for unaccompanied oboe
by Andrew Earle Simpson (b. 1967)- American composer
II. Variation I (Acrobats)
III. Variation II (Two Clowns)
IV. Variation III (Pas de Deux)
V. Variation IV (Springing Leaks)
This work is a set of four variations which exploit the many diverse aspects of the instrument. Although the movements are called "variations," they are not traditional variations in the sense of varying a pre-existing theme or harmonic progression; rather, they display a different feature of the oboe in each variation, and present a specific technical challenge in each. Edited by Nancy King.