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A Farmington Divertimento

By Robert Fruehwald

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Piano Accompaniment, Oboe - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Robert Fruehwald. 21st Century, Post-Modern, Minimalism. Score, Set of Parts. 19 pages. Published by Robert Fruehwald (S0.134333).

Item Number: S0.134333

Farmington, Judge Speed’s estate, is now within the city limits of Louisville. But during Heinrich’s extended stay and composition of his two large collections, it was removed from the hustle of urban life. The first movement of A Farmington Divertimento evokes the anticipation of traveling to a grand country house in early 19th-century rural Kentucky. The composer plays with a short-long declamatory motive, moving it across the beat to keep listener and performer off-balance. “Irradiate Cause!” refers to a beautiful hymn set to a text by American lyricist Wil- liam B. Tappan. Describing divine mystery, this text is sung in thirds by two treble voices, and by oboe plus one piano note in this arrangement. The “dirge-like” chordal accompaniment, built with passing tones and unresolved dissonances, suggests the impossibility of defining the Cre- ator. The third movement, “Epitome,” uses the short-long motive in a triumphant piano vamp, soon overlaid with the oboe’s repetitive, highly-articulated melody. The contemplative slower middle section and da capo are followed by a coda that rides high on the dominant of E-flat major, concluding with a compelling modulation and joyous return to simple tonality. —Jeanne Belfy

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