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Oboe Lament

by Mary Ogle

Digital Art Gallery

Art: Oboe Lament by Artist Mary Ogle
The Mater series was created for use in a multimedia production of Mater in Memoriam: For Irene a requiem for women's voices that was performed in Ventura, CA on June 21, 2003.

Mater was composed by Naomi Stephan in honor of her mother, with lyrics by Sue Moore.

from the composer's notes: Set for a soulful melancholy Oboe, an instrument my mother favored, this lament expresses at once sadness, virtuosity, exuberance, and determination. The musical ups and down parallel the meandering vicissitudes of life. The Oboe line breaks rules, stretches boundaries, but comes back down to the simple sound of Danny Boy and its doleful call to Danny to leave the Highlands, go to battle, and ultimate death. A sobering contemporary theme.

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