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Oboe          Return to list of instruments

The oboe is a woodwind instrument with a double-reed  and it is cone-shaped inside. The range of the modern oboe starts at the Bb below middle C (MIDI Bb3) and reaches 2 � octaves up to the F above the second C above middle C. (MIDI F5). Most orchestras have employed two oboes since Bach's time.

The oboe is the second of the 4 woodwind instruments of the modern orchestra, which are (in order of descending pitch ranges)  :- The flute, the oboe, the clarinet, and the bassoon. It is also a member of most wind quartets and quintets.  The English word "oboe" is an anglicised pronunciation and spelling for the French "Hautbois", which means "High Wood".

"The Oboe is chiefly a melody instrument; it is pastoral by nature, full of tenderness, I would almost say: shy. Na�ve gracefulness, untroubled innocence, silent joy and the pain of the soft being; the oboe can optimally portray all this in cantabile. A certain degree of excitement also lies within its capabilities, but one must guard against wanting to force from it a passionate cry, a stormy outburst of rage, threat or valour; for its small, bitter-sweet voice then becomes powerless and is diminished to something unnatural" (Hector Berlioz, Trait� d'instrumentation et d'orchestration modernes (1844)). 

Music featuring the Oboe. Audio is available for 46 tunes for this instrument.
No.Name of WorkCategoryComposer
1 Away in a MangerSacredVarious
2 Believe me, if all those endearing young charmsFolk SongVarious
3 Blow Away the Morning DewFolk SongVarious
4 Charlie is my DarlingFolk SongVarious
5 Concerto for Oboe and StringsConcertoCorelli
6 Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'.Chamber MusicHaydn
7 Early One MorningFolk SongVarious
8 Flute Concerto in D K 314 (also Oboe Concerto in C)ConcertoMozart
9 Frère JacquesFolk SongVarious
10 I had a little Nut treeFolk SongVarious
11 In a Summer garden, 1st theme BTone PoemDelius
12 Oboe Concerto in C K314ConcertoMozart
13 Oboe Quartet in F K 370Chamber MusicMozart
14 Oh Where, oh Where has my Little Dog Gone?Nursery RhymesVarious
15 Overture to Orpheus in the UnderworldOvertureOffenbach
16 Polovtsian Dances from Prince IgorTone PoemBorodin
17 Prometheus Overture Op 43OvertureBeethoven
18 Quintet for piano and woodwinds, K452Chamber MusicMozart
19 Rite of Spring - Adoration of the EarthBallet MusicStravinsky
20 Sinfonia Concertante in Eb for winds, K297bConcertoMozart
21 Summer TimeJazzGershwin
22 Swing Low Sweet ChariotFolk SongWallis
23 Symphony No.7 in A Op 92SymphonyBeethoven
24 Symphony No.88 in GSymphonyHaydn
25 Three Blind MiceNursery RhymesVarious
26 Twinkle Twinkle Little StarNursery RhymesVarious
27 Widdicombe FairFolk SongVarious
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