Blues for D.D. - OB/PN
Composer: Agrell, Jeffrey
Publisher: Jeffrey Agrell (USA)
Blues for D.D.
for oboe and piano
by Jeffrey Agrell - American composer and hornist
Blues for D.D. was written for oboe virtuoso Diana Doherty at her request. It starts slow and easy, and then takes off, transmogrifying the blues through sections of catchy swing, lilting Latin, and blistering bebop before crashing to earth with a nearly three octave chromatic swoop and concluding with a sassy bit of tongue in cheek. The piece was designed to be fun to play and fun to listen to, and to test the outer limits of the possible in oboe technique. Thus, the principal requirements for undertaking this piece are a sense of humor and considerably more technique than God. The Blues is an oboist's Everest. The pianist is perhaps the musical sherpa, accompanying the adventurer, but the oboist must climb the whole way herself, and only an elite few are capable of making it to the top.
This work is also available in a slightly modified version for unaccompanied oboe. Please click here.