theses

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There are currently 206 theses on horn and related brass topics available to IHS members through our lending library. Lin Foulk is the coordinator of the Thesis Lending Library and houses the theses at Western Michigan University. A deposit of $45.00 US is required for each thesis borrowed. Request can be made online, with the deposit made by credit card or PayPal.

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Donations* and new acquisitions for 2016 include

*Coreil, Kristine Mia. “A Study of the Pedagogical Practices, Styles, and Philosophies of American University Horn Professors.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1999.

*Morley, Stephen. “Articulation, Sound and the Improvising Horn Player.” Post Graduate Certificate of Research Preparation thesis, Macquarie University (Australia), 2012.

*Stonestreet, Robert James. “Historical Developments in Writing for Low Horn.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania (Australia), 2014.


International Horn Society Thesis Lending Library
Full Thesis Lending Library List (206 entries):

Abulnaga, Amr S. “Appropriate Choices of Horn Mouthpieces for Players of Varying Levels Based on the Technical Specifications and Design of the Three Principal Components: Rim, Bore, and Cup.” D.M.A. document, University of Alabama, 2007. ProQuest #ATT 3313698.

Anderson, John Drummond. “Brass Scoring Techniques in the Symphonies of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.” Ph.D. diss., George Peabody College for Teachers, 1960. UMI# 60-5858.

Astaiza, Andrey Mijail. “An Analysis and Discussion of Performance Practice Issues in Two Contemporary Compositions for Horn: György Ligeti’s Trio Für Violine, Horn Und Klavier (1982) and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Concert Ètude for Solo Horn (2000).” D.M.A. diss., University of California-Los Angeles, 2010. UMI# 3462865.

Atwell, Bruce. “History of the Natural Horn Quartet in Selected Works from the Symphonic Literature, Chamber Music, and Opera: from the Baroque to the Romantic Period.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1999.

Austin, Paul. "Contemporary Natural Horn Compositions: A Survey of Literature Composed between 1982 and 1992." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1994. UMI# 95-02549.

Baer, Douglas. “The Brass Trio: A Comparative Analysis of Works Published from 1924 to 1970.” Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 1970. UMI# 71-6959.

Baker, Sherry Holbrook. “In Memoriam: Nine Elegiac Works for Horn, 1943-2004.” D.M.A. document, University of Cincinnati, 2010. UMI #3398040.

Barford, David. “The Horn Concertos of Antonio Rosetti.” D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1980. UMI# 80-26450.

Beakes, Jennifer. “The Horn Parts in Handel’s Operas and Oratorios and the Horn Players who Performed in these Works.” D.M.A. dissertation, The City University of New York, 2007. UMI #3283169.

Beecher, Matthew A. "Defining Difficulty: Analysis of State Solo Repertoire Lists for the Horn." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006. ProQuest #AAT 3245587.

Bennett, Travis Andrew. "A horn player's guide: Using etudes, solos, and orchestral excerpts to address specific technical and musical challenges." D.M.A. thesis, University of Alabama, 2003. UMI# 3115036.

Betts, James. “A Comparison of Concepts of Horn Technique as Expressed in Selected Instructional Materials for Horn Dating from 1798 to 1960.” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1984. comprehensive UMI# 84-28309.

Billiet, Jeroen. “200 Years of Belgian Horn School? A Study of the Horn in Belgium, 1789-1960.” Laureate Programme diss., Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 2008.

Bjurstrom, Neil. “An Exploratory Investigation of Orthodontic Treatment as a Factor in the Selection and Performance of Brass Musical Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. UMI# 72-17540.

Bobo, Robert P. “Scoring for the Wagner Tuben by Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Richard Strauss.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Miami, 1971. UMI# 72-12901.

Boldin, James Edwin. “A Fully Annotated Selection of Excerpts, Historical Recordings, and Techniques Required for the Horn in the Standard Brass Quintet Repertoire.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.

Bonaparte-Extract, Darlene. “Franz Schubert’s Auf Dem Strom: A Farewell in Song.” M.M. project, California State University-Long Beach, 1999. UMI# 1396287.

Bonnell, Bruce M. "The Quintet for Horn, Violin, Two Violas and Cello, K. 407, by W.A. Mozart: Analytical Techniques and the Interpretation of the Work for the Natural Horn." D.M. thesis, Indiana University, 2003.

Bostley, Edward. “The Horn in the Music of Gustav Mahler.” D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1980. UMI# 81-07080.

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn E. "Chasing the Changes: A Survey of Selected Resources for Classical Horn Players interested in Jazz, including Transcriptions of three songs as performed by Willie Ruff." M.A. thesis, Florida Atlantic University, 2006. ProQuest #AAT 1432660.

Britton, Crystal Swepson, "'Songs of Tennyson' (1982), 'Life Cycles' (1988) and The Serenade Op. 31 (1943). A comparative analysis of compositional style and performance considerations (Benjamin Britten, England, David N. Baker, John Corina)." D.M.A. thesis, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004. UMI#3147903.

Brown, Patricia. “Complete balance: Balancing the horn within brass and wind quintets.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998. UMI# AAT 9825721.

Brown, Thomas. “Clarino Horn, Hunting Horn, and Hand Horn: Their Comparative Roles in the Classic Music of the 18th Century.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1978. UMI# 79-18786.

Burroughs, Mary. "An Annotated Bibliography of the Works for Horn, Voice and Piano from 1830-1850 with an Analysis of Selected Works from 1830-1986." D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1990. UMI# 90-26150

Calhoon, David. “The Horn Music of Alec Wilder: A Survey, with Analysis of his Sonata No. 1 for Horn and Piano.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992. UMI#9304142.

Chambers, Rebecca. “The Kenyan Influence in the [Horn] Music of Paul Basler.” DM treatise: Florida State University, 2013.

Chenoweth, Richard. "The Horn in Opera: A Study in Orchestration with a Focus on Selected Operas by Britten and Strauss." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1988. UMI# 88-22787.

Cheung, Anthony. “Ligeti’s Magic Horn: Parallel Universes of Tuning and Tradition in the Hamburg Concerto.” D.M.A. essay, Columbia University, 2010. UMI #3420770.

Cord, John. “Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: A Structural Analysis Identifying Historical Significance, Form and Implications for Performance.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2009. Proquest# 3399403.

Coreil, Kristine. “A Study of the Pedagogical Practices, Styles, and Philosophies of American University Horn Professors.” D.M.A. document, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1999. Proquest# 0800941

Corey, Charles. “Pitch and Harmony in György Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto and Syzygy for String Quartet [by Charles Corey].” Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh, 2011. UMI#3472016.

Craig, Genevieve Leigh. “James Chambers: His Life, Career, and Pedagogy.” D.M.A. document, University of Oklahoma, 2011. UMI # 3488274.

Criswell, James. "The Horn in Mixed-Media Compositions through 1991." D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1995. UMI# 95-39765.

Culbertson, Robert Merrill, Jr. "The Kopprasch Etudes for Horn." D.M.A. diss., University of Texas, 1990. UMI# 90-31762.

Cumming, Ashley. “From Hotels to Concert Halls: The Evolution of the North American Orchestra Horn Auditions.” D.M. doc., Indiana University, 2014.

Dauer, Robin L. “Three Works for Voice and French Horn with Accompaniment.” D.M.A. thesis, Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1994. UMI# 95-38259.

Demers, Peggy Anne. “A Study of Select Concert Works for Solo Alphorn.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993. UMI# 9407360.

Dodson, Rebecca Margaret. “A Descriptive Discography of Horn Music Based on the Curtiss Blake Collection.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1997. UMI# 98-03421.

Dressler, John Clay. "The Orchestral Horn Quartet in German Romantic Opera." D.M. diss., Indiana University, 1987. UMI# 95-34645.

Durday, James. “Music for the French Horn from the Late Romantic Period and the 20th Century” M.A. thesis, California State University-Long Beach, 1977. UMI# 13-10151.

Eckstrand, Jacqueline. “Concertino pour le Cor Chromatique (1857) by Johann Christoph Schuncke (1791-1857): A Performance Edition.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1998. UMI #9833396.

Edwards, Melissa Michele. “Mozart and the Horn: Aria No. 13 from ‘Mitridate, Re di Ponto’, K. 87.” D.M.A. thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995. UMI# 9531833.

Ehnes, Fred. “A Guide to the Archive of the IHS 1969–1977 at Alexander M. Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1982. UMI# 82-19443.

Eliason, Robert. “Brass Instrument Key and Valve Mechanisms made in America before 1875 with Special Reference to the D. S. Pillsbury Collection in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.” D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1968. UMI# 68.

Ericson, John Q. "The Development of Valved Horn Technique in Early 19th-Century Germany: A Survey of Performers and Works before 1850 with respect to the use of Crooks, Right-Hand Technique, Transposition, and Valves. D.M. diss., Indiana University, 1995.

Evenson, Pattee Edward. “A History of Brass Instruments, Their Usage, Music, and Performance Practices in Ensembles during the Baroque Era.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern California, 1960. UMI# 61-6282.

Falvey, Joseph. “An Equipment Guide to Performing Baroque Horn Music.” D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011. UMI #3456330.

Farnsley, Stephen H. “Gunther Schuller: His Influence on the French Horn.” D.A. thesis, Ball State University, 1985. UMI# 86-05932.

Fassler-Kerstetter, Jacqueline. “A comparative analysis of ‘Partita for Horn and Piano’ and ‘Sonata for Horn and Piano’ by Verne Reynolds.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Georgia, 2001. UMI# AAT 3025286.

Faust, Randall. “Three Original Concertpieces for Horn and Electronic Media, an Explanation of Techniques Used, and a Listing of Relevant Literature.” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1980. UMI# 81-14321.

Filkins, Joanne. "The Horn Music of Bernhard Heiden." D.M.A. diss., University of Kentucky, 1994. UMI# 95-21359.

Fladmoe, Gary. “The Contributions to Brass Instrument Manufacturing of Vincent Bach, Carl Geyer, and Renold Schilke.” Ed.D. diss., University of Illinois, 1975. UMI# 76-6760.

Flanigan, Glen Patrick. “An Investigation of the Effects of the Use of SmartMusic Software by Brass Players on Intonation and Rhythmic Accuracy.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky, 2008. UMI #3401785.

Fletcher, Seth David. “The Effect of Focal Task-Specific Embouchure Dystonia upon Brass Musicians: A Literature Review and Case Study.” D.M.A. dissertation, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2008. ProQuest #ATT 3307320.

Fonseca, Rinaldo de Melo. “Fernando Morais’ 20 Estudos Caracteristicos Brasileiros Para Trompa: A Performance Guide.” D.M.A. diss., University of Memphis, 2012.

Foulk, Lin. "Works for Horn and Piano by Female Composers: An Annotated Guide." D.M.A. essay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Freiberg, Aviram. "Issues of Form and Content in Richard Strauss' Tone Poems from the Perspective of the Horn parts." M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2005.

Fuller, Valerie S. "The players, performance practices, and traditions of the New York Philharmonic horn section since 1928." D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 2004. UMI#3147913.

Garrett, Joshua. “Brahms’ Horn Trio: Background and Analysis for Performers.” D.M.A. thesis, The Juilliard School, 1998.

Gates, Lori Susan. “The effects of ear training on beginning horn students: A qualitative case study design.” M.M.Ed. thesis, University of Louisville, 2001. UMI# 1405354.

George, Alexander Ritter. “Playing the Horn in Woodwind Quintet: A Pedagogical and Reference Guide.” D.M.A. document, University of Colorado, 2009.

Gilbert, Joel Gregory. “Telemann and Baroque Hand Horn Technique.” D.M.A. research paper, Arizona State University, 2014. UMI #3674057.

Gill, Jonathan B. “A Survey of the Solo and Chamber Works for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba by the Hungarian Composer Frigyes Hidas.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2013. UMI #3674057.

Glen, Nancy L. "A Study of Four Nineteenth-Century Horn Professors at the Paris Conservatory and their Methods. M.M. thesis, University of Northern Colorado, 1996. UMI# 13-81202.

Glencross, Laurie Anne. “An annotated bibliography of woodwind quintet music by Canadian composers.” Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 2000. UMI# AAT 9971749.

Goldman, Erica. “The Effect of Original and Electronically Altered Oboe, Clarinet, and French Horn Timbres on Absolute Pitch Judgements.” D.M.A. diss., University of Oregon, 1984. UMI# 84-22845.

Greene, Gary. “Richard Strauss: The Two Concertos for Horn and Orchestra.” M.M. thesis, Butler University, 1978. UMI# 13-12410.

Greene, Grady Joel, Jr. “Louis François Dauprat: His Life and Works.” D.D.E. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1970. UMI# 71-14526.

Greer, Robert. “The Effect of Timbre on Brass-Wind Intonation.” Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1969. UMI# 70-4090.

Gross, Steven Lee. "The Evolution and Nomenclature of Bach's Horn Parts." D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1994. UMI# 95-02596.

Hageman, Justin Edward. "The Horn: A Discussion of the Nationalistic Schools of Horn Performance and the Players and Composers who Influenced Them." D.M.A. diss., University of California - Los Angeles, 2005. UMI#3181759.

Hale, Thomas Z. “The Horn Sonatas of Alec Wilder froma Performer’s Point of View.” D.M.A treatise, University of Texas-Austin, 1988. UMI# 89-09774.

Hansen, Jeremy Christian. “A Creative Pedagogical Approach to Hindemith’s Music for Horn and Piano with Thirty Progressive Etudes.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 2009. Proquest #3356216. [2 copies]

Hanson, Wesley. “The Treatment of Brass Instruments in the Symphonies of Gustav Mahler.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1977. UMI# 77-8313.

Harcrow, Michael A. “Trios of Simon A. Sargon including Horn.” D.M.A. dissertation, University of North Texas, 2007. ProQuest #ATT 3300949.

Hart, Leslie J.B. “Improvisation in the Collegiate Horn Studio.” D.M.A. diss., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 2011. UMI #3486404.

Hasenkamp, Erin Martin. "Effects of surface finish on the tone quality of brass wind instruments." M.S. thesis, San Jose State University, 2004. UMI#1425504.

Heim, David Bruce. “Practical tuning, temperament, and conditioning for hornists and other wind instrumentalists: Understanding and attaining intonational flexibility in musical performance.” M.M. thesis, University of Tulsa, 1990. UMI# 1341845.

Herrick, Dennis. “An Investigation of the Frequency Modulations and Intensity Modulations of the Vibrato on Selected Brass Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., North Texas State University, 1983. UMI# 83-27038.

Hersey, Joanna Ross. "'Such unfeminine instruments': Women brass musicians in America before 1940." D.M.A. essay, University of Hartford, 2006. ProQuest#AAT 3214505.

Hiebert, Thomas. "The Horn in Early Eighteenth-Century Dresden: The Players and Their Repertory." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1989. UMI# 89-16424.

Hiigel, Lewis. “The Relationship of Syllables to Pitch and Tonguing in Brass Instrument Playing.” Ed.D. diss., University of California at Los Angeles, 1967. UMI# 68-3263.

Hilliard, Howard, “The History of Horn Playing in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1970.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 1999. UMI# 99-34665.

Hoover, David Edwin. "An investigation of student horn player preparation for repertoire-based performance and study." D.M.A. thesis, University of Southern California, 1994. UMI#9600988.

Hopper, Kathleen Kenyon. “A Performance Edition of Thirty Instructive and Melodic Exercises for French Horn by Vincenz Ranieri.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2007. Proquest #3259678.

Horn, Geoffrey Clark. “Dual ‘Urlinien’ in the Concerto Practice of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as Demonstrated in the Three Concerti in E-flat for Horn and Orchestra: K. 417, K. 447, and K. 495.” Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1989. UMI# 90-01642.

Horton, Cynthia. “The Identification of Idiomatic Writing for the Horn.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986. UMI# 86-05693.

House, Faxon Graham III. “York Bowen’s Works for Horn: A Performer’s Guide and Analysis.” D.M.A. doc., University of Nebraska, 2012.

Howe, Marvin. “A Critical Survey of Literature, Materials, Opinions, and Practices Related to Teaching the French Horn.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1966. UMI# 67-2633.

Hulett, Christopher M. "The effects of embouchure and breathing instruction on beginning brass students' performance." D.M.A. diss., Arizona State University, 2006. ProQuest #AAT 3210154.

Irvine, Gregory Boyd. “Arnold Jacobs’ pedagogical approach: Context and applications.” D.M. diss., Northwestern University, 2001. UMI# AAT 3030535.

Jackson, Catherine McClure. “A Study of Brass Quintet Literature appropriate for the First-Year Undergraduate Quintet.” D.M.A. essay, University of Iowa, 2004.

Jenkins, Ellie. "Women as Professional Horn Players in the United States, 1900-2005." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.

Johnson, Joseph David. “Etude Books for Horn Published from 1985 to 2011: An Annotated Guide.” D.M.A. research project, West Virginia University, 2012.

Johnson, Katie Marguerite. “Thoughtful Wanderings: A Study of the Collected Compositions of Douglas Hill.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.

Jones, William Lalverse. “The brass quintet: An historical and stylistic survey.” D.M.A. diss., University of Kentucky, 1998. UMI# 9906630.

Keays, James H. “An Investigation into the Origins of the Wagner Tuba.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1977. UMI# 78-4044.

Kenney, Nicholas A. “A Performer’s Guide to the Original Works for Solo Horn, Horn and Piano, Two Horns, and Two Horns and Piano by Paul Basler.” D.M.A. document, University of Nebraska, 2010. UMI #3398317.

Kilp, Brian. “A Discussion of Selected Works of Bernhard Krol featuring the Horn: Thoughts on Historical Lineage and Performance.” D.M.A. document, University of Arizona, 1998. UMI #99-06523.

Kim, JongKyun. “The Fundamental Unity in Brahms’s Horn Trio, Op. 40.” M.M. thesis, University of North Texas, 2007. ProQuest #ATT 1449425.

Koerselman, Herbert LeRoy. “An Annotated Bibliography of Brass Study Materials which Deal with Performance Problems Encountered in Contemporary Music.” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1976. UMI# 77-13153.

Kurtz, Saul. “A Study and Catalog of Ensemble Music for Woodwinds Alone or with Brass from c. 1700 to c. 1825.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. UMI# 72-8273.

Laing, Millard. “Anton Reicha’s Quintets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon.” Ed.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1952.

Landers, Harvey J., Jr. “The Horn in Selected Symphonies of Anton Bruckner.” Ph.D. diss., Texas Tech University, 1990. UMI#91-15348.

Lankford, Heather. “Lowell Shaw (b. 1930): His Musical Career and Contributions to Horn Ensemble Literature.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina, 2000. UMI#99-74032.

Lee, Melvin. “The Development of a Beginning Method of Transposition for the Orchestral Horn.” D.Mus.Ed. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1969. UMI# 69-17826.

Leverenz, Anna Marie. “The Debated Authenticity of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Concertos for Horn: An Historical and Theoretical Approach to Attribution.” D.M.A. document, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2010. UMI #3491252.

Levesque, Craig Robert. "Compositional resources for the modern valve horn (Hungary, Gyorgy Ligeti, Austria, Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, with Original composition." Ph.D. diss., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2005. UMI#3176196.

Lewis, Gail. "Benjamin Britten's Writing for Horn with Tenor Voice: Serenade Op. 31, 'The Heart of the Matter,' Nocturne Op. 60." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1995. UMI# 95-26717.

Ley, Ann Marie. "A Compendium of Pedagogical Approaches for the Advanced Horn Player." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1994.

Lindner, Richard. “A Cataloging Technique and a Computer-aided System for Retrieving Information about Brass music.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. UMI# 72-8281.

Liu, Yi-Hsin Cindy. "The Examination of the Appearance and Use of the French Horn in Film Scores from 1977 to 2004." D.M.A. document, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2005. UMI#3176740.

Luchsinger, Brenda Mae. “The Horn Quartets of Michael Kallstrom: A Performance Guide.” DMA document: University of Alabama, 2011.

Luedeke, Janiece. “Dame Ethel Smyth’s Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra: A Performance Guide for the Hornist.” D.M.A. monograph, Louisiana State University, 1998. UMI# 99-02649.

Luker, Susan Renee. “The Horn Works of Frederic Goossen.” D.M.A. Thesis, University of Alabama, 1999. UMI# 9949386.

Lundeen, Douglas. “The Natural Horn in the Orchestra; Compositions Combining Horns in Different Keys: A History.” D.M.A. diss., University of Cincinnati, 1998. UMI# 98-33731.

Maltese, Casey Natale. “A Performance Guide of Selected Works for Horn and Mallet Percussion.” D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011. UMI #3456349.

Manfredi, Guglielmo. “Perspectives on Auditioning: An Examination of Professional Horn Players on Auditioning.” D.M.A. essay, University of Miami, 2011. UMI # 3491146.

Matosinhos, Ricardo. “Bibliografia Selecionada e Anotada de Estudos para Trompa Publicados entre 1950 e 2011.” Diss: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2012. [in Portuguese]

McBeth, Amy Jo. "A Discography of 78 rpm era Recordings of the Horn in Solo and Chamber Literature with Commentary." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1996.

McBeth, Amy Jo. "Jacques-François Gallay: A Study of his Life and Selected Works for Accompanied Horn." D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 2005.

McCullough, David Meadows. “Performance and Sylistic Aspects of Horn Quartets by Hindemith, Tippett, Bozza, Heiden, and Reynolds.” D.M.A. diss., University of Georgia. UMI# 91-07212.

McLaughlin, Brian James. “American Horn Making in the Twentieth Century.” D.M.A. Essay, University of Iowa, 1998.

Meyer, Charles Philip. “Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (original composition).” D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1978. UMI# 79-02840.

Millar, Michael W. “Los Angeles Studio Brass Players.” D.M.A. project, Claremont Graduate University, 1999. UMI#99-32573.

Miller, Brett Edward. “45 Concert Studies on the Themes of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 2007. Proquest # 3260376.

Miller, James. “The Life and Works of Jan Vaclav Stich (Giovanni Punto); a Check-list of 18th century Horn Concertos and Players; an Edition for Study and Performance of the Concerto No. VI in E-flat by Giovanni Punto.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1962. UMI# 62-4986.

Misner, Michael Shawn. “A historical and analytical discussion of Reinhold Gliere’s Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 91.” D.M.A. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 2001. UMI# AAT 3008247.

Moody, Gary Edwin. "A Practical Method for the Teaching of Intonation." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1995. UMI# 95-42101.

Morley, Stephen. “Articulation, Sound and the Improvising Horn Player.” Post Graduate Certificate of Research Preparation (Arts) at Macquarie University, 2012.

Nelson, Mark. “The Brass Parables of Vincent Persichetti.” D.M.A. diss., Arizona State University, 1985. UMI# 85-14323.

Norman, Lisa. “An Integrated Approach to the Analysis of Eighteenth-Century Horns.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2013.

O’Connor, Edward. “A Recital and a Study of Paul Hindemith’s Style in his Compositions for Solo French Horn.” Ed.D., Columbia University, 1967. UMI# 67-12700.

Ohlsson, Eric. “The Quintets for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.” D.M.A. diss., Ohio State University, 1980. UMI# 81-00098.

Oliver, Alise. "A Study of Selected Treatments of Performance Anxiety with a Survey of Performance Anxiety among Participants of the 1994 International Horn Symposium." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1997. UMI# 97-31900.

Oosting, Stephen. “Text-Music Relationships in Benjamin Britten’s ‘Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.’” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1985. UMI# 85-13630.

Ormsby, Verle Alvin, Jr. “John Jacob Graas, Jr.: Jazz Horn Performer, Jazz Composer, and Arranger.” D.A. thesis, Ball State University, 1988. UMI# 89-14102.

Otero, Erica Yvonne. “Beginning horn method book based on the music learning theory of Edwin E. Gordon.” D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2001. UMI# 3036623.

Peersen, Hild Breien. "Franz Berwald's Quartet for Piano and Winds: Its historical, stylistic, and social context." D.M.A. diss., Ohio State University, 2005. ProQuest #AAT 3160149.

Pherigo, Johnny Lee. "A Critical Survey of Materials and Practices Related to Teaching the Horn, 1965-1985." D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1986. UMI# 87-01590.

Pierce, Denise Lyn Root. “To Artistic Horn Playing: Perfect Legato, Beautiful Sound, Agility, and Musical Expression.” D.M.A. doc., University of Arizona, 2013.

Piersol, Jon Ross. “The Oettingen-Wallerstein Hofkappelle and its Wind Music.” 2 vols. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. UMI#73-13583.

Pinkow, David. “A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Music for Horn and Piano with Analyses of Representative Works.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1983. UMI# 84-29928.

Pritchett, Kathleen. “The Career and Legacy of Hornist Joseph Eger: His Solo Career, Recordings, and Arrangements.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2008. Proquest # 3326819.

Rathke, Donna Rager. “Chamber Music for Piano-Wind Quintet (oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano): A Survey.” D.M.A. Thesis, University of Kentucky, 2003. UMI# 3078404.

Reed, David. “Victor Ewald and the Russian Chamber Brass School.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1979. UMI# 80-05141.

Rekward, Susan J. “The Horn at the Paris Conservatoire and its Morceaux de Concours to 1996.” M.A. thesis, University of North Texas, 1997. UMI# 13-86000.

Rhoades, Constance Annette. “An Annotated Bibliography of Original Compositions for Clarinet and One Brass Instrument with an in-depth look at three compositions for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano” (Reinecke, Rochberg, Schuller). D.M.A. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1996. UMI# 9623677.

Richards, Patrick James. “A Pedagogical Guide and Argument for Using the Harmonic Series in Teaching Beginning and Intermediate Level Horn Students.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012.

Robbins, Daren. "Orchestral horn excerpts: A collection of excerpts as they appear in the original parts and performed in context by various orchestras." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Roberts, Richard Lee. “Alec Wilder: Critical Editions of Unpublished Chamber Music for Multiple Horns.” D.M.A. diss., University of Maryland, 1999. UMI#99-57110.

Robinson, Margaret Ann. “The History, Use, and Influence of Cor Mixte .” D.M.A. thesis, Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1998. UMI# 99-05359.

Roche-Wallace, Catherine. “The Six Solo Horn Concerti from the ‘Blutezeit’ of the Oettingen-Wallerstein ‘Hofkapelle’.” D.M.A. diss., University of Memphis, 1997. UMI# 98-07176.

Rooney, Kimberly D. “Compositional Trends in Solo Horn Works by Horn Performers (1970-2005): A Survey and Catalog.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Cincinnati, 2008. ProQuest #ATT 3327181.

Rosenkilde, Bernadine. “The Vienna Horn and the Wiener Waldhornverein in Viennese Music.” M.A. Thesis, California State University-Hayward, 1989. (available in German or English)

Russell, Scott. "The History and Pedagogy of Jacques-François Gallay's Non-Measured Preludes for Horn, op. 27, nos. 21-40." D.A. diss., Ball State University, 2004.

Rutan, Harold. “An Annotated Bibliography of Written Material Pertinent to the Performance of Brass and Percussion Chamber Music.” Ed.D. diss., University of Illinois, 1960. UMI# 61-196.

Sacchi, Leo. “Studies on the Natural Horn.” M.M. thesis, University of Houston, 1968. UMI# M-1591.

Salemson, Steve. “Tooting his own Horn: The Life of Lucien Thevet in Social Context.” M.A. project, Duke University, 1997.

Salisbury, Linda J. “Twelve Jazz Standards and Improvisations Transcribed and Adapted for Horn.” DMA diss: University of North Texas, 2011.

Sanders, Jocelyn Black. “Horn Duos in the Baroque and Classical Periods with an Emphasis on the Chamber Music of Ludwig van Beethoven.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993. UMI# 9320926.

Schaffer, William Robert. “Quartet #4 by Johann David Schwegler: A Performance Edition.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1997. UMI# 9730019.

Scharnberg, William. “Performance Editions of Four Works for Horn Selected from the Manuscript ‘Katalog Wenster Litteratur I/1-17b.’” D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1977. UMI# 77-28532.

Schaughency, Steven. "The Original Jazz Compositions of Julius Watkins." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 1994.v Schumacher, John. “An Analytical Study of published Unaccompanied Solo Literature for Brass Instruments: 1950-1970.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1976. UMI# 77-2497.

Schouten, Sarah. “An Annotated Guide and Interactive Database for Solo Horn Repertoire.” D.M.A. treatise, Florida State University, 2012.

Schumacher, John. “An Analytical Study of published Unaccompanied Solo Literature for Brass Instruments: 1950-1970.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1976. UMI# 77-2497.

Seiffert, Stephen Lyons. “Johannes Brahms and the French Horn.” D.M.A. thesis, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1968.

Shaffer, Rebecca Boehm. "A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Horn Ensemble Music." D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2004. UMI#3158424.

Shannon, Jacqueline Faissal. “Establishing paper-types for manuscript dating purposes: Filigranology, rastrology and their application to ‘HR III 4 1/2 2 427’ and other manuscripts from the Oettingen-Wallerstein Music Collection.” D.M.A. diss., University of Washington, 2000. UMI# AAT 9983545.

Shoemaker, John. “A Selected and Annotated Listing of 20th century Ensembles Published for Three or More Heterogeneous Brass Instruments.” Ed.D. diss., Washington University, 1968. UMI# 69-9009.

Sholtis, Jennifer Ratchford. "Proven Methods for Developing a Successful Beginning Horn Player." D.M.A. essay, University of Iowa, 2005.

Slocumb, Brandon Scott. “Causes, Effects, and Solutions to Performance-Related Anxiety: Suggestions for the Teaching of Brass Players.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2009. Proquest #3355980.

Smith, Charles. “Thea Musgrave’s Horn Concerto.” M.M. thesis, Michigan State University, 1980. UMI# 13-15035.

Smith, John Robert, “Changes in the Musical Treatment of the Brass in 19th century Symphonic and Operatic Composition.” D.M.A. diss., University of Texas-Austin, 1974. UMI# 75-4304.

Smith, Karen Robertson. “An annotated bibliography of works for unaccompanied horn, 1975-1995. D.M.A. diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998. UMI# AAT 9918053.

Smith, Nicholas. “The Horn Mute: An Acoustical and Historical Study.” D.M.A. diss., University of Rochester (Eastman School), 1980. UMI# 80-19070.

Smith, Patrick Gregory. "Julius Watkins and the evolution of the jazz French horn genre." Ph.D. diss., University of Florida, 2005. ProQuest #AAT 3204487.

Snedeker, Jeffrey L. "Joseph Meifred's 'Method pour le Cor Chromatique ou à Pistons' and Early Valved Horn Performance and Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century France." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991. UMI# 92-11644.

Sorenson, Randall, “Original Repertoire for the American Brass Quintet, 1962-1987: A Guide for Performers and Composers.” D.A. diss., Ball State University, 1998. UMI# 98-25886.

Spence, Marcia. “Carl Nielsen’s Quintet for Winds, Op. 43: A Critical Edition (Lecture Recital).” D.M.A. thesis, University of North Texas, 1995. UMI# 96-12627.

Spinola, Stanley J. “An Oral History of the Horn in Jazz.” DMA essay: Univ. of Miami, 2013.

Stark, Nathan. “Approaches for Improving Accuracy on the Horn: A Survey Project.” D.M.A. research paper, Arizona State University, 2009. Proquest# 3391970.

Starrett, Megan Jane. “The Role of the Horn in Band Music.” M.M. Thesis (musicology), University of Kansas, 2009. Proquest #1467786.

Stevens, Melissa A. "Marcel Tabuteau. Pedagogical concepts and practices for teaching musical expressiveness: An oral history." D.M.A. thesis, Ohio State University, 1999. UMI#9931680.

Stevens, Paul William. "Bowings for brass: A visualization tool for horn players." D.M.A. diss., University of California-Los Angeles, 2000. UMI#9961663.

Stonestreet, Robert James. “Historical Developments in Writing for Low Horn.” Ph.D. diss., University of Tasmania, 2014.

Street, Rhonda Elaine. "Chamber wind transcriptions of selected eighteenth-century Horn Concerti based on an analysis of period wind scoring techniques" [Vivaldi, Telemann, J. Haydn, M. Haydn]. D.A. diss., University of Northern Colorado, 2006. ProQuest #AAT 3220819.

Suchodolski, Heather Blase. “Douglas Campbell: American Horn Pedagogue and Performer.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2014. UMI #3691204.

Swift, Arthur. “Twentieth-century Brass Ensemble Music: A Survey with Analysis of Representative Composers.” Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1969. UMI# 70-4428.

Taylor, Robert. “A Study of the Concepts of Breathing as Presented in Literature Dealing with Tone Production for Orchestral Brass-Wind Instruments.” Ed.D. diss., Columbia University, 1968. UMI# 69-678.

Thayer, Heather Leweise. “Helen Kotas (1916-2000): A Female Pioneer in Major US Orchestras.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2011. UMI #3486513.

Thelander, Kristin Pederson. "The Solo Horn Writing of Carl Oestreich (1800-1840) and Critical Editions of Three Works for Horn and Orchestra." D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987. UMI# 87-11053.

Thompson, Timothy. “Extended Techniques for the Horn: An Historical Overview with Practical Performance Applications.” D.M.A. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1997. UMI# 98-10601.

Thompson, Virginia. “A Comprehensive Performance Project in Horn Literature with an Essay Consisting of a Comparison of Selected Writings on Melodic Interpretation.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1987. UMI# 87-21466.

Tung, Margaret. “Dale Clevenger: Performer and Teacher.” D.M.A. document, The Ohio State University, 2009. Proquest# 3393277.

Tunnell, Michael. “Selected Trumpet Excerpts from Brass Quintets by Ingolf Dahl, Gunther Schuller, Alvin Etler, and Jan Bach; and a Bibliography of Brass Quintets written by American Composers from 1938 to 1980.” D.M.A. diss., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982. UMI# 83-11085.

Ulmer, Marissa L. “Bibliography of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Chamber Works for Voice, Horn, and Piano with Selected Annotations.” D.M.A. dissertation, West Virginia University, 2006.

Van Ess, Donald. “The Stylistic Evolution of the English Brass Ensemble.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 1963. UMI# 63-6645.

Van Norman, Clarendon. “The French Horn: Its Use and Development in Musical Literature.” Ed.D. diss., Columbia University, 1965. UMI# 65-11714.

Walshe, Robert. The horn and Richard Strauss: Selected aspects of the horn concertos; the influence of the natural horn. D.M. diss., Fairfax University, 1988. UMI# LD01315.

Watkins, David Hugh. “Teaching Baroque Style Characteristics through Solo Literature for the Horn.” D.M.thesis, Indiana University, 1985.

Whaley, David. “The Microtonal Capability of the Horn.” D.M.A. diss., University of Illinois, 1975. UMI# 76-7010.

Wilson, Cecil. “Berlioz’ Use of Brass Instruments.” Ph.D. diss., Case Western Reserve University, 1971. UMI# 71-22867.

Woods, Tiffany Blake. “A Preparation Guide to Horn Excerpts from the Concert Band Literature.” D.M.A. diss.,

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009. UMI #3393182.

Worley, Justin Kendall. “An Annotated Bibliography of Music for Horn, Tuba and Piano.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2014. UMI #3673076.

Wright, Derek Justin. “Songs of Mendelssohn and Schubert Transcribed by Friedrich Gumpert: A New Edition and Recording.” D.M.A. paper, Arizona State University, 2010. UMI #3410568.

Yeh, Guan-Lin. “Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat Major Attributed to Joseph Haydn: A New Arrangement for Wind Ensemble.” D.M.A. research project, University of Arizona, 2011.


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