Hold Fast Your Dreams

(Concerto No. 2 for Oboe and Wind Ensemble)

Eric Ewazen

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Hold Fast Your Dreams (Oboe Concerto No. 2) was written for Linda Strommen, a cherished colleague, for whom I also wrote my 1st oboe concerto, Down a River of Time. My 2nd oboe concerto is dedicated to Ellen Strommen, Linda?s mother, who was the inspiration for this piece. Her loving spirit, delightful sense of humor, and her wisdom, allowed me to present a musical portrait of this dear person. The music is often lyrical and singing, but the triublations of life also appear in each of the moments, only to lead once again to feelings of love and contentment and peace. ?Hold Fast Your Dreams? is the name of a powerful poem by Louise Driscoll which was also an inspiration for this work.

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Duration 00:24:00
Orchestration Solo Ob.; 3(Picc.) 2 3(B.Cl.) 2, 1A.Sax., 1T.Sax., 1Bar.Sax. - 2 2 3(B.Tbn.) 1, Euph.; Timp. 4Perc.

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I Andante con moto
II Allegro energico
III Andante espressivo

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