Oboe Concerto : Neon Highway
by Luke Styles (2019)
Also known as: Neon Highway
In three movements this concerto encompasses a specific range of oboe material and musical qualities. These are broadly divided into fast music in movements I. and II. and slow music in movement III. In the two outer movements the oboe delves into its melodic and vocal qualities with other individual instruments joining in this form of expression also. In the central movement a move overtly rhythmic drive dominates, hinting at Spanish influences but eventually transforming into large blocks of harmonic information set against the oboe's melodic and angular solo lines.
Instrumentation: Solo oboe, flute/piccolo, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, tenor trombone, percussion (1 player: ratchet, 1 wood block, tambourine, bongos, cymbal, low tom-tom), 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.
Duration: 18 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Benjamin Opie
- In the form/style of: Concertos
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