Love Song: Oboe & English Horn

Instrumentation: Oboe and English horn
Duration: 3:45
Premiere: 11/9/15
Aaron Hill and Laura Smith
UVA Faculty Chamber Series, Charlottesville, VA

Program Note:
Love Song, for Oboe and English Horn, is an instrumental version of my Wedding Song. This new version was commissioned by Sarah Davol for Double Entendre’s CD Double Take, American Reed on the Albany label. This lyrical piece, with lines that circle around each other and merge in a beautiful partnership, was inspired by Christopher Marlowe’s poem The Passionate Shepherd To His Love. This is the text set in the original Wedding Song, which has been performed at numerous weddings as well as on concert programs. More information about the Wedding Song is available here. There are also additional scorings of Long Song, for Violin and Viola, as well as Alto Flute and Cello.