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The Oboe


Wind | Woodwind | Double Reed Aerophone

I love the quirky sound the Oboe makes, and it has a double-reed like my main instrument, the Bassoon, has too. It has a medium-high sound, in the soprano range and the whole orchestra tune to a Concert A played first by the Oboe. It is a double reed like the Bassoon.


The Oboe is an important part of the classical orchestra and a favourite of Cinema composers. You may have heard Gabriel's Oboe from the film "The Mission".


If you are thinking about learning to play an instrument, or you’ve decided, but aren’t sure which one, let me help you choose.  We can chat, and you can have a go at different instruments, to see which one would suit you best.  If you leave your email, or ask your mum and dad to, I will get back to you, or your parents, with more information.


Listen to the Oboe

Further listening:

  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams - Oboe Concerto

  • Richard Strauss – Concerto for Oboe in D major

  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto for Oboe in Dm

  • Benedetto Marcello – Oboe Concerto in C minor

  • Bohuslav Martinu – Concerto for Oboe

  • Francis Poulenc – Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano

  • J.S. Bach – Sonata in C major for Oboe

  • Srul Irving Glick – Sonata for Oboe and Piano

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