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You've been here long enough to realize it doesn't matter what you're looking for from your fellow TGPers.Fellas, I appreciate all the responses, but just to clarify:
I’m not looking for advice on *how* to play in flat keys, or *whether* to play in flat keys — I can and do in fact play in whatever key the context requires
I’m interested in historical or technical reasons for the difference in standard horn/woodwind vs string tunings. (And much thanks to those who’ve provided elucidating info thus far!)
What matters is how we want to interpret your post and title and respond accordingly.