Duration: 4:50 Minutes
Instrumentation: 225 horns, also a version for 12 horns
Solo instruments: French Horn
Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music GmbH, Fassung für 12 Hörner, 2010
Introduction: The work was created for the GEBR. ALEXANDER film jubilee
Additional remarks: Information from Schott Music publishers 8/2007 Schneider composed Cornissimo for the 225th anniversary of the internationally known company Gebr. Alexander in Mainz who have specialised in the making of brass instruments. Accordingly, the world premiere took place with 225 horns under the open sky. In the 12-part score, the composer first works with soft sound surfaces which are gradually replaced by fanfares and signals, and at the end culminate in a hymn. Enjott Schneider studied music and German studies and is professor of music theory and film composition in Munich. His extensive activities as composer, performer, music writer and lecturer make him a versatile figure of the musical world.
World premiere: 09.01.2007, Stadtpark Mainz
Performers at world premiere: International Horn ensemble, conducted by Prof. Michael Höltzel