For this particular sound, the horn has to lend itself perfectly. An instrument that signals announcement with regal and archetypal connotation. I would prefer to use a Shofar, possibly one of the first horns literally made from the horn of an antelope, however, given to its limitations of pitch (it having only 5 recognisable notes rising in fourths and fifths), I am going to use a Tenor Horn in Eb which is very similar to a French Horn in F.

There are going to be several different Gods in the production that will need a slightly different theme but all will share the same instrument. The horn will hallow the arrival of each God throughout the production and the following video clip represents my initial musical material. There will be a development that will vary depending on the severity of each God’s entry.

Announcing the Gods – Tenor Horn played by Paul Pavey