Ellen Lindquist

Ellen Lindquist

February 6, 2016

This month’s featured composer is one who has written particularly striking and beautiful music for the oboe. It was in 2007 that I heard Ellen’s piece Zosa performed by Laura Karney in Germany. I was immediately struck by how very well she had made use of multiphonics and techniques such as having the oboe play into…

Tansy Davies

Tansy Davies

January 9, 2016

Composer Tansy Davies has written several pieces to the oboe and cor anglais repertoire detailed below. Her website is comprehensive and features a number of exciting chamber music compositions that also feature the oboe. Visit www.tansydavies.com for more details. Aquatic This piece was born of a fascination for the amazing creatures, preserved as fossils, in the…

Rob Keeley

Rob Keeley

December 7, 2015

Rob Keeley has contributed a large number of works for oboe in recent years. In the text below he discusses each of his compositions and explains a bit more about the background for each composition. Solar Panels, oboe and piano Completed in its present form in 2011, but since slightly shortened following the beautiful performance on…

James Macmillan

James MacMillan

November 18, 2015

In recent years James MacMillan has contributed three major works to the oboe and cor anglais repertoire. Most recently his Oboe Concerto, written for Nicholas Daniel, has been performed and recorded to wide critical acclaim. Earlier he also wrote a Cor Anglais Concerto (The World’s Ransoming) for Christine Pendrill (Principal Cor Anglais, London Symphony Orchestra)…

Kim Ashton

September 26, 2015

Kim Ashton’s music has been heard in concerts and festivals in the USA, France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, and throughout the UK. Kim’s love of the oboe dates back to the very start of his interest in music, when at the age of nine he took up the instrument. He went on to study…


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