Bate, Philip.

The oboe : an outline of its history, development, and construction / Philip Bate. - 3d ed. - London : New York : E. Benn ; W.W. Norton, 1975. - xv, 236 p., viii leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. - Instruments of the orchestra . - Instruments of the orchestra. .

Includes indexes.

Bibliography: p. 212-222.

1. Definitions and Descriptions: etymology -- 2. Reeds: history; structure; the 'cane'; alternatives to the double-reed -- 3. The Precursors and the Advent of the Oboe -- 4. The Oboe in the 18th Century; fingering -- 5. The Oboe in the 19th Century: the rise of the French oboe; the Triebert family and their work; Barret's improvements; Triebert-the last phase and successors; the oboe on the Boehm system; the German oboe after Sellner; other European countries -- 6. The Oboe Today -- 7. The Larger Oboes and Exceptional Varieties: alto; tenor; bass or baritone; the 19th century or modern period; exceptional types -- 8. The Heckelphone -- 9. Acoustics: the reed/air column partnership; the influence of the bell; the octave or 'speaker' key; the energy budget -- 10. Materials and Manufacture: tuning and boring -- 11. Oboe Constructions: the curved cor anglais -- 12. Technique and Capabilities: breathing; vibrato; muting; extra harmonics; capabilities -- 13. Celebrated Oboe-Players-Some Biographical Notes: English teachers in the 19th and early 20th centuries; professors at the Paris Conservatoire.

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Oboe--History.

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