2 lost songs
for oboe and string trio
oboe / violin / viola / violoncello
Hebrides Ensemble on 7 December 2018 at Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg (Austria)
i. bb. 1 – 69
ii. bb. 70 – 128
Our world is changing at an incomprehensible rate.
What would happen if the ancient forms of our music are lost in translation?
For this new piece I have worked in the shared - or certainly similar - ancient musical history of my own and the Hebrides Ensemble, with a play on reels and imagined / misremembered folk-tunes. Shifting the focus between clear gesture with 'sung' or realised melodies and the haze of time passing. Only the smallest vestiges of any 'national' style remaining.