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A brief look at Jerry Lechniuk horns

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

On the single F horn, part V: Will the real B....

Working on notes for this CD project I realized that the dates given in IMSLP for B. Ed. Müller can’t possibly be correct. Their...

Horn History Update: The Real Story on Joseph Leitgeb

A recent link on Facebook pointed me to a great article, “A Little Leitgeb Research” by Michael Lorenz. One thing I have been very...

A closer look at Harry Berv

Working on the articles that became the “Hornmasters” series in Horn Matters, one name and method that had been unfamiliar to me was that...

Xavier Reiter and Alphonse Pelletier visit the King Factory

Tucked in an old copy of the Oscar Franz Method that I was given years ago was a full page advertisement for King horns....

From the Who’s Who Survey: 14 New Comparison Charts in a...

UPDATED: The link to the original report has been fixed. * * * Crunching the numbers from the report Name Recognition, Influence and Age Groups in...

‘Answers’ to the Names on the Who’s Who Survey

Here are online resources for the names used in the Who's Who survey - in a single list. Radek Baborák Andrew Bain Dale Clevenger Stefan...

Survey Results: Who’s Who in Your Horn Universe?

When announcing the survey "Who's Who in Your Horn Universe?" I made a pretty grandiose statement. Spheres of influence are no longer relegated to principal...

Spheres of Influence and a Survey: Have you Heard of this...

Within the realm of Hollywood and famous movie actors, fame and influence boil down to a popularity contest of who is the "hottest" or most...

Aubrey Brain (1893-1955), Master of his Instrument

In recent correspondence I was pointed toward a great online resource on Aubrey Brain, father of the virtuoso hornist Dennis Brain. It is by...