The Corni di Egra horn quartet later disbanded. In 2005 I started playing with hunting bugle players in Waldsassen in neighbouring Bavaria, which led to the forming of the Czech-German hunting ensemble Corni di Egra in 2007.
In dire need of suitable hunting horns for the ensemble, we once again commissioned Zdeňek Smrž to produce an invention horn in Eb/Bb with interchangeable crooks:
Given the fact that many of us are accustomed to detachable bells on our horns, we also commissioned the Model 128 in Eb/Bb with bronze screw bells from German manufacturer Alexander. In our opinion these instruments are even better than the original version. Currently all members of Corni di Egra play this horn.
I’ll try to keep my conclusion brief.