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Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    13:24 on Saturday, October 07, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

chaos_causer
(31 points)

*exasperated sigh* OMG! Why are there sooooooooo manyyyyy songs for flute?! In band, all we get is flute parts. Why don't these composers appreciate our beautiful sound? Why must we suffer and be forced to play EXTREMEMLY HIGH NOTES like the flutes? I'm boycotting... I'm not buying any music that doesn't have a specific part for the oboe...

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    14:38 on Saturday, October 07, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

x_miichellee
(42 points)

well.. i don't like oboes in band. much better in the orchestra.

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    07:43 on Monday, October 09, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

dope-souljah
(5 points)

it depends what kind of band you are. i used to play some really nice pieces and they were not too high so it matched very well.
we also played some mozart stuff or baroque things. whatever your band's like, this might become a magnificent sound give it a try

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    07:54 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

sexi_oboe_boi
(35 points)

chaos_causer -
what standard is your band?
and how long have you been playing for?

Some composers dont write any "good" parts for oboes because they are probably writing a piece that is for beginner bands
and beginner oboe players, honestly dont have the best tone.

but where as the more advanced symphonic band music, composers such as...

Percy Grainger
Gustav Holst
Vaughn Williams
Eric Whitacre
etc.

in their pieces, there many solos for oboes and very unique parts for the oboe.

its not that composers dont appreciate the oboe
they can only do so much with amateur oboists.

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    15:05 on Sunday, November 05, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Jockem
(12 points)

In my Jazz band I have a lot a flute parts too I agree with you... IT IS SOOO HARD TO PLAY HIGH NOTES!! It goes from high F to low A and I can't play low A so my band teacher and I put some of it lower and some higher... it is really confusing.

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    11:01 on Friday, January 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Leoml88
(77 points)

wait you play oboe in jazz band? huh?

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    03:04 on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboedude888
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Sure we get 13 bars of rest and then only play one note , but our oboe arrangements are pretty good.

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Re: Some composers and their unappreciation of the oboe...    07:42 on Sunday, February 11, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

werothegreat
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"Why must we suffer and be forced to play EXTREMEMLY HIGH NOTES like the flutes?"

I like to play the high notes. I can almost play completely up the flute register, too. As for playing low A in a jazz band with a flute part, that I don't believe, because most flutes can't play low B anyway. Are you playing a transposed clarinet or saxophone part?

And I can attest to waiting 13 measures and playing one note. Wait til you get into an orchestra. Then you wait 130 measures and play a solo, which is difficult enough when your reed is warm and moist, let alone the dry crackable it is after an insane rest.

   

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