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Printed Edition
Composer:Haigh, Robin (b.1993)
Publisher Ref:E792
Two distinct pieces influenced by birdsong. Winner of the 2021 BDRS Composition Competition Howarth of London Open Prize for Oboe Composition.

Price: £7.95
Skill Level:E
Series Title:BDRS Commissions
Publisher:Emerson Edition Ltd
Year of Issue:2023
ISBN:none specified
Robin Haigh writes:
BEAK and WORM are a pair of distinct pieces, each partly influenced by recent encounters with particularly loud and beautiful birdsong. Like many composers, when I write music, I gradually build up a piece one bar at a time, trying to find the best idea to follow the last, eventually culminating in something that is performed in a fraction of the time it took to write. Hearing birds loudly and spontaneously creating something quite akin to virtuosic woodwind music led to an artistic question why can these creatures create such beautiful and special music so quickly and easily when it takes me so long?
Neither of these pieces directly mimic birdsong, but these thoughts of the spontaneity, freedom, and beauty of birds were at play throughout the writing process. The title of BEAK was inspired by what I perceived as a visual similarity between a bird''s beak and the oboe''s exposed reed, which is used a great deal with many pitch bends and vibrato effects. The

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