"Prelude & Quodlibet" by A. Running


"Prelude and Quodlibet for Oboe and English Horn" by Arne Running (includes score and parts).

This is a new version of the "Aria & Quodlibet" that has been recently revised by the composer. Originally commissioned by Ferald (Fred) Capps as a small duet for performance at The Reed Maker’s Workshops presented by Mr. Capps and David Weber, the work was so well received that Fred Capps published it for all to enjoy.

Running writes in the modern idiom, but don’t let this frighten you. This composition is easy to listen to and great fun to play. The Prelude is a somber but engaging movement, presenting the oboe and the English horn in their most expressive capacities. The Quodlibet is a frolicking, up-tempo romp, intermingling the famous audition “licks” for each instrument, weaving in and out from one big tune to another. Anyone who ever attended symphony concerts, especially any oboist or English hornist who ever prepared material for a professional audition, will immediately get a big kick out of hearing these famous tunes, but turned on their side or upside down. Can you imagine "William Tell" or "The Swan of Tuonela" in the wrong meter? Each snippet of melody moves quickly into the next musical joke. All will be chuckling out loud, performers and audience alike.--D. Weber

Technically: Not difficult

Musically: Thoughtful, delightful

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  • Model: MUR-002
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 14 April, 2008.

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