Find Repertoire for Oboe

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Check the Helpful Hints on our main Finding Repertoire page. See also the Music Library's latest OBOE HANDOUT - in PDF.

Browse the Shelves for Oboe Music

Some useful call numbers for browsing on the shelf are: 

M     65 -   69 -- oboe alone with no accompaniment 
M    245 -  247  -- oboe with piano or continuo 

M    460 - 464  -- oboe with strings – quartet 
M    560 - 564  -- oboe with strings – quintet 

M  1022  -- oboe with full orchestra, concertos, etc. 
M  1023  -- oboe with full orchestra, reduced for piano 

M  1122  -- oboe with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M  1123  -- oboe with string orchestra, reduced for piano

MT  360 - 376 -- studies and methods for oboe and English horn 
MT  366  -- orchestral excerpts

To learn more about the Library of Congress Classification system for Music, please consult the following online resource:

 Library of Congress/Class M, Music Classification (George F. De Vine Music Library, University of  Tennessee, Knoxville)

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Search by Subject (Library of Congress for Oboe Music

A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search.  
Library of Congress Subject Headings are assigned by cataloguers. 


CONCERTOS (OBOE)    [full scores and recordings]

CONCERTOS (OBOE) -- SOLO WITH PIANO [orchestral reductions]

  Other useful Subject Headings include:



***WARNING*** -- if , for example, you use the Subject "OBOE MUSIC"you will find miscellaneous solo works only

Most music will be found under the Subject Heading for a specific genre

Words or terms from Subject Headings may be used in KEYWORD searching







Ensembles Using the Oboe

Consult the page on Woodwind Ensembles

Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists

Oboe Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

 Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the oboe may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for oboe music in the SMRC is MUS 4065

Periodicals for Oboists

Journal of the International Double Reed Society
  International Musician
  Early Music
  Galpin Society Journal

Suggested Sources for Reed Making

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History of the Oboe

The fastest and most efficient way to find books about the oboe and its history, is to search by using this Subject Heading:

This will find all books on this topic, which are owned by the UWO Music Library.  Dictionaries and encyclopedias are also good places to begin your research:

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Ref ML 100.G8 2001-on the Dictionary Table] 
Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the oboe and the oboe repertory.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians   UWO-ONLY
Updated regularly. provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed., 29 vols., published in 2001 (25 million words; 29,000 articles), PLUS the complete text of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992. Long considered to be the premier English-language resource for classical or Western art music, New Grove II contains information on popular music performers and genres, world music, jazz and 20th-century music. GROVEMUSIC contains cross-references, illustrations, bibliographies, biographies, composers' works lists, and links to some sound-files.  

Recordings of the Oboe Music

Finding CDs, LP recordings and videos

Lisa Rae Philpott
Music Reference / Collections / Instructional Librarian
Music Library - Western Univeristy
Last updated: 2016-02