Four Dances for Two for Oboe and Violin
I. Rococo Promenade
II. Afternoon Divertimento
III. Get Reel
IV. Holiday Glide
Rococo Promenade is based on the Baroque French overture style with a galloping fugal middle section before a return to the jaggedly dotted style of the beginning.
Afternoon Divertimento alternates a calm, lullaby-like mood with bursts of frenzied energy typical of a weekend afternoon.
Get Reel portrays a whimsically reeling, roiling, reel (really!) with rapid and smoothly flowing figures.
Holiday Glide features clockwork precision interpolated with slides and glides and glissandi.