Baritone Sax-oboe in Eb, Cabart,the only known example.

"English horn" fingerings
(Note: many of the "English horn fingerings" listed here will work well on oboe, oboe d'amore, and bass oboe also)

  • In staff B♭ resonance:
    L: 1, 2 R: 1, 3
  • High B♭:
    L: 1, 2 R: 1, 2, 3, +C#
    2nd octave
  • High C:
    L: 1 R: 1, 2, 3, +C#
    2nd octave
  • High C#:
    L: 2, 3 R: 1, 3, +C# (may need to add ¼ hole, L 1)
    Trill to high D using R 1 from this fingering, end on D as below...
  • High D:
    L: 1 (½ hole), 2, 3 R: 2, 3, +C# (easy transition from this fingering to high E♭)
  • High B resonance:
    L: 1 R: 3 (or: 2, 3) (Example: Swan of Tuonela)
    2nd octave
    (can also be used on the "in staff" B)
  • High A from High D
    When going from "English horn high D" to high A, you can keep R: 2, 3 +C# down
  • Rodrigo Concerto d'Aranjuez, 2nd Movement
    Finger usual half hole C#,
    transition to B= L: 1 R: 2, 3, +C# then back to usual C#
Miscellaneous Fingerings:
  • Oboe high D > high E > high D (examples: Dvorak Serenade 1st movement, also, Tombeau de Couperin)
    Finger usual oboe high D
    then to high E=
    L: 1, 2, 3, 4 (left hits E♭ & G# simultaneously)
    R: 1, 2 [diagonal] hits C-D trill lever & E (cover tiny hole in center of E key) simultaneously
    1st octave
    then back to usual oboe high D
  • Trill B♭ to B
    B= L: 1, 4 (G#) R: 1
    for trill to B♭ trill L: 2
  • High F# resonance:
    Add low B key L: 4
  • C-D trill
    Be sure to hit (engage) the edge of the E key with R 2 when hitting the C trill lever with R 2
  • Tombeau de Couperin 1st movement trick:
    twist the bell so that the low B♭ lever will not engage
  • Half hole D (or D♭) to C and back to half hole D (or D♭)
    - Keep all of your fingers on the right hand down for C. No need to move any fingers on the right hand to accomplish C. This will make the transition smooth and easy.
  • John Mack's oboe high D
    L: 1 (half hole), 2, 3 R: 3, 4 on C touch