Type of Submission

Podium Presentation

Keywords

Natural, horn, French, hunting, music, coils, valves, orchestra, Britain, courts, trumpet, Waldhorn, Cor de Chasse, double horn, stopping, hand-stopping, instrument, stopped horn, crook, crooks, Corno, harmonic series, valved horn

Abstract

Playing the horn has become not only more sophisticated and accurate, but simpler and more efficient for the horn player than what it was three hundred years ago. The natural horn, used in a variety ways in early history, demanded an incredible level of skill and precision, more than our valved horn today in some ways because it required a more accurate ear, more embouchure dexterity, and the necessity of wrangling crooks for different keys. Thus, it required many practiced skills of the player that are no longer as necessary as they once were. This paper discusses each of these demands along with the history of the horn, its uses and popularity, and how it compares in construction to the valved horn.

Campus Venue

Stevens Student Center, Room 246

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-20-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-20-2016 1:20 PM

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 20th, 1:20 PM

Coursing with Coils: The Only Orchestral Instrument Harder than the French Horn

Cedarville, OH

Playing the horn has become not only more sophisticated and accurate, but simpler and more efficient for the horn player than what it was three hundred years ago. The natural horn, used in a variety ways in early history, demanded an incredible level of skill and precision, more than our valved horn today in some ways because it required a more accurate ear, more embouchure dexterity, and the necessity of wrangling crooks for different keys. Thus, it required many practiced skills of the player that are no longer as necessary as they once were. This paper discusses each of these demands along with the history of the horn, its uses and popularity, and how it compares in construction to the valved horn.

 

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