This is beautiful!

From the San Francisco Symphony YouTube page:
Associate Principal Oboe James Button captures magic in this home performance of an Albinoni concerto, transcribed by James for oboes, English horn, & heckelphone.

This piece was a favorite on the 1st oboe CD he purchased when he was 12 years old. “I must have listened to that CD a thousand times that year and always wanted to perform it, so I decided why not now.”

This is really fantastic. Please watch and listen to the whole thing.

Music and words: Richard Barnard
Soprano: Elizabeth Karani
Piano: Edmund Whitehead
(With thanks to Thomas Atkins for cameo appearance)

I have been loving all the “virtual videos” but this one … well … it’s the tops! Put together by Félix Turrión Eichler, you’ll see an amazing number of double reed players. Bravo, Félix, and bravi tutti to all participants! (And many thanks to Anne Krabill, who brought this to my attention via Facebook.)

From Félix Turrión Eichler:
I am deeply grateful for the heartwarming engagement of all these wonderful musicians. Un tout grand merci! Stay safe.

LYRICS:
No one to talk with, all by ourselves,
No one to walk with, but we’re happy on the shelf.
Ain’t misbehavin’ we’re staying home for you, for you, for you, for you!

We know for certain, the quarantine
Is our best shot, to slow down COVID-19.
Ain’t misbehavin’
Washin’ both my hands for you.

All those doctors, and those nurses
Live a nightmare, for our healthcare!
Their treatments are worth waitin’ for, believe me…

As oboe players, what can we do?
Just send our prayers to all those who have this flu.
Ain’t misbehavin’
Playin’ from our homes for you.

Oboes:
Philippe Tondre
Eugene Izotov
Rixon Thomas
Qing Lin
Diana Doherty
Emmanuel Teutsch
Philippe Gonzalez
Fabrice Mélinon
Mai Yasuhara
Chiharu Yamada
Davinia Suárez
Aleksandr Bykov
Félix Turrión Eichler

Cor Anglais:
Martin Frutiger
Anne-Catherine Bouvet-Bitsch
Seung-Kyung Lee-Blondel
Francisco Rodríguez
Enrico Paolucci
Khrystyna Korchynska
Luís Matos
Roby Stoos

Baritone Oboe: Olivier Germani
Bassoon: Inès Pyziak
Contrabassoon: Stéphane Gautier Chevreux
Drums: Pedro Gonzalez
Voice: Félix Turrión Eichler