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Currently in America it is set at A=440, however, some European orchestra like to go a little higher anywhere from 442-5 but in music history A has ranged anywhere from 425-460 if not a wider range of variance

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Is the oboe in the orchestra?

Yes, oboe is responsible for tuning the orchestra.

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The Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass all have "A" strings, so picking the note "A" as the tuning note allows all of the string instruments in the orchestra to have a common reference point. The violin and bass do not have a "C" string.

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Orchestras are usually tuned to an oboe. The open note, (that is, the note an oboe plays without any fingering), is an A, and the orchestra tunes best to that note. When a piano is featured as solo instrument, the orchestra tunes to the A of the piano, because it's easier for them to adjust their pitch than for the piano.

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Normally, an oboe's note in A will tune an orchestra. Sometimes, for concert bands, the pitch is B flat.

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