Klarinet Archive - Posting 000037.txt from 1995/03
From: Garrett Fitzgerald <gfitzger@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: RE>Re- Spelling
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 09:50:38 -0500
> > Shakespeare prefered hautboy:
> > "The case of a treble hautboy was a mansion for him, a court."
> > (Henry IV. Part 2, III, 2)
> Shakespeare probably wasn't talking about an instrument such as we
> would recognise today as an oboe. Even the baroque era oboe looked
> vastly different to today's instruments, although we would recognise
> it (even if not seeing it in the hands of someone advertised as an
> oboe virtuoso, as I did).