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“A horse's gallop and the post-horn announcements of arriving mail, anachronistic today, would have been commonplace sounds in this period.”
“There's a moment in the third movement of Mahler's gargantuan third symphony when the music – a rising chaos of shrill woodwind and rioting strings – is interrupted by a lonely, beguilingly simple call from an off-stage post-horn.”
“At the post office, with its slung post-horn sign, he filled the new envelope with all Caspar's documents and papers, carefully sealing it with parcel tape.”
“Those in which the lower harmonics from the second to the sixth or eighth are employed, such as the bugle, post-horn, the cornet à pistons, the trombone.”
“In the Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Rudolphe Erich Raspe), stories gathered from various sources, is found the story of sound being frozen for a time in a post-horn, which when thawed gave a variety of tunes.”
“He awoke to the ringing clang of the post-horn, and lo! he was driving along in a beautiful coach, and the forest lay far behind him.”
“One day they stopped when they heard the post-horn blowing at the gate; and both of them became very much excited when George's father came out himself with a big official envelope marked 'On His Majesty's Service' and addressed to 'James Wolfe, Esquire.”
“As I rounded the corner, Mr. Fett hailed me with a shout and a vocal imitation of a post-horn.”
“Formerly their yards resounded with the strains of the merry post-horn, and carriers 'carts were as plentiful as omnibuses now are.”
“The post-horn tooted merrily, dogs barked, and stableboys raised a good-by cheer!”
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