All of the following recordings are from live performances ranging from Sept. 2016–April 12, 2017.
Canto XI is one of 21 works that Samuel Adler composed for solo instruments. This canto is written “with a slight apology to Richard Strauss,” because of the many references Adler makes to thematic material from Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche in the piece. Here is part one of Canto XI; November 22, 2016. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn
Christoph Nils Thompson, composer and professor of music at Ball State University wrote this delightful Sonata for Horn and Piano. The first movement “Moderato” is heavily influenced by jazz; November 22, 2016. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn and Jiung Yoon, piano
Christoph Nils Thompson, composer and professor of music at Ball State University wrote this delightful Sonata for Horn and Piano. The third movement “Evocation” (heard here in an excerpt from the development section through the end of the movement) incorporates elements of tango, ragtime, and latin jazz; November 22, 2016. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn and Jiung Yoon, piano
Carl Gottlieb Reissiger was a prolific composer, but because he was a contemporary of Beethoven and Schubert, his is not a familiar name in most circles. Here is an excerpt from his four movement song cycle for horn, soprano, and piano Vier Gesänge, op. 117, Mvt. I, Hornesruf; April 2, 2017. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn, Katherine Rohrer, soprano, and Jiung Yoon, piano
Fanfare and Three Masquerades for Solo Horn and Wind Nonet by Malcolm Forsyth is a delightful piece that deserves to be much more well known. Here is the second Masquerade, an homage to Russian composer Nikolai Miaskovsky, and incorporates themes from his cello concerto; April 2, 2017. Jenna McBride-Harris, solo horn, Matthew King, conductor, Katie Kuvin and Clay Hammond, flutes; Kelli Lawrence and Hilary Hobbs, oboes; Evan Lynch and Sarah Korneisel, clarinets; William Kovaleski, horn; Emily Patronik and Evan Copeland, bassoons
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade in Eb, K. 375; September 28, 2016. Live Stream of The Ohio State University Wind Symphony concert. Jenna McBride-Harris, principal horn. Mvt. I Allegro maestoso begins at 0:59, Mvt. II Menuetto begins at 9:17, Mvt. III Adagio begins at 14:24, Mvt. IV Menuetto begins at 20:54 and Mvt. V Allego begins at 24:04.