(The Flame and The Moth)

Dan Welcher

Set of Performace Parts and Score
Performing Ensemble: Mixed Duet
Instrumentation: Oboe, Percussion
Item Number: 164-00283
Number of Pages: 24+8
Duration: 0:11:30
Publisher: Elkan-Vogel, Inc.
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

"Like a moth to a flame" only begins to set the scene in Welcher's challenging duo. In pairing the oboe to an array of percussive instruments, he carefully considered an approach which would allow the two to coexist as equals, eventually finding just the right inspiration in the description of a moth "seduced and repelled by the fire." For advanced performers.


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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by oboist Rogene Russell and percussionist Douglas Howard
Composition Date 1987