Double Double (11’)


oboe, english horn

Commission: Glenda Bates and Kendra Hawley

Premiere: Glenda Bates and Kendra Hawley, Stony Brook University, March 21, 2012

Inspired by their dynamic double reed wizardry, I wrote this short character pieces for Glenda Bates and Kendra Hawley.  Appropriately, given the music's somewhat whimsical nature, the title is a pun: it refers not only to the presence of two double reed players but also to a laudable accomplishment one can achieve on the basketball court.  Since these two musicians play new (and old) music with the passion and physicality of athletes, I felt the metaphor was apt.


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