tangling shadows (version 1)
Medium: Oboe (or Soprano Saxophone)/Vibraphone Duet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: July 2006
Difficulty: Grade V
Oboe (or Soprano Saxophone)
listenTangling Shadows for Oboe & Vibraphone by Nathan Daughtrey
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Tangling Shadows was commissioned by oboist Amy Anderson and percussionist Lisa Rogers, both professors in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. The 8-minute work is based upon the Pablo Neruda poem, “Thinking, Tangling Shadows.” Fragments of the text may be found throughout the score for reference.
"Daughtrey has created a respite for audience members through his imaginary text painting and beautiful textures in “Tangling Shadows.” This challenging piece will be worth the time and effort."
- Brian Zator, Percussive Notes (December 2007)