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alphorn

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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. It produces only the natural harmonics of the tube, slightly modified, however, by the material of the horn and its somewhat irregular shape. In Switzerland it is used to call cattle and to entertain tourists. The ranz des vachesranz des vaches
, type of Alpine folk melody of irregular melodic and rhythmic form used to call cattle. It is played on the alphorn by Swiss herders, or sung, with or without words. There are about 50 or more regional variations on the basic melodic pattern.
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Evening at the Brienzer Rothorn overlooking Lake Brienz and the Alps of the Bernese Oberland and left, Jennifer has a go at playing the Swiss alphorn with limited success
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Alphorn players (below, top photo) heralded the coming of the 2015 Conference, which will be held Sept, 21-23 In Zurich, Switzerland.
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From June to September enjoy musical entertainment from the Alphorn players and flag-throwers, in the town of Gruyeres.
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The tuba and tabla gelled in; the piano and qanun complimented each other; and the Swiss alphorn blended perfectly with the Oud.
"[But] it's not just these big events; it's also lots of small events." One of these is Dawn Calling, in which Russian Arkady Shilkloper plays his four-meter-long Swiss alphorn on different beaches and on ferries in the mornings to greet the sun.
You may not only buy Swiss wine, but actually make some yourself, blow the Alphorn, trail the cattle descent on the slopes of Alps and live the life of a Swiss for few days.