Sequoia Trees - OB/CL/BSN/PN
Composer: Duarte, Dario
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and piano
by Dario Duarte
FROM THE COMPOSER:
The Sequoia trees are an incredible species that owns the title of largest living organism on the planet. They have been here for over three millennia and have the ability to generate large amounts of oxygen to our atmosphere. They are also the ones that absorb the greatest amount of carbon dioxide, making the air cleaner and healthier. Many experts argue that if more of these trees can be planted, they could be a quick solution to climate change. They usually grow much faster than other species and live for many years. The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a nature reserve located in California, United States, which deals with the care and preservation of this species.
This piece describes the feeling of a long walk in the park and a reflection on the importance of sequoias.