Trio for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2017.
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Work Title Trio for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 51
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Movements:
  1. Moderato
  2. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1987 ca.
First Publication. 2017
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute, oboe, bassoon

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I like woodwinds very much. Never understood why the French horn is part of a woodwind quintet (of which, however, I have written three!). Also the clarinet (a somewhat later development) can get a bit gooey sounding (great when you want it). But the flute and double-reeded oboe and bassoon have a special charm. So, in 1987 I wrote such a piece.

What I especially like about this combination is that it doesn't blend well (say like a string quartet), so writing chordal sort of music (which I rarely do anyway) would be counterproductive. Now if you glance at these two movements you will never (or rarely) see the instruments playing the same rhythms. Movement 1 dances along contrapuntally, and is gay and light and fun. Not so with movement 2, which is quite acerbic with jabbing staccatos abounding in all parts… not that it doesn't have a certain charm.

– W. Jay Sydeman