Flash Talks

Event Title

The Role of French Horn in Orchestra

Date

4-10-2021

Location

Online

Description

The French horn, often called just “horn,” is a brass instrument that plays a midvoice in orchestras, bands, and chamber groups. The New York Times refers to the horn as the “wild card” of an orchestra. This instrument is strikingly beautiful and can slice through the sound of an entire ensemble with one rip. The horn became more popular in the Romantic era, with parts being written for up to six hornists in one work. This flash talk will share a brief history of the instrument, its most popular repertoire, and an audio example of a horn section in an orchestra.

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The Role of French Horn in Orchestra

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The French horn, often called just “horn,” is a brass instrument that plays a midvoice in orchestras, bands, and chamber groups. The New York Times refers to the horn as the “wild card” of an orchestra. This instrument is strikingly beautiful and can slice through the sound of an entire ensemble with one rip. The horn became more popular in the Romantic era, with parts being written for up to six hornists in one work. This flash talk will share a brief history of the instrument, its most popular repertoire, and an audio example of a horn section in an orchestra.