Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns - Romances for Horn and Piano composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Dominik Rahmer. For Horn, Piano Accompaniment. Henle Music Folios. Softcover. 32 pages. G. Henle #HN1167. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481167).
Camille Saint-Saëns composed his two Romances for Horn for two of the most respected French horn players of the time: Opus 67 in E major from 1866 is dedicated to Henri Chaussier; Opus 36 in F major from 1874 was written for Henri Garigue. Despite the illustrious recipients, they are not virtuosic showpieces but - as the term Romance suggests - short “Songs without words” that fully savor the typical romantic sound of the horn. Alongside the orchestral version, Saint-Saëns also prepared a piano accompaniment for chamber music performances. Due to the fact that they are not overly technically demanding the Romances are also suitable for advanced students.