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.

The Christmas Song
Our arrangement of the popular cristmas song
We Hope you will enjoy it!

Oboenkalsse Weimar
The Christmas Song
Songwriter: Mel Torme / Robert Wells

Oboes:

Daniela Juriši?
Viktoria Kassel
Sergio Montijano Bares
Leopold Kern
Marta Meštrovi?
Sabrina Fürtsch
Jesper Burandt

Cor Anglais:
Katharina Althen

Video, Sound &, Arrangement:
Mykyta Sierov – https://www.instagram.com/mykyta_sierov/

Special Thanks to Mascha Weimar https://www.facebook.com/MaschaWeimar
and
DiKuK https://www.facebook.com/KleinkunstInstitut

The oboe embouchure can differ from person to person. I am a “corners forward,” “flat chin,” and “less reed!” sort. If you look at videos on YouTube you will find many who play with gobs of reed in their mouth (my sound is horrible then!). I simply can’t play with what I call a “bunchy chin” yet I see others who do that. I just heard from Barry Kroeker (Hi Barry! Very nice to “meet” you.) and I’m with him on embouchure, so I’m sharing his video here.

I think those who play on a short scrape reed might do things very differently: I play, of course, on the longer, American scrape. I think this might also be the reason that you see many of us here play with our oboes closer to our bodies, while those in other countries play with their oboes further out … some nearly like trumpets. But having never played on a short scrape I’m only guessing on that.

08. October 2021 · Comments Off on Ah, Bach! · Categories: English horn, Listen, Oboe, Videos

These two, Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey, are a married couple, playing in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. This is just a wonderful way to start my day and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The start of the video is such fun, and the music making is glorious!

My friend Pam brought this young player to my attention. This is his latest video, posted in November of 2020. At the time he was 16. WOW! I’m not exactly a huge Pasculli fan, but he plays it SO well, and I could possibly change my mind after hearing this!

Bravo, Spencer Rubin!

No words necessary. (I can’t sing and play at the same time … not sure how folks do that!)

16. August 2021 · Comments Off on One Minute Oboe Lessons · Categories: Oboe, Teaching, Videos

Dr. Aaron Hill, a fabulous oboist and instructor, has a new series! Check it out. I highly recommend his videos. (If you recall he also did Ferling Fridays!)

03. August 2021 · 8 comments · Categories: CovidTimes, Oboe · Tags: , ,

Okay, okay, I thought I wasn’t going to post in August, but I did a little thing with a mask I ordered. It isn’t pleasant. It makes me want to cry, honestly. But if I have to use one, at least I own one now.

20. June 2021 · Comments Off on Superb! · Categories: Oboe

A friend, Bob Hubbard, shared this with me earlier today. And … just WOW.

Please watch and listen. Titus Underwood is the Principal Oboe of the Nashville Symphony … and he is amazing!

24. April 2021 · Comments Off on And even one MORE. · Categories: Oboe

… and this last one is absolutely charming!