Solo oboe and piano accompaniment - Level C-D (moderately difficult - difficult)
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). 20th Century and British. Set of performance parts. 48 pages. Duration 17'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193692312).
Item Number: OU.9780193692312
ISBN 9780193692312. 20th Century and British. 9x12 inches.
A capricious, lyrical, and nostalgic work, it is often considered to be Vaughan Williams' most successful work in this form. The first movement is pastoral in feeling. The second movement begins with a minuet, light and staccato in nature with a middle section featuring a musette's characteristic long-held drone played by the oboe with the melody in the strings. The third movement is a scherzo and two trios.