Oboe/1930s cor anglais

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Please could you tell me if  a French cor anglais made in the 1930s, is likely to be built to A435? I know the A440 pitch was not standardised until 1939.

Thank you and very best wishes

Answer
Thank you for your question. Of course, every manufacturer's instruments will play differently due to design, etc. but I believe your estimation of pitch is probably accurate. You would need to check specifically with the instrument and tuner.  hannah

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Hannah Selznick

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I have the expertise to answer questions about all brands and models of oboes and English Horns. I will assist in providing information about the process of purchasing and selling an instrument. I know reputable oboe specialist repairmen to recommend. I give guidance on oboe and English Horn reeds. I offer guidance on maintenance and handling of oboes and English Horns and help owners troubleshoot instrument issues.

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I have been an instructor of oboe and instrumental music for almost 40 years. I have taught all grade levels from preschool music to college oboe (double reed specialist)instruction. I perform with a professional symphony in the Phoenix area. I also have an active teaching studio. I love what I do, especially in regards to educating future generations of musicians.

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International Double Reed Society

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BS.ED (Music) University of Missouri MM in Oboe Performance University of Tulsa Post Graduate Work in Oboe at Catholic University of America

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