Love Song

Instrumentation: Oboe and English horn; Oboe and Viola
Duration: 3:45
Premieres:

11/9/15
Aaron Hill and Laura Smith, Oboe and English Horn
UVA Faculty Chamber Series, Charlottesville, VA

2/20/16
Peninsula Music Festival, Viola and English Horn
Ellison, WI

5/23/19
Terra Voce, Elizabeth Brightbill and Andrew Gabbert, Flute and Cello
Charlottesville, VA

Program Note:
Love Song, for Oboe and English Horn, is an instrumental version of my Wedding Song. This version was commissioned by Sarah Davol for Double Entendre’s new CD Double Take, American Reed on the Albany label, released in 2014. This lyrical piece, with lines that circle around each other and merge in a beautiful partnership, was inspired by Christopher Marlowe’s poem The Passionate Shepherd To His Love. This is the text set in the original Wedding Song, which¬†has been performed at numerous weddings as well as on concert programs. More¬†information about the Wedding Song is available here. The second instrumental version, for Oboe and Viola, was composed for The San Marco Chamber Music Society, while the third, for flute and cello, was created for the Charlottesville-based flute and cello duo, Terra Voce.

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