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


Here you will find printable 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.


RECENT UPDATES: For those preparing for the April 3rd Minnesota Opera Principal Horn audition, the Preludio excerpt from Verdi's  Il Trovatore is now on the site. 


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.