hornist

noun
horn·​ist | \ ˈhȯr-nist How to pronounce hornist (audio) \

Definition of hornist

: one who plays a French horn

Examples of hornist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The playing was accomplished but often unbalanced: With trumpeter William Gerlach and hornist Abel Pereira leading the way, the brass was in particularly fine form, but also tended to take over the discussion, even in secondary lines. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, "Noseda returns to the NSO podium and, just in time, finds the narrative," 21 Feb. 2020 Brian Brown, a French hornist who performs for the Dallas Opera and subs for the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies, began driving for DoorDash last week. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Gig jobs and supermarkets: Freelance classical musicians in D-FW seek other ways to stay afloat," 6 Apr. 2020 Barry Tuckwell, an Australian virtuoso of the French horn whose mastery over his fiendishly difficult instrument brought him international renown as the preeminent hornist of his era, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Melbourne. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Barry Tuckwell, Australian virtuoso of the French horn, dies at 88," 18 Jan. 2020 Barry Tuckwell, an Australian virtuoso of the French horn whose mastery over his fiendishly difficult instrument brought him international renown as the preeminent hornist of his era, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Melbourne. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, "Barry Tuckwell, Australian virtuoso of the French horn, dies at 88," 18 Jan. 2020 Principal harpist Trina Struble was a vital, sparkling presence throughout, and English hornist Robert Walters was an affecting contributor. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra closes fall classical season in bright, shining fashion," 6 Dec. 2019 Wind-heavy sections featured stylish, fleet playing by bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa, hornist Ernesto Tovar Torres, and trombonist Nitzan Haroz. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Wanamaker organist Conte brings thrilling color to mostly drab Philadelphia Orchestra program," 6 May 2018 Guest French horn soloist is Jamie Leff, who grew up in Buffalo Grove, is the second hornist in the Houston Ballet Orchestra, and also performs with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera, among others. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan symphony celebrates German composers, French horn soloist, in season finale," 4 May 2018 Her mother, Becky Leff, a French hornist with the Waukegan orchestra, will be performing while Jamie plays the concerto. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan symphony celebrates German composers, French horn soloist, in season finale," 4 May 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Hornist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hornist. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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