Here is a very interesting oboe piece written by me, Linda Swope, oboist and composer. If you are an advanced oboe player willing to stretch the technique of the oboe, and you are looking for something very unusual to perform on oboe, and if you have access to some electronic equipment, this piece is guaranteed to be fun to work on, and will add some real pizzazz to your recital. It is a short 2 1/2 minute work (we want to introduce this stuff to the public in small doses at first....) to be played as quickly as your fingers can manage it. The piece, when amplified, sounds like the stopping, starting, and speeding of a New York subway train, complete with the echoes, screeching halts, and noise. You're the conductor! You can play with the sounds, stopping and starting as you like. It can be played without amplification, but it sounds like a more wild ride when you use amplification and effects pedals. You will need a small microphone (I used an instrument mic which I velcroed to the bottom of the bell and faced it upward), a pre-amp, which sometimes comes with the microphone, or you can ask vocalists or acoustic players what they use - anyway, the small device which allows the sound the mic picks up to go through the processor - and then you will need the effects processor - which is the wah pedal, or other more intricate processor (I bought one which allows me to make 40 different sounds and has a volume pedal), and then the amp itself (I used a portable amp with built-in speakers, which was plenty for a small stage). I experimented with 5 different sounds, but just a good wah pedal would be plenty to start with. The piece explores the use of quarter tones, semi-tones, glissando, and homophonics (chords) which are done with altered fingerings. There is a page which indicates fingerings that work for me, or you can use whatever works for your oboe - these fingerings can be found in the Bruno Bartolozzi (Lawrence Senger) book as well. Also, pitch change effects with lip and embochure changes are indicated. I have revised this piece so that the cover has a spiral binding instead, and there is a sheet enclosed which shows you the electronic setup I used. Take a chance on this music, and you will be telling your audience to buckle up and get ready for a wild ride! Buyer pays shipping of $2.50. See my other original compositions. Several for recorder, flute, oboe, etc. May combine purchases to save on shipping.
Original Sheet Music - CONTEMPORARY SOLO OBOE piece - Rapid Transit For Solo Amplified Oboe by Linda Swope
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