The hunting horn

From Hunting to Musical Instruments

In the literature of the middle ages, there are more precise clues about horn signals as communication signals of the hunters. The lightly curved rounded horns were produced from large ox horns and, more or less, were left in their natural form. They were barely able to create more than one note. The muffled sound of the half-moon shaped material and bugles also did not make for much variation in sound.

From the 16th century, many long, multiple-coil horns were used alongside the hunt, as well as in musical performances as playing in melody became possible. Following that, the hunting horn developed into a modern orchestral instrument, which Mozart, Haydn and many others integrated into their compositions.

The exhibition is located in the 1st floor of the granary.