BOHEMIAN HAND HORN by BAUER, Prague and Vienna

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£650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rare and interesting hand horn by the Prague maker

 

EDUARD JOHANN  BAUER, who also worked in Vienna.


 

Dating from the mid-19th century, this is probably the

 

'bass horn' that is mentioned on page 22 of 'THE NEW

 

LANGWILL INDEX'  (see photo #2).

 

The horn certainly excels in its mid-to-low range;

nevertheless, its very tarnished A crook plays very well,

with a particularly well-centred and 'almost unmissable'

12th harmonic (written high G).


 

Its two silver plated crooks, in F and Eb, are in good

 

condition; the horn body is in 'much used' condition, bearing

 

evidence of some repairs: patches and a few cracks (sealed

 

by solder or clear lacquer) in the rather fragile brass of the

 

bell flare.  

 

The wide tuning slide is similar to that of the much-copied

 

Prague horn maker Franz Stöhr's horn, described in the

 

Fitzpatrick book on page 146.


 


 

This free-blowing and full-sounding horn seems designed

 

for 2nd/4th playing, although its fragile condition needs

 

sensitive and careful handling; ideally it needs more crooks,

 

for Bb, G and C basso in particular, in order to realise its full

 

potential.   Hence its overall condition and

 

limited crook range are reflected in its inexpensive

 

price.


 

 

The photos can be viewed in greater detail

 

by opening and saving them.

  

Halstead Music acts as an agent only,

 

accepting no responsibility as a principal.

 

 

 

NB: for international buyers:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the price or its delivery/shipping charges. It is the responsibility of the buyer/importer to pay these import taxes. Please enquire with your country's customs department to find what these additional costs will be. They are usually collected by the delivering courier company.

 

 

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BOHEMIAN HAND HORN by BAUER, Prague and Vienna