888-731-5396
www.musicarts.com
Free Shipping on orders over $49 Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter
  • Shop
    • Woodwind Instruments
    • Woodwind Accessories
    • Brass Instruments
    • Brass Accessories
    • Marching Band
    • Concert Percussion
    • Drums & Percussion
    • Orchestral Strings
    • Stands & Accessories
    • Books & Sheet Music
    • Classroom & Kids
    • Keyboards & MIDI
    • Pro Audio & Software
    • Guitars
    • Basses
    • Folk & Traditional
    • Amplifiers & Effects
    • On Sale
    • With Rebates
  • Rentals
  • Locations
  • Lessons
  • Repairs
  • Hot Deals
  • Educators

French Horns



French Horns

Results 1-25 of 76
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Last
  • of
  • 4
Grid View | List View
Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn (H379)
Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn
  • New: $3,449.00
  • Blemished: $2,759.20
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 4.000000
Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn (6D)
Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
  • New: $3,299.00
  • Blemished: $2,639.20
Kanstul 285 Series Marching Bb French Horn (Kmh285-1)
Kanstul 285 Series Marching Bb French Horn
  • New: $1,722.00+
  • Blemished: $1,377.60
Kanstul 284 Series Marching F French Horn (Kmh284-2)
Kanstul 284 Series Marching F French Horn
  • New: $1,530.00
  • Blemished: $1,092.00
Conn 8D CONNstellation Series Double Horn (8DR)
Conn 8D CONNstellation Series Double Horn
  • New: $4,349.00+
  • Blemished: $3,575.20
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 5.000000
  • of
  • 4

ABOUT FRENCH HORNS

French Horn

In conflict to its name, the French horn takes its origin in Germany only to migrate to France to take its final form and name. These horns are characterized by the funnel-shaped mouthpiece and unusually long tube piece stretching over 20 feet coiled into a circular shape. This is placed as the third highest sounding instrument in the brass family next to the highest trumpet and cornet. It consist of three parts namely the mouthpiece, lever-operated three rotary valves and the twenty foot convoluted tube. These brass horns valves diverges into single tube and double tube horns with one suited for novices and other for higher level practitioners.

In the primary form it was a single horn structure with a single F which proved to be inadequate at the higher pitches and so was later developed into a two horn prototype with the higher pitch Bb. In the single tube horn, three valves modifies the air inflow into the tube which is calibrated to the F or and in the case of double horn there is a fourth thumb valve to control the higher tube Bb. The operation consists of pitch control from through lip tension and three valves maneuvering using the left hand. The double horn accommodates an extra thumb operated fourth valve routing the air to F or another Bb tube. The horns hold a prominent position at present in the Chamber music, Orchestra especially Beethoven symphonies and jazz music.

Narrow By