Concertos for Oboe

Concertos for Oboe


Mary Lynch, oboe and oboe d’amore
Harrison Linsey, bass oboe
David Sabee
Northwest Sinfonia

Release Date:

18th September 2020

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Christopher Tyler Nickel’s contemporary classical compositions pack a bracing and emotional punch. His award-winning works for the concert hall, stage and screen have been heard in over 160 countries by audiences in the tens of thousands. His experience as an oboist instils a confidence to compose with an exhilarating freedom to explore the vast expressive range of the instrument, from lyrical and plaintive to acerbic and brittle. The world-premiere recordings of these three concertos for oboe and its lower-pitched siblings the oboe d’amore and bass oboe receive dazzling performances by Mary Lynch, principal oboe of the Seattle Symphony, and Harrison Linsey, oboist with the Washington D.C.-based National Symphony Orchestra. Grammy Award-winning David Sabee, a tireless advocate of contemporary classical music, conducts the Seattle-based Northwest Sinfonia.


Christopher Tyler Nickel (b. 1978)
Concerto for Oboe (2012)
1. I. Andante (forcefully) (9.59)
2. II. Andante (8.11)
3. III. Allegro (with driving energy) (10.28)

Concerto for Oboe d’amore (2014)
4. I. Andante (5.57)
5. II. Andante misterioso – Andante agitato – Andante (12.20)

Concerto for Bass Oboe (2016)
6. I. Andante (9.15)
7. II. Adagio (5.34)
8. III. Allegro agitato (6.50)
Total time: 68.52

Recorded 11 September 2017 (6-8), 8 July 2018 (1-3), 5 December 2018 (4-5)
St. Thomas Chapel at Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, USA
Producer: Christopher Tyler Nickel
Engineers: Kory Kruckenberg (1-3, 6-8); Dave West (4-5)