Alphorn Blog

Feel free to contribute your experiences learning and playing the alphorn, any sheet music, videos, photos and more!

Superman

​From ear, I tried and could successfully create the Superman theme song so it fits on the alphorn.  It's a bit tricky to play because the range of notes you must jump is quite large, Nevertheless, I have posted the sheet music I made!   Download PDF File Here
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Amazing Grace

I found a simple version of Amazing Grace, and I transposed it to "fit" on the alphorn range of possible notes.  It kind of works.  Enjoy!     Download PDF File Here
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Making your own sheet music

I have been transposing music for the alphorn.  I was trying to find software which does this well, and I found something which I really recommend: MuseScore 2.  You can download the software for free at  https://musescore.org/en/download
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What notes does the alphorn play?

My first surprise was that what alphorn players call Middle C is actually F# (or G flat). Therefore, making a duet with other instruments suddenly becomes more complicated. Nevertheless, assuming that you accept that you must pretend that F# is Middle C, the below notes are possible. This brings some challenges, as it limits what compositions ...
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