Trio d’Anches (2009) for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, commissioned by the Connecticut College Reed Trio; in four movements
This work was commissioned by the Connecticut College Reed Trio and was premiered at that institution in February 2009. The outer two movements are quite angular with additive rhythmic procedures and changing meters being primary features. The second movement is a playful Scherzo, much of it over a low bassoon ostinato. The third movement opens and closes with a soliloquy for solo oboe, supported differently each time, with a middle section which is highly imitative contrapuntally, even including a traditional fugato.
This is a substantial piece for an ensemble lacking such music. As such it is a perfect way to round out a concert of early French salon-type music, providing a great foil for Ibert or Bozza!
Score and parts: $20.00