Streetly Electronics Mellotron Tape Library

Cor Anglais/Oboe Split

Reedy. Lyrical. Gentle. Pastoral. Expressive. Light.

None of these words could be applied to an enthusiastic, deaf and twitching jazz tuba player, but they are well suited to this brand-new sound from Canada. The lower registers feature the voice of the Cor Anglais (the name of which probably comes from an obscure French Insult from the days of Agincourt) which translates seamlessly into a beautiful new recording of an oboe.

This was recorded by Senia Trubashnik, the principal oboe of the Moscow Philharmonic and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra from 1955 to 1972. After leaving the Soviet Union, Mr. Trubashnik was principal oboe of the National Orchestra of Belgium. In Canada, he has been principal oboe of Symphony Nova Scotia and is currently principal oboe of the North York Symphony and also the Symphony of Toronto.

This is a wonderfully understated sound that will transform your melodies into something sophisticated and exquisite. Not the sort of sound you want to hammer out Chas 'n' Davesongs to.

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