The Oboe

For a long time the oboe has been, without any doubt, my favourite orchestral instrument. Best used to float a piercing melody over the top of strings or other instruments. Here's some great examples.

La Calinda, Delius

“Miss Marple”, Ken Howard

Serenade for Winds; K361 3rd Movement, Mozart

The Duck from “Peter and the Wolf”, Prokofiev

Any more suggestions?

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  1. Gordon Cheng

    Good call, David, I love the oboe too. What about that Beethoven symphony, you know, where it goes da da da da, da dadi da da, is it no 3 or no 6? Sorry too lazy to find out, but that’s a good one.

    Mind you oboes only do one sound, don’t they. It’s a great sound but once you’ve done it, you’ve done it.

  2. David Ould

    Clone, you’re right – massive error on my part.

    Gordo, I’m not sure which one you mean. I couldn’t tell which key your da da da was in.

  3. Gordon Cheng

    Force me to work for it why don’t you! wink

    OK well there is this one, the scherzo from the Eroica, but I wasn’t thinking of that:

  4. Gordon Cheng

    And this one, Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone is hauntingly beautiful

  5. Gordon Cheng

    Ah, that’s the one! I knew it was a multiple of 3.

    The Pastoral! 1st movt.

  6. Gordon Cheng

    Not sure if that last comment came through

    Anyway here it is again. I was thinking of this

    Pastoral (Beethoven) 1st movt. I knew it was a multiple of 3

  7. Peter Ould

    Why does your commenting system not allow basic HTML? Tccchhh….

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