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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 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 previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

pno, tpt, mello, alto horn, thn, comp, arr; ...

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 Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

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

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 previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

cloth _ DOS SAL, HAPLOMA screen _ REREDOS shelf _ GRADIN, RETABLE top _ MENSA alter _ VARY, AMEND, ADJUST alternate _ VARY, OTHER, CHANGE alto horn _ ALTHORN, SAXHORN alumnus _ ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

See Alto horn. Tenorlied [Ger.]. A German polyphonic ...

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