The Alphorn through the Eyes of the Classical Composer
Vernon Press, 2020

The Alphorn through the Eyes of the Classical Composer

Published by Vernon Press, 2020. Hardback, 336 pages, 192 illustrations: full colour photos, reproductions of artwork, music and music facsimiles.

The culmination of ten years of meticulous exploration of this unique, extensive and groundbreaking subject, via a PhD, reflecting how and why dozens of famous composers chose to incorporate references to the mountains with an alphorn call in their works.

'The music history books need to be rewritten ...'

'Painstaking methodology, sensitively conveyed ...'

'One of the most fascinating and thought-provoking musical publications of the decade ...'

Buy through Vernon Press or through Amazon. Price £60.00             


Uncle Ruedi's Alphorn
Alphorn Press, 2020

Uncle Ruedi's Alphorn

Only available from Alphorn Press price £10.00

Softback, 39 pages, A4 landscape, bi-lingual English / German, large print. 17 beautiful full page original paintings by Swiss artist Silvia von Allmen: each painting illustrates one page of text.

A book for children, for the young at heart, and all who want to enjoy the simple timeless story of the use of the alphorn in the mountains. A young boy is finally allowed to go up into the mountains with his uncle to help look after the cows for the summer. There he discovers how the alphorn is part of the way of life there.

'Enchanting, beautifully crafted ...'

'Why has no-one written this book before? A real treasure ...'

'Sheer delight. I don't often feel homesick, but ...'

'Oh, I love it! Especially the ending ...'


Articles:


The Influence of the Christmas Pastorella on Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony
The Consort, Journal of the Dolmetsch Foundation, Volume 72, Summer 2016, pp.90–108 © Frances Jones 2016

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The Alphorn and the Arts
Swiss Review, The Magazine for the Swiss Abroad, April 2016, Issue No.2 UK Page 3 © Frances Jones 2016

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The Call of Nature: why do we respond when a composer uses an alphorn motif?
Double Reed News, Journal of the British Double Reed Society, No.113, Spring 2016, pp.22–25 © Frances Jones 2016

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The Call of Nature: why do we respond when a composer uses an alphorn motif?
The Horn Player, Journal of the British Horn Society, Volume 12 No.2, Autumn 2015, pp.31–34 © Frances Jones 2015

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The Call of Nature: why do we respond when a composer uses an alphorn motif?
The Horn Call, Journal of the International Horn Society, Volume 46 No.1, October 2015, pp.58–61 © Frances Jones 2015

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Liszt and the Alphorn
The Liszt Society Journal, Volume 40, 2015, pp.19–32 © Frances Jones 2015

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The Herdsman’s Horn in the Czech Pastorella
The Consort, Journal of The Dolmetsch Foundation, Volume 71, Summer 2015, pp.74–92 © Frances Jones 2015

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From Alphorn to English Horn
Double Reed News, Journal of the British Double Reed Society, No.112, Autumn/Winter 2015, pp.12–17 © Frances Jones 2015

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My day with the Bernese Mountain Dogs
Swiss review, The Magazine for the Swiss Abroad, April 2009, Issue No.2 UK Pages 4–5 © Frances Jones 2009

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Leopold Mozart’s Alphorn Sinfonia and The Pastorella
The Consort, Journal of The Dolmetsch Foundation, Volume 65, Summer 2009, pp.78–94 © Frances Jones 2009

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The Legacy of the Alphorn Part 1
The Horn Call, Journal of the International Horn Society, Volume 40 No.2, February 2010, pp.41–46 © Frances Jones 2010

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The Legacy of the Alphorn Part 2
The Horn Player, Journal of the British Horn Society, Volume 6 No.2, Autumn 2009, pp.29–37 © Frances Jones 2009

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The Legacy of the Alphorn Part 1
The Horn Player, Journal of the British Horn Society, Volume 6 No.1, Spring 2009, pp.24–31 © Frances Jones 2009

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A Day in the Life of an Alphorn Player
Bernfax, Journal of the Southern Bernese Mountain Dog Club, Issue No.67, October 2008, pp.12–13 © Frances Jones 2008

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The Day the Cows Came Alive … to the Sound of Moo-sic
Swiss Review, The Magazine for the Swiss Abroad, April 2007, Issue No.2, UK Pages 4–5 © Frances Jones 2007

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The Alphorn: Revival of an Ancient Instrument
The Consort, Journal of The Dolmetsch Foundation, Volume 62, Summer 2006, pp.40–62 © Frances Jones 2006

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