04. January 2009 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

If The Oboist Goes Nuts Or Doesn’t Show Up For A Performance?
Or the oboist sneezes and splits his only reed and can’t provide the standard A440?

What other instrument would normally be used as a back-up for the orchestra to tune itself to?

Hmmm … several things to say about this one:
1) Oboists are already nuts. We can still give the A. Really.
2) If the oboist doesn’t show up the oboist should be fired except in a dire emergency. Like death.
3) An oboist simply can’t have only one working reed.
4) IF there is no oboist in the work (yeah, it happens) then sometimes the concertmaster gives an A. Sometimes the clarinet. Sometimes a piano. Depends. But nothing beats the oboe A. 😉

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