What is this horn

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  1. cb5270

    cb5270 Pianissimo User

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is the horn on the right at 15:40. Appears to have a trumpet size mouthpiece and the musician is a trumpeter. I am having trouble picking out the sound from the ensemble. A version of an alto horn? In my neck of the woods the alto looks like a small baritone, the bell pointing up.

     
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    It looks like a modern (ie valved) corno da caccia.

    If my scanty German hasn't deserted me completely, I believe they are indeed constructed with a trumpet leadpipe and receiver.
     
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  3. sj3209

    sj3209 Piano User

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    I'm not sure of the confusion. It looks and sounds like a descant french horn (high Bb). Contextually that would make sense for the music.
     
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    cb5270 Pianissimo User

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    Seth, your reply led me to this where the sound of the horn is presented. Thanks.



    Not a waldhorn for sure. Stormvi's prices in the $6000 plus range. Rowuk should get one for his collection.
     
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  6. Sethoflagos

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    I'm sure Barliman will correct me, but I think that Germans call them all Waldhorner (including so-called 'French' horns).
     
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    I had to look it up so I could understand what you meant. The first definition I found was French horn, but Barliman would be a better source.
     
  8. barliman2001

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    The corno da caccia in its modern form is a right-handed instrument for trumpet players. Here, we have discant French horns...
     
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    Here is my version: Jaegerhorn trump friday 08.JPG
     
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  10. Claude Gnocchi

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    It is a "hunting Horn-" Corno da Caccia. The player is very good & by his accent he is a Spaniard......
     

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