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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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 revised edition lists over 10,000 works for the oboe, English horn, oboe da caccia, and all of their variants for the period up to ca. 1800. Each entry includes the title, opus or register number, date, exact instrumentation, location of the original work, existing modern editions, and historical notes of interest.
This resource is a reference book listing the bibliographic catalog of chamber music and instrumental music for the oboe and English horn held by the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This is a non-circulating resource in MPAL that can be found in the reference section of the library.
This resource is a bibliography of oboe music compiled and edited by Wayne Wilkins, with particular emphasis on providing a bibliography of sonatas from the Baroque era for oboe trio. In order to access this resource, a request must be sent in online to the Oak Street Library.
The Art of Oboe Playing is actually two books in one -- one part by Robert Sprenkle on playing the oboe, and another part by David Ledet on reed-making. Sprenkle was the renowned teacher of some of the finest oboists, among them Robert Bloom of the Rochester Philharmonic. Ledet has an exceptionally broad professional background, including assistant band director, teacher of oboe and theory, and administrator.
This resource seeks to open up the tradition-bound assumptions of the oboe's capabilities. Not only does it include descriptions of the instrument's standard technique (such as range, reeds, and use of vibrato); but it provides a discussion of the many techniques that have recently been utilized (such as multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres, extended range, and many others) along with numerous musical examples and hundreds of fingerings.
This resource is a method book consisting of two volumes written in French that provides exercises and etudes meant for oboists to use to develop various performance techniques and abilities, such as articulation and style.
This resource is a guide designed for instrumental teachers who are not primarily oboists with the intention of helping them resolve potential difficulties with their oboe students. The guide covers such topics as selecting an oboe, care and maintenance, and various performance techniques.
This website was founded in 2011 by oboist James Turnbell with the purpose of providing resources for those who are looking to find out more about the oboe and how to learn about playing the instrument. The website has various articles introducing the oboe as well as numerous audio and video recordings. The website also includes a brief history of the oboe, a repertoire and listening guide, guides on finding a teacher and choosing an instrument and reed supplier, and an online discussion forum.