Natural Horn in an ensemble setting

Horns at work


This gallery is dedicated to representations of the horn in its original form. Initially sharing a playing technique with the trumpet, the two instruments belong to the natural brass family. Both trumpet and horn are restricted to the natural overtone series and played without any interference in the bell. Any corrections of pitch done to the 11th and 13th partials are through use of lips and air to bend closer to tempered pitch. Virtuosi in this technique were able to apply this technique to bend partials down to include a few lower neighbor pitches.