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SATB: with Oboe (Advent)

Dear Listers,

Thanks to all who replied. We're doing either the Quia respexit if the oboe d'amore gets fixed in time, or the Domine Deus from the Vivaldi Gloria.

Happy holidays to all!
Cynthia Powell
Christ Church, Ridgewood, NJ; The Stonewall Chorale, NYC
CPowell508(a)aol.com


Take a look at "Advent Canticle"  by Mark Shepperd, Beckenhorst Press;
uses oboe, flute, SATB, and soloist.


In response to your query, attached is a PDF sample of
my arrangment of O Come, O Come Emmanuel. It was
originally written for guitar, oboe and SATB choir. It
also has optional string parts. (If you are interested
I will send a sample full score.)

Piano or harp could substitute for the guitar.

If you wish to perform it, you may order it direct
from Aspen Grove Music, using this e-mail address.

My Best,

Everett Reed
aspengrovemusic(a)yahoo.com


Two very fine Craig Phillips anthems for SATB, organ and oboe :
Selah 405-146 is the publisher and number.

The first thing that popped into my mind is the "Quia Respexit" for oboe d'amore (spelling?), soprano, and keyboard from Bach's "Magnificat".   I love singing this pieceit's very haunting and lovely.

I'm not a church choir director, so don't necessarily know what's appropriate for Advent, but I can tell you that we're doing Leo Nestor's arrangement of "Rise Up Shepherds, and Follow" for SATB, Mezzo Solo, and Oboe. Lush chords, a bit tough to put together, but very beautiful when done. Published this year by ECS.

"Anything for flute or violin can be made to work on oboe, since there's not too much out there just for us.

David Ashley White has an "Away in a Manger" for choir and flute/oboe that is the tune of "I Gave My Love a Cherry" or "The Twelfth of Never", which is actually an Appalachian tune, I believe (for the purists).

Domine Deus from Vivaldi Gloria is perfect, and everybody probably already knows it.

I have a book by Mary Caldwell called "A Celebration of Melody" for the Church Year.  It has A Carol for Advent, which an enterprising player could pick out a line from the accompaniment.  The other piece that has a written
out part (for violinbut works for oboe) is A Lute Caroll.  The text is "What sweeter music".  Is that too far into Christmas to qualify?  Only if you are Episcopalian, probably.  I got my book from sheetmusic.com."

"Quia fecit" for soprano from the Bach Magnificat uses oboe d'amore.  The "Suscepit Israel" (SSA) uses an oboe.  Great pieces - I'm doing them as part of an Advent concert on Dec 5.


Yes!  I composed a piece for Soprano soloist & SATB with a prominent oboe part.  Very melodious and flowing.  Good for average to above average choir.  Unpublished.

If you have need of further info, please contact me.

Melvin Rookus, Minister of Music
Nardin Park UMC
Farmington Hills, MI
mrookus(a)cs.com

There's a Voice in the Wilderness - by Ann Krentz Organ - published Augsburg
Fortress

God of All People - David Haas/arr. John Helgen - published Kjos Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams' song cycle "Ten Blake Songs" is for Tenor and oboe, and includes "The Lamb" which would be appropriate for advent, I would think.  I did some of these pieces on a recital, and "The Lamb" was by far one of the most tonal.  Gorgeous little pieces, espeically if your oboist is a lyrical player