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Definition of the noun alphorn
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noun - plural: alphorns
- [musical instruments] A long, curved, wooden horn used by mountain-dwelling herders in the Alps originally to call cattle but now only as musical instrument in classical and folk tunes
"Alphorn" is a composition.
The alphorn or alpenhorn or alpine horn is a labrophone, consisting of a wooden natural horn of conical bore, having a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece, used by mountain dwellers in Switzerland and elsewhere. Similar wooden horns were used for communication in most mountainous regions of Europe, from the French Alps to the Carpathians.
- also known as 阿尔卑斯长号
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Rumanian Folk Music (2012)
Instrumental Melodies by Bela Bartok
The alphorn is a professional implement of shepherding life par excellence in Turda. The most amazing circumstance is the use of this rather bulky and heavy instrument by women and even by slender girls. Shepherds are mostly women and ...
Instruments and Music (2011)
by Daniel Nunn
alphorn Trumpets, sousaphones, and trombones are all brass instruments.An alphorn is a brass instrument, even though it is made of wood! It is a brass instrument because you make a sound by buzzing your lips. keys reed pan ...
by Liz Miles
Alphorn The alphorn is a simple wooden horn. Its sound. 14.
by Jill Condra
The picture-postcard impression of Switzerland with the Matterhorn in the background, a Swiss cow in the foreground, and men in lederhosen playing the alphorn is a stereotype of the people and costume. This type of national depiction of ...
by Bäla Bart¢k
ALPHORN (HAVASI KURT) The alphorn is a straight horn, two metres long, ...
Guinness World Records 2012 (2012)
by Craig Glenday
The alphorn is a traditional Swiss instrument that was once used to enable people to communicate with each other over distance. OMost people whistling at once On June 6, 2010, a group of 329 whistlers perfonned at Grandberry Mall. Tokyo ...
Making Musical Instruments (2016)
by Dana Meachen Rau
Some alphorns are The alphorn is a long horn made of wood and has been used for hundreds of years in Switzerland. People once played the alphorn to communicate with each other across mountain valleys.
by Leo Schelbert
ALPHORN. Swiss national musical instrument. It is a kind of wooden trumpet that exists in four types. A shorter straight form and a longer one are both used in central Switzerland. The alphorn proper has two forms: one is bent like a hook, and ...
by Christine Ammer
alphorn Also, alpenhorn, alpine horn. A wind instrument used by herdsmen in the mountains for signaling and for playing simple melodies . It is always made of wood but in various shapes, either straight or bent back ...
by Elisa Koehler
alphorn. Alpert, Herb (b. 1935). American trumpeter, composer, and recording industry executive. Following service in the U.S. Army performing at military ceremonies and two years at the University of Southern California playing with ...
by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,
Alphorn The alphorn, a wooden trumpet, is the most famous Swiss wind instrument. Its distribution stretches from Appenzell to Valais, in rural and mountainous areas, with significant regional variations. Archaeological evidence in the form of ...
by Barrie Jones
alphorn wind instrument consisting of a straight, usually wooden tube terminating in a conical endpiece with an upturned ...
by L. C. Harnsberger
alphorn — arcato alphorn: A large Alpine horn from Switzerland which is made of wood and can vary in length anywhere from 7-12 feet. al segno (It., ahl SAY-nyoh ): Go to the sign. alteration: The raising or lowering of a note with an accidental.
Harvard Dictionary of Music (1969)
by Willi Apel
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
KUH-HORN, kó'hawrn, called sometimes ALPHORN: wind-instrument much used by the herdsmen in the mountainous countries of Germany. It consists of a tube about three ft. long, and a little bent, and gradually widening out into a kind of ...
by John Stainer, William Alexander Barrett
Alphorn. Alpine horn. A long tube of fir-wood played by the herdsmen of the Alps. It has the same natural series of sounds as a trumpet, but does not possess any means of reducing the tenth harmonic to the ordinary pitch of our scale.
by Kari Juusela
by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy
Alphorn, Alpenhorn [Ger.], cor des Alpes [Fr.] The Alpine horn, a Swiss peasant instrument used ...
All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger
Abbreviated alphorn: A large Alpine horn from Switzerland which is made ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4O1R1N1
The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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