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corno alto

corno alto and corno basso (It.). High horn and low horn.
1. Old names for hn. players who specialized in the high and low registers respectively. (In early 19th-cent. Fr. there was a middle category, cor mixte.)

2. In modern scores the terms are used to distinguish, e.g. the horn in B♭ which transposes down one tone, and that which transposes down a 9th.

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corno alto

corno basso. See corno alto.

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