Nightingale Oboe Reeds

If you play the oboe, you need reeds.  In fact, you need lots of reeds, because the oboe is a double-reed instrument.

But where to go for high-quality reeds if you are a student learning to play the oboe and find yourself in need of reed?  Fortunately, there is now an answer:  Nightingale Oboe Reeds, where you can get wonderful reeds made by somebody who is an exceptional oboist in her own right.  You can even subscribe and get reeds delivered to your doorstep every month.  (And the reedmaker can give you oboe lessons, too.)

How do the reeds sound, you ask?  Well, listen to this terrific piece by Mozart played by the Yellow Book Project, tune in to the oboe, and see if you don’t think those reeds sound great.

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Tempest Winds

Our friend Julianne Skones plays the oboe in a Chicago-based ensemble called Tempest Winds.  She posted this lovely piece by Georges Pfeiffer on her Facebook page, and I had to share it here.  If you’re in Chicago and get a chance to catch Tempest Winds in action, go see them!