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Annotated Checklist of Oboes and Related Instruments

NMM 4075. Oboe d'amore by Johann Wolfgang Koenigsberger, Roding, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, ca. 1730. NMM 3741. Oboe by Klenig, Paris, ca. 1725-1750.

Left: NMM 4075. Oboe d'amore by Johann Wolfgang Koenigsberger, Roding, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, ca. 1730. Three keys. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986. Right: NMM 3741. Oboe by Klenig, Paris, ca. 1725-50. Ivory, two silver keys. Board of Trustees, 1985.


Checklist Index

Oboes made before 1800
Oboes made after 1800
Cor Anglais
Oboe d'amore
Tenor Oboes
Baritone Oboe
Veltschalmey


 

Specific Makers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Trade Names

Aardenberg, Abraham van
Adler
Barbier, Florentin
Baxter-Northup Co.
Berthold, Georg, & Söhne
Bizey, Charles
Buffet Crampon & Cie: 1869-1880; 1880-1930
Button & Purday
Cabart
Cahusac
Conn Ltd., C. G.: 1915; 1922; 1926; 1947; 1970-1980
Couesnon & Cie: 1900-1925; 1933
Dalton, Sand
Denner, Jacob
Evette & Schaeffer
Garret
Gautrot ainé
Gedney, Caleb
Grassi, Barnaba
Grundmann, Jakob Friedrich
Haka, Richard
Hatton, Paul
Hawkes & Son: 1884-1895; 1884-1930
Humphrey, Guy: 1900-1925; 1925
Jehring
Klenig
Koenigsberger, Johann Wolfgang: 1725; 1730
Kohlert's Söhne, V.: before 1914; after 1914; 1920; 1920-1938; 1918-1938 (2)
Korber, Gunther
Linton Co.: 1925-1960;before 1987
Loree, F.
Lot, Martin
Malerne, Robert
Meyer, Heinrich Friedrich
Meyers, Herbert
Milhouse
Moeck/Steinkopf: 1968; 1970-1971
Moennig Bros.: 1925-1940; 1934; 1940-1960
Mollenhauer, Conrad: 1946; 1954
Noblet Co.
Oberlender II, Johann Wilhelm
Oms
Pan American: 1925-1955; 1940
Parker, John
Richters, Hendrik
Rosenwald, Alfred
Schlegel, Jeremias or Christian
Schott, B., Söhne
Selmer
Siour-Chapelain
Steenbergen, Jan
Ziegler, Johann Joseph



Oboes made before 1800
(in chronological order)

NMM 4074. Oboe by Abraham van Aardenberg, Amsterdam, ca. 1698-1717. Stamped on all three joints: [deer] / AARDENBERG (in a scroll) / [two trefoils, three fleurs-de-lis]. Stained boxwood. Three brass keys. SATW. Length: 578 mm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 3.


NMM 4547. Oboe by Hendrik Richters, Amsterdam, ca. 1720. Stamped on all three joints: H. RICHTERS / [trefoil with stem curving to the left]. Ebony, ivory ferrules and baluster turned on a rose lathe. Three engraved silver keys. The C key lever is later, but the C key flap is original. SATW. Length: 569.5 mm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1989.

Lit.:  "1989 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XIX, no. 1 (February 1990), p. 12.

"Museum Makes Important Acquisitions Again in 1989," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter XVII, no. 2 (January 1990), p. 5.

Cecil Adkins, "Oboes Beyond Compare: The Instruments of Hendrik and Fredrik Richters," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XVI (1990), pp. 51, 79, 81, 88.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 187.

Cecil Adkins, "Proportions and Architectural Motives in the Design of the Eighteenth-Century Oboe," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), p. 113.


NMM 6089. Oboe by Jan Steenbergen, Amsterdam, ca. 1725. Stamped on all three joints: I. STEENBERGEN (in a scroll) / [fleurs-de-lis]. Stained boxwood. Three brass keys. SATW. Length: 571 mm. Ex coll.: Henk Bekker, Goes, The Netherlands. Purchase funds gift of Julie and Chris Bauer, Yankton, South Dakota, 1997.

Lit.:   David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 269.


NMM 14393. Oboe by Jacob Denner, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1725. Stamped on all three joints: I • DENNER (in scroll with ends rolled up) / I [fir tree] D. Pearwood. Three brass keys. SATW. Length: 574 mm. Ex coll:  Willi Burger, Zurich. Vinatieri Family Trust, 2009.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 57.


NMM 3741. Oboe by Klenig, Paris, ca. 1725-50. Stamped on all three joints: KLENIG / [fleur-de-lis] (stamp is upside down on bell joint). Ivory. Two silver keys. SATI. Length: 563.5 mm. Ex coll.: Eugene de Bricqueville, Versailles; Charles Petit, Blois, France; Laurent Kaltenbach, Paris. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 39.

Technical drawing made by Harry Vas Dias, August 1989.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 134.

William Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 206.


NMM 4240. Oboe by Johann Wilhelm Oberlender II, Imperial City of Nürnberg, after 1735. Stamped on all three joints: [tree] / I. W. OBERLENDER [in a scroll] / C. Stained fruitwood. Three brass keys. SATW. Length: 574 mm. Ex coll.: Baron Armand van Zuylen, Liege, Belgium. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 1988.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 171.

Technical drawing made by Harry Vas Dias, November 4, 2000.


NMM 4546. Oboe by Martin Lot, Paris, ca. 1750. Stamped on all three joints: M * LOT / [dolphin]; stamped on middle joint: M * LOT / [dolphin] / A PARIS. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Two silver keys. SATW. Length: 603 mm. Board of Trustees, 1988.

Lit.:  "1988 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XVIII, no. 1 (February 1989), p. 8.

Technical drawing made by Harry Vas Dias, August 1989.

André P. Larson, Amadeus: His Music and the Instruments of Eighteenth-century Vienna, exhibition catalog, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, February 4 - March 2, 1990 (Vermillion: Shrine to Music Museum, 1990), p. 15.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 148.

Cecil Adkins, "Proportions and Architectural Motives in the Design of the Eighteenth-Century Oboe," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), p. 114.


NMM 5783. Oboe by Jeremias (possibly Christian) Schlegel, Basel, ca. 1750. Stamped on all three joints: X / SCHLEGEL / A:BALE. Boxwood. Three brass keys. SATK. Length: 587 mm. Ex coll.: Dreyer Collection, Lucerne. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 1994.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 213.

"1994 Acquisitions Include Rare Pianos, Harp, Woodwinds," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter XXII, no. 2 (January 1995), p. 4.


NMM 5298. Oboe by Caleb Gedney, London, ca. 1755. Stamped on upper and middle joints: CALEB / GEDNEY; stamped on bell: CALEB / GEDNEY / LONDON. Stained boxwood. Brass ferrule. Straight top model. Two brass keys. SATW. Length: 590 mm. Purchase funds gift of LaVonne & Clifford E. Graese, Windermere, Florida, 1992.

Lit.:  "Many Important Instruments Acquired Again in 1992," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter XX, no. 2 (January 1993), p. 2.

"1992 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XXII, no. 1 (February 1993), p. 8.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 85.


NMM 6026. Oboe by Oms, Barcelona, ca. 1770. Stamped on lower joint: [splayed Y] / [fleurs-de-lis] / OMS EN / BARCELONA. Stamped on upper joint: [splayed Y] / [fleurs-de-lis] / OMS / 2. Stamped on bell: [splayed Y] / OMS / [fleurs-de-lis]. Boxwood. Two brass keys. SATW. Length: 560 mm. Board of Trustees, 1996.


NMM 2686. Oboe by John Parker, London, ca. 1770-1815. Stamped on all three joints: PARKER / LONDON. Stained boxwood, ivory ferrules. Straight top model. Two brass keys. SATK. Length: 578 mm. Board of Trustees, 1980.


NMM 2503. Oboe by Milhouse, Newark, England, ca. 1778-1832. Stamped on upper and middle joints: MILHOUSE; stamped on bell: MILHOUSE / NEWARK. Stained boxwood. Straight top model. Two brass keys. SATW. Length: 571 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3996. Oboe by Jakob Friedrich Grundmann, Dresden, 1784. Stamped on upper joint: [Saxon swords] / GRUNDMANN / 2; stamped on middle joint: [Saxon swords] / GRUNDMANN; stamped on bell: [Saxon swords] / GRUNDMANN / DRESDEN / 1784. Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Originally a two-keyed instrument; eight silver keys added, probably early in the 19th century. SATK. Length: 559 mm. Ex coll.: Marco Tiella, Rovereto, Italy. Board of Trustees, 1986.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 114.

André P. Larson, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999), p. 12.

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 42.


NMM 2504. Oboe by Paul Hatton, Oxford, ca. 1790-1795. Stamped on all three joints: P-HATTON. Boxwood. Two silver keys. SATK. Length: 549 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  William Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 164.


NMM 1314. Oboe by Barnaba Grassi, Milan, ca. 1797-1802. Stamped on all three joints: GRASSI / IN MILAN. Boxwood. Two brass keys. SATW. Length: 547 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:   Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 92.

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Oboes After 1800
(in chronological order)

NMM 1317. Oboe distributed by Button & Purday, London, 1805-1808. Stamped on all three joints: BUTTON & PURDAY / LONDON [in scroll]. Boxwood. Two brass keys. SATK. Length:  570 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Cecil Adkins, "Proportions and Architectural Motives in the Design of the Eighteenth-Century Oboe," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), pp. 118, 119-120.


NMM 2505. Oboe, Germany, ca. 1825. Cocus, ivory ferrules. Three joints. Twelve brass keys plated with nickel-silver (German system). SATK. Length:  552 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 1319. Oboe by Garret, London, ca. 1826-1862. Stamped on bell: [device] GARRETT / LONDON / KING STREET / WHITEHALL. Stained boxwood, ivory ferrules. Three joints. Eleven silver keys. SATK. Length:  554 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


No. 10071.  Oboe by Johann Joseph Ziegler, Vienna, ca. 1840. Stamped on all three joints: [Hapsburg eagle] / I. ZIEGLER / WIEN. / 1.  Boxwood, ivory ferrules. Fifteen brass keys. SATK. Length:  62.4 cm. Original case and reed box. Board of Trustees, 2001.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 43.


NMM 11002. Oboe by Gautrot ainé, Paris, ca. 1850-1880. Stamped on bell: [banner with award medals] / G [anchor] A (in oval cartouche) / GAUTROT AINÉ / BREVETÉ / A PARIS / S.G.D.G. / OLIVER &(?) TRILL / CARRIED TO / MANILA (from Oliver, in oval cartouche). Grenadilla with German-silver keys, rings, ferrules. SATK. Triébert System 3. Length: 563 mm. Paul and Jean Christian Collection, 2006.


NMM 11716. Oboe by Adler, Paris, ca. 1850-1900. Stamped on front, proximal end: ADLER / [eagle] / PARIS FRANCE. Grenadilla. 12 nickel-plated keys, 3 rings. Simple system (Triébert's système 4 of ca. 1843). Gift of Frances R. Fox, Kyle, Texas, 2006.


NMM 1322. Oboe by Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, Hannover, ca. 1860. Stamped on all three joints: [crown] / H. F. MEYER / HANNOVER. Cocus. Fourteen nickel-silver keys and two rings (German system). SATK. Length:  563 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3516. Oboe by Eduard Jehring, Altenburg, Saxony, ca. 1860. Stamped on first joint, second joint, and bell: E. JEHRING / ALTENBURG. Stained pearwood. 14 keys mounted on wood blocks. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1984.


NMM 4965. Oboe by Florentin Barbier, Paris, ca. 1869-1880. Stamped on all joints: F. BARBIER / [maker’s mark] / PARIS. Grenadilla. 14 keys, 4 rings (German silver). Length:  56.6 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4967. Oboe by Buffet Crampon & Cie., Paris, ca. 1869-1880. Stamped on all joints: BUFFET / Crampon & Cie / A PARIS. Grenadilla. 14 keys, 4 rings. Length:  57 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3098. Oboe, Germany, ca. 1870. Grenadilla. German-silver trim and keywork. 12 keys, 2 rings. Length:  55 cm. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


NMM 4964. Oboe by Cabart, Paris, ca. 1875-1900. Stamped on bell: [ship] / CABART / A PARIS. Stamped on top and middle joint: CABART / A PARIS. Grenadilla. German-silver keys. Length:  60 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4972. Oboe, France, ca. 1875-1900. Grenadilla. Simple system. 13 German-silver keys, 3 rings. Length:  55 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3559. Oboe by Buffet Crampon & Cie, Paris, ca. 1880-1930. Distributed by Carl Fischer, New York City. Stamped on bell, two upper joints: [lyre] / BUFFET / Crampon Cie / A PARIS / [maker’s mark] / CARL FISCHER / NEW – YORK / LP. Serial number 0322. Gift of Laiten Weed, Yankton, 1984.


NMM 4966. Oboe by Georg Berthold & Söhne, Speyer-am-Rhein, ca. 1883-1937. Stamped on all three joints: * / BERTHOLD / & SOEHNE / SPEIER / C. Serial number 4430. Grenadilla with nickel-silver trim. Thirteen nickel-silver keys. SATK. Length:  545 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3099. Oboe by Hawkes & Son, London, ca. 1884-1895. Stamped on each joint: HAWKES &anmp; SON / 28 LEICESTER SQRE / LONDON. Grenadilla. 16 German-silver keys, 2 rings. Length:  57.3 cm. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


NMM 4331. Oboe by Hawkes & Son, London, ca. 1884-1930. Stamped on upper and lower joints, bell: EXCELSIOR / SONOROUS / CLASS / HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / 7880. 14 German-silver keys, 5 rings. Length:  23-9/16 inches. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 2502. Oboe by Alfred Rosenwald, Copenhagen, ca. 1899-1929. Stamped on upper and middle joints: A. ROSENWALD / KOBENHAVN. Rosewood, nickel-silver trim. Twelve nickel-silver keys. German system. SATK. Bell missing. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4717. Oboe, Paris, ca. 1900-1925. Guy Humphrey trade name. Stamped on bell only: GUY / HUMPHREY / PARIS. Grenadilla. 12 nickel-silver keys, 3 rings. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4719. Oboe, Paris, ca. 1900-1925. Guy Humphrey trade name. Stamped on bell: GUY / HUMPHREY / PARIS. Stamped on lower end of lower body joint: MADE IN FRANCE 10. Grenadilla. 11 nickel-silver keys, 3 rings. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4971. Oboe by Couesnon & Cie., Paris, ca. 1900-1925. Stamped on bell: [in banner] EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE PARIS / 1900 / HORS CONCOURS / MEMBRE DU JURY / [maker’s mark] / COUESNON & CIE / 94 RUE D’ANGOULEME / PARIS. Grenadilla. 13 German-silver keys, 3 rings. Length:  56.8 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 2038. Oboe, ca. 1900-1930. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3059. Oboe distributed by Baxter-Northup Co., Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1950. Ebonite. 14 keys, 5 rings. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


NMM 3132. Oboe, France, ca. 1900-1960. Stamped on bell: France. Simple system. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


NMM 3634. Oboe by Noblet Co., Paris, ca. 1900-1960. Stamped on bell: [in diamond] [maker’s mark] / Noblet / Paris. Gift of Larry Kitzel, McPherson, Kansas, 1985.


NMM 762. Oboe by V. Kohlert's Söhne, Graslitz, before 1914. Military system. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 754. Oboe by V. Kohlert's Söhne, Graslitz, after 1914. Stamped: V. KOHLERT’S / Sons / Graslitz / Czecho-Slovakia. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3079. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1915. Stamped on the lower joint: C. G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA. Grenadilla. 12 nickel-plated keys, 4 rings. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1982.


NMM 3236. Oboe by Siour-Chapelain, Paris, ca. 1917-1927. Stamped on all three joints: SIOUR / CHAPELAIN / PARIS. Grenadilla. German-silver keys. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1983.


NMM 4906. Cor anglais by V. Kohlert Sons, Graslitz, ca. 1918-1938. Stamped on bell: V. KOHLERT SONS / MAKERS / GRASLITZ / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA / [award medals] Chicago Paris London / [star]. Nickel-silver keys. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 2506. Oboe by V. Kohlert's Söhne, Graslitz, ca. 1920. Stamped: V. KOHLERT SONS / MAKERS / GRASLITZ / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA. Grenadilla. 15 German-silver keys. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4963. Oboe by V. Kohlert's Söhne, Graslitz, ca. 1920-1938. Stamped on bell: V. KOHLERT SONS / MAKERS / GRASLITZ / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA / [maker’s mark] / 257765. Grenadilla. 13 German-silver keys, 3 rings. Length:  57 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4987. Oboe by V. Kohlert's Söhne, Graslitz, ca. 1920-1938. Stamped on bell: V. KOHLERT SONS / MAKERS / GRASLITZ / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA / [maker’s mark] / 224757. Grenadilla. 13 German-silver keys, 3 rings. Length:  57.2 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 11695. Oboe by V. Kohlert Sons, Graslitz, ca. 1920-1938. Stamped on bell: V. KOHLERT SONS / MAKERS / GRASLITZ / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA / [award medals] Chicago Paris London / [star] / 10385. Grenadilla. German simple system. 13 German-silver keys. SATK. Length:  573 mm. Gift of Don Berger, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2006.


NMM 4718. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1922. Stamped on lower body joint: C. G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA. Ebonite. 13 nickel-silver keys, 4 rings. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4305. Oboe, Paris, ca. 1925. Guy Humphrey trade name. Stamped on bell: [in banner] ÇTE SUPERIEURE / GUY / HUMPHREY / PARIS. 19 German-silver keys, 4 rings. Length:  23-7/16 inches. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 1205. Oboe by Moennig Bros., Markneukirchen, ca. 1925-1940. Stamped: MOENNIG / BROS / ARTIST / MODEL / 6540. German-silver keys. Gift of Centerville, South Dakota, Public School, 1975.


NMM 11717. Oboe by Pan American, Elkhart, ca. 1925-1955. Serial number 26293. Model 52/58Q. Conservatoire system (Triébert's système 6). 14 nickel-silver keys, 4 rings. Grenadilla. Gift of Frances R. Fox, Kyle, Texas, 2006.


NMM 3633. Oboe by Linton Co., Elkhart, ca. 1925-1960. Stamped on bell and both body joints: LINTON / ELKHART / IND. Gift of Larry Kitzel, McPherson, Kansas, 1985.


NMM 4968. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1926. Stamped on middle joint: C. G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA. Grenadilla. Conservatoire ring system based on Triebert’s Systeme 6, 1875. 60.3 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4969. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1926. Stamped on middle joint: C. G. CONN / ELKHART / INDIANA. Serial number 163316. Model 2Q, New Wonder French System. Ebonite. 14 German-silver keys, 4 rings. Length:  56.7 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 1625. Oboe, ca. 1930-1960. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 11718. Oboe by Evette & Schaeffer, Paris, ca. 1930-1960. Stamped on distal end of middle joint and on bell: EVETTE & SCHAEFFER / PARIS / FRANCE / MODELE BUFFET-CRAMPON. Grenadilla. 16 German-silver keys, 4 rings. Conservatoire system (Triébert's système 6). Gift of Frances R. Fox, Kyle, Texas, 2006.


NMM 2654. Oboe by Couesnon & Cie, Paris, ca. 1933. Stamped: COUESNON / & CIE / A PARIS. Grenadilla. Military system. Gift of Mary Sylvester Phillips, Little Falls, Minnesota, 1980.


NMM 2509. Oboe by Moennig Bros., Markneukirchen, 1934. 17 keys. French Conservatoire system. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4970. Oboe by Moennig Bros., Markneukirchen, 1934. Stamped on bell: MOENNIG BROS / ARTIST MODEL / GERMANY / 6144. Serial number 6144. Grenadilla. 13 German-silver keys, 3 rings. Length:  56.3 cm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 1324. Oboe by F. Loree, Paris, ca. 1935. Stamped on all three joints: F. LOREE / [star] / PARIS. Serial number AH8. Grenadilla. 23 nickel-silver keys (saxophone system). Length:  594 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 5525. Oboe by Pan American, Elkhart, ca. 1940. PAN-AMERICAN / ELKHART / INDIANA. Serial number 29295. Grenadilla. 13 keys, 4 rings. Length:  569 mm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4720. Oboe by Moennig Bros., Markneukirchen, ca. 1940-1960. On bell: MOENNIG / E [?] / ARTIST / MODEL. Serial number 6888. Grenadilla. 19 nickel-silver keys, 4 rings. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 2507. Tenor oboe by Conrad Mollenhauer, Fulda, ca. 1946. Stamped: CONRAD / MOLLENHAUER / FULDA / DT. BUND. PAT. Cherrywood. 4 brass keys. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4182. Oboe, France or eastern Europe, before 1947. Grenadilla. German-silver keys. Length:  22-1/4 nches. Gift of Hamilton B. Smith, Omaha, Nebraska, 1987.


NMM 380. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1947. Serial number 26902. Gift of Wilbur Joseph Gullion, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1974.


NMM 4303. Oboe by Robert Malerne, Paris, ca. 1950. Stamped on bell and lower joint: R. M. / R. Malerne / Paris. 18 silver-plated keys four rings. Length:  22-3/8 inches. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 4553. Jugendoboe by Conrad Mollenhauer, Fulda, ca. 1954. Stamped on first and second joints: CONRAD / MOLLENHAUER / FULDA / DT. BUND. PAT. Fruitwood. Brass keys. Simple system. Length:  52 cm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 5287. Oboe by Selmer, Elkhart, ca. 1960-1970. Stamped on bell: BUNDY / Selmer / U. S. A. Bundy model. Plastic. Nickel-silver keys. Gift of Ada Marian Ryger, Beresford, South Dakota, 1992.


NMM 4466. Oboe by Moeck/Steinkopf, Celle, ca. 1968. Baroque model. On top joint: MOECK / Steinkopf. Plumwood. Four ivory rings. Length:  55 cm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4473. Oboe da caccia in F by Moeck/Steinkopf, Celle, ca. 1970. Baroque model. Above top front fingerhole: MOECK / Steinkopf. Plum. Bulbous wood bell. Length:  77 cm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 4322. Oboe by C. G. Conn Ltd., Elkhart, ca. 1970-1980. Student line. Wood. Closed-hole keys. Height 23-5/8 inches. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 4467. Oboe d'amore in A by Moeck/Steinkopf, Celle, ca. 1971. Baroque model. Stamped on top joint: MOECK / Steinkopf. Plumwood. Two brass keys with coiled springs. Length:  56.5 cm. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 3517. Oboe by Gunther Korber, Berlin, and Herbert Meyers, Menlo Park, California, 1975. Maple, stained black. Two keys. W. Wayne Soerensen Collection, 1984.


NMM 4505. Oboe by Sand Dalton, Watertown, Massachusetts, ca. 1980-1987. Baroque model after Eichentopf. Boxwood. Two brass keys with circular covers. Length:  57.7 cm. Board of Trustees, 1988.


NMM 4329. Oboe by Linton Co., Elkhart, before 1987. Stamped: I F L / LINTON / ELKHART / IND. Serial number VB5843. 17 nickel-silver keys, 4 rings. Height 22-1/2 inches. Board of Trustees, 1988.


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Cor Anglais
(in chronological order)

NMM 2435. Cor anglais, France, ca. 1825-1850. Curved maple body in three joints, covered with leather; ivory ferrules. Ten nickel-silver keys. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 5897. Cor anglais by B. Schott Söhne, Mainz, ca. 1830. Stamped on all three joints: [wheel] / B. SCHOTT FILS / A MAYENCE. / [wheel]. Angled boxwood body with ivory ferrules. Twelve silver keys. SATK. Board of Trustees, 1995.

Lit.:  "1995 Acquisitions Include Rare Clarinets, Vintage Strings," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter XXIII, no. 3 (January 1996), pp. 1-2.

André P. Larson, "Cor anglais by B. Schott Söhne," South Dakota Musician 30, no. 3 (Spring 1996), cover and p. 24.

André P. Larson, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999), p. 11.

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), pp. 44.

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Oboe d'amore

NMM 4075. Oboe d'amore by Johann Wolfgang Koenigsberger, Roding, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, ca. 1730. Stamped on bell: I W / KENIGSPERGER [sic]; stamped on top of bell joint and bottom of middle joint: R [line] / R. Stained pearwood, horn ferrule. Three brass keys. SATW. Length:  614 mm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 1986.

Lit.: Musical Instruments, London, November 11, 1986 (London: Christie's, 1986), pp. 10-11.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 37.

Technical drawing made by Harry Vas Dias, August 1989.

André P. Larson, Amadeus: His Music and the Instruments of Eighteenth-century Vienna, exhibition catalog, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, February 4-March 2, 1990 (Vermillion: Shrine to Music Museum, 1990), p. 12.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 129.

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Tenor Oboes
(in chronological order)

NMM 4239. Tenor oboe by Johann Wolfgang Koenigsberger, Roding Oberpfalz, Bavaria, ca. 1725. Stamped on top and middle joints: [2 fleurs-de-lis]; stamped on bell: I W / Kinigsperger [sic] / [fleur-de-lis]. Stained fruitwood, horn ferrule. Three brass keys. SATW. Length:  818 mm. Ex coll.: Baron Armand van Zuylen, Liege, Belgium. Rawlins Fund, 1988.

Lit.:  Important Musical Instruments including the Van Zuylen Collection of Early Instruments, London, March 16, 1988 (London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1988), pp. 35, 48-49.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 129.


NMM 3325. Tenor oboe by Cahusac, London, ca. 1780. Stamped on lower joint: CAHUSAC / LONDON. Two joints. Fruitwood, ivory trim. Later brass bocal. Two brass keys. SATK. Length:  689 mm. Board of Trustees, 1983.

Lit.:  Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 45.

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Baritone Oboe

NMM 13175.  Baritone oboe by Charles Bizey, Paris, ca. 1716-1751. Three sections, ten keys (originally two). Arne B. and Jeann F. Larson Fund, 2007.

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Veltschalmey

NMM 4545. Veltschalmey (Deutsche Schalmei, treble shawm) by Richard Haka, Amsterdam, ca. 1690. Stamped on both joints: R. HAKA (in a scroll) / [fleur-de-lis]. Boxwood, brass ferrules. No keys. No holes doubled. Three vent holes in bell (one under fontanelle). Peg in bell. Length:  , without later pirouette, 621 mm. Ex coll.: J. W. Mengelberg, Amsterdam. Board of Trustees, 1988.

Lit.:  "Major Double-Reed Exhibition in August," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XVII, no. 1 (February 1988), p. 10.

Phillip T. Young, Loan Exhibition of Historic Double Reed Instruments (Victoria: University of Victoria, 1988), no. 4.

"1988 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XVIII, no. 1 (February 1989), p. 10.

"Lobby Exhibit Features Recent Acquisitions," The Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, XVI, no. 4 (July 1989), p. 3.

Phillip T. Young, 4,900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 119.

Jan Bouterse, "The Deutsche Schalmeien of Richard Haka," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25 (1999), pp. 65, 70, 74, 79, 80-81.

David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 268.

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