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Bass Oboe Central! is the premier web site for bass oboe enthusiasts.

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Here are a few excerpts played on the bass oboe by bass oboe virtuoso Christopher Raphael, formerly principal and solo bass oboe with the Pioneer Valley Symphony.

Dvorak: New World Symphony Largo

Dvorak: New World Symphony (4th mvmt excerpt)

Ravel: Pavane

Late breaking news ....

Newly discovered manuscript of Johannes Brahms' Bass Oboe Concerto