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Recordings to celebrate the world of the oboe

DOWNLOADS

Downloading is a quick and cheap way of accessing music, if you don't mind the lack of programme notes and the slightly lower audio quality. It is especially useful if you only want a particular piece and don't need any background information. (This index might be helpful.)
Most Oboe Classics CDs are available on most of the download sites.

This page indicates the availability of each release, along with any special comments. (Click the album name for more details.) There are also has details of a download only album.

It focuses on Amazon and iTunes as being familiar, widespread sites. To locate an album, the most reliable way is to type the artist's name into the site's search facility. (Use the Album name if there are various artists.) Amazon is slightly cheaper; and iTunes sometimes doesn't allow the longer tracks to be bought separately. The CDs are also available from streaming sites such as Spotify, but it is not emphasized here as it pays very low Royalty rates to the label and the artists.




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THE CD CATALOGUE - DOWNLOAD COMMENTS
Très Françaix
Available on Amazon and iTunes. Because of its length, the Variations is not available as an individual download, only as part of the Album.
The French Accent
Available on Amazon and iTunes (a search on the album name will bring it up).
The World of the Oboe
Available in a slightly different, and shorter, version on Amazon and iTunes (type in the full album name to avoid similar titles).
English Accents
On Amazon and iTunes. Search on the album name.
Balkan Bolero
On Amazon and iTunes.
Frozen River Flows
Available on Amazon and iTunes. On iTunes the tracks have been ordered randomly.
music for oboe horn and piano
Available on both Amazon and iTunes.
cor!
Available on both Amazon and iTunes.
Han de Vries
The Radio Recordings

This is a limited edition, and it is unlikely ever to be available as a download.
Britten Metamorphoses
Available on Amazon and iTunes. Cheap, but missing the 20,000 word notes.
Oboe Divas!
Available on both Amazon and iTunes. On iTunes, one track is 'album only'.
Antares
Available on both Amazon and iTunes (search with 'Paul Goodey').
Orpheus Elegies
Available on Amazon and iTunes. The CD has extensive notes, commentary and interview not available elsewhere.
From Leipzig to London
Available on Amazon and iTunes.
The Sheba Sound
Available on Amazon only, and the MP3 album is more expensive than buying the CD.
oboe+: berio and beyond
Available on both Amazon and iTunes. On iTunes, three tracks are 'album only'. The CD has an essay on 'New Sounds' as well as track notes.
Melodic Lines
Available on Amazon and iTunes. The CD notes have extensive information not available elsewhere.
An English Renaissance
Available on Amazon and iTunes, but search on 'George Caird' rather than the album name.
Ready Steady Blow!
Available on both Amazon and iTunes; 14 main tracks (the CD has 60, plus background information).
Janet Craxton
For copyright reasons this CD is not available as a download.
The Oboe 1903-1953
On Amazon the MP3 album costs more than the CD. The CD has extensive historical notes not available elsewhere.
Rare Goossens
Available on Amazon and iTunes.
Pasculli
Available on both Amazon and iTunes. On iTunes, only Le Api is available separately.
the oboe in Mozart chamber music
Available on both Amazon and iTunes.
Though Lovers be Lost
Available on Amazon and iTunes. On iTunes, three tracks are 'album only'.
Baroque Spirit
For copyright reasons this CD is not available as a download.
Robert & Clara Schumann
Available on both Amazon and iTunes. Search on 'Jeremy Polmear'.
New Ground
Available on both Amazon and iTunes. Search on 'Paul Goodey'.
The art of Han de Vries
For copyright reasons only the Bach and Andriessen Concertos are available on Amazon and iTunes.


PLUS A DOWNLOAD ONLY ALBUM - Musical Meze
Musical Meze album cover
Available on Amazon and iTunes, but not as a CD. The Polmear Ambache Duo have given recitals in 33 countries on 5 continents, and have also performed many programmes of words and music. For these situations they look for short, expressive pieces that can appeal to a wide range of listener. This album contains some of their favourite such pieces.

On the oboe, some works are unfamiliar, such as Maria Parke's Andante espressivo or the Danse de la Mer Noire by Turkish composer Erol Erdinç. Some are better known, such as Gabriel's Oboe. The four cor anglais tracks include Dido's Lament and Ravel's Habañera.

The six alto sax tracks are arrangements of jazz and show tunes, such as Duke Ellington's It don't mean a thing and George Gershwin's Summertime. [Total 18 tracks; 46:36]

There are session photos, and PDF (printable) track details in A4 or CD booklet format.

You can see The Watermill (oboe) and Dido's Lament (cor anglais) on YouTube.
(The YouTube page of The Watermill contains a direct link to iTunes.)

"The music is delightful and varied and the performances equally attractive"
Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International


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