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(It.).

High horn and low horn. (1) Old names for hn. players who specialized in the high and low registers respectively. (In early 19th‐cent. Fr. there was a middle category, cor mixte.) (2) In modern scores the terms are used to distinguish, e.g. the horn in B♭ which transposes down one tone, and that which transposes down a 9th.

(1) Old names for hn. players who specialized in the high and low registers respectively. (In early 19th‐cent. Fr. there was a middle category, cor mixte.) (2) In modern scores the terms are used to distinguish, e.g. the horn in B♭ which transposes down one tone, and that which transposes down a 9th.

Subjects: Music.


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