Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944) studied under Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez's Sarabande et Allegro is a sublime addition to the Oboe repertoire. Much of the composer's works show neo-classical features, which is also the case in Sarabande et Allegro, where the texture is predominantly melody dominated homophony, perfect cadences are frequently heard and modulations to related keys occur. Grovlez's D minor Sarabande is in a steady, triple metre, which is superbly contrasted by the fast Allegro, composed in the relative major. All these features make for an enjoyable and delightful performance.