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post horn

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(Instruments) a simple valveless natural horn consisting of a long tube of brass or copper, either straight or coiled; formerly often used to announce the arrival of a mailcoach
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Noun1.post horn - wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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The saddler, Bill Ayre, rode the Posthorn on coaches out of Yarm with the same horn used in Victorian times.
The tuba part is provided on the back of the posthorn part and an alternate bassoon part is also included as a substitute for the tuba part.
In the middle of the third movement, Mahler writes in a solo part for a posthorn–the instrument once used to announce the arrival of the mail–a flourish that was said to remind Mahler of his youth when the posthorn would sound and bring news of the outside world to his small Bohemian village.
The woman, who has not been named, was in the toilets near an alleyway at the side of the Posthorn Tea and Coffee shop when she was hit on the head four times before her handbag was taken.
The sound of Edward's bell and posthorn, as he trundled down the lanes, summoned residents to hand over their letters.
There is a fine trumpet solo as well, sometimes played on the Posthorn.
He and Maule bring a galloping gaiety to "Die Post" (with its resonant posthorn calls), and Braun makes the odd harmonic twists of "Der greise Kopf" seem totally natural.
Arthur Wills played solo on his trumpet, and the tune was the posthorn galop.