Check out my video (below) from a Guest Artist recital presented at St. Olaf College in October 2018.
Guest Artist Recital St. Olaf College October 2, 2018 Jenna McBride-Harris, horn Casey Rafn, piano Karen Baumgartner, flute
- Four Characteristic Studies for Horn — Herman Jeurissen [0:00-8:43]
- Canto Serioso — Carl Nielsen [9:45-15:55]
- Hunter’s Moon — Gilbert Vinter [17:30-23:41]
- Romp — Jeffrey Agrell [23:55-26:40]
- Sonata for Horn and Piano — Christoph Nils Thompson [ 28:06-45:00]
- Four Two-Bit Contraptions — Jan Bach [47:00-56:39]
Here are some recordings of live solo, chamber, and full ensemble performances during my tenure at The Ohio State University (2014-spring 2017)
Those recordings before September 2016 were performed on my Lawson Classical Lite horn, while all recordings from September 2016 and onward were performed on my Lukas horn (built December 2015). Enjoy!
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
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
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 incorporates elements of tango, ragtime, and latin jazz. November 22, 2016. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn 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, 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
For my penultimate DMA recital, I commissioned fellow OSU student, Zachary Koors to write a piece for horn and accordion. Let this be Recorded is the sea-shanty like product of his musical imagination. Let this be Recorded; November 22, 2016. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn, Mark Rubinstein, accordion
Trygve Madsen’s Sonata for Horn and Piano, op. 24, Mvt. I, Allegro; April 12, 2015. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn and Jiung Yoon, piano
Gilbert Vinter’s Hunter’s Moon; November 7, 2015. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn and Jiung Yoon, piano
Sigurd Berge’s Horn Lokk; April 12, 2015. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn.
Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31, Mvt. V, “Dirge”; November 7, 2015. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn, Benjamin Bunsold, tenor, and Jiung Yoon, piano. Horn Entrance at 1:53
David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4; December 2, 2014. The Ohio State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Russel Mikkelson. Jenna McBride-Harris, principal horn. Horn solos at 0:00-1:03, 7:08-7:30 and 15:36-16:04
Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Mvt. I Prelude; October 19, 2014. J plays H duo recital at Asbury Church in Delaware, Ohio. Jenna McBride-Harris, horn and James Predovich, harp.
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.