Christopher Cowie, Oboe

About composers:
Excessive writing:
Extremely loud passages:
Good writing:
Mistakes often made:
Oboe v. Cor Anglais:
Writing for the oboe:

Huw Clement-Evans, Cor Anglais

As fast as possible?:
Circular breathing:

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