Sonatina for Oboe and Piano

Sonatina (1971)
oboe and piano: 8 mins.

This relatively early work was written for the oboist Jane Shillito.  Its three movements are in an unashamedly neo-classical mode, with the two instruments seen as equal partners: in the first, flowing musical ideas are shared between the two instruments; in the second a romantic oboe melody is presented over a simple repetitive accompaniment, later growing into a duet in which the piano takes the lead for a time; and the third movement is characterised by a witty sense of rhythmic interplay between the instruments.

‘A playable, tuneful work, with dynamic interest and a good feel for the oboe’ – Marion Whittow, Music Teacher magazine

Colne Edition/Spartan Press details

Link to performance on YouTube