June Emerson Wind Music
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Printed Edition
Composer:Wiffin, Rob
Instrumentation:ob. pft.
Publisher Ref:E781
A suite of five contrasting pieces inspired a friend's wild garden. The composer particularly liked the idea of writing something a little edgy to depict the weeds, and explores the colours and expressive power of the oboe.

Price: £16.50
Skill Level:D
Publisher:Emerson Edition Ltd
Year of Issue:2022
ISBN:none specified
The composer writes:
"During the Covid Lockdown of 2020 my attention shifted, by necessity, from writing music for large ensemble to instrumental solos. In conversation with an oboe-playing friend, Alison Swindles, she complained that her garden was an unhappy mix of ''weeds and patches''. I was struck by the phrase and decided that it would be a good title for a suite of pieces for oboe and piano. I particularly liked the idea of writing something a little edgy to depict the weeds.
The first movement Lazy Daisies '' Creeping Thistles starts off benignly. The weather that Spring was really lovely, and the air had a pure quality that is normally missing because of traffic. Daily exercise was confined to hour-long walks and fields of lazy daisies were everywhere. To provide contrast the middle section is acerbic and asymmetric.
According to Alison, clover patches were a real problem in the garden. Although it''s a mutation, apparently five-leaf clover can appear occasionally, hopefu

  • Lazy Daisies - Creeping Thistles
  • Clover Patch
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Blackberry Bramble Barcarole
  • Moss End

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