Iris Garden French Horn - Digital D-002


Early FRENCH HORNS had no valves and fingerings. To slightly change pitches, the player would loosen or tighten his or her lips, or simply stuff the hand a little further into the bell of the instrument. In order to play in more than one key, the early player had to stop and insert another "crook" into the tubing; this made the horn just enough longer or shorter to change all the pitches on the horn. The virtuoso of the time carried many of these “crooks” with him. Later these inconvenient tubing pieces were replaced with valves and levers for the fingers to depress. If you were to straighten out all the tubing, you would end up with a horn of 12 - 16 feet in length.

Digital downloads of each pattern purchased consist of seven pages (8.5 x 11 inches), including four pages which when trimmed and taped together make the full-size (15 inches square) pattern master for doing the applique or embroidery method of your choosing. The download is in Adobe PDF format and you will need the free Adobe Reader software to print the pages.