Below is a list of searches using subject headings that may prove useful when searching for oboe materials in VuFind, the online library catalog. Using quotation marks will return results containing the exact phrasing of the subject heading.
This resource is a book written by the oboe virtuoso Leon Goossens and the contemporary composer and oboist Edwin Roxburgh that explores various topics related to the oboe such as its history and cultural heritage, the art of reed-making, the requirements for proper maintenance, and practical problems related to technique and interpretation.
This book details the history of the oboe and the bassoon, discusses their role in orchestras and the increasing solo literature written for them. Joppig also includes an account of the changing role of the oboist and the bassoonist in society and reviews famous performers of the last 200 years.
The oboe, including its earlier forms the shawm and the hautboy, is an instrument with a long and rich history. In this book two distinguished oboist-musicologists trace that history from its beginnings to the present time, discussing how and why the oboe evolved, what music was written for it, and which players were prominent.
This resource is a thesis written in 1938 that examines how the modern oboe developed from the ancient instrument known as the shawm that was used by the Saracens and then found by the Crusaders in the 11th Century. Special emphasis is given on detailing and illustrating the methods of production for oboe reeds.
This resource is a book that describes the life and achievements of the most prolific composer of oboe music in the nineteenth century. This book attempts to stimulate appreciation of Gustave Vogt (1781-1870) as musician and historical personality.
This resource is a a biographical dictionary written as a doctoral dissertation that focuses on teachers and performers of the modern oboe before 1900. Each biographical entry is listed alphabetically and includes pertinent information on the life and musical activities of the performer.
Isang Yun (1917-1995), a Korean composer who lived most of his professional life in Germany, was a musician who pursued his art in the face of political, cultural, and personal turmoil. This paper analyzes Yun's oboe works in terms of tonal language, formal construction, historical genesis, relationship to East Asian musical thought, and European contexts.
Note: periodicals are arranged alphabetically in MPAL.
The Double Reed is the flagship quarterly publication for the International Double Reed Society, containing various articles, news of interest, reviews, and items related to double reed instruments. The library has all issues of the journal from its beginning in 1978 to its current publications.
This resource was the annual publication by the International Double Reed Society from the years 1973 to 1998 before becoming part of The Double Reed. The library has all published issues of this periodical during its run.