Small_nws_excemption3 Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Short call)

Orchestral Excerpts | William VerMeulen, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Solo calls for a lot of energy 00h:00m:55s
Bt_movie_not_in_use First phrase goes to the last note 00h:02m:26s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Move through the successive groups of threes 00h:04m:26s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Vocalizing helps understand interpretation and saves the chops 00h:04m:48s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Difficulty of the last call. High and quick 00h:05m:57s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Follow the path as if you were buzzing rather than articulating each note 00h:06m:14s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Cutoff should be deliberate, proud 00h:08m:42s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Don't be in a rush to start the third call. Start it slightly softer 00h:10m:23s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Careful not to do too much accelerando 00h:10m:45s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Practice with small accents at key points 00h:11m:21s
Bt_movie_not_in_use End strong. Don't be afraid to hold the note a little longer than printed 00h:13m:12s

William VerMeulen, Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony, works with Matthew Eckenhoff on the short call from Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner

French Horn

Recorded Date: 08-12-2014


William VerMeulen
French Horn

William VerMeulen has been Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony since 1990. In addition, he has performed as guest Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He previously played with the orchestras of Chicago, Columbus, Honolulu, and Kansas City. Mr. VerMeulen maintains a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician with recent engagements in New York, Spain, Israel, Poland, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Idaho, Orcas Island, Virginia, Washington, and Texas. Mr. VerMeulen has participated as a performer and on faculty with numerous music festivals and chamber music presenters including: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Aspen, Music@Menlo , DaCamera and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mr. VerMeulen is Professor of Horn at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Mr. VerMeulen received his training from Dale Clevenger at Northwestern University and at the Interlochen Arts Academy and performs on horns, handcrafted and custom made by Keith Berg of Canada and Engelbert Schmid of Germany. He is Founder and President of VerMeulen Music, L.L.C., which offers music and products for horn players worldwide.