The Dolci Show

Dolci Show #27: The Oboe of Love, Part 2

September 26, 2020 Ted Rust and Viva Knight Season 1 Episode 27
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Dolci Show #27: The Oboe of Love, Part 2
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The Dolci Show
Dolci Show #27: The Oboe of Love, Part 2
Sep 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 27
Ted Rust and Viva Knight

Today’s compositions have been arranged for oboe d’amore and piano. Most were composed for other instruments, but Debussy designated oboe d’amore (on the top staff of the score!) in his orchestration of “Gigues” for Images for Orchestra.

The modern oboe d’amore is a slightly larger and lower-pitched version of the modern oboe, with a globular bell. These differences from the standard oboe lend it a mellower, less edgy tone that blends nicely with other instruments and with the human voice. Its native pitch of “A” below middle “C” places it in the sweet spot among melody instruments. 

 1      “Andante sostenuto” (originally for solo piano) from Songs Without Words
         by Felix Mendelssohn (Germany, 1809-1847)
2
      “Adagio” (originally for solo piano) from Songs Without Words
3
      “Salut d’Amour” by Edward Elgar (England, 1857-1934) (originally for violin
         and piano)
4
      “Arietta” by S. M. Maykapar (Ukraine, 1867-1938) (originally for solo piano)
5
      “Gigues” from Images by Claude Debussy (France, 1862-1918) (originally for 
         oboe d’amore and orchestra,)

#1-2 were arranged by David Walter and published by Billaudot.

#3-5 were arranged by Robert Rainford and published by Forton Music

Show Notes

Today’s compositions have been arranged for oboe d’amore and piano. Most were composed for other instruments, but Debussy designated oboe d’amore (on the top staff of the score!) in his orchestration of “Gigues” for Images for Orchestra.

The modern oboe d’amore is a slightly larger and lower-pitched version of the modern oboe, with a globular bell. These differences from the standard oboe lend it a mellower, less edgy tone that blends nicely with other instruments and with the human voice. Its native pitch of “A” below middle “C” places it in the sweet spot among melody instruments. 

 1      “Andante sostenuto” (originally for solo piano) from Songs Without Words
         by Felix Mendelssohn (Germany, 1809-1847)
2
      “Adagio” (originally for solo piano) from Songs Without Words
3
      “Salut d’Amour” by Edward Elgar (England, 1857-1934) (originally for violin
         and piano)
4
      “Arietta” by S. M. Maykapar (Ukraine, 1867-1938) (originally for solo piano)
5
      “Gigues” from Images by Claude Debussy (France, 1862-1918) (originally for 
         oboe d’amore and orchestra,)

#1-2 were arranged by David Walter and published by Billaudot.

#3-5 were arranged by Robert Rainford and published by Forton Music