Heckelphone / Bass Oboe Repertoire

Excerpt: Compositions for Lupophone

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.

A

Aho, Kalevi (1949-): Symphony No. 17 (Sinfonisia freskoja), 2017

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Remarks: premiere on 4 April 2019 in Lahti, Finland, by Sinfonia Lahti under Dima Slobodeniuk; includes a lupophone part that, according to the composer, can also be played on heckelphone or bassoon

Duration: 65min

Tags: lupophone, heckelphone; orchestra

Additional information can be found here.

Andreyev, Samuel (1981-): PHP, 2003

Publisher: Edition Impronta

Remarks: for heckelphone (or lupophone) and 2 pianos; revised 2011; premiere 15 March 2011 in Amsterdam

Duration: 12min

Tags: heckelphone, lupophone; chamber music

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

Arter, Mathias (1964-): ... Wotan ..., 2012-2013

Remarks: three scenes for lupophone and ensemble; commissioned by ensemble proton bern with support by STEO-STIFTUNG Zürich; dedication "Im Andenken an meinen geliebten Vater"; premiere on 6 September 2013 in Bern, Switzerland, by ensemble proton bern

Duration: 18min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Arter, Mathias (1964-): Gestalten (Fünf Portraits in Form freier Variationen), 2015

Remarks: for lupophone and piano

Duration: 18min

Tags: lupophone; keyboard instrument

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

Arter, Mathias (1964-): Medusa (Fuga a 5 voci), 2015-2016

Remarks: 1st version 2015 for lupophone, violin, piano, cello and harp; 2nd version 2016 for lupophone, flute, saxophone, accordion, piano, cello and double bass; dedication 1st version: dem Ensemble Proton zu seinem 5-jährigen Bestehen gewidmet; dedication 2nd version: Meinen Freunden der pre-art soloists gewidmet: Boris, Raphael, Stefan, Vladimir, Tobias und Aleksander zu Ehre

Duration: 4min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Arter, Mathias (1964-): Party Music III (27 Momente für Lupophon und Akkordeon), 2017

Remarks: for lupophone, accordion and sampler

Duration: 7min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Arter, Mathias (1964-): Szene, 2014

Remarks: für Lupophon und Kontrabassklarinette; revidiert 2018

Duration: 10min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

A recording is available here.


B

Boneh, Oren (1991-): Rut, 2018

Publisher: Babel Scores

Remarks: for octet (piccolo flute, lupophone, bass clarinet, contraforte, piano, percussion, violin and cello); commissioned by ensemble proton bern

Duration: 5min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Boneh, Oren (1991-): Churn, 2019

Remarks: for bass flute, lupophone, contraforte and harp; commissioned by ensemble proton bern; premiere on 1 March 2019 in Bern, Switzerland, using bass clarinet instead of lupophone

Duration: 4min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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


C

Chafta-Douka, Faidra (1990-): Vedema, 2011

Remarks: für Lupophon und Kontraforte

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Corrales, Arturo (1973-): Massiv, 2019

Remarks: for bass reeds and live electronics; premiere 2019/09/11 by BlattWerk Quintett at Musikfestival Bern, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland

Duration: 23min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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


D

Darbellay, Jean-Luc (1946-): Plages, 1985

Publisher: Hug & Co. Musikverlage, Zürich

Remarks: originally for cor anglais or alto saxophone; version for heckelphone solo (2008), premiere on 6 June 2008 in Bern, by Alain Girard; version for lupophone solo (2017)

Duration: 6min

Tags: heckelphone, lupophone; solo

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

Deligiannis, Thanasis (1983-): Une prière, 2011

Remarks: for female voice, lupophon, 2 vibraphones, 2 celli, harp and positive organ; text by Dimitris Dimitriadis; a 2014 version using cor anglais instead of lupophone also exists

Duration: 10min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Doo, JiYoun (1984-): Die Dunkelkammer

Remarks: for lupophone und contraforte; premiere on 21 October 2014 in Dresden, Germany, by Martin Bliggenstorfer and Élise Jacoberger

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.


E

Escalzo, Noelia (1979-): Duo, 2016  [?]this entry is only partially verified

Remarks: for lupophone and contraforte; written for Harry Searing and Lewis Lipnick; premiere on 26 June 2016 in Columbus, Georgia, by Harry Searing and Lewis Lipnick

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.


F

Feldman, Walter (1965-): « ... Unsichtbarer Text ...» (Wolfs- «Allgebrah» für 8 Instrumente), 2015-2016

Publisher: Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart (16.334)

Duration: 21min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Finnissy, Michael (1946-): Âwâz-e Niyâz, 2012

Publisher: available from the composer

Remarks: for oboe (doubling lupophone) and piano; premiere on 7 December 2012 in London, UK, by Christopher Redgate (oboe, lupophone) and Michael Finnissy (piano)

Duration: 45min

Tags: lupophone; keyboard instrument

A recording is available here.


G

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

Additional information can be found here.

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.


H

Henking, Christian (1961-): Keine Zeit ist zeitig mit der Sehnsucht Zeit, 2011

Remarks: for mezzosoprano, baritone, flute, lupophone, contraforte, violin, violoncello, harp and piano; after a text by Robert Walser; premiere on 17 September 2017 in Bern, Switzerland, by ensemble proton bern

Duration: 30min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Hernández Canales, Carlos Gerardo (1990-): Trío

Remarks: for lupophone, horn, viola and contrabass

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Ho, Ting: Concertino Morning, 2015

Remarks: for clarinet, lupophone and chamber orchestra; premiere on 1 April 2015 in Newark, NJ, USA, by Nancy Vanderslice (oboe), Andrew Pecota (lupophone) and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey under Robert W. Butts

Duration: 7min

Tags: lupophone; orchestra

A recording is available here.


I

Inamori, Yasutaki (1978-): Divide et impera, 2013

Publisher: edition gravis

Remarks: for lupophone, bass clarinet, contraforte, harp, violin and cello; premiere 2014 in Bern, Switzerland, by ensemble proton bern

Duration: 9min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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


J

Johns, Brennan (1994-): Symphony No. 1 in C# minor, op. 16, 2019

Duration: 41min

Tags: lupophone; orchestra

A recording is available here.


L

Lim, Liza (1966-): Tongue of the Invisible, 2010-2011

Remarks: for baritone, improvising pianist and 16 musicians; based on the poetry of 14-century Persian mystic Hāfez, translated/ adapted by Jonathan Holmes; commissioned by the Holland Festival and Ensemble musikFabrik

Duration: 54min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Lin, Mu Xuan (1984-): Double Jeopardy, 2013

Remarks: for eight instruments (flute, lupophone, clarinet, contraforte, violin, cello, piano and harp); premiere on 24 February 2014 in Bern, Switzerland, by ensemble proton bern under Matthias Kuhn

Duration: 10min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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


N

Nagel, Adrian (1990-): Odem, 2014

Remarks: for lupophone und contraforte; premiere on 20 October in Leipzig, Germany, by Martin Bliggenstorfer (lupophone) and Elise Jacoberger (contraforte)

Duration: 8min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Newton, Brett (1982-): Concerto for Bass Oboe (unfinished), 2007

Remarks: written for lupophone; the fragment was released in 2016 by the composer

Tags: lupophone; orchestra


R

Redgate, Christopher (1956-): Dodo's Lament, 2012

Remarks: for solo lupophone and small string orchestra

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

Additional information can be found here.

Redgate, Christopher (1956-): Furioso, 2012  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for solo lupophone

Tags: lupophone; solo

Redgate, Christopher (1956-): Asides, 2010  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for oboe, lupophone and Tibetan bowls

Tags: lupophone; chamber music


S

Schafer, Dominique (1967-): INFR-A-KTION, 2017

Remarks: for lupophone, contraforte and ensemble; commissioned by Ensemble Proton Bern

Duration: 14min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

A recording is available here.

Schick, Tobias Eduard (1985-): Versuch einer Utopie des Vergessens, 2013

Remarks: for lupophone solo; premiere on 21 October 2014 in Dresden, Germany, by Martin Bliggenstorfer

Duration: 12min

Tags: lupophone; solo

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

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

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

Steward, Donald J. (1970-): ... vebländeti [reflexion] ..., 2018

Remarks: for flute, lupophone, bass clarinet, contraforte, harp, piano, violon and cello; premier 2018/02/25 by ensemble proton in Bern, Switzerland

Duration: 12min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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


T

Tipp, Devon Osamu (1991-): Doppelkonzert - Praelude und Tarantella, 2013  [??]this entry has not (yet) been verified

Remarks: for bassoon, lupophone and ensemble

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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.


Z

Zafra, Jacques (1986-): Übergestern, 2014

Remarks: for lupophone und contraforte; dedicated to Pauline Raker; premiere on 21 October 2014 in Dresden, Germany, by Martin Bliggenstorfer (lupophone) and Elise Jacoberger (contraforte)

Duration: 7min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Zinsstag, Gérard (1941-): Vier Affekte, 2018

Publisher: Edition Ricordi, Berlin (SY 4942)

Remarks: for flute (also alto and bassflute), lupophon, clarinet (also bass and contrabass clarinet), bassoon (contraforte or contrabassoon), harp, piano, violin and violoncello; commissioned by the ensemble proton bern; premiere 2019/05/27 by ensemble proton under Matthias Kuhn, in Bern, Switzerland

Duration: 20min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Zúñiga, Julio (1987-): Lupophone solo, 2014

Remarks: premiere on 24 October 2014 in Dresden, Germany, by Martin Bliggenstorfer

Duration: 3min

Tags: lupophone; solo

Additional information can be found here.

Žuraj, Vito (1979-): Deuce, 2014

Publisher: Edicije DSS

Remarks: for lupophone and percussion; original 2008 version for tenor saxophone and percussion, other versions also exist

Duration: 6min

Tags: lupophone; chamber music

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

Žuraj, Vito (1979-): ÜBÜRALL (farces for soprano and instrumental groups), 2013

Publisher: Edicije DSS

Remarks: based on a text by Alexander Stockinger; dedicated to Ensemble Modern and Hélène Fauchere

Duration: 20min

Tags: lupophone; orchestra

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


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