Orchestration #6 – Oboe B

Use of Oboe in ensemble passages When the Oboe is used in ensemble passages, consideration of its positioning is required so that the Oboe does not dominate the timbre. However, when an 'edge' is needed in the phrase, the Oboe placed as the lead instrument or toward the upper range in the voicing can be … Continue reading Orchestration #6 – Oboe B


Orchestration #6 – Oboe A

The Oboe is one of the least used woodwinds in Jazz music. It has a special character that can be easily identified in a ensemble setting. As stated in Kennen & Grantham's The Technique of Orchestration: Its spicy, somewhat nasal tone is one of the most distinctive of orchestral colors - one that has a … Continue reading Orchestration #6 – Oboe A

Orchestration #5 – Tutti Voicings

Comparing Gil's tutti voicings with other composers So a true analysis of the vertical sonority can take place the examples in this post are taken mostly from tutti moments containing little or no counterpoint. Audio examples below. Springsville - bar 130 (end of shout chorus) This climactic voicing in Springsville is very bright and dramatic. … Continue reading Orchestration #5 – Tutti Voicings