Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Sonata for Oboe and Piano2020-04-20T20:39:21+00:00

Project Description

Solo Oboe and Piano
1992, rev. 1999
27 min.

For the Soprano Saxophone transcription, click here.

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Missouri Quintet, Janice Wegner Piano
On the album David Maslanka Wind Music

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  1. Moderate
  2. Very Slow and Free
  3. Moderate


March 2000 by Dan Willett, University of Missouri/Columbia


An intense piece requiring great sustaining power from the oboist. It is a reflection on a shamanic poem from Eskimo tradition.

Program Note

This music was inspired by the idea of ecstatic vision, of seeing the beauty of the world directly as it is, without story of interpretation – direct, immediate, powerful, perception. As such, there is a quality of being swept up and swept along, regardless of one’s wishes, and also of being held in rapt stasis. Great demands are made of both the solo oboist and the pianist.

Program note by David Maslanka


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