Composer: Clearfield, Andrea
Publisher: International Opus
Love Song (1995)
for oboe, soprano, and piano
by Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)- American composer
Love Song was composed for the Chamberworks Ensemble and premiered in February, 1996 in Philadelphia. The text is by Philadelphia poet Patrick Kelly, from his collection of works entitled, "The Complete Poem of Emily Dickinson by Patrick Kelly". Rhythmically exciting, evocative and lyrical, Love Song explores the chaotic, surreal, and urban dimensions of love. Musicians enjoy performing this piece, as it challenges the player's dramatic sense, allowing for some improvised freedom within the structure of the work.