20. October 2023 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: BachTrac™, Bass Oboe, Bassoon, Double Reeds, English horn, Oboe, Oboe d'amore

This weekend Symphony San Jose‘s concerts include two Bach works. There is simply nothing like Bach, in my little opinion! If you can make it to the concert I do recommend it, and no, I’m not playing. I’ll be in the audience myself!

Meanwhile, please enjoy the marvelous Scott Hostetler playing Alle Menschen müssen sterben.

From his YouTube Page:
J.S. Bach Chorale Prelude “Alle Menschen müssen sterben” BWV 643

One of my favorite organ pieces, played here by a double reed quartet (oboe d’amore, English horn, bass oboe, and bassoon). Surely one of the most beautiful pieces about death ever written.

Scott Hostetler
October 2023

And now for some beautiful music. Bernice Lee plays an arrangement by Fergus Davidson of a movement of Tombeau de Couperin. Wonderful!

If you want to buy the music just click here.


Pietro Mascagni / Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”
Arranged for Oboe and English horn

Just WOW …

Scot Hostetler on all instruments

Quarantine video #3
June 2020
Brahms Chorale Prelude #5 “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” op 122
Originally for organ, I play this on the oboe d’amore, English horn, and bassoon. I love this piece especially for the gorgeous last bar.

21. December 2020 · Comments Off on From The Nutcracker · Categories: Double Reed Christmas, Double Reeds, Nutcracker

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy – Tchaikovsky – Dan Waldron oboe, oboe d’amore, cor Anglais

22. February 2017 · Comments Off on Mozart à la Beethoven · Categories: Double Reeds, English horn, Listen, Oboe

Beethoven: Variations on Don Giovanni (excerpt)

OFF des musiciens de l’Orchestre de Paris
Oboes: Alexandre Gattet, Benoît Leclerc
English Horn: Rémi Grouiller

16. November 2015 · Comments Off on Monday Morning Music · Categories: Double Reeds, English horn, Oboe, Videos

This is lovely!

Judith Shatin: Love Song
Aaron Hill, Oboe; Laura Smith, English horn (They happen to be married which makes this even more special, don’t you think?!)

08. April 2014 · Comments Off on Double Reed Time! · Categories: Double Reeds, Listen

Just because I sometimes like to hear a ton of double reeds playing … call me crazy. I won’t care.

Concerto op.3 nº 9 de A.Vivaldi – Ensemble Palhetas Duplas

24. June 2013 · Comments Off on 1,000+ double reeders = a lotta noise! · Categories: Double Reeds, IDRS

The University of Redlands School of Music will host the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) on June 25-29, 2013. Featuring more than 130 events, six Gala concerts, the Gillet-Fox Solo Competition for Oboe, as well as the Young Artist Competition for Bassoon, the IDRS Conference is the most prestigious event of its kind. Organized by University of Redlands faculty Dr. Carolyn Beck, Artist Teacher of Bassoon and Francisco Castillo, Artist Teacher of Oboe, the conference is expected to attract more than 1,000 oboe and bassoon players from all over the globe.

Read more here.

I’ve never attended this before and I am happy to say I’ll be going this year for a couple of days! I’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday, and possibly a bit on Friday if I think I need to see and/or hear more.

24. September 2012 · Comments Off on You Can Never … · Categories: Double Reeds, Videos

… have too many double reeds!

Music for the Royal Fireworks

Merry Widow

(Many thanks to Delmar Williams for bringing this to my attention via Facebook.)