Special features of the instrument:
Combined trigger, 4 valve trumpet horn in soprano/trumpet pitch. Combined trigger at 3rd and 4th valve, trigger at 1st valve. C and A key, screwed bell system with various bells, 180 to 220 mm diameter.
This instrument of the horn family is suitable for a variety of applications. I use it for Mozart’s post horn serenade, Mahler’s post horn solo and exposed horn parts in pieces by Bach, to name a few. The post horn was no strictly defined instrument in the past, so a corno is probably one of the best possibilities to adequately realise Mahler’s expectations of the sound, for example.
With German Brass, we love to use it as a sound enrichment between horns and fluegehorns.
Corno da Caccia in C by request