Corno da tirarsi

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The corno da tirarsi ("pull horn") is a Baroque brass instrument. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the instrument when he was working in Leipzig, and it appears to have been played for him by Gottfried Reiche.[1] It has been stated that it appears in four Bach cantatas.[2] However, it is only called for in three cantatas by name, BWV 46, 162 and 67.[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".[3] It may also have been a slide trumpet.[4]


  1. ^ a b Picon. "The Corno da tirarsi" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Bach's movements with corno da tirarsi". University of Alberta. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Diprose, Mike. "Programme notes March 2008". Barokensemble de swaen. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Randel, Don Michael (ed.) (2003). The Harvard dictionary of music (4th ed.). Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. p. 215. ISBN 9780674011632.