Tag: Solo Oboe

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…

Paul Patterson

January 3, 2018

Paul Patterson is the latest composer to featured in the Journal and has written extensively for the oboe in so many combinations. As well as the compositions mentioned below, it is worth noting his Westerly Winds and Wind Quintet (Opus 2) are among his extensive catalogue that feature the oboe. Duologue Instrumentation: Oboe and Piano Duration:…

Emma-Ruth Richards

November 17, 2017

Emma-Ruth Richards is the featured composer this month and has written a remarkable work for solo oboe in celebration of Nicholas Daniel’s 50th Birthday in 2012. de Stâmparare Instrumentation: Solo Oboe Duration: 4′ First Performance: Premiered by Nicholas Daniel in 2012 in celebration of his 50th Birthday de Stâmpare translates into English as ‘soul cry’ 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 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…

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