English Horn

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  • About the English Horn:

    • A double reed member of the woodwind family
    • A lower relative of the oboe, approximately 1.5 times its length
    • Neither English nor a horn! It orginated in the area of Germany & the Czech Republic
    • Originally used in the orchestra in the mid 1700s
    • Pitched in F- sounds a 5th below the written pitch
    • The egg shaped bell gives it the distinctive sound quality different from the oboe