Clyde played his first professional job after his sophomore year at college as principal horn in a Grant Park Symphony concert with Max Pottag on second.
With the connections he made through Richard Moore, principal horn in the Met Orchestra, and conductor Leon Barzin, he performed on tour with Met Orchestra for years.
Although he resigned as principal horn in Dallas at that time, he continued to perform as principal horn of the Fort Worth Symphony for another nine years.
The demands of each horn part are evenly distributed; the individual parts at times combine with different voices or sections of the ensemble, but also emerge with solo motives; horns VI through X shift briefly to Horn in
E[flat]; the top of the range of the high parts is g " and rest is ample; Horns VI and X include bass clef in old notation.
By this I mean that these should be editions in which parts that have not been edited either in terms of added articulations or transposed for valve horn in F.
Even though he knew that his horn parts would be executed on the valve horn, Brahms always wrote with the sound of the natural horn in mind.
His position was filled by Christopher Harrison, who had studied with Mann and Bracegirdle, and had previously been third horn in
the Opera Orchestra.
6; Brahms: Ich schwing mein Horn ins