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History of the French Horn

The french horn passes as an exceptionally beautiful musical instrument. The quality and mellow of sound from this bass family’s second highest sounding musical instrument has no close rival either from marching band, brass ensemble or orchestra. Yet, despite all this, the history of the french horn remains a mystery to many. This article highlights the development of the french horn, right from the earliest form to the most present form.

Basically, the french horn is in the records as one of the oldest instrument to be in continuous use. The Hebrew shofar, its direct ancestor, is still in use 6000 years later. A close resemblance to the modern day french horn was developed from the shofar at around 1550. The instrument so developed was in form of coiled helical horns and was used for sending hunting codes, in Italy, France and Germany.
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