Tag: Solo Oboe

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…

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…

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