05. September 2019 · Comments Off on For Sale · Categories: For Sale, Oboe · Tags: , , , ,

From a former oboist there is this:

I have a 1991 Loreé oboe, AK model, serial #JU53 that I’d like to sell. It has a crack repair in the top joint, and a Philadelphia D key (installed by Robert Sorton – professor at Ohio State). As you can see by the photos, the silver is in great shape.

Contact me, please, if you are interested, and I will connect you to the seller.

01. September 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

How Can I Keep From Singing? arr. Bradley Ellingboe
Birralee Blokes; Jenny Flottmann, Oboe; Paul Holley OAM, Conductor

25. March 2017 · Comments Off on Telemann Tonight · Categories: Oboe · Tags: , ,

I used to play this a lot when I was younger … I just love playing Telemann: I think he sits well for oboe fingers. I confess, though, that I never memorized it.

Telemann oboe sonata in A minor, TWV 41:a3
Bernice Lee, Oboe

23. May 2011 · Comments Off on Oboe Outside My Little World · Categories: OutsideMyWorld™ · Tags: , ,

I sure wish I could find a video that actually shows Bob Cooper playing, but so far I’ve only located some with him on sax. Oh well!

From “Flute ‘n Oboe” (1956)

Bud Shank – Flute
Bob Cooper – Oboe
Howard Roberts – Guitar
Don Prell – Bass
Chuck Flores – Drums
String Quartet

27. April 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD · Tags: ,

Why can’t a violinist or oboe player move into the neighborhood. Why does it always have to be a drummer?

12. March 2009 · 4 comments · Categories: Oboe, Videos · Tags: ,

I don’t care for R K’s Scheherazade either. I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to say stuff like that. But I didn’t say it. I wrote it So there you go!

You can get some insight into what we play in the work, and the oboist/English hornist, Karen Birch Blundell, also talks about the challenge of playing both instruments in one work. (Whenever we’ve done it in the past we’ve used three players. I don’t know what the next performance of this will bring for me, since we do things differently these days.)

I hadn’t seen her videos before, so this is a fun new discovery for me. What a great idea … I’m not sure I have the nerve to put any up, though. I know how brutal YouTube commentees can be. Yikes!

The following video is a “meet the oboist and oboe” video:

(Psst. I’m playing an oboe I’ve had since 1988. I don’t really go with the “blown out” theory, but I know I’m in the minority on that one.)