09. February 2015 · Comments Off on The Search for a Bass Oboe · Categories: Read Online

(We rented one from Forrests and I got to play it when we did this work.)

Orchestra on the hunt for special oboe

A New Zealand orchestra is hunting around the world for a rare woodwind instrument ahead of its season opening next week.

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will kick off the year with a performance of Gustav Holst’s suite The Planets but has had trouble finding a bass oboe for the piece.

An octave lower than the regular oboe and about twice the size, the bass oboe has few works composed for it.

RTWT

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