Alphorns Are The Perfect Instrument For Social Distancing The large wooden horns which are traditional in the Alps can be more than 10 feet in length. Over the weekend, professionals serenaded the German city of Dresden from the top of an apartment building.

Alphorns Are The Perfect Instrument For Social Distancing

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Germans are reviving the perfect musical instrument for social distancing - alphorns.

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MARTIN: The large wooden horns can be more than 10 feet in length. They are traditional in the Alps, and they sound like this.

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MARTIN: These professional alphorn players serenaded the German city of Dresden from the top of a towering apartment building this weekend - a very 2020 use of an instrument built to be heard from miles in the 19th-century Alps. It's MORNING EDITION.

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