for Oboe and Piano

In composing these eleven short pieces, Somers has declared that he deliberately set out to put the performer’s technique to the test by exploring the entire gamut of the oboe’s range. However mischievous his initial intent might have been, however, the resulting pieces nonetheless add up to a coherent and delightful whole—and one that places no less strenuous demands on the pianist. 

Performed by:
Lawrence Cherney, oboe
William Aide, piano