What in the beginning was considered as a fashion, in the meantime has become a firm part of the music-world: often supported by the idealism of the performers, ensembles last which play on original instruments or their copies. In the same way as this music practice often trains the sound sensibility of the musicians, I as a hornmaker had to recall historic measures, material thicknesses and manufacturing methods. By the way, this also influenced the production method of our modern valve horn bells.
Let me introduce you to the result of an intensive labour of development, which has spared no expense for material or tool costs, in total 4 Natural horn models
- Hand horn according to Ignaz Lorenz from Linz
- Cor Solo
- Corno da Caccia - Corno da tirarsi
- Baroque-Corno with ...
- Corno da Caccia - Gottfried Reiche
What follows is a list of the Scores for horn by J. S. Bach
according to Gisela Csiba y Jozsef Csiba in "The brass instruments in the pieces of J. S. Bach"
Corno da Caccia (bell diameter 120-180 mm)
- in High D: BWV 232*
- in High C: BWV 16/107
- in High Bb: BWV 143
- in G: BWV 174
- in F: BWV 213/248/1046/1071
Corno da tirarsi (bell diameter 120-180 mm)
- in High C, Bb and A: BWV 46/67/162
Lituus (bell diameter 120-180 mm)
- in High Bb: BWV 118
Corne du Chasse (bell diameter 200-240 mm)
- in High C: BWV 65
- in Low C: BWV 109
Corno (bell diameter 220-300 mm)
- in High D: BWV 88/205/218
- in High Bb: BWV 14
- in A: BWV 136
- in G: BWV 79/91/100/112/128/195/212/250/251/252
- in F: BWV 1/14/40/52/83/208
- in Eb: BWV 140
- in Low D: BWV 60
- in Low C: BWV 3/8/26/27/40/62/68/73/78/83/89/95/96/99/105/114/115/116/124/125/136
*Peter Damm's statement, that the "Quoniam" in the B-minor Mass should be in low D, seems more logical to me. Nevertheless my baroque horns are tunable from high D to low C, that means both versions can be performed.