Baroque Oboes a = 415hz

Each instrument comes with one reed, one staple, a cleaning swab, a fingering chart, care instructions and soft case. Prices in US dollars.

J.H. Eichentopf Oboe

(German, 1st half of 18th century)

This oboe is modeled after one of the two surviving oboes by this famous Leipzig maker. It is likely that Eichentopf's instruments were used in the original performances of J.S. Bach’s Leipzig cantatas.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,200.

Left: Grenadilla wood with silver keys and artificial ivory rings.
Right: Stained boxwood with brass keys.

J.H. Eichentopf Oboe d’Amore

(German, 1st half of 18th century)

This is the transposing oboe in the key of A which was used extensively by Bach in many of his cantatas. It features a bulb-shaped bell.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,300.

J.H. Eichentopf Oboe da Caccia

(German, 1st half of 18th century)

This instrument, a variant of the taille de hautbois, is in the key of F. It is curved, covered with leather and has a large, flared brass bell. The curving bore produces a unique pastoral sound, essential for the many important obbligatos that Bach wrote for this particular instrument.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$3,200.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of Sand Dalton performing on the Oboe da Caccia. Please note: This amateur video was shot with a small camera without good microphones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmB8BKY8qmM

Chr. Schlegel Oboe

(Swiss, 1st half of 18th century)

This is an oboe in the French style, with a relatively larger bore and tone holes. The bell construction is very thin; this unusual feature adds extra resonance to the sound.

Also available at a = 405hz pitch if requested.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled

$ 2,200.

N. Hotteterre Oboe

(French, 1st half of 18th century)

The Hotteterre family of woodwind makers is credited with the original developmentof the baroque oboe in the 17th century. This oboe is patterned after an instrument from one of their workshops.

Also available at a = 405hz pitch if requested.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,200.

J.C. Denner Taille de Hautbois

(German, 1st half of the 18th century)

This is a tenor oboe in the key of F that looks like a larger version of the normal oboe in C. It is used primarily in wind bands, and occasionally in orchestral music and cantatas.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,700.