Alter Festival


Horns have been used to coordinate positions during hunt since to beginning of the first century. Around the sixteenth century the natural horn – a horn with no valves – would be used employed by composers such as Handel, Beethoven and Brahms. Still, the natural horn retained its significance to the hunt, both as a signaling tool, but also as a ritualized instrument. Blowing these horns would signify the ceremonially charged beginning of noblemen’s hunt. The year, Alter festival opens with the sound of horns. To execute this initiation, we have the experienced natural horns orchestra Aros Jagthornforening! Led by Bruno Dormann, who has more than forty years of experience playing the horn, the group regularly competes in the natural horn national championships where they are most often in the top three.