A woodwind instrument, and, along with the oboe and the bassoon, one of the double reeds typically played in orchestral and opera music of the US and Europe.

The English Horn looks quite a bit like an oboe, only larger. It is pitched one fifth lower than the oboe, and has a rich, dark tone that can be used to mournful or seductive effect. Its double reed is placed on the end of a short bocal that joins the reed to the body of the instrument.

Famous solos for English Horn are found in the second movement of Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony, and in Hector Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture.