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    Dear All,

    I am currently looking for mail horn music. Any ideas of composers or music I can purchase?

    One of my friends suggested the work of Benjamin Button.

    I would be very grateful for any suggestions.

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    I have no idea what 'mail horn music' is. Is it simply music for the horn you can put into the post?

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    It is Benjamin Britten you're talking about, yes? Benjamin Button is the one with the curious case.

    Also, this type of horn is called a post horn, not a mail horn. Its use in music is rather limited, as it is mainly an instrument blown to signal the arrival of the postman. However, Mozart did add a post horn solo in the second minuet of his ninth serenade for orchestra, K 320. It is also known as the Posthorn serenade.

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    I think he's reffering to Post Horn.


    *looks like I've been pre-empted.

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    Duh! I was being a bit slow there (and not deliberately obtuse).

    A very famous posthorn solo occurs in the third movement of Mahler's Third Symphony.

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    Humblest apologise i ment Benjamin Britton, duh!

    Thankyou for the information on composers influenced by the coach horn in the 19th century.

    Any other suggestions would be welcomed

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    You still mean Benjamin Britten im sure.

    Mozart also has the Serenade No. 9 'Posthorn Serenade'
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenade_No._9_(Mozart)

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