Single Horn with 3 valves "modèle Gantois"
F. Van Cauwelaert Breveté à Bruxelles, ca 1885

This Van Cauwelaert-horn of the second generation (from 1884 onwards) has a typical “Gantois” design. In contrast to instruments of the first generation, these horns are more solidly built in order to have better sound projection, required by orchestral needs at the time.

This specimen of around 1890 has been intensively used during the “Belgian hornschool”-project, and for concerts and recording of Bruckner symphonies with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées and les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble for romantic brass projects all around Europe. The original Périnet Valves, having issues of airtightness are replaced recently by inbox steel ones.