Variations for Oboe (2008) – Ob., Pno.
The way I look at this piece, 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.
Duration: 5:00 minutes