Tag: Chamber Music

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…

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…

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