Method for Oboe
Studies in Musical Expression (after Ferling)
Mr. Hewitt passed away February 2017. He was a great inspiration to me and so many oboists. He will be missed. If anyone has an obituary, please send it to me so I can post it here.
STEVENS HEWITT Assistant First Oboe - Retired - Stevens Hewitt was born in 1924 and raised in New York City, where he was introduced to the oboe in Stuyvesant High School, primarily a school for science. While in high school he had a New York Philharmonic scholarship to study with Albert Goltzer, and a year's theory scholarship at N.Y.U. He studied to be a chemist at the College of the City of New York, a pursuit interrupted by World War II service in the Signal Corps, maintaining telephone equipment in Africa and Italy . Upon return from the service he studied with Clement Lenom, a member of the Boston Symphony from 1901-25, and graduated Juilliard as a student of Harold Gomberg. While a student he was the English horn soloist at Tanglewood in the Sibelius "Swan of Tuonela" and oboe soloist in Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin." He also played the Pergolesi Oboe Concerto with Leon Barzin and the National Orchestral Association. He has had wide experience in many facets of music including a woodwind quintet tour with Martha Graham, Broadway shows; the Sadler's Wells and American Ballet Theatre; the Asbury Park Concert Band; New Orleans Opera; Dallas, New Orleans and Baltimore Symphonies; the Bach Bethlehem Festival; and chamber music at Marlboro. Since 1965 he has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, teacher of oboe and ensemble at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and first oboe at the Robin Hood Dell. Mr. Hewitt is the author and compiler of method books for his instrument and has a large library of books and music. When he has time he enjoys musical detective work and has hunted down the wind versions of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, Op. 31, and Septet, Op. 20; Rossini's Serenade for Oboe and Small Orchestra; a wind octet by Jean-Jacques Rousseau; etc. Mr. Hewitt's wife, Lynn, is a fourth generation Californian, was raised in Java and South America, and is a Stanford graduate.
Method for Oboe by Stevens Hewitt-2007 Edition Digital Edition OFFERED at NO Cost with permission from Mr. Hewitt
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Studies in Musical Expression Through All the Keys after Ferling by Stevens Hewitt