Composer: Albert, Adrienne
Publisher: Adrienne Albert Edition (composer)
for oboe and piano
by Adrienne Albert (b. 1941)- American composer
Sam's Dance was originally conceived as I awaited my father who was undergoing foot surgery. He had the lithe physique of an athlete whose only sport was Walking. Sam religiously walked five miles everyday of his life. While sitting in the hospital waiting for his results, images of my father walking with a cane paraded as a three-legged waltz. The bravado of the opening and closing sections are bookends surrounding the melancholy melodies that characterized the character of a man constantly searching for lost dreams, hopes and loves..
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