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2 Insect Pieces

By Benjamin Britten

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Oboe & Piano
Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Masterworks; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles; Woodwind - Oboe Solo. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Score and Part(s). Faber Music #12-0571505929. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571505929).

Item Number: AP.12-0571505929

ISBN 9780571505920. English.

These two pieces were written by Britten in 1935 for the oboist Sylvia Spencer, who had played in early performances of his Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2. The first performances of The Grasshopper and The Wasp did not take place until 1979, when they were performed by Janet Craxton and Margot Wright as part of a memorial concert for Sylvia Spencer at the Royal College Of Music, Manchester, England.

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