchurch Variations' for horn and piano
    • Mendelssohn arr. Lines: 'Abshied vom Walde' for horn quartet
    • 'Concert Piece' for horn quartet
    • 'Jubilate Deo' for horn quartet
    • Folk Song 'The Woodcutter' for horn trio
    • Mozart arr. Lines: 'Theme and Two Variations' for horn quartet
    • Telemann arr. Lines: 'Affetuoso from Sonata in C minor' for horn quartet
    • Purcell arr. Lines: 'Rondeau from A Midsummer Night's Dream' for horn quartet
    • Folk Song arr. Lines: 'Down by the Old Mill Stream' for horn trio
    • Sonata in Bb for wind quintet
    • Fanfarina for brass choir
    • 'Three English Dances' for horn quartet
    • Schumann arr. Lines 'Variations on a Theme' for brass quintet
    • Dr. John Blow arr. Lines 'Venus and Adonis' for brass quintet
    • 'The Horns Have It!' for horn quartet
  • Pamela J. Marshall
    • "wild horn whose voice the woodland fills" for eight horns
  • Ellsworth Milburn
    • Toys in the Audience", for horn, piano and audience
  • Petar Obradović
    • Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
  • Krzysztof Penderecki
    • Concerto per corno e orchestra "Winterreise"
  • William Presser
    • Fantasy on the Mouldering Vine
    • Elegy and Caprice for Horn and Piano
    • Sonatina
    • Rhapsody on a Peaceful Theme
  • Simon Proctor
    • Concerto for Horn
  • Marin Rabadan
    • Triptychon
  • Craig Russell
    • Rhapsody for Horn and Orchestra (Morning's Decisions, Dizzy Bird, Wistful Musing, Tito Machito, Flash)
  • Luis Saglie
    • From Dreams to Reality
  • Aulis Sallinen
    • Horn Concerto, Op. 82 "Campane ed Arie" (2002)
  • Mark Schultz
    • Lights! (2003)
  • Thomas Sleeper
    • Concerto for Horn and Orchestra [4]
  • Roland Szentpali
    • Pearls
  • Tomislav Uhlik
    • Concerto for Horn and Strings
    • "Tear" for Horn and Piano
  • Aleksander Vezuli
    • Rondo-Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Weirauch
    • Hic Et Nunc for Horn and Piano
  • Herbert Willi
    • Äon (concerto for horn)
  • John Williams
  • Charles Wuorinen
    • Horn Trio
    • Horn Trio Continued
  • Mauricio Annunziata
    • Canto de la Audaz Huida, Op. 115, Epic Poem for Soprano, Horn and Piano inspired in the historical episode Éxodo Jujeño
    • Concierto para Corno y Orquesta, Op. 116, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra

Unaccompanied[edit]