Alexander's newest professional double horn. The 1106 affectionately known as the 'Heldenhorn'. Big sound, vibrant harmonics and exceptional clarity.
This model is Alexander's newest double horn in the range of professional instruments. The 1106 bridges the gap to appeal to those more familiar with Paxman, Conn 8D and Yamaha. The 1106 (or 1103-K model) has history stretching back to the 1970's where it's evolution began.
A double horn in a similar design was built as early as the 1970s that has since evolved - this new iteration has the quality of craftsmanship and design that you expect from German handmade but a different Sound concept. The idea for this early model arose from discussions with the American horn player Milan Yancich (1921 – 2007, horn player, i.a. Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra; teacher, i.a. Eastman School of Music). For this model essential elements of the Geyer construction method were adopted and transferred to our K-model (model 1103). In total, a good dozen of these horns were made and they became known as the “Heldenhorn”.
As the international interest in Geyer-style horns has increased steadily in recent years, we revived the idea of the “Heldenhorn” again in 2016. We built a few prototypes of this new model for an exhibition trip to Australia where they met with an enthusiastic response. Through intensive exchange of ideas and tests with professional horn players from home and abroad, a production model of this horn was soon developed and in 2017 offered to horn players with the model number 1106.
The basis of our new “Heldenhorn” is the 1106 (1103-K model). The body and the taper of the leadpipe and bell are identical for both horns. The main difference between these models is the layout of the F horn. The tight bends in the F branch of the 1103 have been opened out in the 1106 “Heldenhorn” to one sweeping bend coming straight out of the valve block and running in an open wrap along the body. With this construction – starting with the long leadpipe and continuing with the open wrap layout – we achieve a very pleasant, light response. The model is built as standard in yellow brass with a screw bell and a hand-hammered spout. This gives the horn excellent carrying power and an unmistakably typical Alexander sound that also blends easily with other Alexander models.
Alexander 1106 'Heldenhorn': comes standard with hand hammered bell tail, Alexander case and detachable bell.
New horns come with an Alexander case, Alexander mouthpiece, set of Hetman oils/grease and pencil clip.
Handcrafted Alexander Horn
Alexander padded backpack
Pencil and clip
F/Bb or Bb/F
Bore size: 12,1 mm
Bell flare: 310 mm
Bell throat: Medium Large
Body size: Large
Material: Yellow brass
All new instruments come with a minimum 24 month warranty on repairs and we will take care of all servicing and cleaning within the first 12 months upon request. All second hand instruments come with a 6 month guarantee from the date of purchase.
Consortium Music is owned and operated by a team of specialist Brass and Woodwind repair technicians, we are a full service workshop from general maintenance to major repairs and custom builds. Whether you are local or interstate, we can advise you on the best way to get your instrument here for specialist care.
All orders over $100 are shipped free within Australia. Orders less than $100 will be shipped at cost (usually $10-$30) depending on the size of the Australia Post satchel.