The arrangement is in concert Eb and the alto part is edited to give the horn
player some rest.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday announced America would give the Horn
of Africa a further pounds 10.5million in aid - pounds 7million for Somalia.
But he did have time to give the horn
a quick blast and joked: "It's amazing what small things will please."
These latter are especially appropriate: when Mozart was living in Ebury Street he wrote his first symphonies (probably K16 and K19) and his sister, Maria Anna, who transcribed them for him, famously reminded him 'to give the horn
something worthwhile to do'.
They change Cornucopia to the "pixis" of Pandora and give the horn
to the Aggressive Forces.
For example, why did the composer give the horn
those particular notes?