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for two oboes and cor anglais

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  2017
Duration:  13m

Ben Hoadley

Composer:   Ben Hoadley

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Ben Hoadley: Trio for two o...

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Trio for two oboes and cor anglais was written while I was house-sitting in Wellington over December 2016 and January 2017. This time included a wonderful week attending the Wellington International Oboe School. To me, listening to an oboe consort often conjures up images of the seaside, which may come from hearing Edwin Carr's well-known piece for oboe quartet, Waiheke Island. The three movements of this trio are likewise inspired by coastal scenes. Movement one was inspired by daily walks in Mirimar Peninsula, at the entrance of Wellington Harbour. On the drive down to Wellington I stayed at Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty, which provided the idea for movement two. The third movement represents Turakirae, a wild stretch of coastline at the very bottom of the North Island, with its beautiful shifting light and tides

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Alison Jepson, Louise Hwang, Francesca Orchard-Hall, Emma Wu, St. Cuthbert's College and Westlake Girls High School for performance at the 2017 National Schools Chamber Music Competition. The group won a gold medal at the national finals, and the audience award.

Contents note

  1. Maestoso, Allegretto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Moderato assai