Songs and Dances-OB/PN
Composer: Feldman, James
Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (Bruce Gbur)
Songs and Dances for oboe and piano
by James Feldman (1940-2008)
Songs and Dances comprise seven short works that are conservative in their harmonic language and very accessible to audiences of all tastes. The final movement is of special interest on two counts: texturally, Feldman pairs the oboe with a single line in the left hand of the piano throughout the piece; rhythmically, his wry sense of humor is manifested in having the oboe and the piano in two different meters, the two part occasionally converging on a mutually strong beat. Edited by Bruce Gbur.