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by Angela - 13:28 on 09 September 2017
U3A Music group - Happenings for September
We met on Monday September the 4th in Orphir-and our topic was the Oboe-
We are very happy to have three new members-which is super-Which brings our number up to about 15-
Naturally we had several concertos for Oboe-by Vincenso Bellini,another by Handel-and another by Vaugan Williams-
A couple of Quartets-Mozart and Albinoni-Other works by Zippoli,Bach,StraussBerlioz,Moriconi,Prokoviev-
Soloists included-Nicholas Daniel-Anhtony Camden,and Gordon Hunt-
Some of us supply handouts which give further background to the piece selected-which makes it very interesting-I E -biography of the instrumentalist-details of the instrument-ect.
In a lighter mode we had a few (awful ) Oboe jokes-
One of the ( slightly better ones)
Q-What is the definition of a half step?
A-Two Oboists playing in unison.
We also learned a bit of the history of the instrument-and of Howarth-leading makers in London-
An interesting meeting
Our next one will be on October the 2nd chez Glenys-in Kirkwall
Koonawarra, Heathery Loan, St Ola - 873084
And the theme selected is the Clarinet-
We break for refreshments and time usually allows to play two items each-Do join us
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