Horn is a straight pipe with five holes above and one below. Horn is produced from birch, maple and juniper. Its s ound is strong, but gentle, rang ering a little more than an octave. The first written evidence of the h o r n appear ed in II half of XVIII century in the descriptions of musical instruments by Tuchkov, Staehelin and Ghasr. A n ew horn was investigated in detail by N. Privalov. At the end of XIX century t here was a successful horn choir run by Kondratieva in Vladimir region. Currently the horns are introduced into the orchestra s of Russian folk instruments.