Large Oboes

Tenor and baritone oboes Tenor Oboe or Taille de Hautbois
This instrument is based on a two-keyed original by the 18th-century London maker Caleb Gedney now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The exterior appearance of this instrument is exceptionally elegant. Its tone is sweet. The range is two octaves plus a tone, F3 to G5. The tenor oboe is played in the oboe band, where its function of filling in the harmonies is fulfilled in a most admirable way, and can also be used as a substitute for the oboe da caccia.
Tenor Oboe, A-415
In curly maple
 
$2700
$2800
Baritone Oboe
This instrument is based on a two-keyed original by J. C. Denner in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg. Although the original is at high pitch (about A-460 Hz), my "replica" has been scaled to play properly at A-415 Hz. The tone is dark and sonorous, and the range is two octaves plus a tone, C3 to D5. An instrument of admittedly occasional use, it is nevertheless essential for five-part oboe band music, of which several delightful collections exist.
Baritone Oboe, A-415
In curly maple
 
$3100
$3200


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