Baroque Oboes

Baroque Oboes

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

Reeds for these oboes may be ordered directly from us, or from Richmond Park Reeds.  Please click here for their 415 or 440 reeds.

Price for the Denner oboe is £1150

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 oboes d’amore may be ordered directly from us, or from here at  Richmond Park Reeds.

Price for the Eichentopf oboe d’amore is £1225

Keys

As with the original instruments the keys on all our oboes are made from brass, but we supply the instruments with the keys silver plated as they tarnish much less quickly and therefor keep their shine for much longer.

Stock

We do not usually hold stock of oboes and the waiting time is around three months for an order to be delivered. Our oboes are however available from The Early Music Shop in London and Saltaire and they can normally supply directly from stock.