Tough Love (for French Horn & Fixed Media) [Sheet Music]


Physical copy of the sheet music mailed to you, plus download of the Fixed Media accompaniment tracks

Composer: Marcus Norris

Year: 2024

Instrumentation: French Horn & Fixed Media

Duration: 4 minutes


Physical copy of the sheet music mailed to you, plus download of the digital fixed media track(s).

About the Work:

Tough Love is inspired by making mistakes, but not beating yourself up about it. It’s inspired by stumbling on your walk with love, but not throwing in the towel despite that. It’s optimistic in a strange kind of way.
The piece was commissioned and premiered by Aliyah Danielle in 2024. Aliyah tasked me with showing off the versality of the horn, so within the short piece I tried to showcase some of the elements that make me love the instrument.
– Marcus Norris
Performance Notes:

The 3 “background Horn” tracks can be pre-recorded and mixed into the track, replacing the midi demo included.
For flexibility of controlling balance for the live performance, or substituting live performers for pre-recorded tracks, I have included 3 fixed media performance options:
1. A summed stereo file that could played as-is
2. Stems of that same stereo track split into its individual elements.
3. An Ableton Session loaded with the stems.


Additional information


Score + Part + Fixed Media