• John Corigliano
  • Scherzo for Oboe and Percussion (1975)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • timp, 3perc, hp, pf(cel)
  • Oboe
  • 6 min

Programme Note

Composer note

The Oboe Concerto is highly theatrical virtuoso solo music for both soloist and orchestra. The Scherzo is a high-velocity polyrhythmic episode for oboe and percussion, with harp and piano. Here oboe multiphonics are set against percussion instruments. The trio, scored for vibraphone, celeste, and harp, is a graceful, pirouetting, china-doll kind of music that evokes 18th century in spite of the non-pitched percussion that whirls about it.

ā€” John Corigliano