Corno da tirarsi

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The corno da tirarsi is a Baroque brass instrument. It appears in four Bach cantatas.[1] Its characteristics are debated, but it was most likely a horn that resembled the "Inventions" horn of the late 18th century: "a freely-moving, double (cylindrical) tuning slide positioned diametrically across its circular body".[2] It may also have been a slide trumpet.[3]


  1. ^ "Bach's movements with corno da tirarsi". University of Alberta. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Diprose, Mike. "Programme notes March 2008". Barokensemble de swaen. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Randel, Don Michael (ed.) (2003). The Harvard dictionary of music (4th ed.). Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. p. 215. ISBN 9780674011632.