Hautboy ( Baroque oboe ) after Stanesby Sr. @ Edinburgh

The original of this hautboy is at Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments and the number is 62. The original is made from boxwood and does not have ivory rings. I also studied another one which number is 3321.
Its top joint and bottom joint have good resistance to air, So I enjoy varied expression.
This hautboy sounds at 409 Hz well, but it can be played at 415 Hz.

Bell view of hautby after Stanesby Sr.

Bell view of hautby after Stanesby Sr.

The hautboy on this image was made from Ebony. The sound is natural and clear.

Separate view of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Separate view of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

The bell have beautiful curves and decorations.

Bell of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Bell of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

I noticed that the 1 resonance hole needs bell peg.
By using bell peg, the oboe has more good Lowest C with better intonation.
bell with bell peg

We can not see surviving the bell peg. they are more smaller, and losted. My bell peg’s design is based the peg of violin.
I made a movie about bell peg.

zoom up bell peg

I think that the baroque oboe was played with wool mute ordinally.
Because without any mute, only the lowest C sounds louder.
and when Bell peg is attached to bell, the wool mute’s position is near of the edge of bell.
The bell of baroque oboe has rim inside. The rim works to stay wool mute at the edge of bell.
wool mute is in the edge of bell

The texture of ebony is not clear. However the material has softer brightness.

Barel of top joint of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Barel of top joint of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Barel of Bottom joint of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Barel of Bottom joint of hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

The springs of key are attached by pan head screw.

Spring is attached by pan head screw

Spring is attached by pan head screw

The original has 3 keys which are 2 small Eb keys and 1 large C key.

I always tune this hautboy with wool mute.
The muted way can solve the louder lowerst note and lower some flatter intonations and add enough resistance to blowing. then we get more expression and virtuosic technique with this oboe.
I always wondered that baroque and classical oboe bell has too large bore.
That gave me hints to use wool mute always.
I uploaded some movies about wool mute to youtube.

Hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

Hautboy after Stanesby Sr.

The tone holes of this baroque oboe have some each angles.
They are bored with exact angle.

Boring ton holes with each angle

Boring ton holes with each angle

I noticed that this baroque oboe which I tuned can be played all major and minor by the reed with one piece staple with my tuning method.

Audio Sample

  • Arioso from Cantata 156 by J.S. Bach.

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  • Arioso BWV 156 by Bach played with baroque oboe after stanesby Sr.

Material: Ebony
Option:

  • One more Eb key