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Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn (from Schantl) by Max Pottag, pub. Alfred


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Selected from the famous SCHANTL collection, these intermediate-level studies cover every facet of soloistic style.  Every possible tempo and type of articulation is represented, giving the student every opportunity to prepare for the varied demands of the standard solo literature.

40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.EL00082).

"This is a great publication for the moderately advanced student–melodic, short, with some challenges.
I remember being puzzled by the line on the cover where it states they are “Selected from the Famous SCHANTL Collection.” Famous SCHANTL collection?
In my Doctoral research I did actually sort out the source. The etudes are by the Viennese hornist Josef Schantl (1842-1902) and were published in volume III of his four volume Grosse theoritisch-praktisch Horn-Schule (Heilbronn: C. F. Schmidt, 1903). Milan Yancich reprinted volume III as '120 Melodic Pieces Without Accompaniment'. He also reprinted volume I as 'Etudes for the Natural Horn',  volume II as 'Grand Theoretical and Practical Method for the Valve Horn', and vol. IV as 'Kopprasch, 90 Etudes'.
The 98 etudes selected (out of 120) by Pottag from Schantl volume III remain a great, practical collection. For those interested in seeing the original publication I do recommend the Yancich version, but for modern teaching purposes I would recommend the Pottag version as a great, practical publication.
Pottag selected just 98 melodies from the original Schantl collection of 120 melodies.   These etudes were published posthumously. I like to think these were favorites of his students, and these wonderful etudes clearly reflect his expertise and experience as a teacher."
     --  John Ericson  ( , 2009)

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