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While I think purchasing a copy is a better idea in the long run, the IMSLP edition is definitely suitable if you need something quick, or you want to look and see what the Kopprasch etudes are all about. Here is Kopprasch Without good tonguing, the slurs especially upwards will be much more difficult and labored and the repeated tongued note in the middle of each 16th-note group will sound more like a tie than a rearticulation.

This is mostly arpeggios going up, and scales going down. There are only a couple of accidentals, so this mainly focuses and scales and arpeggios in the key of C. These dynamics are relatively nuanced for Kopprasch. Although there are only two main dynamics, there are quite a lot of written crescendo and diminuendo. Technical Tips For the repeated notes: In order to get used to the strength of articulation necessary on the repeated note, practice the 16th note patterns very slowly, and with a short or clipped second and fourth note i.

While not a good habit to get into especially if you are trying to speed it up , this shorter note will enable you to hear and evaluate the quality of your articulation a little more easily. Once you are aware of the feel and sound of the good articulation, then play the 2nd and 4th 16ths at their written length. Play just the first and second notes i.

This is an example of some of the nicer editorial marks in the print versions of these etudes!


60 Etudes for High-Horn, Op.5 (Kopprasch, Georg)

Back in my article on the history of the Kopprasch etudes was published in The Horn Call , and a version of it has been online since then in Horn Articles Online in the section on the early valved horn , split into two parts. In short, these etudes were first published in or 33 in versions for high and low horn , and the version we most commonly use today is a heavily edited version of the low horn etudes from , which is itself a reworking of an edition from the s. A very long post is possible to talk out the whole big topic of copyright and laws in different countries I give it a brief try in this post but this edition is certainly in the public domain everywhere. You would not want to take this version into a lesson with your teacher but this an interesting edition to look over, it shows if nothing else just how heavily edited the modern version is, as the above musical example shows. The page with the Kopprasch downloads is here. The Op. I first saw these reprinted in the D.


Georg Kopprasch

Georg Kopprasch c. From a musical family, Kopprasch was the son of composer Wilhem Kopprasch c. By Kopprasch had returned to Dessau and played second horn in the court orchestra, where he likely spent the remainder of his career. Kopprasch wrote two sets of sixty etudes for horn, opus 5 for high horn and 6 for low horn, however only opus 6 low horn gained wide popularity, and is still published today—typically in two books of thirty each. Some early publications incorrectly attribute "C" Kopprasch. These etudes have also been transcribed for other brass instruments, such as tuba and trombone.


Kopprasch #8 from 60 Low Horn Etudes, Op. 6



60 Etudes for Low-Horn, Op.6 (Kopprasch, Georg)


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