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Bolling Suite 2 For Oboe

The second Bolling suite, re-arranged for Oboe.

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Holcombe Jazz Flute Concerto…..for Oboe

Sadly, there is like NOTHING out there for Jazz Oboe. So, I took on a task of transposing and rearranging Bill Holcombe’s Jazz Flute Concerto to work for Oboe. Seems to work out fairly well. The only thing that sorta sucks is that I only have a TAPE of the backgrounds and the piece. When I transfered it to digital, I guess the tape player was slower and caused the whole recording to be about 9 cents flat. So, a little bump in the Amazing Slowdowner fixed that.
But still, it’s TAPE. It’s all stuffy sounding. I searched Fluteworld.com for a CD version of the Concerto, but they seem not to have it anymore (any version).
Bill Holcombe is an amazing guy. He is like a billion years old, and plays the snot out of flute, clarinet and saxophone. Dunno about Oboe, but he probably could hang on that too.

Orchestra TOO LOUD

This is from a NY Times article:

No Fortissimo? Symphony Told to Keep It Down

By SARAH LYALL
LONDON — They had rehearsed the piece only once, but already the
musicians at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra were suffering. Their
ears were ringing. Heads throbbed.

Tests showed that the average noise level in the orchestra during the
piece, “State of Siege,” by the composer Dror Feiler, was 97.4 decibels,
just below the level of a pneumatic drill and a violation of new
European noise-at-work limits. Playing more softly or wearing
noise-muffling headphones were rejected as unworkable.

So instead of having its world premiere on April 4, the piece was
dropped. “I had no choice,” said Trygve Nordwall, the orchestra’s
manager. “The decision was not made artistically; it was made for the
protection of the players.”

Wow. 97 is waaaaay too loud for anyone.