At Corniworld Publications we specialise in providing new, challenging and exciting arrangements and compositions for horn covering a wide variety of styles, genres and playing abilities. Works for solo horn to large horn ensembles, brass, wind and mixed ensembles. All pieces have been expertly arranged and composed by professional horn players, musicians and teachers.
Don’t Fear the Horn! by Richard Steggall
A complex, tangled mess of an instrument. An instrument so inefficiently designed that its sole purpose often appears to be to confuse and frustrate. Why bother at all with the most troublesome of brass instruments?
Well, because of the quite wonderful pay-off: its glorious sound.
In this book, Richard Steggall systematically untangles the French Horn’s web of mystery, one strand at a time.
Available in physical or digital form, this unique and groundbreaking manual will give you the understanding needed to approach the French horn with confidence and clarity.
By combining computer-design with years of playing experience, our mutes achieve all three of our key objectives:
1) Produce a beautiful sound.
2) Play in tune across the range with no ‘problem’ notes.
3) Are easy to play - all within an aesthetically pleasing package.
The sound could be described as rounder, darker, and smoother than aluminium mutes, with a full resonance, and fewer nasal or metallic overtones (less ‘zingy’).
They include patent-applied-for features that eliminate any standing waves, thereby removing any problematic notes, and aiding tuning across the whole range of the instrument.
They slot very easily, better even than the open horn in some cases, and are extremely free-blowing.