Category: Featured Composers

Thea Musgrave

June 22, 2018

This year sees Thea Musgrave celebrate her 90th birthday and with it she has recently been awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music. It is hard to encapsulate what an incredible amount of variety and fantastic quality Thea Musgrave has brought to the Oboe repertoire. The sheer number of works explored in this journal entry should…

Mark Simpson

May 5, 2018

This month, Mark Simpson and two of his compositions for the oboe are being highlighted in the Journal. Both written in the past decade, Windflower and Nur Musik are both part of a fantastic recording featuring Mark’s music by NMC Recordings. Below, Mark introduces both works and a brief video exploring the release of his most recent…

Roxanna Panufnik

February 25, 2018

Featured this month is composer, Roxanna Panufnik, who has completed two versions of her work ‘Letters from Burma’. The original was premiered by Douglas Boyd and the Vellinger Quartet in 2004. Most recently in 2016, a new version for oboe and string orchestra was premiered by New Oboe Music Project founder, James Turnbull and the…

Paul Patterson

January 3, 2018

Paul Patterson is the latest composer to featured in the Journal and has written extensively for the oboe in so many combinations. As well as the compositions mentioned below, it is worth noting his Westerly Winds and Wind Quintet (Opus 2) are among his extensive catalogue that feature the oboe. Duologue Instrumentation: Oboe and Piano Duration:…

Emma-Ruth Richards

November 17, 2017

Emma-Ruth Richards is the featured composer this month and has written a remarkable work for solo oboe in celebration of Nicholas Daniel’s 50th Birthday in 2012. de Stâmparare Instrumentation: Solo Oboe Duration: 4′ First Performance: Premiered by Nicholas Daniel in 2012 in celebration of his 50th Birthday de Stâmpare translates into English as ‘soul cry’ and…

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