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       Away in a Manger featuring Oboe

1    Main tune

       Believe me, if all those endearing young charms featuring Oboe

1    Believe me, if all those endearing young charms

       Blow Away the Morning Dew featuring Oboe

1    Verse of Blow Away the Morning Dew


2    Chorus of Blow away the morning dew.

       Charlie is my Darling featuring Oboe

1    Main melody

       Concerto for Oboe and Strings (Corelli) featuring Oboe

1    Preludio


2    Allemande


3    Sarabande


4    Gavotte


5    Gigue

       Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'. 1st movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    main theme

       Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'. 2nd movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    The 'chorale' tune (Haydn's own work).

       Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'. 3rd movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme, a minuet.

       Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'. 4th movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Early One Morning featuring Oboe

1    Early One Morning

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 2nd movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    First theme

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 3rd movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Frère Jacques featuring Oboe

1    Frère Jacques

       I had a little Nut tree featuring Oboe

1    I had a little Nut tree

       In a Summer garden, 1st theme B (Delius) featuring Oboe

1    In a Summer garden, 1st theme B

       Oboe Quartet in F K 370 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Oboe Quartet in F K 370 2nd movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Oboe Quartet in F K 370 3rd movement (Mozart) featuring Oboe

1    Main theme

       Oh Where, oh Where has my Little Dog Gone? featuring Oboe

1    Oh Where, oh Where has my Little Dog Gone?

       Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach) featuring Oboe

1    Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld Theme 1


2    Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld Theme 2 (Act 1 Duo)


3    Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld theme 3 Can-Can


4    Middle theme of the Can-Can.


5    Third and best known tune from the Can-Can

       Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (Borodin) featuring Oboe

1    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor - introductory theme on flutes


2    The first main theme (and most well-known fragment 'Stranger in paradise') is the Gliding Dance of the Maidens, introduced by the oboe, with the harp in the background, then joined by clarinets and bassoons, then taken up by the strings.


3    The second theme is the Wild Dance of the Men, a sort of dervish, with extremely rapid clarinet passages, later joined by oboes and bassoons, then by violins.


4    The third theme is a General Dance, dramatically introduced by the timpani, then tutti. At this point in the opera, a chorus sung praises to the tribe's Glorious Khan.


5    The fourth theme is a slow chromatic tune on the strings, which later acts as a counter-melody to the General Dance.

       Prometheus Overture Op 43 (Beethoven) featuring Oboe

1    Slow introduction


2    Fast energetic high passage in the dominant key, G.

       Rite of Spring - Adoration of the Earth (Stravinsky) featuring Oboe

1    Rite of Spring - Adoration of the Earth

       Summer Time (Gershwin) featuring Oboe

1    Summer Time

       Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Wallis) featuring Oboe

1    Swing Low Sweet Chariot

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 1st movement (Beethoven) featuring Oboe

1    This is the slow introduction to the first movement. The tune on the oboe is punctuated by massive chords on the strings.


2    This is a continuation of the slow introduction, with a new tune on the oboe.


3    This cheerful vivace theme on flutes is preceded by an opening passage of repeated dotted quavers which set the rhythm. The violins take it up fortissimo.


4    This jolly 6/8 tune on the violins continues the Sicilian flavour.


5    This heroic new theme played by the strings with enthusiastic bursts from the horns, takes us to new heights of satisfaction, contentment and gaiety.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 2nd movement (Beethoven) featuring Oboe

1    Theme 1. These starting repeated low notes on the viola are underlaid by the cello with some chordal variations.


2    Theme 2. The viola then climbs a little with a sombre tune in A minor.


3    Theme 3. Violas and cellos play this sad tune in unison, against the 2nd violins who take up theme 2.


4    This section in which the clarinets introduce a new theme, is a little brighter.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 3rd movement (Presto) (Beethoven) featuring Oboe

1    This presto scherzo movement opens with this theme played by energetic strings and woodwinds.


2    The 'trio' of the 3rd movement, played on clarinets, is marked 'assai meno presto'.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 4th movement (Beethoven) featuring Oboe

1    This very busy tune on the strings is preceded by 4 bars of huge tutti chords.


2    This grand tune played by all is dominated by the brass.

       Symphony No.88 in G 1st Movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Slow introduction to 1st movement


2    Main theme, allegro

       Symphony No.88 in G 2nd movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Symphony No 88 in G 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.88 in G 3rd movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Symphony No 88 in G 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.88 in G 4th movement (Haydn) featuring Oboe

1    Finale: Allegro con spirito

       Three Blind Mice featuring Oboe

1    Three Blind Mice

       Twinkle Twinkle Little Star featuring Oboe

1    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

       Widdicombe Fair featuring Oboe

1    Main tune

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