A thread to celebrate the instrument which relaxes my mind more than any other. There’s something awe inspiring about the sound that it produces.
A couple of favourites:
Vivaldi – Oboe Concerto in A Minor
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission soundtrack)
Bach – Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A major
And not to forget the oboe’s sublime contribution to pop – Sonny and Cher, for example.
It was REM’s Nightswimming that first alerted me to the the beauty of the oboe’s sound, but if I had to pick a favourite it would be the Go-Betweens ‘Bye Bye Pride.’ A wholesome blast of oboe porn from Amanda Brown.
Have you any personal favourites?
I’m always interested in what drew someone to oboe. An alternative rock band is a bit of a surprise. But I’ll take it. :-)