Partita for Solo Violin (2011)

by Thomas Oboe Lee

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about

In the spring of 2011 I had nothing to do after I finished composing an all-male a cappella sextet on the Latin text “O Magnum Mysterium.” And I wasn’t quite ready to begin work on my next project, “Symphony No. 8 … City of Light.”

A year ago Irina Muresanu premiered my “Violin Concerto” (2009) in Jordan Hall with Maestro Max Hobart and the Boston Civic Symphony. I was thrilled with her performance of the work. So I thought, how about a set of solo pieces for the violin for her as a token of my appreciation for her artistry?

Anytime one thinks of writing for solo violin, one has to face up to the monumental Partitas and Sonatas for unaccompanied violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

My Partita, similar to Bach’s in the use of the baroque suite as narrative and structure, is in seven movements.

1. Fantasia
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Sarabande
5. Gavotte/Minuet
6. Air
7. Gigue

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released 26 April 2014

Irina Muresanu, violin

Music composed by Thomas Oboe Lee
© Departed Feathers Music, Inc. - BMI

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Thomas Oboe Lee Cambridge, Massachusetts

Thomas Oboe Lee was born in China in 1945. He lived in São Paulo, Brazil, for six years before coming to the United States in 1966. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he studied composition at the New England Conservatory and Harvard University. He has been a member of the music faculty at Boston College since 1990.

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