Wendell Hoss

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Wendell Engstrom Hoss (born November 20, 1892 in Wichita , Sedgwick County , Kansas , † April 15, 1980 ) was an American horn player.

Hoss played as principal horn in various US orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra , Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, NBC and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He also worked for eighteen years with the Walt Disney Studio Recording Orchestra and other Hollywood studio orchestras.

In addition to his work as a soloist, he has also taught at the Eastman School of Music , the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern California at Santa Barbara, the Academy of Music of the West, San Diego State College, and the California Institute for the Arts. Hoss was a co-founder of the International Horn Society and first president of the Los Angeles Horn Club. He is the dedicatee of the Sinfonia Concertante for horn and large orchestra by Bernhard Kaun .

Known among horn players is his arrangement of the cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach .


  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Cello Suites for horn. Modifications made by Wendell Hoss. Collection for French horn solo. 48 pages. Southern Music Company.


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Individual evidence

  1. Wendell Hoss in the US Social Security Death Directory (SSDI), accessed October 21, 2018