Oboe: Look, Listen & Answer


Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!

Question 1

What is the mood of the oboe solo?

  1. a. Excited
  2. b. Angry
  3. c. Tranquil

Question 2

Which member of the oboe family is playing this solo?

  1. a. Bass oboe
  2. b. Cor anglais
  3. c. Oboe

Question 3

This music is from a famous ballet. What is it called?

  1. a. The Nutcracker
  2. b. Swan Lake
  3. c. Sleeping Beauty

Question 4

What happens as this clip starts to fade out?

  1. a. A bass voice starts singing
  2. b. An alto voice starts singing
  3. c. The oboe plays lower notes

Question 5

What is the oboist doing here?

  1. a. Playing a waltz
  2. b. Playing a cadenza
  3. c. Playing with a clarinet


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