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Alphorn

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Alphorn players in Nendaz, Switzerland

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Suite for Alphorn and brass quartet - En Entlebuecher

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Alphorn, cor des Alpes, Swiss Alphorn.

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Alphorn - Enzian Schuhplattler Ehrentanze - 5th West Bezirksfest - 2018 - Leavenworth, WA

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Alphorn Wood brass instruments are back

The alphorn or alpenhorn or alpine horn is a labrophone, consisting of a straight several-meter-long wooden natural horn of conical bore, with a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece. It is used by mountain dwellers in the Swiss Alps, Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps in Germany, French Alps, and elsewhere. Similar wooden horns were used for communication in most mountainous regions of Europe, from the Alps to the Carpathians. Alphorns are today used as musical instruments.
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