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is but a dream - SOLO OB

Composer: Shakarian, Roupen

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 1365 - 68783


". . . is but a dream"

for solo oboe

by Roupen Shakarian - American composer 

A one movement piece (no extended technique) by contemporary American composer Roupen Shakarian. Recorded by and dedicated to Rebecca Henderson, in memory of Marisa Bauer.


Roupen Shakarian is an active composer/conductor in the Northwest. He has served as music directors of Philharmonia Northwest, Skagit Symphony, and Cascade Symphony. He has appeared as a guest conductor with many regional orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, Bellingham Symphony, Olympia Symphony, Saratoga Orchestra and Pacific Northwest Opera.

Mr. Shakarian’s compositions range from solo pieces, choral works to large orchestral pieces. A published composer and recipient of numerous commissions, his works include, Whimsy for orchestra, Moments for chamber orchestra, Five Bagatelles for woodwind quintet (available by clicking HERE); Inner Places for organ and brass quintet, Pastime for a small ensemble, Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Bone Island Suite for soprano and orchestra, and The Turnip, Clock, and the Kid, for narrator and small ensemble. 

Other works include Eventide for trumpet and piano recorded on Origin Classical, Other Voices for chorus and small ensemble. Two choral works Almighty and Everlasting God and If Ye love Me, Keep My Commandments are published by Oxford University Press.