French composer, Pierre Max Dubois (1930-1995) significantly contributed to the woodwind repertoire. Let's Delve into the Oboe for Oboe and Piano was published in 1970 and remains popular for beginner oboists.
Dubois' music is characteristically light-hearted with unusual harmonic and melodic textures. Let's Delve into the Oboe is made up of ten movements composed in various dance styles, such as Petit Ballet (Little Ballet) and Petite Valse (Little Waltz). Essential to beginner oboist's repertoire, Dubois' Let's Delve into the Oboe is a delightful, delicate addition to the Oboe's repertoire and provides beginners and intermediate players with suitable performance pieces.