Evocative, virtuosic crossovers between classical, jazz, and tango styles composed for and performed on English horn and double bass.
Timothy Goplerud has written so many compositions for OboeBass! that we sometimes call him “the third member of the OboeBass! duo.” These pieces for English horn and bass showcase the craftsmanship, compositional range, and humor of Tim’s distinctive musical voice. We credit “It Takes Two . . .” as the piece that inspired us to pursue our duo career and we dedicate this CD to Tim and his wonderful music. Thanks Tim! Available from these locations:
In 2007 Griebling-Haigh received a Jerome Composer Commission from the American Composers Forum to compose “Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks” for OboeBass! This is available as a book/CD set, recorded by OboeBass! at MPR Studios, accompanied by her own illustrated children’s book. Available from these locations:
Our debut 2008 recording, “It Takes Two…” for Centaur Records features all original works for oboe and bass duo, all but one expressly written for us. Check out Tim Goplerud’s “elegantly smoldering” (Juilliard Journal) title track, “It Takes Two . . .” Available from these locations:
Margi Griebling-Haigh’s translation and musical retelling of Jean de Brunoff’s classic children’s tale about a resourceful elephant finding his way in the world. Rolf and Carrie are joined on this recording by MPR host Steve Staruch as narrator and William Eddins, piano. Available from these locations: