alpenhorn


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alpenhorn:

see alphornalphorn
or alpenhorn
[Ger.,=Alps horn], wooden horn from 3 ft to 12 ft (91 cm–3.7 m) long, sometimes curved slightly, with conical bore and a cup-shaped mouthpiece.
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And, by the way, Switzerland has more than just alpenhorn music.
And it's all set to music by renowned local musician Helmut Fricker performing his popular Austrian alpenhorn and squeezebox act.
But I had not encountered the alpenhorn until this year.
Or, the more eccentric -- an alpenhorn, an alligator farm, a map to a buried treasure or even a sensory deprivation tank?
And at the end of the interval you are summoned back to the Hall of Mirrors by a trio of Alpenhorns (such splendid instruments, but be careful how you step around them), and sounding just like Wagner's Rhinemaidens.
There will be alpenhorns up there, playing twice a day.
You might possibly be thinking of milkmaids with yokes over their shoulders to carry two buckets of foaming white milch, cable cars, yodelling, alpenhorns, The Eiger, the Jungfraujoch, funicular railways, Lake Geneva with its fountain, the covered wooden bridges of Lucerne, revolving mountain-top restaurants, tunnels bored and blasted under the Alps that have been engineering miracles since the moment they were first dreamed-up, the Reichenbach Falls where Sherlock Holmes improbably met his end, locked in mortal combat with his arch enemy Professor Moriarty.
As much as this episode can be read as a "subversive carnivalesque mocking of masculinity," (12) it seems equally critical of the kind of nationalistic pageantry that had earlier been associated with the Berlin Games of 1936 and was thought to have been absent from the supposedly more "restrained" Munich Games, despite the fact that the latter's opening ceremony was announced by a blast of alpenhorns and brought to a close with a Bollerschutzen ("a traditional Bavarian gun salute of three rounds from 20 guns").
We tend to favour guitars over Alpenhorns and Mongolian nose flutes.
Mission employees sample the Swiss traditions of alpenhorns, cows, wine and cheese at festivals throughout the year in surrounding villages.