The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music...

This was a first for me! I'd never heard an Alphorn (much less, four of them)! Every year when the Military Tattoo is being held in Halifax, an anonymous Lunenburger arranges to bring the visiting German band to town for a concert at noon. This year's band came from the district of Bavaria in the alps, and we got to hear two pieces of music played on these...it was absolutely beautiful!

Once again, on nearly every day, there was such a wonderful presentation of music to be heard! As they play in the courtyard alongside St John's Anglican Church at noon each year, it's not the best moment for photography, but I only lament that not everyone could be there to hear for themselves!
How incredible. Can't be easy to travel with these musical instruments!
posted September 4th, 2017  
@jamibann Funny...I thought the same thing!!!
posted September 4th, 2017  
I saw these in Switzerland Lovely music in the mountain country
posted September 4th, 2017  
@777margo They seem so ubiquitous to that part of the world, it was a real pleasure to hear them played in Canada!
posted September 4th, 2017  
How wonderful that you heard these! They look fabulous! So many things go on in Lunenberg - I want to live there! Lol! Fav!
posted September 4th, 2017  
Great shot of these alphorns and their musicians. I wonder if they sound similar to a didgeridoo.
posted September 4th, 2017  
Bet it takes a lot of puff to play one of those!
posted September 4th, 2017  
they must have special cases to carry them in. Lunenburg sounds a very musical part of the country
posted September 4th, 2017  
must have been something to hear!
posted September 4th, 2017  
That must have been lovely
posted September 4th, 2017  
Awesome! Not a sight you see every day.
posted September 4th, 2017  
What a treat it would have been to hear them :)
posted September 4th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted September 4th, 2017  
@elkereturns Not in my 26280_+ days!
posted September 4th, 2017  
I immediately thought you were in the ALP's! Lunenburg is an amazing place to live, I see why you love it so much. Fav!
posted September 4th, 2017  
Wow must be so cool to hear
posted September 4th, 2017  
Pom tiddilly Om Tom! You would need to be outside to hear these!
posted September 4th, 2017  
Great shot of those Waldhorns. We have them in the eastern part of our country traditional.
posted September 4th, 2017  
@pyrrhula I had to look up to find out what they were called! I don't think I saw this name...such an amazing instrument.
posted September 4th, 2017  
How awesome!
posted September 5th, 2017  
I'm sorry I missed the horns!
posted September 5th, 2017  
My golly whizz, those things are huge!!! Be a pain to cart around.
posted September 5th, 2017  
@golftragic ...and on the plane you'd have to trust someone with them! They certainly won't fit in the overhead or under the seat!
posted September 5th, 2017  
cool! I never knew what they were called.
posted September 5th, 2017  
How lovely to see. Would have been great to hear too.
posted September 8th, 2017  
@Weezilou Sorry I was wrong. The Waldhoorn is this intrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DUelFM7Kc
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