Heckelphone / Bass Oboe Repertoire

Excerpt: Compositions for heckelphone and keyboard accompaniment (chronological)

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

version 1.2 (21 March 2021)

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.

The authors gratefully acknowledge contributions by Michael Finkelman, Alain Girard, Thomas Hiniker, Robert Howe, Gunther Joppig, Georg Otto Klapproth, Mark Perchanok, Andrew Shreeves and Michael Sluman.

1920-1929

Keyssner, August: Intermezzo, op. 91, 1925  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Publisher: Heckel Archiv (ms)

Remarks: for heckelphone and organ

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument


1940-1949

Heckel, Wilhelm (1856-1909): Meine Gedanken, 1946

Publisher: Verlag Gebrüder Schottstädt, Mainz (GS 10 118)

Remarks: concertino for bassoon (or heckelphone) and piano

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


1950-1959

Smith, Leland (1925-2013): Sonata for Heckelphone (or Viola) and Piano, 1954

Publisher: San Andreas Press

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


1960-1969

Konietzny, Heinrich (1910-1983): Rezitativ für Heckelphon und Klavier, 1965  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument


1980-1989

Eyser, Eberhard (1932-): Trezza, 1983

Publisher: STIM, Stockholm

Remarks: for heckelphone (or viola) and piano; dedicated to Björn Uddén; premiere 8 June 1990 in Oradea, by Sandor Joszef Thurzo (viola) and Magda Schmidt (piano)

Duration: 8min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.

Fenzl, Helmut Friedrich (1953-): Fantasia Obscura, 1985

Remarks: for bass clarinet or heckelphone and organ (or piano)

Duration: 3min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

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

Mielenz, Hans (1909-1996): Elegie, op. 123, 1989

Publisher: Heckel Archives (ms)

Remarks: for heckelphone (or oboe) and organ (or piano, orchestra)

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument, orchestra


1990-1999

Genzmer, Harald (1909-2007): Sonate für Heckelphon und Klavier (GeWV 253), 1993

Publisher: Edition Peters, Leipzig (EP 12832)

Remarks: for heckelphone and piano

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.

Vidjeskog, Patrick (1964-): Sonata in modo classico, 1999

Publisher: Music Finland (MF17932)

Remarks: for heckelphone (or cor anglais or tenor saxophone) and piano; dedicated to Tapani Salonen; premiere on 4 December 1999 in Helsinki, Finland, by Tapani Salonen (heckelphone) and Tarmo Järvilehto (piano)

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


2000-2009

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

Additional information can be found here.

Vossebrecker, Roland (1965-): Für Heckelphon und Klavier, 2009

Remarks: premiere on 23 April 2010

Duration: 6min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.


2010-2019

Urbaniak, Jacek (1949-): Heckelpol, 2010  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Publisher: ms

Remarks: two mazurkas according to folksongs from Moravia, for heckelphone and piano

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Vossebrecker, Roland (1965-): Duett für ein Sopran- und ein Tenorinstrument mit Klavierbegleitung, 2011

Remarks: for one soprano and one tenor instrument; premiere on 25 November 2011 with oboe and heckelphone

Duration: 8min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Additional information can be found here.

Mason, Quinn (1996-): Dragonfly, 2012

Remarks: for piano and heckelphone

Duration: 3min

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

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

Tipp, Devon Osamu (Devon Yasamune Toyotomi) (1991-): Heckelphone Sonata, 2012  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

Bärenz, Martin (1956-): Sonatine für Heckelphon und Klavier, 2013

Remarks: commissioned by Georg Weiss

Tags: heckelphone; keyboard instrument

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

Additional information can be found here; a recording is available 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

Additional information can be found here.


To suggest additions or corrections to the repertoire list, please contact heckelphone@gmx.net.
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