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In classical times, Bucolics were a collection of pastoral poems, particularly those by Virgil. This piece attempts to show off the rustic and plaintive character of the oboe and evoke a pastoral arcadia. The piece is in ternary form, with a sprightly middle section in 12/8 in F major contrasting with a slower more wistful outer section in 3/4 in five flats. The piece starts with a long sinewy solo phrase for oboe alone, improvisatory in nature, which eventually settles on a high Ab, which the piano then supports with a single chord. Two more long solo oboe phrases follow, each gravitating to the same high Ab, each answered by a single piano chord that gradually becomes more dissonant, until the piece dissolves into the dance-like middle section, filled with wicked cross rhythms.
Difficulty guide: 0-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Category: Oboe Repertoire
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM469
Our Stock Code: 1410426
Media Type: Paperback