Original music for oboe and piano is relatively rare, especially from 19th-century England. These two short Sonatinas by Thomas Walmisley, a composer almost exclusively remembered for his church music, offer an early Romantic view of classical form and exploit both instruments ingeniously and with originality. Since the pieces were also published as flute works after the composer's death, and appear in manuscript for the clarinet, this appealing repertoire will be available not only to oboe players, but will successfully meet the programming needs of other wind recitalists.
On the ABRSM oboe syllabus, Grade 7 & 8.
“And there’s a delicious surprise – a glorious Sonatina by Walmisley, in a new edition by Christopher Hogwood.”