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  Oboe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orchestras usually set the pitch by listening to the oboe playing concert A. Setting the pitch of the oboe is achieved by changing the position of the reed in the instrument, or by permanently altering the scrape of the reed itself.
The oboe d'amore, the alto (or mezzo soprano) member of the family, is pitched in A, a minor third lower than the oboe.
1 and 2, Concerto for Violin and oboe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oboe   (1630 words)

The oboe is a soprano-range, double-reed woodwind instrument of length 62 cm.
The English horn is a woodwind instrument of the oboe family, sounding a fifth lower than the oboe.
The double reed of the oboe is fashioned from cane which is grown on the east coast of Spain, which is usually dried and aged for several years.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/oboe.html   (383 words)

 oboe - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about oboe
The oboe was developed by the Hotteterre family of instrument makers in about 1700 and was played in the court ensemble of Louis XIV of France.
The oboe's most important close relative is the cor anglais, which sounds a fifth lower.
Alto variants oboe d'amore (a minor third lower) and oboe da caccia (a fifth lower) are heard in the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and other 18th-century composers.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /oboe   (359 words)

 JNL 6: The Oboe and the Oboe D'amore in Bach's Church Cantatas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JNL 6: The Oboe and the Oboe D'amore in Bach's Church Cantatas
If one views the oboe parts in the Bach-Gesellschaft as Terry did, without considering the fact that the original parts for some of the cantatas were actually notated a major second or a minor third higher, it would appear that the oboes are taken out of their range.
The conspicuous presence of the oboe and the oboe d'amore in a large number of the cantatas leads one to surmise that those instruments, along with the violin, were among Bach's favorite.
idrs.colorado.edu /Publications/Journal/JNL6/bach.html   (3720 words)

 JNL 1: The Baroque Oboe--A Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Oboe in C, Oboe in B-flat, and Oboe basso in A are members of the true oboe family and are characterized by three part construction: bell, lower joint, and upper joint.
It should be noted that the oboes of the 18th and early 19th centuries were much more strident and piercing in sound than the modern instruments, a statement which is even more true of the still earlier instruments.
Modern reed-makers for the Baroque oboe must reckon with marginal intonation of the early oboe and carefully plan the range of variable to finally achieve both: tuning and the distinctive tone quality that is one of the essentials of historically correct performance.
idrs.colorado.edu /Publications/Journal/JNL1/baroqueoboe.html   (5634 words)

Oboes are made of wood, and their sound is produced by blowing air through a thin double reed at the upper end of the instrument.
The oboe is very difficult to play, because Karen must force air at very high pressure into the tiny double reed.
The oboe and the English horn are often used to play sad or emotional melodies, but they can sound playful, too.
www.playmusic.org /woodwinds/oboe.html   (237 words)

 Instrumentally Speaking ... Vienna Online Ezine Article
During the 17th century, the oboe was originally one of the names of the shawm, the violently powerful instrument of outdoor music-making.
The old baroque oboe had a single key, and most notes were made by the player merely by covering the holes with fingers; the only problem was that the instrument could only play successfully in a few keys.
A relative of the oboe is the Cor Anglais or English Horn (It is neither a horn nor is it English).
www.geocities.com /viennaonline/inst/is0600.html   (724 words)

Because the mechanisms on the oboe and English horn are complex, a systematic method is required for regulation.
, Oboe; with Leopold Wlach and Franz Bartoesk, clarinet; Karl Oehlberger and Rudolph Hanzl, Bassoon; and Gottfried von Freiberg and Leopold Krainz, horn.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C Major KV 314 (285d); Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major KV 622; with Alfred Prinz, clarinet; and Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat Major KV 191 (186e) with Dietmar Zeman, Bassoon.
www.vcisinc.com /oboe.htm   (2176 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Oboe & English Horn
Today, oboes are usually made of rose wood or African flwood (also known as grenadilla), but can also be made of ebonite, plastic, or even metal.
The baritone oboe had a short history as it was replaced by the bassoon in performing groups.
The oboe sound is made by blowing into a double reed which is made with two pieces of cane that are tied together and put in a tube.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/oboe.html   (595 words)

 oboe on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reed his lips: Oboe player takes matters _ the cane for his mouthpiece _ into his own hands.
The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760.
Music to grow by The oboe is known as a difficult instrument to play.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/o1/oboe.asp   (512 words)

 MHN Instrument Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An oboe is a woodwind with a cylindrical wooden body and a mouthpiece made from a double reed.
In part, the oboe was developed during the late 17th century to provide a quieter alternative to the shawm which would be more suitable for indoor concert music.
More recently, the importance of the oboe has been somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of the flute and clarinet to the orchestra, and by the emphasis on the violin and piano as solo instruments in the nineteenth century.
www.si.umich.edu /chico/instrument/pages/oboe_gnrl.html   (418 words)

 Woodwinds - Oboe and English Horn
The oboe was developed from this instrument in the 17th century.
The oboe was produced by the Hotteterre family.
The oboe was made of three sections with six keys and hole.
www.mathcs.duq.edu /~iben/oboeng.htm   (388 words)

 Oboe d'amore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oboe d'amore is the alto or mezzosoprano member of the oboe family.
In the 18th century, there were also oboes with the same size and the same pitch (A) as the oboe d'amore, but without the pear-shaped bell.
The oboe d'amore was re-established in the second half of the 19th century and it is used both in presentations of baroque music and in modern compositions.
cc.oulu.fi /~tjamsa/damore.html   (235 words)

 Viennese oboe
The sound of the Viennese oboe can be heard only, when Viennese orchestras are playing - everywhere else the oboists use other instruments, especially of the type of the French oboe.
On the left an oboel of the 19th century, in the middle a French oboe and on the right the classical Viennese oboe.
If one listens to Viennese and French oboes, one gets the impression, that the biggest difference is in the vibrato, which is used very seldom by the Viennese instrument and practically always by the others.
iwk.mdw.ac.at /Forschung/english/wrinst/ewroboe1.htm   (637 words)

 Concerto for Oboe, John Harbison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Oboe Concerto was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, for its Principal Oboist, William Bennett.
Again the oboe spins an obligato over three transposed reiterations, this time in perpetual motion, with the passacaglia core embedded in the "solo figuration.
Harbison's Oboe Concerto...emerges from two powerful live-music traditions, Bach and jazz....it's the almost impossibly up-tempo Fantasia where Bach meets Ellington, and we grab the last A train out of Leipzig.
www.schirmer.com /composers/harbison_oboe_concerto.html   (718 words)

In England though it was refered to as the hautbois or the hoboy, and then later known as the French hoboy.
The oboe is said to have the most unique "voice" out of all the woodwinds.
The pitch of the oboe is easily "lipped" higher or lower by the player, and a well-trained oboist is able to play long passages and long notes in a single breath due to the nature of the
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/texto/Oboe.html   (376 words)

 Introduction to the New Brod Oboe Method
This job was somewhat more complex in that it involved presenting the entirety of an oboe method which, at the time, could only be had in part, as the edition currently in circulation lacked the essential bass line which was designed to reinforce the harmonic flow.
The editor, Pierre Bajeux (1899-1961) Professor of Oboe at the Paris Conservatoire, concentrated solely upon the oboe part, embellishing it with dynamics and articulation not found in Brod's sparsely-notated print; and it must be said that he did a good job here.
For the ability to undertake this project, the editor is indebted to several of his oboe and musicology professors.
www.idrs.org /brod/Commentary/Introduction.html   (990 words)

The oboe has been very popular in orchestras for the last 300 years, and has been written into most orchestral music.
The oboe is the soprano of the double-reed woodwinds.
The sound is produced the same way as the flute, which is by forcing a column of air to vibrate (though it certainly doesn’t sound like a flute!).
library.thinkquest.org /5116/oboe.htm   (505 words)

 Oboe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Oboe is a source of both pain and pleasure.
One of the worst nightmares with the oboe is the problems with the reeds.
I am studying the oboe at the Turku Conservatoire and play in three orchestras at the moment: the sinfonietta at the Conservatoire, Akademiska Orkestern, an orchestra at Åbo Akademi, and in a temporary orchestra that will give a concert in the summer 1996 in Mariehamn, Åland.
www.abo.fi /~iharjunk/oboe.html   (105 words)

 more about Oboe
The range of the modern oboe extends two and a half octaves from the B below middle C. Oboes are found in a variety of forms throughout the world.
The upper end of the reed is carefully scraped away with a knife until the two "blades" vibrate freely when you blow.
That's Italian for "hunting oboe." Perhaps the horn part of its name comes from the idea of the hunt or hunting horns.
www.playmusic.org /woodwinds/more/moreoboe.html   (407 words)

 oboe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The instruments possessing these general characteristics may be referred to as the oboe family, which includes the English horn, the bassoon, and the contrabassoon or double bassoon.
The oboe was developed in the mid-17th cent.
Its tone is less brilliant than that of the oboe.
www.bartleby.com /65/ob/oboe.html   (334 words)

 Oboe Rights Activists
Oboes are forced to be stuck in the sit down, play music bands around the world.
Oboes have been confused with clarinets for decades.
This is because we, as oboes, are considered as the "color" of the band.
www.expage.com /page/oboerights   (402 words)

 Contrabass Oboe
It was, down to the extreme depth, the typical shawm timbre of the oboe.
Strauss went on to postulate expanded orchestral wind sections, the oboe section including oboe, oboe d'amore, english horn, bass oboe, and double-bass oboe.
oboes until the end of the 19th century.
www.contrabass.com /pages/cboboe.html   (864 words)

 Oboe Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A musician who plays the oboe is sometimes called an Oboist.
The oboe is most commonly made from grenadilla (or African flwood), but some manufacturers also make oboes out of high-quality plastic resin.
Because the oboe has a very penetrating tone which can be heard through other sounds on the concert platform, it is widely called upon to set the pitch for orchestras.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/o/ob/oboe.html   (389 words)

 Capstone Records: New Music for Oboe
Also, to generalize, her tonal sense for the oboe tends to be darker than Cacioppo's, perhaps more idiomatic.
The oldest piece on this recording, a trio for oboe, piano, and violin by Pennsylvania-based composer Ingrid Arauco, dates from 1990 and explores both the lamenting and sharp sides of the oboe's tone.
This is first-rate oboe playing that should be considered by anyone interested in the instrument.
www.capstonerecords.org /CPS-8706.html   (774 words)

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