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Library Research Guides

Woodwind Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to woodwind instruments in the Music Library.

Repertoire Guides

Gifford, Virginia Snodgrass. Music for Oboe, Oboe d’Amore, and English Horn: A Bibliography of Materials at the Library of Congress.
Reference: ML 128 .O2 G54 1983

Haug, Hermann. Bibliography and Discography on Music for Solo Wind Instruments and Orchestra.
Reference: ML 128 .W5 H381 2004 v.2

Haynes, Bruce. Music for Oboe, 1650-1800: A Bibliography.
Reference: ML 128 .O2 H55 1991

Hošek, Miroslav. Oboen-Bibliographie.
Reference: ML 128 .O2 H77 1975

Oboe Instruction & Study

Anderson, Valarie J. Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed.
ML 941 .A53 2009

Caplan, Stephen. Oboemotions: What Every Oboe Player Needs to Know About the Body.
MT 360 .C37 O2 2009

Ely, Mark C., and Amy E. Van Deuren. Wind Talk for Woodwinds: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Woodwind Instruments.
MT 339.5 .E49 2009

Leclair, Jacqueline. Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player.
MT 360 .L43 2013

Schuring, Martin. Oboe Art and Method.
MT 360 .S38 2009

Van Cleve, Libby. Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques.
MT 360 .V35 2014

Weber, David B., and Ferald B. Capps. The Reed Maker's Manual: Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Oboe and English Horn Reeds.
ML 941 .W421 1990

Oboe Players

Burgess, Geoffrey. The Premier Oboist of Europe: A Portrait of Gustave Vogt.
ML 419 .V65 B87 2003

Storch, Laila. Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect To Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom?
ML 419 .T125 S76 2008

Oboe History & Construction

Baines, Anthony. Woodwind Instruments and Their History.
ML 930 .B16 1963

Bate, Philip. The Oboe: An Outline of Its History, Development, and Construction.
ML 940 .B33 1975

Burgess, Geoffrey, and Bruce Haynes. The Oboe.
ML 940 .B87 2004

Haynes, Bruce. The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy 1640-1760.
ML 940 .H391 2001

Joppig, Gunther. The Oboe and the Bassoon.
ML 931 .J833 1988

Page, Janet K., et al. "Oboe." In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Reference: ML 100 .N53 2001
also available electronically: "Oboe" in Grove Music Online