French horn


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French horn

n.
A valved brass instrument that produces a mellow tone from a long narrow tube that is coiled in a circle before ending in a flaring bell.

French horn

n
(Instruments) music a valved brass instrument with a funnel-shaped mouthpiece and a tube of conical bore coiled into a spiral. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from B on the second leger line below the bass staff. See horn

French′ horn′


n.
a brass wind instrument with a long coiled tube having a conical bore and a flaring bell.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.French horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valvesFrench horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
Translations
lesní roh
valdhorn
käyrätorvi
francuski rog
kürt
フレンチホルン
프렌치혼
valthorn
แตรทองเหลืองรูปร่างโค้งงอ
kèn tây

French horn

n (Mus) → corno da caccia

French horn

بُوْقٌ فَرَنسِيّ lesní roh valdhorn Waldhorn γαλλικό κόρνο corneta francesa, trompa de pistones käyrätorvi cor d’harmonie francuski rog corno da caccia フレンチホルン 프렌치혼 hoorn valthorn waltornia trompa de harmonia, trompa de pistons валторна valthorn แตรทองเหลืองรูปร่างโค้งงอ korno kèn tây 法国号
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From time to time there sounded from the house behind them the long, sad wail of a French horn.
We got rid of all gloom in the excitement of the exercise, and our pleasure was increased by the arrival of the Gimmerton band, mustering fifteen strong: a trumpet, a trombone, clarionets, bassoons, French horns, and a bass viol, besides singers.
Two works by Ludwig van Beethoven - "Eyeglass Duo Obligato" for viola and cello and Septet in E-flat Major for violin, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, viola, cello and double bass.
French Horn Rebellion is comprised of Robert and David Perlick- Molinari are brothers from Wisconsin that now reside in BK.
I had a French horn lying around and wanted to make sure it went to a good home where it would be put to good use," said Dr Weeks, a school governor at Our Lady's Catholic Primary School in Kitts Green.
Chris, who has played the instrument for 45 years, said: "I didn't want to upset neighbours with my playing, as I know the French horn can be an incredibly loud instrument.
Chris, who has played the instrument for the past 45 years, said: "I didn't want to upset neighbours with my playing, as I know the French horn can be an incredibly loud instrument.
He went on to study classical piano, French horn and composition at Chetham''s School, Manchester, where he was introduced to jazz by pianist and teacher Les Chisnall.
In 1987, Australian soprano Joan Sutherland recorded a disc of romantic trios for soprano, French horn (Barry Tuckwell) and piano (her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge).
Guest conductor Garry Walker will join the orchestra at Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor on Friday and Venue Cymru, Llandudno on November 15 for a world premiere of a new symphonic work by Guto Pryderi Puw and an insight into the sound-world of the French Horn.
David's convinced he's in love with shy but pretty Julia, a girl he's giving French horn lessons to.
At an age when he should know better, Jasper Rees unearths his dusty French horn from his attic and plays with an ensemble at the British Horn Society annual festival.