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Single Bb horn with 3 rotary valves
V.F.
Červeny, Königgrätz, Bohemia ca 1870

By the second half of the 19th century, horns in Bb alto gained popularity for playing high parts, especially in the military orchestras. This curious, but nice sounding example was clearly intended for marching: right hand control of the valves, and a large buckle for stability of the thumb. The wrap of the instrument is remarkably compact.
To be reconditioned soon.

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