Topic: Ob/EH fingerings - Mother Goose Suite
I'm not sure what heading to post this as there is no heading for oboe and English Horn fingerings.
I wanted to share some great fingerings I learned while preparing the oboe and English horn parts for the orchestral version of Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite." Both suggestions are in movement III - "Laideronnette..."
First oboe: Rehearsal #4 - To play this very awkward passage - keep the left pinkie down on BOTH keys of Eb and Ab for the ENTIRE passage. (First 3 notes are C# D# C#).
English horn: Rehearsal #5 - To play this very awkward passage - follow the directions as above.
It is *AMAZING* at how much easier this is!
English horn: Rhearsal #7 - Gb - Db followed by Fork F Db Eb, etc. - Play the Gb half note, but change the regular (long) Db fingering to ONLY using the right hand index finger for the Db for the entire passage.
English horn: when sluring up to high D anytime through these passages, lift the left index finger.
Credits go to Lou Rosenblatt, Merrill Greenberg, and Jeff O'Donnell - - - Merci Beaucoup!