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RJB54

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Meditation_03
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:19:24 PM »
I would like to present my Meditation #3 (for solo oboe).

Score: https://app.box.com/s/ydh244cxwqthjz51wsmdow2242ybf3u0
Audio: https://app.box.com/s/mabn42gtwl797h38fkeddudoi6ieoxxy

This piece was prompted by Mark over in the thread for my Meditation #2. There he commented that he liked that piece for clarinet and would like a similar one for oboe. So here it is.

Since this is operating in the same conceptual space as the second meditation this one came pretty quickly.

Thanks Mark for the impetus.
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Re: Meditation_03
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 03:47:17 PM »
I am flattered  ;D .... I never had a work composed at my instigation~!

It is a lovely work ..... I am not sure if you know this work by Britten for solo Oboe.

Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid: Pan  There are 5 more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh96omI0bYE

I think you will find many similar insights in both works.

So you're in very good company.

Quite lovely, playable, and challenging.

Mark
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RJB54

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Re: Meditation_03
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 05:04:11 PM »
No, I wasn't familiar with this piece. Very nice.
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Re: Meditation_03
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 10:40:51 AM »
Hmmm, I don't know which one I prefer! The clarinet one or the oboe one. They're both quite beautiful.

May I permit myself a notation comment?
At mm 37 and 38 you have B double flats... since this isn't strictly speaking tonal music, I'd suggest changing those to A naturals, and in mm 38 the Gb to an F#.

The same sort of thing happens at 89, on the final beat quintuplet, I'd suggest starting that on an Eb instead of a D#.

There are a few minor spacing issues here and there, but very easily corrected if ever you have the interest and time. Considering the music, I would invest the time. It would be worth it.
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Re: Meditation_03
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 10:54:33 AM »
Michel, thanks.

I'll look into the notation things you've mentioned.
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