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composition / chamber music / tangling shadows (version 1)

tangling shadows (version 1)

Medium: Oboe (or Soprano Saxophone)/Vibraphone Duet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: July 2006
Duration: 7:50
Difficulty: Grade V

Oboe (or Soprano Saxophone)
3-octave Vibraphone

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Tangling Shadows (Version 1)


Tangling Shadows for Oboe & Vibraphone by Nathan Daughtrey
Download full mp3 recording


Tangling Shadows was commissioned by oboist Amy Anderson and percussionist Lisa Rogers, both professors in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. The 8-minute work is based upon the Pablo Neruda poem, “Thinking, Tangling Shadows.” Fragments of the text may be found throughout the score for reference.

review (excerpt)

"Daughtrey has created a respite for audience members through his imaginary text painting and beautiful textures in “Tangling Shadows.” This challenging piece will be worth the time and effort."

- Brian Zator, Percussive Notes (December 2007)