Reversed Chirality in Horns, or
Is Left Right? The Horn, on the Other Hand

A study of "backwards" horns from the Baroque to the present.
 Historic Brass Society Journal, 2003

See the collection on tour at the following events:
40th Annual International Horn Society Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 2008

Barry Tuckwell Institute, New Jersey, 2009

Northeast Horn Festival, University of New Hampshire, 2011

Historic Brass Society 2nd International Symposium, New York, 2012

Explore the Web Site

Photo Gallery

Hunting Horns


France, England, & Belgium

Germany & Bohemia

Vienna Horns


United States

A Nearly Complete List of the Collection

Some Other Horns from Other Places

Bergonzi Corno da Caccia con Chiavi

Firma Ed. Kruspe

The First Double Horn by Kruspe (1897)
and D.R.G.M. 84240 (Kruspe, 1897)

D.R.G.M. 182 267 (Kruspe, 1902)

Friedrich Gumpert Model

C.F. Schmidt Fabrikant

A Study of C.F. Schmidt Horns

Friedrich Adolf Schmidt

About Kölner Model Horns

About "Walzen" Horns

Mason Jones' Mouthpieces

Biographies of Horn Players

Life and Times of a Horn Player 

Here's a Sampling of the Collection
(click on any image or link for detailed information)

Cor d'Orchestre

France, ca.1830
Stoelzel Valves

France, ca.1840
Vienna Horn

Vienna?, ca.1840?
Berliner Pumpen Valves

Germany, ca.1840
Josef Cidrich
Vienna Horn

Brno, ca.1870
F. Van Cauwelaert
Cor ŕ Pistons

Belgium, ca.1871
Ferdinando Roth

Italy, ca.1875
Single Eb 

Germany, ca.1880?
Single with Crooks

Germany, ca.1885
Gautrot Breveté
Cor d'Harmonie
France, ca.1890
Single F

Germany?, ca.1890?
Single F

Germany, ca.1900?
Alexander Descant
Bb/High F

Germany, ca.1950s
See them All in the Photo Gallery

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