Bruno Labate was principal oboe with the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra from 1920-43. These 16 technical
exercises, originally published in 1914, have been
issued in a new publication by Jeanne, Inc. The
exercises are for the advanced oboe player to work on
skills such as trills, staccato articulation, and
difficult keys and intervals. Labate's Italian roots
have influenced the musical style of these exercises.