The English horn (cor anglais), a member of the oboe family and pitched lower than the oboe. Next in lower pitch is the heckelphone, then bassoon, then contrabassoon. The English horn sounds "sneaky" to some people and might suggest crawling insects. I personally LOVE the sound of the English horn and think it has one of the most haunting sounds of any orchestral instrument.
There's Donna playin' the bughorn!
by pentozali December 11, 2007