Ready Steady Blow!

Oboe Classics: CC2010

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Ready Steady Blow!

Catalogue No:

CC2010

Discs:

1

Release date:

7th Dec 2005

Barcode:

5023581201029

Length:

22 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Ready Steady Blow!


Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Barratt:

Round Dance

Byrd:

John come kiss me now

Ch├ędeville, N:

Musette

Czerny:

Rise and Shine

arr. Barratt

Ellerton:

Looking Glass World

Gershwin:

I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy & An American in Paris)

Head, M:

A Song of the Hills

Henry VIII:

Pastyme with good companye

and works by Handel, Grieg and Harris


Musicians of Trinity College

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The main purpose of this CD is to show that there is a wealth of good music, in many styles, available to the oboe beginner. These pieces are within the general Grade 3 level, and some of them can be played after just a few lessons, so that learning the oboe can be a musical experience right from the beginning. The tracks are marked 0 to 3, to indicate their general technical level, where 0 indicates a pre-Grade 1 piece.

There are two exceptions to the Grade 3 limit - Mozart's La ci Darem (Grade 4), because it points the way to a new world of musical expression, and Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter, because, as one teacher put it, it is by far the nicest way to learn the bottom two notes on the oboe.

The selection was made in consultation with a number of teachers. I asked them which pieces their pupils responded to with enthusiasm. I soon noticed the same pieces being mentioned time and again. Some pieces were liked by some teachers and not by others, and I added in my own preferences, and take full responsibility for the final choice.

It was also necessary to stick to a smallish number of books or tutors, so that the pupil is not faced with a large music bill. Where only one piece has been included from a particular collection, it always means that there are other equally good pieces in that book. Exclusion of a book of pieces does not mean it is not good. Attention was also paid to the various exam syllabuses for Grades 1 to 3; some of these pieces appear there, some do not.

Henry VIII: Pastime With Good Company

Pastime With Good Company

Henry Purcell: Purcell Air

Purcell Air

W A Mozart: La ci Darem

La ci Darem

George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

Edouard Grieg: Grieg Piece II

Grieg Piece II

John Williams: Hedwig's Theme

Hedwig's Theme

A Song of the Hills

A Song of the Hills

Musette

Musette

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Freeway

Freeway

First Loss

First Loss

Handel Air

Handel Air

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

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