Plaint for Oboe and Piano

Oboe, Piano

A sorrowful meditation for Oboe and Piano

Oboe Sonata

Oboe, Instrumental

The first of three movements of an Oboe Sonata played live by John Anderson, a friend of a friend. I was delighted to have it played by such a renowned professional player. He was a member of the Orchestre de la Swisse Romande at the the age of twenty. He is a main expositor of the Strauss Oboe concerto, has been principal oboist of the Royal Philharmonic and is principal oboist of the English Chamber Orchestra. He teaches at the Royal School of Music and is in great demand as a freelance performer. My great thanks go to him.

It is followed on this page by movements two and three.


Interlude for oboe, cello and piano

Oboe, Cello, Piano

A short trio for oboe, cello and piano. Time: 3 minutes 12 seconds

Oboe Sonata Adagio Semplice, Finale Con Brio


This is the second half of the Oboe Sonata. It comprises the slow movement which goes without break into the finale. As with the first half, it is played by John Anderson.

The pattern of movements is:
Adagio Semplice
Introduction-Con Brio

Buffering can take quite a while.

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Oboe Sonata: Introduction and Rondo


This page contains the first two movements of my Oboe Sonata - Introduction and Rondo. The introduction lays out the main ideas which are developed in the later movements. The Rondo speaks for itself. The third movement is a slow one and the final movement is the Big One, so to speak. These are both on Oboe Sonata page: Andante Semplice and Finale. The structure of the piece is inspired by the Aaron Copland Organ Concerto.

As I've said elsewhere, this Sonata is played by John Anderson, Prinipal Oboe of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Oboe of the English Chamber Orchestra and recorded in my garden shed, would you believe!

Dance - for oboe and harpsichord

Oboe, Harpsichord

A short (one minute one second) dance for oboe and harpsichord (primarily but piano will do !)

Early Dance

Piano, Harpsichord, Oboe

This can be played by any treble instruments and piano or keyboard.
Score and solo part £3.00