Stellwagen Bank Solo for French Horn and Piano
Stellwagen Bank is a solo for French Horn and Piano from the collection Scenes from the Cape. This collection is dedicated to my brother, Jerry Nelson, who was a musician and puppeteer with the Muppets.
This MRNS Music Digital Download will include the Intermediate and Advanced French Horn and Piano parts, a brief description of the solo, SmartMusic accompaniment files, and MP3 accompaniment files.
Audio recordings are available on the MRNS Music Channel on YouTube.
Stellwagen Bank is a National Marine Sanctuary that is just above Provincetown at the mouth of the Massachusetts Bay. This piece was inspired by a whale watching trip there. An advanced and an intermediate version of this solo is included with the download. The Intermediate version is in the key of Concert Bb (the same key as most of the other instruments.) This would be a great solo to play for students who need to work on their lower register. The advanced version is in the key of Concert F and plays up to a 4th line D. Note the optional lower notes at the end of this version.