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Oboe, Oboe and reader - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Alan Edgar (music) Sue Spivey (poem). 20th Century, Recital. Score. 8 pages. Published by Alan Edgar Ted Moon (S0.213789).
Item Number: S0.213789
Seeking suitable poetry to be used with the plaintive sound of the oboe, I eventually found inspiration from the poem Shadows of the Fallen by Sue Spivey, which Sue gave to me on Remembrance Day, 2015. I was privileged to be able to discuss the project with Sue and with oboist Mark Hutchinson. Having discussed in particular extended techniques, I decided not to use any, apart from easier smears. Takes a moving and unusual view on the loss of life in World War I
Each verse is preceded by a short music movement, then read out, perhaps by the oboist: this gives the player a break, essential in an unaccompanied work.
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