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 Re: Open Hole / Ring Model Lorée
Author: heckelmaniac 
Date:   2017-07-24 10:25

I have yet to see a Loree "ring system" oboe made past the B series (c. 1957-1968).

I have a CC series ("double letter series," 1910-1929) Loree oboe from 1913.
I have just had a left F key retrofitted. It has F resonance key, low articulated C# mechanism, Ab-Bb trill, and a "Bleuzet" system mechanism for the D#-E trill.
No cracks, no wear to the sliver plating, and the bore still has much of its original polish in evidence. The instrument possesses an "ethereal" sound, a "spot on" scale and voicing, and responds with ease throughout the entire range up to highest harmonic A. A complete "gas" to play! This instrument likely has many lifetimes of music left to play, assuming it is not dropped off any high buildings, or is played in a walk-in freezer. Years ago, it took me about 6 months to become thoroughly at ease with playing my first ring system oboe. For most players,
playing a ring system oboe d'amore or English horn can become "second nature" very quickly as they usually only have two open ring keys. Some of the early Loree "ring system" oboes d'amore and English horns can be fabulous.

Oboes.us

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