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Philip Venables: Four Metamorphoses After Britten: Bassoon

Instrumental Work | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Subtitle Bassoon
Instrumentation Bassoon
Composer Philip Venables
Publisher University Of York Music Press
Metamorphoses after Britten was written for Melinda Maxwell, for UYMP's Signals volume of new music for Oboe. It was first performed by Melinda at York University on 24th November 2010.

I - A Mountain
II - Fixation
III - Flowers
IV - Fountains

Metamorphoses after Britten by philipvenables

'Metamorphoses after Britten are just that: four miniatures, each inspired by one of Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe. Each movement, over its short course, transforms gradually from one thing to another, ending, with the exception of Fountains, in a short, cathartic coda. Some of the movements also take specific musical elements from Britten’s pieces.

I very much viewed these pieces as musical Haiku, and in that sense I hope they embody a sense of peace, brevity and simplicity.

The oboe version of Metamorphoses after Britten is dedicated to Melinda Maxwell.

The saxophone version of Metamorphoses after Britten, with an additional movement, is dedicated to Vicki and Andrew Vaughan'
     - Philip Venables
Language ENG(UK)
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Work
Pages 12
ISMN 9790570362271
Edition Number M570362271
Catalog No. MUSM570362271
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  1. I – A Mountain
  2. II – Fixation
  3. III – Flowers
  4. IV – Fountains

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