Thoughts and concepts about various aspects of English Horn playing

A Few Words About Bocals

What makes an English horn bocal a good bocal?

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English Horn Support Mechanisms

Common complaints among English Horn players are incidents of hand and/or wrist problems, due in part, to the weight of the instrument. Information regarding the numerous support mechanisms available to musicians is included in this discussion.

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Sources for English Horn Music

In response to numerous requests, I have included links to three major sources in the United States for English Horn music sales.

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A tribute to Grover Schiltz, 1931-2012

The recent untimely passing of Grover Schiltz, Principal English Horn player with the Chicago Symphony from 1964 - 2005, is a great loss to the oboe and English Horn community.  He joined the Chicago Symphony in 1959 as Assistant Principal oboe, then moved to English Horn in 1964.

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