Tag: oboe

Whiteknights Ensemble: next concert 21 July 2018 at Leighton Park, Peckover Hall

Following the success of our inaugural concert back in November 2017, the Whiteknights Ensemble is currently rehearsing for a second concert in July this year, to be held at Leighton Park, Peckover Hall. The date and venue are fixed, but we have yet to confirm other details, including the programme. It is likely, however, that…

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18 November 2017: Inaugural concert of the Whiteknights Ensemble

Earlier this year some of my musical friends and I got together to form the Whiteknights Ensemble, and our inaugural concert is now only three weeks away! We’ll be performing as a wind quintet and the programme comprises works by Mozart, Ligeti, Cambini, Nielsen and Patterson. Based in Earley, Reading, the Whiteknights Ensemble takes its name…

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Developing Your Eye, Day 8: Treasure

Today’s image shows my latest treasure: a baroque oboe d’amore. It’s a copy of an instrument invented in the eighteenth century, and this particular oboe was made by Paul Hailperin in 1997. I’ve only played on modern instruments up until now and playing a period oboe d’amore presents a challenge to say the very least: I’m more or…

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My new toy: a piccolo shelf!

My latest acquisition is a piccolo shelf and it is brilliant. I pinched the idea from some musical friends, to whom I offer my most sincere thanks. A piccolo shelf is a small shelf which is attachable to your music stand, and flautists use it for their piccolos (hence the name). Now, it has dawned…

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