Concerto for Oboe and Wind Ensemble

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Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen

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General Info

Year: 2010
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


Full Score
Solo Oboe
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


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Program Notes

On February 16, 2010, Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Oboe and Wind Ensemble was premiered by the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, Stephen W. Pratt, conductor, with Linda Strommen as oboe soloist.

It was commissioned by Strommen and the ensemble and is dedicated to Strommen’s mother, Ellen Strommen. Ewazen commented on the writing of the work:

[I wanted] to write a work that encapsulates her [Ellen Strommen] personality and life story. As in any life, there are the wonderful highs, and sometimes, very sad lows -- but through it all, resilience and hope shine on -- and that is certainly the way it is with Ms. Strommen. The first movement is a loving, gentle waltz, describing the tender spirit that is Ms. Strommen. … The second movement is about those moments in life, such as the tragic loss of a loved one, which is filled with shock, surprise, and an almost agonized questioning. The music is fast, in a minor key -- but at the very end -- hope and resilience win -- and the [movement] ends with a joyful Picardy third. The final movement is the summation of a life . . . the oboe is the lyricist, the music singing a personal, sometimes introspective, sometimes joyous, song.

- Program Note from The New Winds of Change


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Battisti, Frank L. The New Winds of Change: The Evolution of the Contemporary American Wind Band/Ensemble and Its Music. Delray Beach, Fla., Meredith Music, pp. 289-290.
  • Eric Ewazen website – Accessed 23 August 2022