Heckelphone / Bass Oboe Repertoire by Numbers

Here is some data on the repertoire for collection for heckelphone, bass oboe, lupophone and piccolo heckelphone, version 1.2 of 21 March 2021.

Overview of repertoire collection for heckelphone, piccolo heckelphone, bass oboe or lupophone; some pieces have parts that can be played by several or multiple of the instruments covered in the overall repertoire collection for heckelphone, bass oboe, lupophone and piccolo heckelphone.

Overview
467 composers
717 pieces in total
567 pieces with verified information 79.1%
68 pieces with partially verified information 9.5%
82 pieces with unverified information 11.4%
60 pieces with synthesised performance only 8.4%
443 pieces for heckelphone 61.8%
289 pieces for bass oboe 40.3%
42 pieces for lupophone 5.9%
6 pieces for piccolo heckelphone 0.8%
20 pieces with multiple heckelphones, bass oboes, piccolo heckelphones 2.8%

Overall number of pieces per category, number of arrangements, and corresponding fractions of overall collection. Note: The fractions add up to more than 100%, since some pieces are assigned multiple categories. The solo category includes some pieces for heckelphone, piccolo heckelphone, bass oboe or lupophone with ensemble or orchestral accompaniment.

Pieces per category
342 chamber music 47.7%
172 orchestra 24.0%
55 solo 7.7%
41 keyboard instrument 5.7%
33 opera 4.6%
30 film music 4.2%
23 jazz 3.2%
13 wind ensemble 1.8%
12 popular music 1.7%
9 musical 1.3%
6 ballet 0.8%
4 concertante 0.6%
4 concert band 0.6%
18 arrangement 2.5%

Nationality of composers who wrote for heckelphone, piccolo heckelphone, bass oboe or lupophone (counting composers rather than pieces); percentages are relative to the total number of composers who have written for the respective instrument. Note: Some composers have written pieces for several of these instruments.

Nationality of composers
112 United States (US) 24.0%
88 Germany (DE) 18.8%
69 United Kingdom (UK) 14.8%
22 Switzerland (CH) 4.7%
19 Canada (CA) 4.1%
19 France (FR) 4.1%
14 Austria (AT) 3.0%
10 Netherlands (NL) 2.1%
9 Australia (AU) 1.9%
8 Italy (IT) 1.7%
6 Argentina (AR) 1.3%
6 Russia (RU) 1.3%
5 Poland (PL) 1.1%
5 Spain (ES) 1.1%
4 Hungary (HU) 0.9%
4 Sweden (SE) 0.9%
3 Armenia (AM) 0.6%
3 Czech Republic (CZ) 0.6%
3 Finland (FI) 0.6%
3 Greece (GR) 0.6%
3 Norway (NO) 0.6%
2 Belgium (BE) 0.4%
2 Ireland (IE) 0.4%
2 Mexico (MX) 0.4%
2 New Zealand (NZ) 0.4%
2 Romania (RO) 0.4%
2 Slovakia (SK) 0.4%
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA) 0.2%
1 Brazil (BR) 0.2%
1 Bulgaria (BG) 0.2%
1 Costa Rica (CR) 0.2%
1 Denmark (DK) 0.2%
1 El Salvador (SV) 0.2%
1 India (IN) 0.2%
1 Japan (JP) 0.2%
1 Jordan (JO) 0.2%
1 Latvia (LV) 0.2%
1 Slovenia (SI) 0.2%
1 South Korea (KR) 0.2%
1 Taiwan (TW) 0.2%
1 Uruguay (UY) 0.2%
26 nationality unknown 5.6%

Number of compositions for heckelphone, piccolo heckelphone, bass oboe and lupophone over time (excl. pieces with unknown year of composition).

Repertoire over time

Number of compositions per decade. Arrangements are counted according to the year in which they were completed or first performed (rather than the year in which the original piece was completed).

Number of compositions per decade
2 before 1900 0.3%
11 1900-1909 1.5%
23 1910-1919 3.2%
20 1920-1929 2.8%
12 1930-1939 1.7%
17 1940-1949 2.4%
17 1950-1959 2.4%
23 1960-1969 3.2%
46 1970-1979 6.4%
61 1980-1989 8.5%
125 1990-1999 17.4%
108 2000-2009 15.1%
159 2010-2019 22.2%
15 2020-2029 2.1%
0 unknown year of composition 0.0%

Number of compositions per composer (365 composers have written a single piece each, 54 composers have written two pieces, ...).

Number of compositions per composer
365 1
54 2
19 3
9 4 Peter Ruzicka (1948-); Walter Ross (1936-); Max von Schillings (1868-1933); Augustin Lehfuss (1963-); Devon Osamu (Devon Yasamune Toyotomi) Tipp (1991-); Samuel Andreyev (1981-); Patrick Vidjeskog (1964-); Roland Vossebrecker (1965-); Frank Zappa (1940-1993)
7 5 Owen Dalton (1997-); Jos van Amelsvoort (1910-2003); Richard Strauss (1864-1949); Mathias Arter (1964-); Henk Badings (1907-1987); Paul Winter (1939-); Alex North (1910-1991)
7 6 Hans Joachim Hespos (1938-); Werner Schulze (1952-); Eberhard Eyser (1932-); Rudolf Hindemith (1900-1974); Aribert Reimann (1936-); Frederick Delius (1862-1934); Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988)
1 7 Brett Newton (1982-)
2 8 Adam Gilberti (1981-); Manuel Chieregato (1978-)
1 11 Kalevi Aho (1949-)
1 14 Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
1 26 Stephen W. Beatty (1938-)


Last updated on 21 March 2021.To provide information on pieces in this collection, or pieces still missing from it, please contact me at heckelphone@gmx.net or at @heckelphon on Twitter.