The Cor Anglais, also known as the English Horn is the tenor member of the oboe family (oboe = soprano, oboe d’amore = alto). Pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe, the Cor Anglais produces a mellower sound. The fingering and playing technique are essentially the same as those of the oboe and it is played by oboists when required. The cor anglais normally lacks the lowest B♭ key found on most oboes and so its sounding range stretches from E3 (written B♮) below middle C to C6 two octaves above middle C.
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