Oboe Quartet | John Abram

Oboe Quartet was written in 2002 for ReMuse (now known as The Gallery Players of Niagara) and is a reworking of two sections of the twelve-movement instrumental central part of my anti-opera Aeneid Music. The differences between the versions are chiefly harmonic. Originally the harmonies were obscured by the instrumentation (prepared guitar and slit drum are instruments without tempered pitch) whereas the harmonies in this version are at last clear. In much of the music, especially the second movement, the rhythms are very fluid, largely ignoring barlines

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