two oboes, english horn, and bassoon



Program Notes:

Come was commissioned by oboists Kendra Hawley and Glenda Bates for a concert of new music for double reed instruments, affectionately referring to the ensemble as an “oboe band.”  The piece consists of a highly ornamented heterophonic melody that slowly unravels over time.  It is punctuated with strongly tongued attacks that give way to close, buzzing harmonies, similar to the pronunciation of the word, “come.”