Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Music of the Hunt and Garden

First movement of the "Hunt Symphony" by Leopold Mozart

Yes!! This truly can be done. Notice the suspended funnels to help project the sound. Notice that the two players on the left of your screen have longer instruments (hoses), thus lower-pitched "horns." It is the vibration coming from the lips in the embouchure which sets the sound in motion through the pipe, whether it be made of brass, nickel silver, or a garden hose.

So you wonder if "I" have ever played a garden hose? YES, I HAVE!!!!
Seriously, I have. Really.

(h/t Bruce)


  1. I believe you - really I do. I attempted playing a saw once - more to it than you would think! I sucked at it.

  2. Of course I believe you! And I have played several glass (or plastic bottles filled with varying levels of water. I even blow over the tops of straws in beverages to hear the neat whistle! ;)


  3. I'll never hear this the same again. Did I ever tell you how much I love the french horn? *sigh*

  4. My partner's father played the french horn.

  5. Okay, that is just WAY too cool!

    --AlisonH at