Writing Transposing Instrument Music (III)

Let's see another example. This melody is played by the second violins in Nuages by Claude Debussy, ¿How should it be written if it were to be played by horns in F?

The horns sound a perfect fifth lower than written, so if the original key signature is Ab major / F minor, the new key signature should be a perfect fifth higher or Eb major / C minor. Using the correct key signature and clef we obtain the notes that should be written for the instrument:

Practice writing and reading music for transposing instruments.

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