|Composition Year||1982 ca.|
|Genre Categories||;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Duo for Oboe and Bassoon|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 53|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1982 ca.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
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