Summer's Lease (1981)-SOLO OB
Composer: Chandler, Mary
Publisher: Phylloscopus Publications (England)
Variations for solo oboe, 1981
by Mary Chandler (1911-1996)- English composer and oboist
The title comes from Shakespeare's Sonnet #18:
The work falls into three sections, Morning, Noon, and Nightfall, but rather than a summer's day, these convey the autumnal mood of the Sonnet's fourth line. This is not program music, but there are suggestions of gradually increasing birdsong (cuckoo etc.) in Morning, of bees buzzing in Noon and of falling asleep amid the noises in Nightfall.