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Experience the importance of an oboe to a boy and his town.


Henry Iverson Magee is an accomplished public speaker, pastor, educator, and farmer.  He grew up in southern Mississippi and made a name for himself in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and, indeed, his home state.  He’s always been a writer, publishing in numerous newspapers and other publications over the years. Like many stories, this story comes from yarns he used to spend for his sons and other children over the years.  Hopefully, we’ll feature more work from him in the near future


The backing tracks for this story were taken from MusOpen at musopen.org. Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. As they say, their mission is to set music free.  The first piece heard here is “Fantasy in C” composed by Georg Philipp Telemann and performed by Paul Arden-Taylor.  The second piece is “Chansonette” composed by Hamilton Harty and performed by Balder Dendievel.  The remainder of the music is different sections of “La gracieuse” composed by Louis de Caix d’Hervelois and performed by Jennifer Paull.  The first piece is being used under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.  The second piece is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  All the music by Ms. Paull are being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A sincere thank you to MusOpen, Mr. Arden-Taylor, Mr. Dendievel, and Ms. Paull for providing access to such great music. 

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