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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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.
How could you have possibly missed this?
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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.
Force me to work for it why don’t you!
OK well there is this one, the scherzo from the Eroica, but I wasn’t thinking of that:
And this one, Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone is hauntingly beautiful
Ah, that’s the one! I knew it was a multiple of 3.
The Pastoral! 1st movt.
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
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