Variations for Oboe

Variations for Oboe (2008) – Ob., Pno.

Duration: 5:00 minutes

Its primary focus is to show off multiple forms of what an oboe can play. The piece has the oboist being challenged with many forms of style for instance; playing from lyrical and smooth passages to aggressive, technical passages. It also features a pianist backing up the oboist with chord progressions, a consistent rhythm along with a few melodic licks. You will notice how the melody does not go away, in fact, when the melody reappears, it has altered. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed working on this piece!

Premiered by: Sarah Lewis, oboe; Iskander Zakirov, piano. Premiered at Michigan State University Music Aud on October 21, 2008.