nounMusic , chiefly North American
An alto woodwind instrument of the oboe family, having a bulbous bell and sounding a fifth lower than the oboe.
- Berckmans is still on board, and his oboe, bassoon and English horn remain a major part of the group's mediaeval chamber music sound.
- She is playing oboe and English horn in the Academy Concert Band and the West Point Woodwind Quintet.
- Delicately scored for English horn, harp, and two percussionists, it was described by the composer as ‘a garden of sounds and silences.’
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