Composer: Blunt, Marcus
Publisher: Modus Music (England)
Two Serenades for oboe, bassoon, and piano
by Marcus Blunt
These Two Serenades were both inspired by holidays- the first being in August 1983, with my mother, on the beautiful Gower coast in South Wales.
The second, by contrast, originated on a 'working holiday' in October 1984; two colleagues and I went to Venice to set up a choir and brass ensemble trip for the following summer, and the Grand Canal on a misty morning provided the necessary inspiration. he chordal second theme is taken from my Venice Suite for brass ensemble, which was commissioned for a similar trip undertaken the previous year.