06. April 2010 · 5 comments · Categories: Videos

Gabriel’s Oboe hasn’t been played quite this way before. Clarinet, French Horn, Tuba and … um … I’m not sure what the double reed instrument even is. Hmmm.:

The group “Germá Quartet in a different form (no double reed this time):

Unusual, yes?

And here’s the more usual version of Gabriel’s Oboe:


  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/3771902174/

    check out the top shelf, far left. Body style similar to early baroque hautbois with finger holes; the model in the video looks like it has some brass keys. You can see the evolution from … basically a recorder with a double reed mouthpiece. Nifty huh?

    Musée de la Musique, Paris.

  2. Looks (and sounds) like a bombarde (sort of shawm) to me…

  3. That would sure make sense, Eefje! Thanks!

  4. I would have guessed something from the Renaissance, Jack, but I think the bombarde would make a lot of sense.

  5. I have one myself. You know those kind of people who think an oboe sounds like a duck / is ‘screechy’ and all that stuff? This is far, far worse *evil grin*

    And those renaissance oboes are actually oboe-sized or almost so, while this thing is way smaller.