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Sonata (2016) - OB/PN

Composer: Nabors, Brian Raphael

Publisher: Raphael

Edition: 71243


Sonata (2016)
for oboe and piano

by Brian Raphael Nabors (b.1991) - American composer

A harmonically rich, contemplative work, exploring the colorful and singing nature of the oboe. An excellent concert or recital work.

from the composer:
I was asked to compose this work by my very good friend and oboist Bonnie Farr for the International Double Reed Association Conference of 2016. I was elated to write for this intrumentation as many woodwind players crave new works that have the potential to become standards among this instrument group. I sought to write a sonata that was timeless, almost classic, and tells a very captivating story through the tapestry of its harmonic language, and stark rhythmic shifts. The oboe is a widely expressive instrument with many emotional colorations, from the whimsical, to the utmost passionate melodic phrases. I wanted a classic contemporary model of what an early 21st Century oboe sonata could be. I'm very happy to say, I am pleased with the creation of that model.