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Alto horn


The alto horn is a brass instrument pitched in E♭. It has a predominantly conical bore, and normally uses a deep, cornet-like mouthpiece.

  • also known as Tenor horn

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Google previewEssential Dictionary of Orchestration

by Dave Black, Tom Gerou

Alto Horn, Mellophone & Mellophonium, in Eb or F— HORNS 1 45 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. Alto. Horn. and. Mellophone. • The alto horn is the contralto member of the saxhorn family (related to the valved bugle). • The tone quality falls ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

See Alto horn. Altissimo [Lt.]. See Alt (2). Altistin [Ger.]. A contralto singer.

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music (1996)

Definitions, Composers, Theory, Instrument & Vocal Ranges by Lindsey C. Harnsberger

alto horn. French ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music Definitions

by L. C. Harnsberger

brass instruments: The family of wind instruments with funnel-shaped mouthpieces that includes trumpet, cornet, bugle, Fliigelhorn, alto horn, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Dictionary of Music (2013)

All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger

Flügelhorn, alto horn, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, euphonium and tuba. brass quintet: An ensemble usually consisting of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba, or a composition for that ensemble. brass trio: An ensemble usually ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

They come in two sizes: a tenor in B-flat (with the same 9-foot tube length as a B-flat alto horn), and a bass in F (with the same 12- foot ...

Google previewDictionary of Word Origins (1995)

A History of the Words, Expressions, and Clichés We Use by Jordan Almond

Peck Horn: The alto horn makes a "putt-putt" sound when blown ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland (1997)

by Ruth-Esther Hillila, Barbara Blanchard Hong

The usual instrumentation is an E-flat soprano cornet, two B-flat cornets, an E-flat alto horn, a B-flat tenor horn ...

Google previewA dictionary of music and musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) (1880)

by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

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