And I know how to use it!**
*"The International Horn Society recommends that HORN be recognized as the correct English label for our instrument." [From the Minutes of the First IHS General Meeting, June 15, 1971, Tallahassee, Florida, USA]
I, on the other hand, have given up trying, as a lot of musicians erroneously assimilate saxophones, trumpets, and even trombones with the word "horn." I would like to call the horn something that more accurately describes its roots, such as the French-American-German horn, but as this can be shortened to faghorn, I don't think it's likely to catch on anytime soon. Gafhorn?
Maybe I should write a separate blog entry about this. :o)
**If you would like to see me use it in a local production of Handel's Messiah (select movements), come to Hillcrest High tonight at 7. It's free!