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.