Below are a selection of useful links to various oboe manufacturers, shops, reed makers etc. If you know of a link that should be published here, do please contact us directly. Courses/Masterclasses/Double Reed Days Gloucestershire Double Reed Day Marches Oboe School The Big Double Reed Day Ensembles Pipers 3 The Oboe Band Oboe Accessories Gregson Knives June Emerson Sheet Music Keys to Success Fun Duets Wonderful Winds Music Oboe Manufacturers Buffet Bulgheroni Howarths John Packer Instruments Loree Ludwig Frank Marigaux Moennig Puchner Oboes Rigoutat Sound Alchemy Yamaha Oboes Oboe Players Albrecht Mayer Alexei Ogrintchouk Francois Leleux Nicholas Daniel Ramón Ortega…

There is a fantastic collection of oboe recordings in existence. Below is a small selection of some recordings that might be of interest to oboe students. For a more comprehensive list, do visit specialist retailers such as http://www.oboeshop.co.uk/oboe-cds.html or Oboe Classics at  http://www.oboeclassics.com. World of the Oboe by Argiros [Oboe Classics] Price: $26.72 Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto; MacMillan: Oboe Concerto by Nicholas Daniel [HARMONIA MUNDI] Price: $18.04 Elevazione by Gordon Hunt [BIS] Price: $18.31 Fibonacci Sequence by CHRISTOPHER O’neal [Deux-Elles] Price: $21.52 In Venice: Oboe Concertos by MAYER ALBREICHT [Decca Import] Price: $32.10 Vaughan Williams: Blake Songs, On Wenlock Edge; Warlock: The Curlew by…

Below are a selection of some interesting books about the oboe that are available from various bookstores or online websites. As well as the books listed below, a number of oboe tutor books can be found using the following link: http://www.musicroom.com/browse/arrangement.aspx?category_id=store6_arrangementgroup8_arrangement53 If you are looking to purchase any of the following books, most are available through Amazon.co.uk, June Emerson (www.juneemerson.co.uk), www.OboeShop.co.uk or Howarth of London (www.howarth.uk.com). Lists of available books can be found at the following links: http://www.howarth.uk.com/obbooks.html http://www.oboeshop.co.uk/music/books.html http://www.juneemerson.co.uk/grouping.aspx?grp=0151753b-fe32-4940-9681-6e44aff243fc&name=Oboe%20Books&cat=books&catName=Books Oboe, a reed blown in the wind by Marion Whittow. This book on the oboe is quite different to any…

Below are a selection of videos featuring well known oboe players. If you know of any videos from Youtube or Vimeo that you think should be added to this collection, do contact us using the contact page. Live Performances  

Below is a selection of different pieces of music which are prominent in the oboe repertoire. Included with each section is a Spotify playlist. (please note this will only work if you have Spotify loaded on your computer). Oboe Concertos (music for solo oboe and orchestra): Tomaso Albinoni – Oboe Concerto (there are many but one of the most popular is Op 9 No. 2) JS Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin Alessandro Marcello – Oboe Concerto Bohuslav Martinu – Oboe Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Oboe Concerto Richard Strauss – Oboe Concerto Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto Solo Oboe (and Piano) repertoire:…

Today, the oboe is recognised as a member of the woodwind family in the modern symphony orchestra. Its roots, however, go very far back into the past where it can be traced to shawms of the 13th century. A number of scholars have traced the oboe to several points of origin rather than one founding maker or invented. The instrument as we know it today began to take shape in the 16th century. One person credited with the development of the oboe was Jean Hotteterre who narrowed the bore of the instrument and reduced the width of the reed. The…

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