Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire (for solo horn). Olivier Messiaen – Appel Interstellaire (for solo horn) by eseabra_3 in Topics and sheet music messiaen appel interstellaire solo horn. Performed by french horn player Stefan Dohr as an encore following his concerto performance of Strauss’s Horn Concerto No 1 with the.
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My highly subjective advice follows:. Use whatever tool s you can to feel comfortable with the harmonies.
Whatever else you decide for interpretation, this will have the biggest impact on your audience. The score is available for purchase, but the horn part is non-transposed i.
Consider writing out a transposition for yourself—by hand. As others have noted, translate the French instructions! Allow for the space implied by a long silence! Brash, wide open, and so far as you can retain control of the notes very loud and perhaps even with a wide vibrato, like this:. If you are going to play fully stopped which is both safer and more conventionalI think it should be soft enough that you avoid any of the edge or rasp that full-stopping can give.
That said, consider learning to play it half-stopped! Messiaen showcases an incredibly wide range of colors that we can produce on the horn in this short piece, and half-stopping produces a interstellaiire echo effect than fully stopping.
MESSIAEN: Appel Interstellaire, from Des Canyons aux Étoiles
I personally interpret the squiggly line as a suggested contour, not as permission for whatever noises a performer might wish to produce. As others have suggested, do listen to as many recordings as you can. There are some that bother me deeply most typically by abusing the things I mention above. It is a heartfelt piece requiring patience, contemplation, wisdom, and compassion. Please feel free to share this—in whole, in part, or revised—but please credit me if you do.
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Advice on Messiaen’s Appel Interstellaire | Josiah Boothby
We should be able to work something out! Your email address will not be published. Menu Skip to content. My highly subjective advice follows: Brash, wide open, and so far as you can retain control of the notes appell loud and perhaps even with a wide vibrato, like this: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.