German Waldhorn - forest horn. This is the literal translation of the name of this tool. Ancestor horn was hunting horn, which sounded when it was necessary to give a signal during a hunt or some formal event, to announce the gathering troops. In order for sound to be heard in the far distance, the horn began to lengthen, and in order to play comfortably, it has adapted "to twist". One coil was added to the second, the third. And there was the horn. In 1664 the French composer Jean Baptiste Lully was the first to introduce the French horn in the Opera orchestra, and then she went and Symphony.
The horn belongs to the group of brass instruments. She plays in the orchestra very important role. The sound of her soft, noble. The horn may well pass and sad, and solemn mood, may sound and mocking, sarcastic. The range is very wide: from si contra to the FA of the second octave.