I. Blues; II. Romp
A revisiting on Patterson’s part to a much earlier work, Two Grooves appropriates material from the saxophone quartet Diversions (1976) and reworks it in wholly new ways. The first part of this diptych, Blues, takes on a languidly nostalgic demeanor, a mood emphasized by the cor anglais’ melancholy voice. For the ensuing Romp, the cor anglais morphs into a perkier, more athletic oboe and the mood brightens noticeably as a result and the work continues with dazzling rhythmic exchanges between all four players and finishes in a virtuosic manner!
Programme note © Paul Pellay
In 2012 a 3rd movement was written for this and now the piece can be played as either Two Grooves or
Oboe and String Trio
Publisher: Joseph Weinberger
St Mary Bredin, Canterbury, 2nd Nov 2012
Ian Crowther, oboe / Festival Chamber Orchestra