Tag: Oboe Quartet

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…

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…

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…

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…

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