The Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund

This program provides partial funding to IHS members who wish to commission new compositions for the horn. This fund was established in 1989 and has assisted in the composition of more than fifty new works for the horn. Perhaps the most frequently performed of these new works is Canciones (2004) for horn and piano by Paul Basler, but commissions have been supported for a wide variety of chamber music ensembles involving the horn.

Meir Rimon (1946-1991) was Principal Horn of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and served three terms as Vice-President of the International Horn Society. In memory of our esteemed colleague who had a positive effect on many performers, composers, and audiences around the world, the fund was renamed in his honor in 1992. For more information on Meir Rimon please see articles in the April, 1991 and April, 1992 issues of The Horn Call.

All IHS members are invited to submit the name of a specific composer with whom you are collaborating on the creation of a new work featuring horn. For more information about the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund, contact:

Dr. John Ericson
Chair, IHS Commissioning Assistance Program
School of Music
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405 US

NOTE: Previous Rimon award recipients may not enter that piece in the IHS Composition Contest.

Major Commissions

Since 1989 the IHS has set aside funds annually toward commissions of major horn works by international composers of the first rank. In 1999, the first commission of this type was completed, resulting in Beyond Autumn: Poem for Horn and Orchestra, by Joseph Schwantner.