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The Viola in Bob's Life (2018) for viola and percussion

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By Thomas Oboe Lee

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Small Ensemble Drum Set, Marimba, Vibraphone, Viola - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Thomas Oboe Lee. 20th Century, Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Romantic Period. Score and parts. 46 pages. Thomas Oboe Lee #4102857. Published by Thomas Oboe Lee (A0.869590).

Item Number: A0.869590

Violist Noriko Futagami and multi-percussionist Bob (Robert) Schulz have played my music on many occasions, especially as members of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  Noriko and Bob are a domestic pair and this is a musical Christmas present for them.  

True Confession.  I have always been a fan (a secret and odd admirer) of Morton Feldman's music since I was a graduate student in composition, way back in the early 70's.  When I say "odd admirer" I mean to say that I admire him from a distance, more out of respect than from any true emotional response to his music.  Why is that?  Well, his music and mine are so different ... But I respect his artistic integrity and guts!!!  

Anyway, "The Viola in Bob's Life" (of course, I stole the title from MF!!!) is in four movements.  The viola is featured in all of them.  Bob plays a different percussion instrument in each, except he has to do some clever "overdubbing" in the last because it is scored for marimba and drum set.

1. Allegro ... for viola and marimba.
2. Allegro ... for viola and drum set.
3. Adagio ... for viola and vibraphone.
4. Moderato ... for viola, marimba and drum set.


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