Category: Featured Composers

Robert Saxton

October 16, 2017

Robert Saxton is the featured composer this month and has written two remarkable works for oboe spanning several decades. Plans are afoot for more oboe works from this fantastic composer so do sign up to our newsletter to be updated on additional compositions. ‘…from a distant shore…’ Instrumentation: Solo Oboe Duration: 5′ First Performance: Premiered by Melinda…

Cheryl Frances-Hoad

September 4, 2017

Featured this month, are two works by the English composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Both written in the early twenty-first century, these works by Frances-Hoad are significant additions to the concerto and chamber music repertoire. Below are programme notes by the composer and links to the sheet music and recordings. A Refusal to Mourn (2000) Instrumentation: Oboe and…

Michael Berkeley

July 15, 2017

This month we feature the composer, Michael Berkeley. Having contributed a Concerto, Oboe Quintet and five other significant works for Oboe and Cor Anglais to the repertoire, the music of Michael Berkeley stands as some of the most significant in recent decades. Below are a series of programme notes on his works for Oboe and…

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade

February 11, 2017

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade is the latest composer to be  featured in the Journal.  Having won the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2015, Ninfea was featured by the Presteigne Festival where Ravens’ Cage was premiered in 2016. Ninfea’s composition, Ravens’ Cage, has also been published in the New Oboe Collection in partnership with Composer’s Edition. Below, Ninfea introduces…

James Williamson

January 5, 2017

James Williamson is the latest composer to be  featured in the Journal. James’ composition, The Fifth Element, has also been published in the New Oboe Collection in partnership with Composer’s Edition. Below, James introduces the music. The Fifth Element Instrumentation: Solo Oboe Duration: 5’15 First Performance: Written for and premiered by David Benfield from Souza Winds as…

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