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Question 1:
Which of the following names does Horn (instrument) go by?
Masked Assassin
French Horn, F-Horn de: Horn
Triple X "Sex XXXpress" SeXXXy Eddy

Question 2: Sometimes, however, mellophones are unpopular with horn players because the mouthpiece change can be difficult and requires a different ________.
EmbouchureCor anglais (English horn)ClarinetOboe

Question 3: David Pyatt – winner of the ________ competition in 1988 and current principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra.
BBC Young Musician of the YearNicola BenedettiMark Simpson (clarinetist)Natalie Clein

Question 4: ________, for example, used horns to signify the hunt, as in his Jagdsinfonie (hunting symphony).
Mozart family grand tourWolfgang Amadeus MozartLeopold MozartConstanze Mozart

Question 5: Its common range is similar to that of the ________, but its possible range is the same as that of the horn, extending from low F, below the bass clef staff to high C above the treble staff when read in F.
Alto hornEuphoniumTromboneBrass instrument

Question 6: ________ was commissioned by 50 amateur and professional UK horn players to write a horn piece to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brain's death.
Malcolm WilliamsonThe PromsPeter Maxwell DaviesUnited Kingdom

Question 7: The development of the valve horn was exploited by romantic composers such as ________, Bruckner and Mahler.
Karl BöhmClemens KraussGustav MahlerRichard Strauss

Question 8: Barry Tuckwell – former principal horn of the ________ and author of several books on horn playing.
London Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraColin DavisLondon Philharmonic Orchestra

Question 9: ________ made great use of the horn's uniquely haunting and distant sound in his symphonies, notably the famous Nachtmusik (serenade) section of his Symphony No. 7.
Richard StraussLorin MaazelGustav MahlerBruno Walter

Question 10: Invented for Richard Wagner specifically for his work ________, it has since been written for by various other composers, including Bruckner, Stravinsky and R.
ParsifalDer Ring des NibelungenTristan und IsoldeGötterdämmerung


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