Welcome to Beyond the Short Call, a collection of opera excerpts compiled from American horn opera audition lists.


Here you will find excerpts from actual horn opera parts along with streaming sound clips. Various recordings are included for each excerpt to help show the range of tempi and stylistic interpretations that can occur in operatic performances.


Check out the Horn Notes Podcast, Ep. 20 (also available on Apple Podcasts) for a discussion about Beyond the Short Call.  


Disclaimer: This non-profit website is intended for educational purposes only. These short excerpts of the larger operatic works are therefore presented here in accordance with Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law, and fall under the category of "fair use." For more information regarding fair use, click here.