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Gestural Variations Op 43-OB/BSN/PN

Composer: Waterhouse, Graham

Publisher: Hofmeister (Germany)

Edition: 61639


Gestural Variations Op 43
for oboe, bassoon, and piano
by Graham Waterhouse (b. 1962)- English composer and cellist
1. Introduction 
2. Variation 1: sharp, jerky
3. Variation 2: slow, dignified
4. Variation 3: volatile, breathless 
5. Variation 4: thoughtful, hesitant
6. Variation 5: threatening, menacing
7. Variation 6: Excessive, bubbly
7. Postlude

Commissioned for the 1997 IDRS Conference. Challenging work, yet playable contemporary. After the musical theme was presented, 6 variations followed. Similar to a mime, each variation expresses another movement or gesture.
Duration: 13:00