Oboe d’amore

Pitch 415 Hz

Oboe d’amore,  18th century, copy after Eichentopf, tunning in A; stained boxwood with two brass keys.

It corresponds to the mezzosoprano of the oboe family.  It was popular in Germany from about 1710 until the 1730’s decade;  during this period composers such as Telemann, Graun, Heinichen and specially J.S. Bach featured its soft sound in concerti, chamber music and sacred works.