Escapades : trio for flute, oboe, piano
by John Carmichael (2009, this version: 2010)
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Each movement of this piece has a distinct mood and melodic element. The thematic material is shared equally, with moments in the solo spotlight for each player.
In this work I have tried to capture in music some episodes we all experience at times in our lives - we sometimes play games with our friends - tender or even a little malicious, or we find ourselves idyllically happy for a period. At other times we may be subject to a mood of The Blues - here a touch of the musical style created and celebrated by the American black community, but we all hope to escape The Blues and eventually find our way to a happy ending.
Year: 2009, this version: 2010
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, piano.
Duration: 13 min.
Contents note: 1. Games -- 2. Idyll -- 3. Escaping The Blues -- 4. To a Happy Ending.
Performances of this work
8 Sep 13: Flockart Hall, Methodist Ladies College, Kew, VIC
5 May 2013: at Lyrebird chamber concert: Ariel Ensemble (Wyselaskie Auditorium).
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