Prelude et Danse-OB/PN
Composer: Cools, Eugene
Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (Bruce Gbur)
Prelude et Danse for oboe and piano
by Eugene Cools (1877-1936)
Edited by Bruce Gbur. The Prelude et Danse features colorful harmonic language and rhythmic interest. The Prelude opens with the unaccompanied oboe, and much of this portion of the piece alternates between the two instruments. The fast-paced Danse is set in continuously alternating triple and duple meter. This metric scheme is maintained wen the tempo returns to the slower tempo of the opening Prelude to conclude the work.