This book is a companion to “Fun with the Oboe” published
by Mel Bay Publications or any beginning oboe method. The solos included in
this volume were selected primarily because of their singable melodic style.
The intermediate oboist should find these solos immediately
accessible and enjoyable to play. The emphasis should be on developing a
well supported and a cantabile style of playing. The teacher and student
should find ample opportunity to develop solid musicianship and a beautiful
characteristic oboe tone quality. All of the solos are available on CD and
they are also published for B-flat clarinet.
Additionally, Dr. Mitzi D. Groom has adapted the piano
accompaniment, to be playable by an intermediate level pianist, which would
allow the oboist to play duets with someone of their age or an amateur
adult, such as a parent.