Heckelphone / Bass Oboe Repertoire

Excerpt: Compositions for bass oboe (chronological)

by Peter Hurd; reorganized and amended by Holger Hoos, editor-in-chief since 2020

version 2 (1 February 2022)

This collection is based on the catalogue of musical works requiring heckelphone or bass oboe instrumentation assembled by Peter Hurd beginning in 1998. For this new edition, the original version of the repertoire list has been edited for accuracy, completeness and consistency, and it has been extended with a number of newly discovered pieces.

Some entries could not (yet) be rigorously verified for accuracy; these were included nonetheless, to provide leads for future investigation, but are marked clearly. Pieces were selected for inclusion based solely on the use of heckelphone, bass oboe or lupophone, without any attempt at assessing their artistic merit. Arrangements of pieces not originally intended for these instruments were included when there was clear evidence that they had found a significant audience.

We gratefully acknowledge contributions by Crawford Best, Ulrich Brokamp, Michael Finkelman, Francis Firth, Alain Girard, Thomas Hiniker, Robert Howe, Gunther Joppig, Georg Otto Klapproth, Mark Perchanok, Andrew Shreeves and Michael Sluman.

1900-1909

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): Eine Messe des Lebens (A Mass of Life), 1904-1905

Publisher: Harmonie Verlag, Berlin

Remarks: dedicated to Fritz Cassirer; premiere on 7 June 1909 at Queen's Hall, London, under Thomas Beecham; part 2 was first performed on 4 June 1908 in Munich by the Hofkapelle München; according to Klapproth (2008), the bass oboe part in the score was originally intended for heckelphone

Duration: 135min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): Songs of Sunset, 1906-1907

Publisher: F.E.C. Leuckart, Leipzig

Remarks: for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra; dedicated to the Elberfelder Gesangverein (Elberfeld Choral Society)

Duration: 30min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): A Dance Rhapsody, 1908

Publisher: F.E.C. Leuckart, Leipzig

Remarks: dedicated to Hermann Suter; according to Klapproth (2008), the bass oboe part in the score was originally intended for heckelphone

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.


1910-1919

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): Fennimore and Gerda (Two episodes from the life of Niels Lyhne in eleven pictures), 1908-1910

Publisher: Universal Edition, Wien

Remarks: German-language opera with four interludes; dedicated to Sir Thomas Beecham; premiere on 21 October 1919 at the Opernhaus in Frankfurt, Germany, under Gustav Brecher; according to Klapproth (2008), it is likely that the bass oboe part in the score was originally intended for heckelphone

Duration: 80min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; opera

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): An Arabesque, 1911

Publisher: Universal Edition, Wien

Remarks: for baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra; dedicated to Halfdan Jebe; premiere on 28 May 1920 by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Welsh Musical Festival Choral Society under Albert Ernest Sims

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Dupont, Gabriel (1878-1914): Antar, 1912-1913

Publisher: Heugel (1921)

Remarks: heroic tale in four acts and five tableaux; premiere on 11 March 1921 at the Opéra Comique, Paris; in act 4, a backstage ensemble is requested including 2 bass oboes

Duration: 130min

Tags: bass oboe; opera, multiple

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958): A London Symphony, 1913-1914

Publisher: Stainer & Bell, London

Remarks: dedicated to George Butterworth; premier on 27 March 1914 in London, UK, under Geoffrey Toye; several versions exist of which the last, from 1934, was intended by the composer to supersede all earlier versions; the 1934 version no longer uses bass oboe

Duration: 45min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Delius, Frederick (1862-1934): Requiem, 1913-1916

Publisher: Universal Edition, Wien

Remarks: dedicated to the memory of all young artists fallen in the war; premiere on 23 March 1922 at Queen's Hall, London, under Albert Coates

Duration: 30min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Grainger, Percy (1882-1961): The Warriors (Music to an imaginary ballet), 1913-1916

Publisher: B. Schott's Söhne, Mainz (B.S.S.31023b)

Remarks: for orchestra & 3 pianos; dedicated to Frederick Delius; premiere on 7 June 1917 in Norfolk (Virginia), USA, under Percy Grainger

Duration: 18min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Holst, Gustav (1874-1934): The Planets, op. 32, 1914-1916

Publisher: Goodwin & Tabb, London, 1921

Remarks: for female chorus and orchestra; premiere on 29 September 1918 in London, UK, by the Queen's Hall Orchestra under Adrian Boult; dedicated to Imogen Holst; bass oboe can be heard prominently in "Saturn", "Mars", "Uranus" and "Mercury"

Duration: 47min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 10, 1917

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KK14); Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel (ms)

Remarks: no orchestral manuscript is known to survive, but a reference to one is documented in Sorabji’s June 1917 letter to Philip Heseltine, which also mentions the use of bass oboe; the extant manuscript is a reduction for two pianos

Duration: 25min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918): Bruyères (arrangement by Percy Grainger), 1918

Publisher: Bardic Edition Music Publishers

Remarks: arrangement for flute, oboe, bass oboe (cor anglais), clarinets, alto clarinet (bass clarinet), bassoon, alto saxophone, French horn and harmonium; original version by Debussy for piano (1912-1913)

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Grainger, Percy (1882-1961): Children's March (Over the hills and far away), 1916-1918

Publisher: G. Schirmer, New York

Remarks: for concert band; premiere 1917 at Columbia University, by the Goldman Band; original version for 2 pianos

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; concert band

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Concerto pour Piano et Grand Orchestre (Piano Concerto No. 4), 1918

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KKS18)

Duration: 25min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.


1920-1929

Ingenhoven, Jan (1876-1951): Drei Sätze, 1920  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Nederlands Muziek Instituut Den Haag (ms)

Remarks: for nine wind instruments and piano; original 1908 version for string quartet

Duration: 20min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Bax, Arnold (1883-1953): Symphony No. 1, 1922

Publisher: Murdoch, London (1923); Warner Chappell Music

Remarks: the score lists "Heckelphone or Bass-Oboe"; dedicated to John Ireland; premiere on 4 December 1922 in London, by the London Symphony Orchestra under Albert Coates

Duration: 32min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Symphony for Piano, Large Orchestra, Chorus and Organ (Symphony No. 1), 1921-1922

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KSS30)

Remarks: dedicated to Madelaine Mathilde Sorabji

Duration: 100min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Grainger, Percy (1882-1961): Hill-Song No. 1, 1920-1923

Publisher: Universal Edition (No. 7443)

Remarks: for 23 (or 24) instruments; the original version (written in 1901-1902) was scored for 2 piccolo flutes, 6 oboes, 6 cors anglais, 6 bassoons and contrabassoon; premiere on 26 April 1925 in New York City (NY), USA, under Percy Grainger

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Brian, Havergal (1876-1972): Symphony No. 1 in D minor ("The Gothic"), 1919-1927

Publisher: August Cranz, Leipzig (1932); United Music Publishers Limited (1976)

Remarks: originally No. 2 - re-numbering authorised by the composer 1967; dedicated to Richard Strauss; premiere 24 June 1961

Duration: 105min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Flemming, Martha (1872-1961): Quartet, 1928  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for 2 oboes, cor anglais and bass oboe; only the 1st movement is original, movements II and III were completed by Ernst Arfken

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Concerto V for Piano and Large Orchestra (Piano Concerto No. 8), 1927-1928

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KSS45)

Remarks: dedicated to Aldo Solito de Solis

Duration: 100min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.


1930-1939

Porter, Cole (1891-1964): Anything Goes, 1934

Remarks: musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter; premiere on 21 November 1934 in New York City, USA

Tags: bass oboe; musical

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Rodgers, Richard (1902-1979): On Your Toes, 1936

Remarks: musical comedy in 2 acts and 14 scenes with lyrics by Lorenz Hart; premiere on 11 April 1936 in New York (NY), USA; adapted into a film in 1939

Duration: 90min

Tags: bass oboe; musical

Additional information can be found here.

Whittaker, William Gillies (1876-1944): Swedish Impressions, 1939

Publisher: University of Glasgow Special Collections (ms, MSWhittaker 81/1-7)

Remarks: sextet for piano, violin, flute, horn, bass oboe and bass clarinet

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


1940-1949

Whittaker, William Gillies (1876-1944): Suite for Bass Oboe & Pianoforte, 1941

Publisher: University of Glasgow Special Collections (ms, MS Whittaker 72)

Remarks: dedicated to Bernard Hague

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.

Herrmann, Bernard (1911-1975): Suspense (Theme to radio program “Suspense”), 1942

Duration: 1min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Koechlin, Charles (1867-1950): Suite, op. 185, 1942

Publisher: Editions Max Eschig (ME 8618)

Remarks: for cor anglais, oboe d’amore or bass oboe

Duration: 19min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Rodgers, Richard (1902-1979): Oklahoma [Original Orchestration], 1943

Remarks: lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play "Green Grow the Lilacs"; premiere on 31 March 1943 in New York (NY), USA

Tags: bass oboe; musical

Additional information can be found here.

Waxman, Franz (1906-1967): Objective Burma! (film), 1945

Publisher: Warner Brothers

Remarks: the original score (with arrangements by Leonid Raab) used heckelphone, while the 2005 Naxos re-recording (arranged by John Morgen) used bass oboe instead

Duration: 142min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Herrmann, Bernard (1911-1975): Anna and the King of Siam, 1946  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Twentieth Century Fox

Duration: 128min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Koechlin, Charles (1867-1950): Hommage au canard, 1948

Publisher: ms

Remarks: quartet for oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and baritone oboe (or bassoon); incomplete manuscript, only the 2nd movement is complete

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.


1950-1959

Rodgers, Richard (1902-1979): The King and I, 1951  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; based on Margaret Landon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam"; premiere on 29 March 1951 in New York (NY), USA

Tags: bass oboe; musical

Additional information can be found here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Symphony "Jāmī" for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus and Baritone Solo (Symphony No. 3), 1942-1951

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KSS72)

Remarks: dedicated to Mervyn Vicars

Duration: 280min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Newman, Alfred (1900-1970): Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (film), 1955

Publisher: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Remarks: bass oboe played by Vincent Schipilliti

Duration: 102min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Rosenman, Leonard (1924-2008): Rebel Without a Cause (film), 1955  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Warner Brothers Pictures

Duration: 111min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here.

Gold, Ernest (né Ernst Sigmund Goldner) (1921-1999): The Screaming Skull (film), 1958  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: American International Pictures, Madera Productions

Duration: 104min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741): Concerto in C Major "con molti strumenti" ((arrangement by Leonard Bernstein)), op. RV 558, 1958

Publisher: Edizioni Ricordi

Remarks: for 11 solo instruments, strings and basso continuo; premiere on 21 March 1740; in his 1958 recording, Leonard Bernstein used a bass oboe for the salmoè (tenor chalumeau) part

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Opus Clavisymphonicum (Concerto for Piano & Large Orchestra), 1957-1959

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KSS80)

Remarks: dedicated to John Ireland; scored for two bass oboes

Duration: 100min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra, multiple

Additional information can be found here.


1960-1969

Searle, Humphrey (1915-1982): Symphony No. 3, op. 36, 1959-1960

Publisher: Schott

Remarks: dedicated to Yolande Sonnabend; premiere in 1960 in Edinburgh, UK, under John Pritchard

Duration: 18min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892-1988): Messa Alta Sinfonica, 1955-1961

Publisher: Sorabji Archive (KSS84)

Remarks: dedicated to Reginald Best

Duration: 320min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Lewin, Frank (1925-2008): The Nurses (TV series): Episode 68, 1961-1963  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for 2 oboes, cor anglais, bass oboe, bass clarinette and percussion; aired first on 25 June 1964

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Lewin, Frank (1925-2008): The Nurses (TV series): Episode 94, "Kathleen Fionn", 1961-1963

Remarks: for flute, bass oboe, basset horn, harp and violoncello; aired first on 6 April 1965

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

North, Alex (1910-1991): Cleopatra (film), 1963

Publisher: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Remarks: orchestrations by Alex North, Edward Powell and Henry Brant

Duration: 151min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Raksin, David (1912-2004): The Redeemer (film), 1965  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Empire Pictures

Remarks: Re-edited American version of the 1959 Spanish film "Los Mysterios Del Rosario"; orchestrations by Hugo Friedhofer

Duration: 85min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here.

Stockhausen, Karlheinz (1928-2007): Solo, 1965-1966  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Universal Edition

Remarks: for 1 melody instrumentalist with with looping feedback system; dedicated to Alfred Schlee; commissioned by NHK; premiere in two versions on 25 April 1966 in Tokyo, Japan, by Yasusuke Hirata (trombone) and Ryū Noguchi (flute)

Duration: 15min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Amy, Gilbert (1936-): Chant, 1967-1968

Remarks: won a gold medal at the 1968 Donaueschingen Festival; revised 1969

Duration: 24min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Eyser, Eberhard (1932-): Polymorphý 2, 1968

Publisher: STIM, Stockholm

Remarks: for 1-3 different oboes

Duration: 6min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Lanza, Alcides (1929-): Penetrations II, 1969  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for wind, string, keyboard and percussion instruments, with voices, electronic sounds and electronic extensions

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Lanza, Alcides (1929-): Ekrophonics III, 1969  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for 1 wind instrument, 1 string instrument and 1 keyboard

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music


1970-1979

Smalley, Roger (1953-2015): Melody Study I, 1970  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Faber

Remarks: for 4 or more melodic instruments; premiere on 28 April 1970 in London, UK, under Roger Smalley

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Smalley, Roger (1953-2015): Melody Study II, 1970  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Faber

Remarks: for 4-12 melodic instruments; commissioned by the Nash Concert Society; premiere on 13 May 1970 in London, UK, by the Nash Ensemble

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Piazzolla, Astor (1921-1992): Oda para un hippie, 1971  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Seyfrit, Michael (1947-): Spans and Changes, 1971

Remarks: for flute, cor anglais, bass oboe (or bassoon), clarinet, harp and double bass

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Keane, David (1943-2017): Carpophagous Canon No. 4, 1972  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Littlehall Music Publishers

Remarks: for 3 (or more) double reed instruments

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Zappa, Frank (1940-1993): The Grand Wazoo, 1972

Publisher: Bizarre Records

Remarks: featuring Earle Dumler on bass oboe

Duration: 37min

Tags: bass oboe; jazz

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Pearson, John Valmore (1925-2011): Heather, 1973

Publisher: A&M

Remarks: from the album "Now & Then" by The Carpenters; featuring Earle Dumler on bass oboe

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Broughton, Bruce (1945-): Music for Oboes, 1974

Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (PDP 165)

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais and baritone oboe (or bassoon); edited by Bruce Gbur; composed for and premiered by Norman Benno (Oboe); Earle Dumler (cor anglais) and John Ellis (heckelphone)

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Seyfrit, Michael (1947-): Refuge, 1974  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Publisher: ACA

Remarks: for cor anglais, clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, piano, violinm violoncello, contrabass and echo consort (3 unspecified instruments

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Zappa, Frank (1940-1993): The Duke of Prunes, 1975

Publisher: DiscReet Records

Remarks: from the album "Orchestral Favorites", recorded in 1975 and released in 1979; featuring Earle Dumler on bass oboe; featuring Catherine Milliken, a member of Ensemble Modern, on bass oboe

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Newton, Rodney Stephen (1945-): Elegy, 1977

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for 2 oboes, cor anglais and bass oboe (or heckelphone)

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Phillips, Anthony (1951-): The Geese & the Ghost, 1977

Publisher: Hit & Run Music

Duration: 16min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Tippett, Michael (1905-1998): Triple Concerto, 1978-1979

Publisher: Schott Music

Remarks: for violin, viola, cello and orchestra; commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra with assistance from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust; premiere on 22 August 1980 in London, UK, by György Pauk (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) and the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis

Duration: 32min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.


1980-1989

Mabry, Drake (1950-): Lament for Astralabe, 1980  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Rugginenti Editore, Milan

Remarks: for solo oboe or bass oboe

Duration: 12min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Additional information can be found here.

Blood, John: Dark Scenes of Winter, 1981

Publisher: Gonzaga Music Publishers, GZ026 (2005)

Remarks: for bass oboe (or tenor saxophone) and piano; commissioned in 1981 by Richard Smith; premiere on 22 April 1982 at a British Music Society concert in Chelsea College, UK, by Richard Smith (bass oboe) and John Lindsay (piano)

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.

Neidlinger, Buell (1951-): This Way is West (album), 1981

Publisher: K2B2 Records (K2B2 3369)

Remarks: album by Krystall Klear and the Buells; a bass oboe part, played by Gene Cipriano, can be heard prominently heard in "Pete's Boogie"

Duration: 73min

Tags: bass oboe; jazz

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Neidlinger, Buell (1936-2018): Our Night Together, 1981  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: K2B2 Records (K2B2 2169)

Remarks: album by Krystall Klear and the Buells; bass oboe played by Gene Cipriano

Tags: bass oboe; jazz

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

North, Alex (1910-1991): Dragonslayer (film), 1981  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Paramount Pictures

Remarks: orchestrations by Henry Brant

Duration: 73min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Tcherepnin, Ivan (1943-1998): Concerto for Oboe and Wind Symphony Orchestra, 1981  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Edition Peters

Remarks: for solo oboe, winds and percussion; premiere in June 1981 in Pittsburgh (PA), USA, by The American Wind Symphony Orchestra under Robert Boudreau

Duration: 16min

Tags: bass oboe; wind ensemble

Additional information can be found here.

Hunfeld, Xander (1949-): Metriek I, 1982

Publisher: Broekmans & Van Poppel (BP1807)

Remarks: for baritone oboe or oboe; revised 1984, 1990; commissioned by Anne Faber; premiere 1991 by Anne Faber in the Bachzaal in Amsterdam; alternate versions for clarinet or bass clarinet

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Fox, Christopher (1955-): Broadway Boogie, 1983-1984

Remarks: for bass oboe and tape (3 bass oboes); premiere on 20 July 1984 at the Internationale Ferienkurse Neue Musik in Darmstadt, by Nora Post

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, multiple

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Moran, Robert (1937-): Survivor from Darmstadt, 1984

Remarks: for nine amplified bass oboes; commissioned by Nora Post; the premiere of the piece, held 1984 in Darmstadt, caused considerable controversy (due to its title)

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, multiple

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Morehead, Patricia (1940-): Design One, 1984

Publisher: Canadian Music Centre (MI 5112 M838de)

Remarks: for solo bass oboe; original version for solo oboe (or tuba); dedicated to Dr. Samuel Dolin

Duration: 5min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Takács, Jenö (1902-2005): Serenade nach Alt-Grazer Kontratänzen, op. 83, 1984

Remarks: arrangement for double reed ensemble, including 2 bass oboes and 2 heckelphones; written for and premiered at the IDRS congress in Graz on 15 August 1984; the original 1966 version is for orchestra; other versions also exist

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Additional information can be found here.

Amelsvoort, Jos van (1910-2003): Larghetto e Burlesco, 1985  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Verheijen Music

Remarks: for wind sextet

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Sargon, Simon (1938-): Symphony No. 1 (Holocaust), 1985

Publisher: available from the composer (rental)

Remarks: for male chorus, baritone, orchestra; dedicated to Eduardo Mata; premiere in 1991 by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Eduardo Mata

Duration: 22min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Turnage, Marc-Anthony (1960-): On All Fours, 1985

Publisher: Schott Music

Remarks: for chamber ensemble; commissioned by the London Sinfonietta with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain; premiere on 4 February 1986, London, UK, by the London Sinfonietta, Diego Masson

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Birtwistle, Harrison (1934-): The Mask of Orpheus, 1986

Publisher: B&H

Remarks: premiere on 21 May 1986 at the Coliseum in London, UK

Duration: 210min

Tags: bass oboe; opera

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Grella-Możejko, Piotr (1961-): OBOEnergy (MariusAZIONI), 1986

Remarks: for 1-12 oboes, cors d'anglais, oboes d'amore, bass oboes

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, multiple

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Dobrian, Christopher (1959-): Parable, 1987

Remarks: for bass flute, bass oboe and bass clarinet; premiere on 14 May 1987 at the Center for Music Experiment in La Jolla, California, by John Sebastian Winston, Susan Barrett and Robert Zelickman

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Forster, Walter von (1915-2002): Kantate "Es ist Zeit, daß der Herr handelt", op. VIII/88, 1988

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for solo baritone, mixed chorus and ensemble; the heckelphone (or bass oboe) part is rather prominent

Duration: 5min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Davis, Carl (1936-): Intolerance (film), 1989

Remarks: new score for the 1916 film by D.W. Griffith

Duration: 75min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

A recording is available here.


1990-1999

Sulzer, Balduin (1932-2019): Capriccio pastorale, op. 121, 1990

Publisher: Arion Verlag (K 3202)

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais and baritone oboe

Duration: 9min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Brewer, Spencer (1954-): The Piper's Rhythm (album), 1991

Publisher: Narada Productions

Remarks: a bass oboe part, played by Steve Tavaglione, can be heard prominently in "Quintessence"

Duration: 41min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Horz, Stefan (1965-): music, when soft voices die ..., 1991

Publisher: Edition Dohr (93060)

Remarks: for oboe trio (oboe, cor anglais and bassoon, alternatively bass oboe); after the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley; premiere on 14 November 1991 in Cologne, Germany, by "Trio Agile"

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Rihs, Nicolas: Unique, 1991

Remarks: for solo cello, marimba, bass oboe, bass clarinet and bassoon

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Wagner, Andreas (1962-): Hyle, 1991

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe and tape

Duration: 16min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Zappa, Frank (1940-1993): Civilization Phase III, 1991

Publisher: Zappa Records

Remarks: opera-phantomine in 2 acts; featuring Catherine Milliken, a member of Ensemble Modern, on bass oboe

Duration: 114min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

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Burgers, Simon (1958-): Pastiche! (arrangement by Bart Schneemann), 1992

Remarks: arrangement for bass oboe and tape; original, longer version 1992-1994 for bass clarinet solo and tape, published by Donemus (08617); written with financial support of the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst for David Coppoolse

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; solo, arrangement

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Mabry, Drake (1950-): Ceremony I, 1992  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for soprano saxophone; an oboe or bass oboe version might also exist; commissioned by Claude Delangle; premiere in autumn 1992 in the USA by Claude Delangle

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Rabinski, Jacek (1956-): Meditation, 1992

Publisher: HZ Editions (HZ34)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais, baritone oboe, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Vidjeskog, Patrick (1964-): Två tämligen höga visor, op. 24, 1990-1992

Publisher: Music Finland (MF12400)

Remarks: for baritone and orchestra; text by Ole Torvalds

Duration: 14min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

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Vidjeskog, Patrick (1964-): ...och tanken finner skugga, op. 25, 1992

Remarks: chamber cantata for baritone and chamber ensemble; text by Ågren Gösta; the composer no longer wishes this piece to be performed in public

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Zappa, Frank (1940-1993): Be-Bop Tango, 1992

Publisher: Barking Pumpkin

Remarks: from the album "The Yellow Shark", recorded in 1992 and released in 1993

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

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Agrell, Jeffrey (1948-): Blues for D.D., 1993

Publisher: Jeffrey Agrell (57518)

Remarks: version for oboe & bass oboe; originally for solo oboe; written for Diana Doherty; several other versions exist

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Glanert, Detlev (1960-): Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers, op. 24, 1989-1993

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Remarks: opera in two acts; libretto by Detlev Glanert and Ulfert Becker, based on the novel by Arnold Zweig; premiere on 23 November 1995 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, under Peter Theiler (director) and Jun Märkl (conductor)

Duration: 110min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; opera

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Strutt, Clive (1942-): Introduction and Protiazhnahyah with Variations, 1993

Publisher: Amoris International (AI SI 013)

Remarks: for bass oboe (bassoon) and piano; dedicated to Derek Bell

Duration: 5min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Amelsvoort, Jos van (1910-2003): Fantasia 1941, 1994  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Verheijen Music

Remarks: for double-reed nonet

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Amelsvoort, Jos van (1910-2003): Quintetto I, 1994

Publisher: Donemus (08780)

Remarks: per due oboi, oboe d'amore, corno inglese e oboe barytone; commissioned by Kathy Halvorson

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Amelsvoort, Jos van (1910-2003): Quintetto II, 1994

Remarks: for double-reed ensemble

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Applebaum, Louis (1918-2000): Souvenirs, 1994

Publisher: Canadian Music Centre (MI 5212 A648so, ms)

Remarks: for oboe (or bass oboe) and organ

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Bryars, Gavin (1943-): The East Coast, 1994

Remarks: for bass oboe solo with orchestra; commissioned by Lawrence Cherney, with additional funds made available by the Arts Council of England; premiere in January 1995 in Winnipeg, Canada, by Lawrence Cherney (bass oboe) and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra, solo

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Goebbels, Heiner (1952-): Suite for Sampler and Orchestra (from "Surrogate Cities"), 1993-1994

Publisher: Ricordi, Berlin (Sy. 3296)

Remarks: for sampler and large orchestra; premiere on 31 August 1994 in Frankfurt/Main; alternate version for sampler and ensemble

Duration: 30min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Goebbels, Heiner (1952-): Drei Horatier-Songs (from "Surrogate Cities"), 1993-1994

Publisher: Ricordi, Berlin (Sy. 3297)

Remarks: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra; based upon texts by Heiner Mueller; premiere on 31 August 1994 in Frankfurt/Main; alternate version for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Harman, Chris Paul (1970-): Poem, 1987-1994

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano

Duration: 5min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

A recording is available here.

Amelsvoort, Jos van (1910-2003): Nocturne, 1995  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Verheijen Music

Remarks: for double-reed nonet

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Hofmann-Engl, Ludger (1964-): 5 Pieces for “Three Reeds”, 1995

Remarks: for 2 oboes and bass oboe; premiere 28 July 1998 in Purton, UK

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Miereanu, Costin (1943-): Solo V, 1995

Publisher: Editions Salabert (EAS 19362)

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais or bass oboe; dedicated to Stéphane Part and Laurence Cherney

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Strutt, Clive (1942-): Variations on a Bosnian Folk Song, 1995

Publisher: Amoris International (AI SI 014)

Remarks: for bass oboe (or bassoon); commissioned by and dedicated to Derek Bell

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Truax, Barry (1947-): Inside, 1995

Publisher: Cambridge Street Records (CSR 9601 / 1996)

Remarks: for bass oboe and stereo fixed medium; bass oboe played by Lawrence Cherney

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Wolschina, Reinhard (1952-): Duodramma, 1995

Publisher: Keturi

Remarks: for oboe instruments and violoncello; in memoriam Witold Lutoslawski

Duration: 9min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Banasik, Christian (1963-): Der Zauberspiegel des M.C. Escher, 1996

Remarks: Version II for bass oboe and bass clarinet; original version 1988 for two bass clarinets

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Brophy, Gerard (1953-): Iza, 1996

Publisher: Australian Music Center

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Carr, Edwin (1926-2003): Waiheke Island (A Suite for Oboe Consort), 1996

Publisher: Amoris Editions AI EN 002

Remarks: quartet for oboe, oboe d’amore (or oboe II), cor anglais and bass oboe (or bassoon); dedication: for Jennifer Paull

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Davis, Carl (1936-): A Circle of Stones, 1996

Remarks: four symphonic pictures for orchestra

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Diethelm, Caspar (1926-1997): Plejaden (quartet for 3 oboes and bassoon), op. 342, 1996  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: ms

Remarks: III: 2 Ob, Hph, Fg – IV: Hph solo – V: 2 Ob.am, Hph, Fg – VI: Ob, CA, Bar.-Ob.

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Filas, Juraj (1955-): Liebe gute Freiheit, 1996

Publisher: Editions Bim (MCX21)

Remarks: quartet for oboe, cor anglais, tenor oboe and bassoon; adaptation of the 1992 trio for oboe, cor anglais and bassoon; commissioned by Henri Leuzinger; premiered at Castle Jindřichův Hradec

Duration: 28min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Hakenberg, Stefan (1960-): Days, 1996

Publisher: Tonos Music (TO.7336)

Remarks: ten short pieces for bass clarinet and bassoon (or bass oboe, or heckelphone, or a second bass clarinet); premiere 1998 at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, by Diane Heffner (bass clarinet) and Janet Underhill (bassoon)

Duration: 14min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

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Heucke, Stefan (1959-): Lamentatio, op. 27, 1996

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Keane, David (1943-2017): Twee Vlinders, 1996

Publisher: Canadian Music Center (MI 5126 K24tw2)

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet; dedicated to Lawrence Cherney and Henry Bok

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Mabry, Drake (1950-): Aria, 1996

Remarks: for solo bass oboe and oboe band; premiere on 8 September 1996 in St. Philibert de Grandlieu, France, by Bernard Delcambre (bass oboe) and the Oboe Band of Nantes under Christophe Duchêne

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Mather, Bruce (1939-): Duo Basso, 1996

Remarks: for bass flute and bass oboe; premiere on 5 February 1997 in Ottawa, Canada; a version for bass flute and bass clarinet also exists

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Mozetich, Marjan (1948-): Postcards from the Sky II (Earthly Descent, At the Tomb of Maurice, Ascension), 1996

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe and string orchestra

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra, concertante

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Parker, Michael (1948-2017): Six Lowly Variations on the Flying Dutchman, op. 54, 1996

Publisher: Canadian Music Centre (MI 5126 P242six)

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Rihs, Nicolas: C4,B4,A4, 1996

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for cor anglais, bass oboe, heckelphone and bassoon

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

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Rimmer, John (1939-): At the Base of the Whirlpool, 1996

Publisher: Catena Press

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet; versions for 2 bass clarinets / bass clarinet and cello also exist

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Salzedo, Leonard (1921-2000): Bailables, op. 127, 1996

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 001)

Remarks: for oboe (with optional musette), oboe d’amore, cor anglais and bass oboe; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Salzedo, Leonard (1921-2000): Canto de la Sibila, op. 135, 1996

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 003)

Remarks: for oboe d'amore (or bassoon or bass oboe) and string quartet; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 14min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Adès, Thomas (1971-): Asyla, op. 17, 1997

Publisher: Faber Music (057151863X)

Remarks: for large orchestra; commissioned by the John Feeney Charitable Trust for the CBSO; first performed on 1997/10/01 in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle

Duration: 22-25min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Blezard, William (1921-2003): Scherzo furioso, 1997

Publisher: Amoris International, AI SI 017

Remarks: for double reed instrument and piano; for Derek Bell

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

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Cherney, Brian (1942-): In the Great Museums of our Memory, 1996-1997

Publisher: Canadian Music Centre

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet; earlier version (1994) for bass oboe solo

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, solo

Goldenthal, Elliot (1954-): Othello, 1997

Remarks: ballet in three acts, based on the play by William Shakespeare; commissioned by the American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet; premiere in 1997 at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, by the American Ballet Theatre

Duration: 69min

Tags: bass oboe; ballet

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James, Joseph: Requiem after J.S. Bach, 1997  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: based on music by Johann Sebastian Bach; premiere in October 1997 in London, UK; "Joseph James" is the pseudonym for the collaboration between US composers and arrangers Stanley Joseph Seeger and Francis James Brown

Duration: 36min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Michael, Frank (1943-): Die Stimme der Kultur (Stele für Manfred Schradi), op. 79/1, 1997

Publisher: Musikverlag Zimmermann (ZM 33220)

Remarks: for flute/bass flute, oboe/bass oboe and piano; dedicated to Manfred Schradi

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Ross, Walter (1936-): Variations on "Auprès de ma blonde", 1997

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 004)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d’amore (or cor anglais) and bass oboe (or bassoon); dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Schiffman, Harold (1928-): Divertimento for Oboe Quartet, 1997

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and bass oboe; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Aho, Kalevi (1949-): Symphony No. 11 for six percussionists and orchestra, 1997-1998

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Remarks: premiere on 10 March 2000, by the Kroumata ensemble and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä

Duration: 34min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

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Heller, Barbara (1936-): Solo-Album für Holzblasinstrumente (Englischhorn Solo-Album), 1998

Publisher: Furore-Edition (FUE 3250)

Remarks: for cor anglais, flute, recorder, clarinet, oboe, oboe d'amore or heckelphone; dedicated to Julian Singer; premiere 2002 in Bern, Switzerland

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; solo

Hippler, Dietmar (1956-): Bass Instincts, 1998

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet; commissioned by the duo "Bass instincts"

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Kennedy, Nigel (1956-): Melody in the Wind, 1998

Remarks: arrangement by Nigel Kennedy, John Lenahan and Malcolm Messiter; recorded in June 1998 in London, UK, with the English Chamber Orchestra under Paul Barritt and released on EMI Classics; bass oboe played by Janice Knight

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Robinson, Carol and Milliken, Cathy (1956-): Cross-currents (an unending aleatoric mix), 1998

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, baritone oboe, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet and demi-clarinet; MAX software design by Tom Mays; DVD ROM version 2012

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Sugaya, Shigeru: Due Pezzi, 1998  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Gardner, James E. (1962-): Charge, 1999

Publisher: Amoris International AI SI 008

Remarks: for a member of the oboe family of instruments; dedicated to Jennifer Paull; premiere in 2000 at the IDRS Conference in Buenos Aires, by Jorge Postel Pavisic; original version 1997 for clarinet

Duration: 2min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe, lupophone; solo

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Nieuwenhuis, Jan Joris: Dances for Peace, 1999  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Publisher: Verheijen Music

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Ross, Walter (1936-): Old Joe Clark's Musical Offering, 1971-1999

Publisher: Amoris international (AI CM 006)

Remarks: for two upper (oboe, oboe d'amore) and one lower (cor anglais, bass oboe, bassoon) double reed instruments; parody on the famous Musical Offering by J.S. Bach; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

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Ross, Walter (1936-): Scherzino, 1999

Remarks: for bass oboe (or bassoon) and piano; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Ross, Walter (1936-): Portraits from La Commedia dell'Arte, 1999

Publisher: Amoris International (AI SI 016)

Remarks: for bass oboe (or bassoon) and piano; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 17min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Stöß, Thomas (1969-): Fries der Lauschenden, 1999

Publisher: Ries & Erler Musikverlag (RE43015)

Remarks: for oboe instruments, violoncello and piano; after the group of sculptures by Ernst Barlach

Duration: 64min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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2000-2009

Matthews, Colin (1946-): Pluto the Renewer, 2000

Publisher: Faber Music (0-571-52074-X)

Remarks: commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society for performance with Holst’s "The Planets"; premiere on 11 May 2000 in Manchester, England, by the Hallé Orchestra under Kent Nagano

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Rihm, Wolfgang (1952-): Deus Passus (Passions-Stücke nach Lukas), 1999-2000

Publisher: Universal Edition

Remarks: oratorio; commissioned by Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart; premiere in August 2000 in Stuttgart, Germany

Duration: 100min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; orchestra

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Rodriguez, Ana Maria (1963-): Level I, 2000

Remarks: sound installation for bass oboe, computer and loudspeaker system; premiere on 17 February 2000 in Cologne, Germany, with Gudrun Reschke (bass oboe); a version for trumpet also exists

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Rønnes, Robert (1959-): Three Nocturnes (Hommage à Frederick Delius), 1982-2000

Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (68651)

Remarks: for bass oboe or heckelphone and piano; dedicate to A. Schmidt and R. Wolschina; premiere on 17 May 2000 in Lodz, Poland, by Axel Schmidt (bass oboe) and and Reinhard Wolschina (piano); the composer changed the original version to heckelphone in 2000 and also produced a version for bassoon and piano

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Schneider, Stephan Marc (1970-): Regards, 1999-2000

Remarks: five movements for clarinet or oboe (bass oboe ad lib.), violoncello and piano; premiere on 31 March 2000 in Weimar, Germany, by Axel Schmidt (oboe), Maria Luise Ewald (violoncello) and Reinhard Wolschina (piano)

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Silvestrini, Gilles (1961-): Tiento, 2000

Publisher: Delatour (DLT0342)

Remarks: for oboe ensemble (four oboes, 2 oboes d'amour, 2 cors anglais and 2 bass oboes; dedicated to René Guillamot

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, multiple

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Bartók, Béla (1881-1945): Drei Stücke aus dem Mikrokosmos (arrangement by Reinhard Wolschina), 2001

Remarks: arrangement for flute (alto flute, piccolo flute), oboe (cor anglais, baritone oboe) and piano; original version 1926-1939

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

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Emmert, František Gregor (1940-2015): Motetto Salmo 22, 2001

Remarks: for baritone oboe, cello and piano; premiere 2002 in Weimar, Germany, by Trio pianOVo Weimar

Duration: 19min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Stout, Alastair (1975-): The Darkling Heave, 2001

Remarks: for 10 players; commissioned and first performed by the Continuum Ensemble in London, UK

Duration: 14min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Filas, Juraj (1955-): Klavierquintett, 2003

Publisher: Editions Bim (MCX33)

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, tenor oboe (or 2nd cor anglais), bassoon and piano; dedicated to Henri und Carla Leuzinger; commissioned by Henri Leuzinger; premiered on 8 April 2004 at Český Krumlov Castle; the tenor oboe played by Miriam Moser of the Aulos Quartet in the 2009 recording is a variant of the bass oboe

Duration: 26min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Oehring, Helmut (1961-): Philipp, 2003

Remarks: for bass oboe solo; original 1997 version for trombone solo; versions for several other instruments exist

Duration: 12min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Schneider, Urs Peter (1939-): 19 Existenzen, 2003

Publisher: aart verlag (ISMN M 50196-087-3)

Remarks: Four-part profane dances for seven instruments in low register: bass oboe, viola, horn, hammond organ, bassoon, violoncello and tuba

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Schuller, Gunther (1925-2015): Encounters, 2003

Publisher: Wise Music (rental)

Remarks: for large orchestra and jass ensemble

Duration: 24min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

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Schwartz, Stephen (1948-): Wicked (musical), 2003

Remarks: premiere on 28 May 2003 in San Francisco (CA), USA

Duration: 120min

Tags: bass oboe; musical

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Slezák, Pavel (1941-): Lust zu Hopsen, op. 82, 2003  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for bass oboe, violoncello and piano

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Hovhannisyan, Aram (1984-): à trois, 2004

Remarks: for flute (+ alto flute), oboe (+ bass oboe) and clarinet (+ bass clarinet)

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Newton, Bret (1982-): Romance for Bass Oboe and Strings, 2004

Publisher: SMP Press

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Oehring, Helmut (1961-): Wozzeck kehrt zurück, 2003-2004

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Remarks: sound-scriptural SNAPSHOT in three proofs (12 contacts); premiere on 26 June 2004 in Aachen, Germany, by the Orchestra and Choir of Theater Aachen under Jeremy Hulin

Duration: 90min

Tags: bass oboe; opera

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Politi, Adrien (1957-): Tango-Fantasía 1, 2004

Publisher: Éditions Delatour (DLT0178)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais, bass oboe and two bassoons; dedicated to Claude Villevielle and "La Bande des Hautbois"

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Schneider, Urs Peter (1939-): Kar I und II, 2003-2004

Publisher: aart verlag (ISMN M 50196-088-0)

Remarks: sacred music for oboe / bass oboe or clarinet / bass clarinet

Duration: variable

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Allaz, François (1957-): Les Cartographes "Par un terrier de girafe", 2005

Publisher: François Allaz

Remarks: CD tiré à 200 exemplaire numérotés et signés par les musiciens; entre jazz et musique contemporaine; les compositions de François Allaz sont interprétées par Isabelle Hornung (violon), Sara Oswald (violoncelle), Jocelyne Rudasigwa (contrebasse), Bernard Trinchan (trombone, euphonium, trompette basse, saqueboute), Béatrice Zawodnik (hautbois, cor anglais, hautbois baryton) et François Allaz (guitare)

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, jazz

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Grégoire, Sébastian (1986-): Mélodie, 2005

Duration: 1min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Hovannisyan, Aram (1984-): IRAE (Cahier de tristesse No.2), 2004-2005

Remarks: for piccolo (+ flute), bass oboe, piano and accordion

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Schuler, Denis (1970-): Ecarts, 2005

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for bass oboe and bass clarinet

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Andreyev, Samuel (1981-): Micrographia, 2006

Publisher: Trepex

Remarks: for bass oboe solo; revised 2010 for tenor saxophone

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Harris, Ian Keith (1935-): Divertissement, 2005-2006

Publisher: Amoris International Editions (AI EN 006)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and bass oboe; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 23min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Harris, Ian Keith (1935-): Divertissement in Seven Movements, 2005-2006

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 006)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and bass oboe; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 23min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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McCabe, John (1939-2015): Symphony on a Pavane (Np. 6), 2006

Publisher: Novello & Co. Ltd. (rental)

Remarks: commissioned by and dedicated to the London Philharmonic Orchestra; premiere on 10 January 2007 in London, England, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Steven Sloane

Duration: 21min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Menoud, John (1976-): Les rites de Sappho, 2006

Remarks: for violin, bass oboe, percussion and magnetic tape; premiere on 30 March 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland, by Ensemble Vortex

Duration: 22min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Newton, Brett (1982-): Black Mass, 2006

Remarks: for large wind ensemble and handbell choir

Duration: 12min

Tags: bass oboe; wind ensemble

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Newton, Brett (1982-): Symphony No. 1 for Double Reeds, 2006

Duration: 24min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Adès, Thomas (1971-): Tevot, 2007

Publisher: Faber Music (ISBN 0571536743)

Remarks: symphony in one movement for large orchestra; commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall; premiere 2007/02/21 by the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle at the Berliner Philharmonie

Duration: 22min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Butterworth, Arthur (1923-2014): Sonata, op. 132, 2007

Publisher: ms

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; commissioned by Elizabeth Kenwood and Richard Herriott; premiere in July 2009 at the Birmingham Conservatoire in Birmingham, UK, by Elizabeth Kenwood and Richard Herriott, as part of the International Double Reed Society's 2009 Convention

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Isham, Mark (1951-): Next (film), 2007

Publisher: Paramount Studios

Remarks: the bass oboe part in the film is played by Chris Bleth

Duration: 96min

Tags: bass oboe; film music

Additional information can be found here.

Kühnl, Claus (1957-): Threehundredandeightyfive, 2007

Publisher: Kühnl Verlag

Remarks: for bass flute, bass oboe (or heckelphone) and contrabass clarinet

Duration: 5min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Manasyan, Armen: Quartet, 2007  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for woodwind quartet: bass flute, heckelphone or bass oboe, bass clarinet and contrabassoon

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Pelzel, Michael (1978-): ... sentiers tortueux ..., 2007

Remarks: for ensemble

Duration: 22min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Clyde, Doug (1978-): Classical & Scores Suite, 2008

Publisher: Albedo Music (SO.142533)

Remarks: a collection of four songs that were originally composed for various film projects; the bass oboe/heckelphone part is optional

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; concert band

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Harris, Ian Keith (1935-): A Consort of Carols, 2008

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 008)

Remarks: oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais, bass oboe; dedicated to Jennifer Paull

Duration: 36min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Hovannisyan, Aram (1984-): Vénus, 2008

Remarks: for soprano, oboe (+ bass oboe), cello and piano; after a poem by F.G. Lorca

Duration: 9min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Richards, Peter (1959-): The Lost Penguin, 2008

Publisher: editiondb 0701002

Remarks: for solo bass oboe or heckelphone; a version for solo cor anglais also exists

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; solo

Additional information can be found here.

Aulio, Maxime (1980-): Symphonie de l'espace, op. 20, 2004-2009

Publisher: Association Française pour l’Essor des Ensembles à Vent (AFEEV)

Remarks: for large wind orchestra and chorus; the score shows the instrumentation to include "Heckelphone (Bass Oboe)", but labels the part "Baritone Oboe"

Duration: 50min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; orchestra

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Lehfuss, Augustin (1963-): Jazzy Ideas, 2009  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for 8 oboe instruments and jazz trio; commissioned by Gregor Witt; premiere in 2011 in Markneukirchen, Germany

Duration: 7min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; jazz

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Lehfuss, Augustin (1963-): Ballad for Double Reeds, 2009  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for 8 oboe instruments and jazz trio; commissioned by Gregor Witt; premiere in 2011 in Markneukirchen, Germany

Duration: 4min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; jazz

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.

Lehfuss, Augustin (1963-): Double Reed Blues, 2009  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for 8 oboe instruments and jazz trio; commissioned by Gregor Witt; premiere in 2011 in Markneukirchen, Germany

Duration: 4min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; jazz

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Lehfuss, Augustin (1963-): Rostock's Fun Fare, 2009  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for 8 oboe instruments and jazz trio; commissioned by Gregor Witt; premiere in 2011 in Markneukirchen, Germany

Duration: 3min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; jazz

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Moore, Chris Trebue (1976-): Strange Attractors, 2009

Publisher: edition gravis (eg1819LM, rental)

Remarks: or oboe (bass oboe), clarinet (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), bassoon (contrabassoon), percussion and electronics; commissioned by the Südwestrundfunk (SWR); premiere on 17 October 2009 in Donauschingen, Germany, by Ensemble musikFabrik

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Tyler, Brian (1972-): Fast & Furious (film), 2009

Publisher: Universal Pictures

Remarks: bass oboe played by Chris Bleth

Duration: 107min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Wilson, Dall: Bluegrass Symphony, 2009  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Dall Wilson Music

Remarks: for orchestra, saxophone, bass oboe and bass clarinet

Duration: 17min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra, concertante

A recording is available here.


2010-2019

Chieregato, Manuel (1978-): Sundays - I want my bells to scream! (No. 5, Version A), 2010

Remarks: musical tribute to René Magritte; for tubular bells and 6 mixed instruments

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Fine, Elaine (1959-): Duo, 2010

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 014)

Remarks: for oboe d'amore (or oboe) and bass oboe (or bassoon); dedicated to John Dee and Timothy McGovern; earlier 2007 version for oboe and bassoon

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Haas, Georg Friedrich (1953-): AUS.WEG, 2010

Publisher: Universal Edition

Remarks: for 8 instruments; commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Freunde des Ensemble Recherche e.V.; premiere on 24 April 2010 in Witten, Germany, by Ensemble Rechere

Duration: 19min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Lewandowski, Louis (1821-1894): Kol Nidrei (arrangement by Elaine Fine), op. 6, 2010

Publisher: Amoris International (AI EN 011)

Remarks: for oboe d'amore (oboe) and bass oboe (bassoon)

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Stock, David (1939-2015): Oborama, 2010

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing

Remarks: for oboe (doubling musette, oboe d'amore, cor anglais, bass oboe) with strings, harp and percussion; premiered at FEMUSC Brazil by Alex Klein (oboe)

Duration: 18min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Tipp, Devon Osamu (Devon Yasamune Toyotomi) (1991-): Reedy Pipe Dreams, 2010  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for double reed choir

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

Coates, Eric (1886-1957): Dambusters' March (arrangement by Malcolm Messiter), 2011

Remarks: arrangement for woodwind ensemble, double bass and cembalo; the original version for orchestra was used as the theme to the 1955 British film "The Dam Busters"

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

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Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): String quartet in D minor ("Quintenquartett"; arrangement by Malcolm Messiter), op. 76/2, 2011

Remarks: arrangement for oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe and basson; the original version for string quartet was completed in 1797

Duration: 20min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Additional information can be found here.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Queen of the Night (arrangement by Malcolm Messiter), 2011

Remarks: arrangement for two oboes, cor anglais, bass oboe and bassoon; the original version for soprano and orchestra, the aria "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen", is part of the 1791 opera "Die Zauberflöte", K. 620

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

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Sánchez-Verdú, José María (1968-): De processione mundi (9ª escena de ATLAS - Islas de utopía), 2010-2011

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel

Remarks: for oboe soloist (cor anglais & baritone oboe) and ensemble (bass flute, tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass); commissioned by Gare du Nord Basel; premiere 2012/01/23 by Pilar Fontalba (oboe) and Ensemble Phoenix Basel under Jürg Henneberger at Gare du Nord in Basel, Switzerland

Duration: 12min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, solo

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Stephenson, James M. (1969-): Duels & Dances, 2011

Remarks: for solo oboe and wind ensemble; uses 5 different oboes (oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglains, oboe and musette); other versions also exist; commissioned by the Minnesota Commissioning Club; dedicated to and premiered by Alex Klein (oboe) and The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band under Jason K. Fettig

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Visotsky, D.M. and Zawodnik, Béatrice (1955-): Pictures of New York (album), 2011

Publisher: NEOS 11111

Remarks: dedicated to Elliott; bass oboe can be heard prominently in "Let the Show Begin", "Blue City", "Guggenheim High', "The Suspended Pond in Central Park", "Little India", "Birth of a Butterfly", "Phoenix" and "In a Hurry"

Duration: 60min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, solo

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Gushchyan, Arman (1981-): Four No Questions, 2012

Remarks: live sound installation for bass flute, bass oboe (lupophone), bass clarinet and electronic alarm clocks; premiere on 10 March 2012 in Bern, Switzerland, by ensemble proton bern

Duration: 9min

Tags: bass oboe, lupophone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Hirsch, Cornelius (1954-): Notturno ferroviaro, 2012

Remarks: nocturnes for 3 oboes, 2 cors anglais, bass oboe, bassoon and contrabassoon

Duration: 15min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Hirsch, Cornelius (1954-): Nachtfalters Klagpsalter, 2012

Remarks: for 2 oboes, 2 cors anglais, 2 bass oboes and 2 bassoons

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, multiple

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Hirsch, Cornelius (1954-): Frühlingsopferwalzer, 2012

Remarks: for 3 oboes, 2 cors anglais, bass oboe, bassoon and contrabassoon

Duration: 5min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Lara, Augustin (1897-1970): “Granada” in the style of The Three Tenors (arrangement by Malcom Messiter), 2012

Remarks: arrangement for bass oboe and lupophone, flute (or violin), double bass and/or contra bassoon, and harpsichord or two guitars; also performed at least once by lupophone, bass oboe, musette, cor anglais, flute, piano and double bass

Tags: lupophone, bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Additional information can be found here.

Talbot, Joby (1971-): Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity, 2012

Publisher: Chester Music Ltd

Remarks: for orchestra and chorus; commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of the interactive installation "Universe of Sound"; premiere 2012/07/08 by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Ward, David (1941-): Cupid and Psyche, 2012

Publisher: Vanderbeek & Imrie Ltd.

Remarks: opera in 3 scenes, for 6 singers and 23 instrumentalists (plus dancers ad lib.); libretto by Kevin Ireland; dedicated to Em and Brian

Duration: 90min

Tags: bass oboe; opera

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Warren, Harry (1893-1981): Chattanooga Choo Choo (arrangement by Malcolm Messiter), 2012

Remarks: arrangement for wind octett, flute, bass oboe, violoncello, double bass and piano; an earlier version of this arrangement, also by Malcolm Messiter, used an additional horn instead of bass oboe; the original version of the song was written in 1941 by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gorden and first heard, in a big band version, in the 1941 film "Sun Valley Serenade", played by Glen Miller and his orchestra

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music, arrangement

Tipp, Devon Osamu (Devon Yasamune Toyotomi) (1991-): Lithium Daphnae, 2011-2013

Remarks: for heckelphone (or bass oboe or lupophone), viola and piano; premiere on 7 October 2013 in Rostock, Germany, by Sabine Kaselow (bass oboe), Christoph Stark (viola) and Jenns Hoffmann (piano)

Duration: 6min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe, lupophone; keyboard instrument

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Heucke, Stefan (1959-): Quintett, op. 73, 2014

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe, bassoon and piano; commissioned by Staatsoper Berlin for the Faboi double reed quartet (Faboi Doppelrohrquartett)

Duration: 25min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Kram, Richard (1953-): Irish Dances for Double Reed Quartet, 2014  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe and bassoon

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Kram, Richard (1953-): Easy Miniatures for Heckelphone (or Bass Oboe), 2014

Remarks: for heckelphone (or bass oboe) and piano

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Stenov, Michael (1962-): Memorare, op. 26, 2014

Publisher: IMSLP (IMS 41)

Remarks: for mixed chorus (SATB), colla parte-instruments ad lib. (oboe, cor anglais, bass oboe, bassoon); premiere on 12 October 2014 in Linz, Austria

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Bruckman, Kyle (1971-): Technological Music Vol. 2, 2015

Remarks: a series of calculated disasters wherein compositional intent is exercised to varying degrees before and/or after the moment of performance; [...] tools include oboe, cor anglais, heckelphone, baritone oboe, microphones and analogue synthesis

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Coulomb, Laurent (1977-): Zhaï, 2015

Remarks: concerto for bass oboe (or heckelphone) and chamber orchestra

Duration: 15min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

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Dalton, Owen (1997-): Instance, 2015  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for bass oboe solo

Tags: bass oboe; solo

Segen, Jacob: Musical Moment #3, 2015

Remarks: improvisation for piano, cello and bass oboe

Duration: 9min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Block, Julius: Tense Times (Trailer Music), 2016  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Manhattan Production Music

Remarks: from the album "Orchestral Insanity: Extreme Trailer Music"

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; popular music

A recording is available here.

Cavallaro, Lenny (1947-): Adagio for Bass Oboe (or English Horn) and Piano, 2016

Publisher: unpublished

Remarks: it is unclear whether this piece has been performed

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Clark, Bill: Sonata for Bass Oboe and Piano, 2016  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: commissioned by Michael Sluman; premiere on 2 October 2016 in Sydney, Australia, by Michael Sluman (bass oboe) and Neal Peres Da Cost (piano)

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

A recording is available here.

Dalton, Owen (1997-): Vie et Mort, 2016

Remarks: duet for bass oboe and bassoon; inspired by Holst's Planets Suite

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Gregory, Max (1994-): Reef, 2016

Remarks: quartet for bass oboe, violin, viola and cello; commissioned by Michael Sluman

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Kendall, Elliott (1993-): Pastel on Call, 2016

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; commissioned by Michael Sluman; premiere on 1 October 2016 in Sydney, Australia, by Michael Sluman (bass oboe) and Christopher Pelly (piano)

Duration: 7min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

A recording is available here.

Mullan, Kevin: Short Piece, 2016  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for bass oboe, violin, viola and violincello

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Nickel, Christopher Tyler (1978-): Concerto for Bass Oboe, 2016

Publisher: Canadian Music Centre (MI 1622 N641con)

Duration: 21min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Peracha, Omar (1993-): Ground Zero II, 2016

Remarks: for bass oboe and electronics; commissioned by Michael Sluman

Duration: 9min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Perks, Stephen (1956-): The Daughters of Zelophehad (Fantasia for bass oboe and small orchestra), 2016

Duration: 17min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

A recording is available here.

Staffel, Andreas F. (1965-): Treibgut II, 2016

Publisher: Musikstudio Ohrpheo, Berlin, Germany

Remarks: for bass oboe and accordion; premiere 2016/07/01 by Antje Thierbach (bass oboe) and Susanne Stock (accordion) at Musikstudio Ohrpheo, Berlin, Germany; alternate versions for baroque oboe and accordion, for oboe and guitar, and for oboe and piano (2019)

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Staffel, Andreas F. (1965-): In hohem Holz ... und weiter, 2016

Publisher: Edition Anthemion (710181)

Remarks: for oboe solo, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and baritone oboe ... individually or in arbitrary combinations, with arbitrary changes between instruments, with and without interplay; dedicated to Antje Thierbach; premiere on 19 October 2017 in Berlin, Germany, by Antje Thierbach

Duration: 12min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone, lupophone; chamber music, solo

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Vincent, Carl (1966-): Let Not the Poet's Soul Be Frozen, 2016

Publisher: Kirklees Music

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; commissioned by Michael Sluman; premiere at the Australian Double Reed Society in 2016

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Dalton, Owen (1997-): Behind Closed Doors, 2017

Remarks: for orchestra

Duration: 8min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

A recording is available here.

Newton, Brett (1982-): Symphony No. 2 (The Forest of Dreams), 2017

Remarks: for large wind ensemble

Duration: 50min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Powley, James: Eventide Shadows, 2017

Remarks: for solo tenor and large orchestra, based on the Moors murders

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe; orchestra

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Regt, Hendrik de (1950-): 9 Variations on Psalm 5, 2017

Publisher: Digital Music Print Belgium (DMP 117131)

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and baritone oboe (or bassoon); on a theme from the Souterliedekens of Clemens non Papa

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Slater, Angela Elizabeth (1989-): Fractal Light, 2017

Remarks: for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and bass oboe; written for the London Oboe Quartet

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Sluman, Michael: Leshy, 2017

Remarks: for bass oboe and electronics

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Isham, Mark (1951-): Once Upon a Time (TV series), 2011-2018

Remarks: the bass oboe part in the series is played by Chris Bleth

Tags: bass oboe; film music

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Keeley, Rob (1960-): Two Dances, 2018

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; premiere 2018/09/01 by Michael Sluman (bass oboe) and Jordi Torrent (piano) at the 47th Annual IDRS Conference in Granada, Spain

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Lavelle Golding, Miles (2000-): Prison, 2018

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; premiere 2018/09/01 by Michael Sluman (bass oboe) and Jordi Torrent (piano) at the 47th Annual IDRS Conference in Granada, Spain

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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McConaughey, David (1973-): Sept petits humoresques, 2018  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Posadas, Alberto (1967-): Nebmaat, 2018

Remarks: for bass oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello; dedication "a Egipto"; premiere 2004/03 at the Festival Ars Musica in Brussels, Belgium

Duration: 16min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Roman, Elliot (1999-): Sol 489, 2018

Remarks: for bass oboe, viola and vibraphone; premiere on 8 December 2018 in Brooklyn (NY), USA, by Jacob Slattery (bass oboe), Jay Julio (viola) and Jon Clancy (vibraphone)

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Chen, Yuang (1997-): Earth Spirit, 2019

Publisher: Seycara Orchestral

Remarks: for solo bass oboe, 2 horns, 1 trumpet and strings

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Clarke, Desmond (1989-): Meadowland, 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe, heckelphone and bassoon; written for the Roseau Trio; premiere in October 2019 in Leeds, UK, by the Roseau Trio

Duration: 6min

Tags: heckelphone, bass oboe; chamber music

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Dalton, Owen (1997-): Rush, 2019

Remarks: for wind ensemble

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Gaunt, Ben (1984-): Rustic Spellsphere, 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe, heckelphone and bassoon; premiere on 9 October 2019 at the Leeds International Concert Season, Leeds College of Music, UK, by the Roseau Trio

Duration: 4min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Jones, Lara: Suicide Station, 2019  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for bass oboe, tape and visuals; commissioned by Michael Sluman; premiere in July 2019 by Michael Sluman

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Jones, Rob (1993-): , 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe solo, written for Mikey Sluman

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Meneghin, Claudi (1967-): Fugue on the Lick, 2019

Remarks: short fugue on the Jazz cliché "The Lick", in 75-equal division of the octave, for recorder, oboe, bass oboe, bassoon and cello

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Newton, Brett (1982-): The Death of Myrddin (Tone Poem for Woodwind Trio), 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe, heckelphone and bassoon; written for Mikey Sluman in February 2019 and premiered in October of 2019 in Leeds, UK, by Michael Sluman (bass oboe), John McDougall (heckelphone), and David Baker (bassoon)

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; chamber music

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Oehring, Helmut (1961-): Melencolia I, 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe/voice and modified piano; original 2010 version for flute/voice and piano; several other versions also exist

Duration: 20min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

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Olyver, Matthew (1993-): Suffolk Song, 2019

Remarks: for bass oboe and accordion; musical portrait of Stoke-by-Clare; commissioned by Michael Sluman; premiere on 3 July 2019 in London, UK, by Michael Sluman (bass oboe) and Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade (accordion)

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Windels, Ed (1967-): Cheek, op. 33, 2019

Publisher: Gyre and Gimble, NY

Remarks: for bass oboe and piano; commissioned by Michael Sluman

Duration: 10min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


2020-2029

Basford, Daniel (1983-): The Moon is Distant from the Sea, 2020

Remarks: for solo bass oboe, harp and strings

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Maunders, Florence Anna (1979-): Looking for More, 2020

Remarks: concerto for bass oboe and strings; commissioned by Mikey Sluman

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Sköld, Erik Valdemar (1991-): Isolation, 2020

Remarks: for solo bass oboe

Duration: 1min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

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Zegowitz, Luke (2008-): Duet for Bass Oboe and Piano, 2020

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Choi, Kyong Mee: A Deep Light, 2021

Remarks: part 4 of the exquisite corpse composition "Resilience"; premiere on 13 March 2021 by Alex Klein via live stream at HotHouse Global

Duration: 1min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Hana, Ester (1949-): Piece for oboe, 2021

Remarks: part 2 of the exquisite corpse composition "Resilience"; premiere on 13 March 2021 by Alex Klein via live stream at HotHouse Global

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Harris Baiocchi, Regina (1956-): Ancestral Refrain, 2021

Remarks: part 5 of the exquisite corpse composition "Resilience"; premiere on 13 March 2021 by Alex Klein via live stream at HotHouse Global; dedicated to Alex Klein

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Maunders, Florence Anna (1979-): Whitworth Street West, 2021  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: oboe quartet; premiere on 18 August 2021 in Whitby, UK, by the Asyla Oboe Quartet, with Micheal Sluman playing bass oboe

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Meyouhas, Yoram (1967-): Sonata for Baritone Oboe and Piano, 2021

Remarks: dedicated to Jaime Gonzalez; premier perfomance (recording) on 28 November 2021 by Jaime Gonzales (bass oboe) and Pietro Ceresini (piano) in Freiburg, Germany

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument

Meyouhas, Yoram (1967-): Resonances, 2021

Remarks: trio in four movements, for flute, baritone oboe and bass clarinet

Duration: 11min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

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Misurell-Mitchell, Janice (1946-): Resilience, 2021

Remarks: part 3 of the exquisite corpse composition "Resilience"; premiere on 13 March 2021 by Alex Klein via live stream at HotHouse Global

Duration: 2min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Morehead, Patricia (1940-): Angry, 2021

Remarks: part 1 of the exquisite corpse composition "Resilience"; premiere on 13 March 2021 by Alex Klein via live stream

Duration: 3min

Tags: bass oboe; solo

A recording is available here.

Newton, Brett (1982-): Five Miniatures for Oboes, 2021

Remarks: the fifth movement is for bass oboe or heckelphone

Duration: 1min

Tags: bass oboe, heckelphone; solo

A recording is available here.

Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921): Bassoon Sonata in G major (arrangement by Scott Hostetler), op. 168, 2021

Publisher: Editions Durand & Cie, Paris

Remarks: arrangements for bass oboe and piano; original 1921 version for bassoon and piano; dedicated to Clément-Léon Letellier

Duration: 13min

Tags: bass oboe; keyboard instrument, arrangement

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Talbot-Howard, Althea (1966-): Rievaulx (A Study in Memory, in Arch Form), 2021

Remarks: for reed quartet with bells; originally written for oboe quartet; premiere on 18 August 2021 in Whitby, UK, by the Asyla Oboe Quartet, with Micheal Sluman playing bass oboe

Duration: 6min

Tags: bass oboe; chamber music

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available here.


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