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Queen of Sheba, 7th Oct 2018

Music for two oboes and piano -

Frances & Martin Jones with Jean Ashford

What a fun evening this was!


We've known Frances for many years and she has performed in a number of events over time, but this was the first time we have had her do a proper recital on the oboe.  And the baroque oboe.  And the cor anglais.  So a veritable feast of double-reeds, especially when Frances was joined by Jean in such famous pieces as - yes - Handel's 'Queen of Sheba'.


Also on the programme were sonatas by Telemann and Handel, Albinoni's famous Adagio in D minor, some folk song arrangements, two Scarlatti keyboard sonatas (brilliantly played by Martin) and more besides.  My favourite was the Jagdstuck by Zemlinsky, arranged for two cors anglais.  And that's not something you hear every night!


The concert concluded with another popular favourite, Gabriel's oboe, specially arranged for two oboes and piano by... Frances Jones.  Big thanks to her, Martin and Jean for entertaining us so well.

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              Modern Oboe                                                                                 Baroque oboe                                                    Cor anglais