Duo for Oboe and Bassoon (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Work Title Duo for Oboe and Bassoon
Alternative. Title
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 53
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Allegro
  2. Graceful
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1982 ca.
First Publication. 2012
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation oboe, bassoon

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Duo for oboe & bassoon, written in 1982 as a sort of invention for these two instruments. I actually did incorporate these movements in a series of piano inventions. I prefer this wind version, as the oddly staccato notes produced by both instrument have a very unique sound.

I find the sound of the double reeds, well, charming, delightful and quirky and write for them accordingly. Both movements, I believe, exemplify these qualities in quite different ways – not only in the thematic content for the instruments but in the contrapuntal combination. This is definitely music for performers to enjoy playing, and audience to participate in voyeuristically.

– W. Jay Sydeman