Our baroque oboes are after the J C Denner model in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. They are made of English boxwood and come supplied with a soft roll case, 2 reeds and a fingering chart. We can supply this model playing at a=415 and 440hz.
The price for the Denner oboe is £1480
Baroque Oboe d’amore
Our baroque Oboe d’amore is after the Eichentopf instrument in the museum in Venice and is available at a=415Hz.
The Oboe d’amore is in the key of A, sounding a minor third below the normal C oboe. Although used mainly for playing Bach cantatas and his sacred pieces, they were also used by other composers of the early 18th Century. They are made from English boxwood and come supplied with a soft roll case, 2 reeds and a fingering chart. The staple/bocal is made with a slight bend to bring the instrument to a more comfortable playing position and the doubled hole three is made slightly off centre to bring this hole more easily to hand.
Reeds for this Oboe d’amore may be ordered directly from us, or from Richmond Park Reeds.
The price for the Eichentopf Oboe d’amore is £1550.
Baroque Oboe da Caccia
Our Oboe da Caccia is after the instrument by Eichentopf in the museum in Stockholm in Sweden and is available at a=415Hz. A 440 version is currently under development.
The Oboe da Caccia is in the key of F, sounding a fifth below the normal C oboe. Although used mainly for playing Bach cantatas, his Christmas Oratorio and Easter Passion pieces, they were also used by other composers of the early 18th Century. They are made from a combination of sycamore with African Blackwood or English Boxwood detailing, and the main body is covered in leather. Our da Caccia comes supplied with a very sturdy semi-rigid case, 2 reeds and a fingering chart. The finger holes have been set out to facilitate playing by players with small hands.
The price for the Oboe da Caccia is £2500
As with the original instruments the keys on all our oboes are made from brass, but with the exception of the Oboe da Caccia we supply the instruments with the keys silver plated as they tarnish much less quickly and therefore keep their shine for much longer. The Oboe da Caccia keys are left unplated so as to match with the brass bell.
We do not usually hold stock of oboes and the waiting time is around two months for an order to be delivered. Our oboes are however available from The Early Music Shop in Saltaire and Snape and they can normally supply directly from stock.