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Desert Run - OB/CL/PN

Composer: Shapiro, Alex

Publisher: Alex Shapiro

Edition: 57799


Desert Run
for oboe, clarinet, and piano
by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962) - American composer


Desert Run is some of the most programmatic music I've composed, to the point where even the score itself contains maniacal little outbursts describing the visions that swept through my mind as the music wrote itself. The scene: the desert's arid stillness and the weight of the morning's expanded heat. A sudden rainstorm overtakes the landscape, forming instant pools of water over the cracked earth. The storm passes as quickly as it arrived, and as the birds and reptiles emerge to greet the fleeting moisture, the music ends as flowers strain upward against the bluest sky for those few passionate moments of their fullest bloom. Ahhh...

Duration: 10:00