Category: Featured Composers

Nicola LeFanu

November 16, 2018

This month, Nicola LeFanu and three of her compositions are featured in the journal. Spanning nearly 40 years of her life, these are remarkable works and fantastic additions to the repertoire. Soliloquy Instrumentation: Solo Oboe Duration: 5′ Premiere: 1965 Soliloquy was composed in 1965, when I was eighteen. I thought of it as a soliloquy in…

John Woolrich

October 1, 2018

This month, John Woolrich and his music for oboe are featured in the Journal. Over several decades, John has composed a number of works featuring the oboe including the notable Oboe Concerto which was premiered in the BBC Proms during the mid 1990s. From Book of Disquiet Instrumentation: Alto, Oboe and Viols (or strings) Duration: 17′ Premiere: 6 February  2005,…

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…

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