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…

Edmund Jolliffe

December 20, 2016

This month Edmund Jolliffe’s solo work for oboe and pre-recorded oboes is featured in the Journal. Edmund’s work, Pan, has also been added to the New Oboe Collection curated in partnership with Composers Edition (click here to view). Pan Instrumentation: Oboe and pre-recorded oboes Duration: 7’30 First Performance: December 2011, James Turnbull, Bristol University Concert Series. One of the…

Thomas Hyde

November 17, 2016

This month, we are pleased to announce that Thomas Hyde has joined the New Oboe Collection curated in partnership with Composers Edition (click here to view). Thomas’ music for Cor Anglais & Piano has recently been featured as part of the 2016 Presteigne Festival and Autumn Tour.. Winter Music Instrumentation: Cor Anglais & Piano. Duration: 5’30 First Performance:…

Judith Bingham

October 22, 2016

This month’s featured composer is Judith Bingham. Below are notes by Judith on all of her works for Oboe and Cor Anglais. I learnt the oboe for a couple of years in my mid-teens, and it has to be said it was not a happy experience. I had always been a good singer, and I…

Helen Grime

September 4, 2016

Helen Grime studied both oboe and composition at the Royal College of Music and so knows the instrument extremely well. As well as her Oboe Concerto (written in 2003) which won an prize from the British Composer Awards, Helen has also written the following works for oboe. Three Miniatures (2013) My Three Miniatures for oboe…

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