| to begin anew

 

 

Instrumentation: oboe and cello

Duration: 7'30"

Ensemble: Luka Marcoux, oboe, Emma Schmiedecke, cello

Year Composed: 2017

 

 

 

 

Program Note:

 

Life ebbs and flows from one cycle concluding as another begins. To Begin Anew meditates on the fears and freedoms that come with starting a new chapter in life; as the great unknown (and unwritten) awaits. The two instruments inch ever closer out of their comfort zones as the work begins in modest begins, cycling through a series of fifth-related intervals. Childlike joy, temporary self-doubt, and ultimately reflection and meditation on  the journey fill this prelude with many miles of travel in a brief amount of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Begin Anew was commissioned by and dedicated to Duo Caprice

 

 

 

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