In Praise of Zephyrus

For Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello

Richard Wernick (composer)


  • Oboe
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Violoncello


Composed in 1981, In Praise of Zephyrus was written for oboist Philip West. Richard Wernick later provided this brief program note: Zephyrus was the god of the west wind. Philip West, of blessed memory, for whom I wrote the piece, was a wind player, an oboist and English horn player of distinction, and a very dear friend. The three movements are in no way programmatic, but reflect to me at least the mercurial and colorful aspects of Phil’s vivid persona.
SKU: 114-40575
Duration: 15:00
Dedication: for Philip West - "with hoops of steel"
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 52
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-00935-0
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3221-0
I. "... the West wynde arysyth..."
II. Vent galerne
III. "... the Lord turneth a marvelous strong West Wynde"
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