Tag: Oboe Concerto

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…

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)…

John Casken

July 29, 2015

To begin the series of featured composers in this journal, the spotlight shines on English composer, John Casken. Below you can find out about two of his compositions that feature the oboe. Most recently Apollinaire’s Bird was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015. Amethyst Deceiver (solo oboe) ‘Amethyst Deceiver’ is a short piece inspired…

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