English horn


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English horn

n.
A double-reed woodwind instrument similar to but larger than the oboe and pitched lower by a fifth.

[Translation of French cor anglais, perhaps alteration of cor anglé, bent horn (from the curved crook to which the mouthpiece is attached) : cor, horn + anglé, bent.]
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English horn

n
(Instruments) music another name for cor anglais
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Eng′lish horn′


n.
a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.English horn - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitchEnglish horn - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
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I think this is unlikely, since Ives differentiated between "horn," "English horn," "trumpet," and "trombone" in his scoring markings (see note eight).
Here, the piano solo evokes the English horn's obbligato in Movement I (Fig.
7/ The instruments are piano for Rose (the lieder singer), vibraphone and marimba for Stella, bassoon and tuba for Harry or Larry, harp for Mama, and English horn for Kid.
His father, Nick Winfield, played the Cor Anglais (English horn) but has now given it up to make parts for wind instruments.
English horn is Latin cornu; therefore English corn--Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], a horn, is English kern and kernel; also grain, granum, garner.
Scoring: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 haute bois, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, percussion, celeste, 2 harps, strings.
Against a beat that would please Youssou N'Dour with its lop-sided accents, and with lovely washes of English Horn and oboe behind him, Tcheka weaves some rhythmic acoustic guitar and tops it with his high, clear tenor.
Janowski's music making is dramatic, to be sure, swinging from moody to energetic, but Monteux remains that much more ravishing in the central Allegretto, with its prominent English horn solo, and in the playfulness of the slender scherzo-like theme that follows.
"Strauss wrote for this very large apparatus: three flutes, a piccolo, two oboes, an English horn, two clarinets, a C clarinet, a basset horn, a bass clarinet, three bassoons and a contra bassoon, in addition to four horns and so on and so forth.
ALLISON'S unusual voice has been compared with a dobro, a fiddle, a musical saw, a duck call and even Sonny Boy Williamson playing the English horn. Let's simplify matters.