I guess my comments about composers was really directed at those who wrote what we now call classical music, i.e. Mozart, Bach, Brahms etc. I don't think their orchestral pieces or concertos would have been directed at a particular musician. If you are talking about today's or more contemporary composers I would agree with you that many musical scores are written with a certain performer in mind. Another use/reason for a C horn might be one of my main reasons for having it, LAZINESS. I have my C so I can read directly off the piano music and not have to transpose on the fly. I am too out of practice in that task and do it as part of my daily routine but I am just not confident enough right now to perform under those conditions. ___________________________________________________________________ If you don't know where you are going it doesn't matter how you get there.