Oboe and Reed Information

For those of you who have always enjoyed this web page, my sincere thanks. It will stay here with occasional updates for many years to come. If you are interested in reading about the Oboe Topics in greater detail, you will be interested to know that the articles on this web page have now become a book: "Oboe Art and Method" by Martin Schuring, published by Oxford University Press in 2009.

Oboe Sound Gallery

The purpose of this site is to illustrate the individual characteristics of oboe playing around the world, then and now. Clips are submitted by oboists from all over the world. The sound clips are examples of various kinds of oboe tone and/or especially virtuoso playing. If you think someone is missing here, or a clip is missing for someone, please send an email to the address shown to the left. You are most welcome to attach any clips you find appropriate.

21st Century Oboe

I have recently begun a blog. My intention in using this blog is to post a number of small articles covering a range of subjects related to my work: the interpretation of works, articles around the history of contemporary oboe music, questions about technique etcetera. (Christopher Redgate).

The Woodwind Fingering Guide: Oboe

Contains a list of all available fingering charts for both student- and conservatory-model oboes and English horns. Each fingering chart is split up by acoustic octaves, whose ranges are notated and clickable. Trills and tremolos are arranged in order by the lower, principal note.


The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk