Tag: Solo Oboe

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 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…

Charlotte Bray

Charlotte Bray

August 12, 2015

The young English composer, Charlotte Bray, has emerged as one of the leading composers of her generation. Her debut recording was released by NMC Records in 2014 and she has a busy schedule of commissions ahead of her. To date, she has written one work for oboe entitled ‘Late Snow’. Late Snow (solo oboe) Written in…

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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