Cornu (Horn)

Cornu (Horn)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A cornu or cornum was a type of brass instrument similar to the buccina used by the Roman army of antiquity mainly for communicating orders to troops in battle. It is a Latin word literally meaning horn. The instrument was about 3 m (9.8 ft) long and took the form of a letter 'G'. The instrument was braced by a crossbar that stiffened the structure and provided a means of supporting the instrument's weight on the player's shoulder. Two specimens survive from the ruins of Pompeii.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Phon
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613623243X
  • 9786136232430