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Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn (H179)
Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
A beautiful horn for the professional or the lucky son-of-a-gun.
  • New: $4,259.00 MSRP: $6,326.00
  • Used: $3,194.25
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Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn (G10A-L2)
Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn
New Geyer Horn!
  • $4,935.00 - $5,182.00 MSRP: $7,030.00
  • Rating: Overall User Rating: 5.000000
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Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn (H379)
Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn
Top-quality iIntermediate double horn.
  • New: $3,449.00 MSRP: $5,003.00
  • Used: $2,759.20
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Allora AAHN-103 Series Single French Horn (AAHN-103)
Allora AAHN-103 Series Single French Horn
  • $599.99 - $699.99 MSRP: $899.99
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Yamaha YHR-667D Geyer Series Detachable Bell Double French Horn (YHR-667D)
Yamaha YHR-667D Geyer Series Detachable Bell Double French Horn
A great first professional horn, worthy of being the last as well.
  • $4,696.99 MSRP: $7,290.00
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Atkinson Erfurt NN508 Nickel Silver Double Horn (USED005008 NN508 Nickel S)
Atkinson Erfurt NN508 Nickel Silver Double Horn Very Good
German Erfurt Model!
  • $3,840.00
  • Condition: Very Good
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RS Berkeley FR806 Artist Series Double Horn (FR806)
RS Berkeley FR806 Artist Series Double Horn
Beautiful intermediate horn.
  • $1,695.00 MSRP: $3,170.00
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Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn (H279)
Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn
With detachable bell.
  • $4,729.00 MSRP: $7,081.00
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Atkinson A800 Pro Double French Horn (USED006011 A800)
Atkinson A800 Pro Double French Horn Good
Outstanding horn
  • $2,625.00
  • Condition: Good
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Kanstul 284 Series Marching F French Horn (Kmh284-2)
Kanstul 284 Series Marching F French Horn
A top marching French horn in F.
  • New: $1,530.00 MSRP: $2,185.00
  • Used: $1,023.75 - $1,147.50
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284-2 Silver
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Yamaha YHR-667 Geyer Series Fixed Bell Double French Horn (YHR-667)
Yamaha YHR-667 Geyer Series Fixed Bell Double French Horn
Beautiful double horn.
  • $4,425.99 MSRP: $6,866.00
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Conn 10D Symphony Series Fixed Bell Double Horn (10D)
Conn 10D Symphony Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
  • New: $4,459.00 MSRP: $6,620.00
  • Used: $3,149.25
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The mellow voice of the French horn adds depth and variety to any orchestra or marching band. An instrument rich with character, the French horn comes in a variety of styles depending on the player’s needs. Select a single horn if you are new to the instrument or choose a double or triple horn if you are a more advanced player. Band members will also find a wide selection of marching French horns from trusted brands like Yamaha, Kanstul, and Conn.

The French horn descended from the natural horn but has greatly evolved with more tubing and valves. In the orchestra, the French horn is the third highest sounding brass after the cornet and the trumpet. Traditionally, there were two French horns in an orchestra with the first horn playing the high part and the second a lower part. Ludwig van Beethoven began composing music for four French horns and that became the new normal with two horns playing each part. Some composers have called for even greater numbers of horns such as Richard Strauss in “Don Quixote” which employs six French horns. His “Alpine Symphony” went much further in demanding twenty horns.

German horn maker Ed. Kruspe developed the double horn in 1897 with the addition of a fourth valve which allows the instrument to transition between the full, warm tones of the F horn to the lighter and brighter Bb sounds. His style of wrapping the tubing has remained one of the most common styles. Another French horn maker, Geyer, developed a different wrap which is also named after him. French horn sections are typically uniform in their wrap style so as to be consistent with both tone and projection.

Many composers have been inspired by the French horn and have used it for various effects such as simulating a hunt in Leopold Mozart’s “Jagdsinfonie.” Other popular pieces are Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Isle of the Dead.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was greatly inspired by the horn player Joseph Leutget and wrote many concerti and solos for the horn with the musician in mind.  His piece, “A Musical Joke,” makes fun of the limitations horn playing used to have and the danger of using the wrong crook.

Woodwind and Brasswind has a wide assortment of French horns in numerous styles. Depending on your needs and preferences, choose a more professional instrument or a simple single horn. Select German manufacturing with an instrument like the Hans Hoyer 7801 Nickel Double French Horn. Holton Horns features designs from the great horn player Phil Farkas whose influence on the instrument’s popularity has been significant. A time-honored manufacturer of band instruments, Conn French horns are ideal for the school marching band. C.G. Conn French horns have even expanded in popularity from the marching band world and have become the preferred horn used by the Hollywood film industry.

Browse the single French horns, double horns, marching horns, triple horns, and descant French horns. Whether you are in the market for a Kruspe or a Geyer wrap, a yellow brass bell or a nickel silver bell, Woodwind and Brasswind is sure to have your perfect French horn.

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