What is an Alphorn?
Another name for alphorn is alpenhorn. It can also be termed as an alpine horn. It is a labrophone which is made of a wooden natural horn which has a conical shaped bore. It has a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece, which makes it an interesting instrument to play.
It’s commonly used by mountain dwellers in the Swiss Alps, Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps in Germany, French Alps, and elsewhere. Such wooden conical horns were used as a communication tool in most mountainous areas of Europe, as well as the Alps extending to the Carpathians.