MONK'S OBOE


Listen: Monk's Oboe

Performed By: Jared Hauser, oboe; Carolyn Huebl, violin; Cornelia Heard, violin; Kathryn Plummer, viola; Felix Wang, cello

Instrumentation:
Oboe, string quartet or piano

Duration: 9 minutes 30 seconds

Commissioned By:
Jared Hauser, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

Premiere:
March 27, 2014 by Jared Hauser, oboe; Carolyn Huebl, violin; Cornelia Heard, violin; Kathryn Plummer, viola; and Felix Wang, cello at Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Available From:
Libby Larsen Publishing

Composer's Notes:
Monk’s Oboe for oboe and string quartet is an homage to Thelonious Monk, one of my heroes. The piece resulted from a fireside conversation at Interlochen Academy where oboist Jared Hauser and I were roasting marshmallows and talking about jazz. Though both of us are classified as classical musicians, we are really American musicians, a different kind of bird. We decided to express ourselves by creating a new composition.
 
— Libby Larsen