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Redd, Jordan. "A PERFORMER’S GUIDE TO THE UNACCOMPANIED HORN, SOLO HORN AND FIXED MEDIA, AND HORN AND PIANO WORKS OF JAMES NAIGUS." 2021.
The horn music of James Naigus is widely known in the horn community. Naigus’ ties to prolific horn composers Paul Basler and Jeff Agrell has placed him next in line to etch his name in horn history. James’ idiomatic melody and harmony has gained popularity at a rapid pace over the past ten years. The accessibility of his music for players of all ages has led to many commissions and performances of his work all over the world.
This writing summarizes the unaccompanied horn, solo horn and fixed media, and horn and piano works of James Naigus. Inside, the reader will find historical information on each piece along with other programming information. This document provides the horn range of each work as well as the difficulty level of each piece. The writing also discusses extended technique as well as pedagogical aspects of playing each work listed. Countless interviews were conducted with Naigus via zoom and email.
Advisor: Alan F. Mattingly