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Variant of alpenhorn.


(ˈælpˌhɔːn) or


(Instruments) music a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, consisting of a very long tube of wood or bark with a cornet-like mouthpiece
[C19: from German Alpenhorn Alps horn]
cor des Alpes
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To help mobilise the masses, overnighters in winter will automatically receive the William Tell Pass, good for use on the region's buses, boats, trains and cable cars, including the newly opened Stoosbahnen, Switzerland's steepest funicular railway that accesses family-friendly Stoos, a scenic alpine resort and home to 33km of piste (ski run of compacted snow), a new lady bug-themed hiking trail, cheese markets, and yodelling and alphorn concerts.
In Lucerne, walk along Chapel Bridge with its Water Tower where you might be greeted by a performance from a Swiss alphorn player.
Alphorn is a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, as a signal instrument by villagers since medieval times, sometimes substituting for the lack of church bells.
To mark the occasion, Swiss rolled out the red carpet in New York and treated Zurich passengers to Swiss Airlines-themed cake, a traditional Swiss Alphorn performance and scores of photo ops.
Fjeldsang" begins with a piano introduction that recalls the harmonic series played by an alphorn, an instrument used in Scandinavia for communication in herding communities.
In the February 2010 Horn Call, I explored numerous occasions on which a composer quoted an alphorn motif as an evocation of an Alpine landscape.
Blofeld had a Schilthorn Once again the altitude caused some problems - I used it as an excuse for my dismal efforts at trying to play the Swiss alphorn.
So the upcoming performances from the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, which feature The Sound of the Alphorn and the Rhythm of the Waltz should be rather novel.
Since the Middle Ages, dairy farmers have used the alphorn to calm the cows at milking time and call them from the pasture.
Under that name he traveled through Switzerland and beyond as an itinerant street musician and self-termed ambassador of peace with his Alphorn and Buchel, (6) that he blew his horn during High Mass in Rome's St.
Alphorn players (below, top photo) heralded the coming of the 2015 Conference, which will be held Sept, 21-23 In Zurich, Switzerland.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- With the curious theme "Also blus das Alphorn heut" (And so the alphorn blew today), the 10th edition of Musikfest Berlin took place between Sept.