The first edition of this book (published in 1962) quickly established itself as a classic guide to all aspects of horn-playing, with chapters on tone-production, exercises, legato and staccato playing, and the art of practicing . For this new edition the author has greatly enlarged the repertoire list, which gives details of over 1,000 pieces from the solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires which include one or more horns. The author draws attention to key works in each genre. There are also a number of corrections and up-datings throughout the text and a new preface outlining recent developments in the horn world. Gunther Schuller is an American composer, conductor, educator, jazz critic, and horn virtuoso. - the publisher.