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Oboe Music

Classification Numbers for Oboe Music

 M65–M69  Oboe alone:
     M65      Collections (more than one composer)
     M66      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M67      Original works: Separate
     M68      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M69      Arrangements: Separate works
 M110.E5  English horn
 M245–M247  Oboe with piano accompaniment:
     M245      Collections (different composers)
     M246      Separate works, original
     M247      Separate works: arrangements
 M270.E5  English horn
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288      Collections
     M289      Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M315–M319  Piano and two wind instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M355–M359  Three wind instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments


Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).



Concertos and similar pieces:

 M1022  Oboe with orchestra, full scores
 M1022.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1023  Oboe with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1034.E5  English horn
 M1122  Oboe with string orchestra, full scores
 M1122.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1121  Oboe with string orchestra, piano reductions
 M1134.E5  English horn


Oboe studies and methods:

 MT360  General works
 MT362  Systems and methods
 MT363  Teaching pieces
 MT364  Instructive editions
 MT365  Studies and exercises
 MT366  Orchestral studies (excerpts)
 MT367  Two oboes
 MT368  Self-instructors
 MT376  English horn


Not all oboe music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.



Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)

Solo oboe music: sonatas (oboe); suites (oboe); variations (oboe); etc.; oboe music
Oboe and piano music: rondos (oboe and piano); sonatas (oboe and piano); suites (oboe and piano); variations ( oboe and piano); oboe and piano music, etc.

oboe music (oboes (2))

bassoon and oboe music; clarinet and oboe music; horn and oboe music; horn and oboe music; etc.


woodwind trios (clarinet, flute, oboe)

(or other combinations)

wind trio [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]

trios [various combinations of instruments]; e.g., trios

(clarinet, oboe, violin), trios (oboe, percussion), trios (oboe, guitar, viola)


woodwind quartets [various combinations]; suites [various combinations of instruments];

variations [various combinations of

instruments]; etc.

wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind,

various combinations]

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Oboe and Orchestra: concertos (oboe)

concertos (oboe) — solo with piano

oboe with orchestra

rondos (oboe with orchestra), etc.


Selected Bibliography: Music, Writings

Bate, Philip.The Oboe, an Outline of its History, Development, and Construction.3rd ed.New York: W. W. Norton, 1975. ML940 .B32 1975

Gifford, Virginia Snodgrass.Music for Oboe, Oboe d'amore, and English Horn: a Bibliography of Materials at the Library of Congress.Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 1983. Ref. ML128 .O2 G5

Goossens, Leon, and Edwin Roxburgh.Oboe.2nd ed.London: MacDonald Tutura Publishers, 1980. MT360 G66 1980

Haynes, Bruce.Music for Oboe, 1650-1800: A Bibliography.2nd ed.Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1992. Ref. ML128.O2 H3965 1992

Hosek, Miroslav.Oboen-Bibliographie.Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1975. Ref. ML128 .02 H83

Joppig, Gunther.The Oboe and the Bassoon.Trans. Alfred Clayton.London: Batsford, 1988. ML931 .J66

Wilkins, Wayne.The Index of Oboe Music including the Index of Baroque Trio Sonatas.Magnolia, AR: Music Register, 1976 (includes supplements 1977 and 1978). Ref. ML128 .O2 W68 



Classification Numbers for Books about the Oboe

 Ref. ML128 .F58  Oboe bibliographies
 ML940  General works
 ML941  Construction
 ML942  Music and playing



Selected Periodicals

(Current issues available in periodicals on 1st floor)

 The Double Reed (1978–)  ML1. D73
 Journal of the International Double Reed Society (1973-1998)  ML1 .I598


Internet Resources

 International Double Reed Society
 Oboe and Reed Information