This CD project has been a little over a year in the making. While it is my debut solo CD, this project is not and never has been about me. It’s about the music and the composers on the CD. I hope I at least captured the music and character of these pieces for all the listening audience.
I began this project with the idea in mind to have some of my friends write solo English horn pieces for me to play on some of my chamber music concerts. Since I didn’t really enjoy the music in the ‘standard repertoire’ I went to these friends for new compositions. The first piece I got was from Dante De Silva who has written me tons of music over the years then followed works by Jenni Brandon and Abe Fabella, with everyone else on CD following shortly after. These pieces are ALL great and each has their own unique voice.
I really believe that there is something for everyone on this CD. There’s music that is beautiful, dark, funny, and thoughtful, difficult, easy, but most importantly good. If you are a musician and enjoy some of this music, I hope you will contact the composer about something they have for your instrument; if you are an oboist, you’d better contact these composers for some of these pieces or others they may have; and if you are someone who just enjoys music keep listening to new music and supporting today’s musicians and composers.