During the months of September and October, I want to challenge you to create a song transcription for horn. Classical, popular, folk . . . it doesn’t matter. The only rule is that the song must either be in the public domain or you have the rights to arrange and publish the song.

Transcribing a song is more than just transposing the pitches. I urge you to think of the phrasing and articulation created by the words in your song. How will you notate this in your transcription?

I look forward to your submissions! Please include the original song with the text when you send your transcription.

Please send submissions in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Horn Tunes.”

Anna Leverenz
Horn Tunes Editor