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Frolic in Swing Time for Oboe and Piano Duet

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music and Classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Oboe)
Instrumental parts

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Here's a combination I've not been able to find elsewhere - oboe with 4-hands at the piano. This piece started life for just piano solo with oboe, until I gradually found what I wanted for the piano part was too difficult, but didn't want to water it down to make it easier. I realised that this would work easily if I re-wrote it for piano-duet plus oboe and was then able to have everything I wanted in the piano and even beef it up a little more. The oboe is quite a loud instrument, so it should be able to hold its own against two at the piano and both piano parts are quite playable now (though still not a push-over and the two pianists have to carefully keep out of each other's way!). This is a short, light and happy piece in swing time. It is in ternary form and builds up through the piece with plenty of imitation, some descending arpeggios and just a light touching of scrunches for spice, with a very jolly ending. I was inspired to write this after going to a concert where I was sitting right next to the oboist and was captivated by his excellent technique.

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