Exam: HSC Oboe

Kingfisher Suite (3 pieces)

RM886 Kingfisher Suite (3 pieces) Morris OB/PNO
RM886 Kingfisher Suite (3 pieces) Morris OB/PNO
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RM886e Kingfisher Suite (3 pieces) Morris OB/PNO
RM886e Kingfisher Suite (3 pieces) Morris OB/PNO
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Composer: Carolyn Morris
Composed: 2011 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level B, Oboe & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720114-83-5 Catalogue: RM886
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: Kingfishers, Forest Walk, Mountain Rain

In The Groove (4 pieces)

RM885 In The Groove (4 pieces) Firth OB/PNO
RM885 In The Groove (4 pieces) Firth OB/PNO

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RM885e In The Groove (4 pieces) Firth OB/PNO
RM885e In The Groove (4 pieces) Firth OB/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2006 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level B, Oboe & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Oboe Grade 5,
HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720114-82-8 Catalogue: RM885
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: Bach Goes To The Bahamas, Geronimo's Groove, Gone Troppo!, Silly Samba

Theme & Variations

RM880 Theme & Variations Firth OB/PNO
RM880 Theme & Variations Firth OB/PNO

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RM880e Theme & Variations Firth OB/PNO
RM880e Theme & Variations Firth OB/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2010 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720114-77-4 Catalogue: RM880
Level: E Country: Australia

The theme for this work is taken from Andy’s composition “Latin Sunset” that was written for his “Play clarinet with Andy Firth book 1”. The theme is stated and then as is traditional, undergoes a series of progressively more challenging settings: triplets, semi-quavers and so forth. There is a lovely slower section to calm the energy of the first series of variations before the soloist is sent in to overdrive once more for the last series of variations which culminate in a somewhat flashy written cadenza. The finale arrives and as expected the oboe is propelled into a series of arpeggios and rapid runs and patterns. This work is set at advanced level but an oboe soloist of 6/7th grade level should handle it well without too much trouble. In the 2nd variation after the main theme, see if you can spot Andy’s little musical quote...

Ulpirra

RM840 Ulpirra Edwards OB
RM840 Ulpirra Edwards OB

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RM840e Ulpirra Edwards OB
RM840e Ulpirra Edwards OB

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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720109-94-7 Catalogue: RM840
Level: D Country: Australia

The Australian recorder player Jo Dudley commissioned this brief, virtuosic solo.

Ulpirra is an Aboriginal word meaning pipe or flute. It has been performed and recorded on many different treble instruments apart from the recorder: piccolo, flute, oboe, B-flat and E-flat clarinets, a special version for bass clarinet with handclapping accompaniment in Enyato IV, and soprano or alto saxophone.

Being short and snappy it is especially useful as an encore piece for recitals.

Steppin’ Up (8 pieces)

RM471 Steppin Up Barrett
RM471 Steppin Up Barrett

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RM471e Steppin Up Barrett
RM471e Steppin Up Barrett

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level A, Oboe & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720083-19-3 Catalogue: RM471
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: Herbie's Journey, Heaven's Steps, Dracula's New Shorts, Cha Cha Boom
I Wonder Why, Eat My Shorts Dance, My Neighbour's Pool, Half a Dozen

Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM470 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett OB
RM470 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett OB

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RM470e Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett OB
RM470e Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett OB

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720083-18-6 Catalogue: RM470
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Shuffle Over Here, We Don't Tango Here, The Minor Issue, The Boogie Woogie Woogie, Funkability , Be Bopaphobia

Flight of Fancy

RM421 Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO
RM421 Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO

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RM421e Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO
RM421e Flight of Fancy Orlovich OB/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe,
VCE Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720083-10-0 Catalogue: RM421
Level: D Country: Australia

This piece, a flight of fancy for clarinet and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected clarinet melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.