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African American Women Play Musical Instruments: Oboe

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Oboe - Hisory

"The term oboe refers to a conical-bored treble aerophone that uses a double reed as sound generator. Although their origins are still not fully understood, oboes are believed to have first appeared in West Asian (Middle Eastern) cultures centuries before the Christian era and became known in Europe through contact with Muslims during the Crusades beginning in the 11th century."

"The late 18th century saw the development of a narrower-bored oboe more suited to the Classical style. Originating in Italy, this design enabled greater fluency in the upper register. The rise of industrialized manufacture processes in the 19th century resulted in more rapid development in woodwind design than any other period. Not only did production increase, but the complex systems of keywork that were devised expanded the oboe’s technical capabilities."

"Oboe" by Geoffrey Burgess. Last modified 24 May 2017. In Music (Oxford Bibliographies Online). Accessed October 20, 2022.

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