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  HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: French Horn
In the 1600's the natural horn was used in the royal mounted hunt.
The instrument was coiled and fit over the arm of the player who rode with the hunt, playing fanfares and horn calls.
Early in the century, a horn pitched in F was made in Vienna.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/fhorn.html   (622 words)

  
 Horn (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The horn is a brass instrument that consists of tubing wrapped into a coiled form.
The Vienna horn is a special horn used primarily in Vienna, Austria.
The marching horn is a single horn in Bb, with a front-facing bell and vertical piston valves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horn_(instrument)   (1298 words)

  
 If there were no such thing as the Horn, what would you play?
An instrument with plenty of challenge, classified as a target for melody most of the time.
If there were no such thing as the horn, I would probably still be playing the flute (which I still love - one of the hardest things about taking up the horn was that I didn't have time to do both so i had to let my flute playing slide a bit).
I switched because the horn was more unique, and it caught my interest...So that is probably what I would play if there were no horns.
www.hornplayer.net /archive/a103.html   (916 words)

  
 French horns, Leadpipes, Natural horns, Mouthpieces, Brass instrument repair, natural horn, musical instrument ...
We believe that horns play the best when they are made by hand and that many modern techniques used today are an attempt to duplicate that which is inherent in a manual manufacturing process.
In asking the question: "What is the best horn you ever played?" You get many answers, however there are a few names which are often repeated and held in such high regard that one might consider this them to be from the golden age of horn making.
On natural horn, I currently perform with the LA Baroque orchestra, Musica Angelica, Pacific Classical Winds, and have performed with at the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo, and at the 1997 IHS symposium.
www.hornworks.com /company.htm   (518 words)

  
 The Horn Players' FAQ, V 0.58
Most modern horns are known as "double" horns - not because there are two of them, but because they are equipped with a "trigger" valve (usually at the thumb) which changes the pitch of the instrument from F to Bb.
A descant horn is a smaller horn (a smaller diameter, and shorter length), usually pitched in F alto, that has a brighter sound and which facilitate playing in the upper register, much as a piccolo trumpet compared to normal trumpets.
The horn player of that era had to be a master of stopping and hand muting, and could produce notes outside the normal harmonic range by changing the key of the instrument.
www.boerger.org /horn/faq.shtml   (7419 words)

  
 French Horn, Brass Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The main instruments of the brass family include the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.
As with other instrument families, the shorter the tubing length, the higher the sound and the longer the tubing length, the lower the sound.
The player obtains different notes on the horn with a clear mellow sound by pressing valves with the left hand and by moving the right hand inside of the bell.
www.dsokids.com /2001/dso.asp?PageID=261   (193 words)

  
 The Infography about the Horn
The following sources are recommended by a professor emeritus whose research specialty is the horn.
Morley-Pegge, R. "The French Horn; some notes on the evolution of the instrument and of its technique." 2nd edition.
"The horn and horn-playing, and the Austro-Bohemian tradition from 1680-1830." Oxford U.P., 1970.
www.infography.com /content/703021524335.html   (151 words)

  
 Instrument Jokes
The organ is the instrument of worship for in its sounding we sense the Majesty of God and in its ending we know the Grace of God.
It had been decided that during this performance, once the bass players had played their parts in the opening of the symphony, they were to quietly lay down their instruments and leave the stage, rather than sit on thier stools looking and feeling dumb for twenty minutes.
What notes this instrument is called upon to play could, subject to a satisfactory demarcation conference with the Musician's Union, be shared out equitably amongst the other instruments.
www.mit.edu:8001 /people/jcb/other-instrument-jokes.html   (9107 words)

  
 Musical, Instrument, Repair, Services, Oxford, Kidlington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
I would like to introduce my services to all players of brass, woodwind and electronic instruments and also organizations who have connections with musicians.
Most repairs can be effected including de-bruising, soft and silver soldering, piston and rotary valve repairs/overhauls, trombone slide repairs/overhauls, re-corking, re-felting, spring and pad replacement, key work and regulation.
I offer a collection and delivery service if required, and dependent upon the severity of the damage to the instrument, an emergency overnight repair service is available.
www.crumpledhorn.co.uk   (283 words)

  
 English Horn, Woodwind Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
A single reed is clamped to a mouthpiece at the top of the instrument and vibrates against the mouthpiece when air is blown between the reed and the mouthpiece.
This double reed fits into a tube at the top of the instrument and vibrates when air is forced between the two reeds.
The English horn is another double-reed instrument in the woodwind family.
www.dsokids.com /2001/dso.asp?PageID=155   (177 words)

  
 Post horn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Post horn (also posthorn, post-horn, or coach horn) is a valveless cylindrical brass instrument used to signal the arrival or departure of a postrider or mail coach.
One example of post horn use in modern classical music is the famous off-stage solo in Mahler's Third Symphony.
Due to the scarcity of this instrument however it is usually played on a trumpet or flugelhorn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Post_horn   (208 words)

  
 Frequently asked questions. Binak 495 brass instrument slide valve oil and lube. Horn instrument repair trumpet ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
BiNaK Musical Instrument Oils are applicable on all trumpet valves, trombone slides, rotor valves in french horns and keys.
BiNaK musical instrument oils are the first oil of its kind to have a built in "pour-point depressant".
All rental instruments that are placed in storage should be lubricated with BiNaK musical instrument oils due to the superior protection.
www.binak.com /faq.htm   (1211 words)

  
 The Horn Doctor Music Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
We sell new and used instruments, rent, repair and service instruments of all kinds, all year round.
Whether you are looking for an inexpensive student instrument, a top-of-the-line professional instrument or anything in between, we have the right instrument for you.
Whether you are renting or purchasing a new or used instrument, The Horn Doctor has the lowest prices around.
www.horndoc.com   (347 words)

  
 Horn-u-copia public forum discussing antique, obscure and out-of-production Brass Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The fact that the horn in the Edinborough collection has five valves doesn't settle the question whether it's a double bell: Courtois and Couneson have produced six-valve single bell euphoniums.
The companies in question are making period brass, so I think what they're doing is modelling their horns on popular examples from the past.
Since double bell instruments are so popular, I wonder why some manufacturer does not make a small series.
www.horn-u-copia.net /cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1137028944/34   (363 words)

  
 Horn Instrument - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Like all Farkas horns, the H181 is capable of...
Bach instruments are famous for innovative excellence and distinctive sound.
Lightweight and less complicated than double horns, ideal for new horn students.
www.shopping.com /xGS-Horn_Instrument   (523 words)

  
 Do You Play the Right Instrument? | French Horn News and Resources
If you were in an orchestra, what instrument would match your personality?
I always said that my favorite sounding instrument other than the horn was the cello.
However, my other instrument (tuba) only got 53% ;).
www.hornroller.com /orchestra_instrument_quiz   (119 words)

  
 BAC Horn Doctor-Instrument Repair and Sales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Bac Horn Doctor is proud to be the S.E. Shires Company Custom Brass Intruments dealer located in the Kansas City Metroplitan area.
He understands the work and love put into these horns and for this hands-on experience and confidence of such a great product he has decided to dedicate himself to putting these instruments in as many musicians’ hands as he can.
B.A.C. Horn Doctor was founded by Mike Corrigan with a goal to offer not only quality service, but at an affordable price.
www.bachorndoctor.com   (548 words)

  
 JR.com: Music / Jazz / Jazz Instrument / French Horn
Personnel includes: David Amram (French horn, flute, ocarina, whistles, piano, dumbek, percussion); Odetta, Angela Bofill (vocals);...
Personnel: Tom Varner (French horn); Ed Jackson, Thomas Chapin (alto saxophone), Rich Rothenberg (tenor saxophone); Frank London...
Personnel: John Graas (French horn); Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jack Montrose (tenor saxophone); Paul Moer...
www.jr.com /xs-music-jazz-jazz-instrument-french-horn--nn!19491.html   (338 words)

  
 KVR: Ueberschall announces Liquid Instrument Series Horn Section
Ueberschall has announced Horn Section, a new addition to the Liquid Instrument Series which aims to enable you to create easily a flexible, authentic-sounding brass section.
The horn sections consist of baritone-, tenor-, and alto sax, trombone, trumpet and flute and were recorded with studio professionals playing high-quality instruments using no reverb.
Liquid Instrument Series Horn Section is expected to be released at the end of March 2006.
www.kvraudio.com /news/4733.html   (306 words)

  
 PATTERSON HORNWORKS-French horns, Leadpipes, Natural horns, Mouthpieces, Brass instrument repair, natural horn, musical ...
Our instruments and accessories are manufactured by using many of the same techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th century.
We strive to offer quality instruments which have a complete range of tonal color and style possibilities, enough to suit even the most demanding artist.
Their encouragement is the reason this instrument exists.
www.hornworks.com   (268 words)

  
 BRASS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS SALE brass band instruments sale used brass instruments for sale
I purchased the horn new, and it comes with a hard (wood I think) case.
I played the horn in a local symphony, and no longer play.
The horn has been put away and only taken out of the case for cleaning and oiling.
www.musiciansbuyline.com /brass.html   (159 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Horn Technique: Books: Gunther Schuller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Gunther Schuller is a well-known composer, conductor, educator, and author of books on jazz; his remarkable career also includes playing in the horn section of the Cincinnati Symphony while still in his teens and in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as Principal Horn from 1945 to 1959.
published in 1962, this revised edition of his classic book to horn playing includes an extensive guide to the literature for the instrument, with listings of more than 1,000 pieces from the solo, chamber, and orchestral repertory.
This along with the Farkas Book, are absolute musts in the horn players library.
www.amazon.com /Horn-Technique-Gunther-Schuller/dp/0198162774   (636 words)

  
 Become.com - Shop results for french horn instrument
Based on the original CONNstellation Model 8D the most listened-to horn in the world, developed in the late 1930s.
The Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn is the same as model H179, but with a detachable bell.
Jean Baptiste presents a new French horn made in Germany.
www.become.com /shop?q=french+horn+instrument   (282 words)

  
 baritone horn - brass instrument - Melody Factory
baritone horn - brass instrument - Melody Factory
belongs to a family of instruments called brass.
Other instruments in the brass family are trumpets, cornets, french horns, euphoniums, trombones and tubas.
www.melodyfactory.com.au /instrument_baritonehorn.htm   (31 words)

  
 Harmonica Horn Musical Instrument
The Harmonica Horn Musical Instrument by Woodstock Percussion fulfills the biological need that all people are born with to make music.
It ripens biology’s wiring for communication, abstract thought, and discipline at its most developmentally critical stage.
The jazzed up, tri-color Harmonica Horn by Woodstock Percussion is 16.75” long and plays 13 notes individually or in combinations.
www.kazootoys.com /toyinwohaho.html   (220 words)

  
 Music Brass Trumpet Tuba French Horn Neck Tie Booth for Blues Jazz Musician Music Teacher Instructor Student Neck Ties
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If you have any comments or questions please email us at webmaster@starwonders.com.
www.starwonders.com /music/brass   (426 words)

  
 hornplanet.com
French horn, French horn music, French horn CDs, French horn History, French horn information, French horn links, French horn players, French horn stories, French horn gifts, French horn advice, All about the French horn!
HornPage all about the (French) horn, a heroic musical instrument.
Hornplanet Store (purchase French horn music, CDs, and horn gear), and try some special recipes.
www.hornplanet.com   (77 words)

  
 #1 Brass Cleaning Systems, Do-it-Yourself, Horn Flush Kits for Individuals, Band Directors, Stores, Shops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The finest system ever developed for cleaning brass musical instruments.
With the patented Horn Blaster power brush your
Trumpets, Trombones, French Horns Tubas, can be thoroughly cleaned with less effort and mess.
www.hornflush.com   (77 words)

  
 Trumpet French Horn Instrument Jewelry Charms Pendants Silver 14k Gold
Trumpet French Horn Instrument Jewelry Charms Pendants Silver 14k Gold
Custom-Cast Solid 14k Yellow Gold French Horn Charm
Custom-Cast Solid 14k White Gold French Horn Charm
www.silverenchantments.com /Music/trumpets-horns.html   (61 words)

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