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Dungchen (also known as the Tibetan Horn and ) are the great horns of the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and ensembles. Generally made from brass and ornately decorated, dunchen vary in length from as small as 40 cm up to four or five meters long and are typically constructed in several telescoping sections to accomodate travel and storage. Dungchen are traditionally played in pairs but sometimes three are played together so that two can always be heard while the third player takes a breath. Dungchen often appear as part of the orchestra in particularly energetic yogic song and in accompaniment to yogic dance.