Alec Wilder's Air for Oboe and Strings features an oboe soloist with string orchestra and percussion. This work was conducted by Frank Sinatra and recorded in 1945. Sinatra, a big fan and supporter of Wilder's music, convinced Columbia Records to record an album of orchestral works with Sinatra conducting. The two men were close personal friends until Wilder's death in 1980. Instrumentation: Solo Oboe, 4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Celli, Double Bass, Drum Set and Percussion (Timpani, Tambourine, Bells).