oboe d'amore


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oboe d'amore

(dɑːˈmɔːreɪ)
n
(Instruments) a type of oboe pitched a minor third lower than the oboe itself. It is used chiefly in the performance of baroque music
[Italian: oboe of love]
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Noun1.oboe d'amore - an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboeoboe d'amore - an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
hautbois, hautboy, oboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
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The strings' polished performance was enhanced by the work of the three trumpeters who played with elan and were so effective in the jubilant sections of the Mass; and by the virtuosic playing of the solo flutist and the two oboe d'amore players in their extensive and exposed solo turns.
Principal Oboist Eileen Whalen will be heard performing the beautiful Concerto for Oboe d'amore by J.
The program includes Samuel Barber's adagio for strings, George Gershwin's "Lullaby," Walter Ross' concerto for oboe d'amore and string orchestra and Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land Suite.
Most catalogs of orchestral music have developed clever systems for indicating in a compact form how many woodwind and brass players must be added to the string complement for any given work, even accounting for doublings and exotic: instruments like oboe d'amore or bass trumpet.
1 builds on the characters in turn of oboe d'amore, conventional oboe, and eventually cor anglais, and Nicholas Daniel, the soloist, displayed a remarkable capacity to enter the elusive drama of the music.
The second half will include Vivaldi's Gloria; Oboe d'amore and more Christmas music.
Vivaldi's Concerto in A Minor for Two Oboes and Strings and his Concerto in E Minor for Four Violins; Leo's Concerto in D Minor for Violoncello; Bach's Concerto for Oboe D'amore in G Major; Locatelli's Concerto Grosso in D Major; Fasch's Concerto in C Minor for Bassoon, Two Oboes, and Strings; and Handel's Concerto Grosso in A Minor.
He will be playing a historic oboe of the kind that Bach would have recognised, and also the oboe d'amore with its distinctive colourful sound.
The Phil's principal oboe Jonathan Small swaps his usual oboe for the oboe d'amore, whose pear-shaped bell gives it an individual tone colour.