23. June 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Sarah Huebsch, oboe and English horn

I believe that the oboe is made for three purposes: sex, death, and shepherds.

In Three Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla in the second movement, it starts out with this big, rambunctious horn solo. As usual, in the English horn part, there are a few interesting things going on, but no one knows who you are until after that horn solo. Nothing is going on except for you.

I know a lot of players, including myself, will make a different reed for this solo than any other English horn part. It requires you to play really loud in a really low register on this instrument that doesn’t project that well.

Found here.

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