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Nicola LeFanu

Publisher: Novello & Co

Soliloquy (1966)
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
1966
Duration
4 Minutes
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Nicola LeFanu Soliloquy (1966)
Soliloquy was composed in 1965, when I was eighteen. I thought of it as a soliloquy in the dramatic sense, like a character in a play 'thinking aloud'. The music unfolds in one continuous train of thought that encompasses many moods and gestures, with plenty of internal repetitions. This 'continual variation' is always returning to the initial ideas; all the music grows out of the opening intervals. The single oboe line implies a counterpoint of thoughts, like someone questioning themselves. I wrote Soliloquy for the oboist Francis John Hunter, who like me was a first year student at Oxford.

Nicola LeFanu

Performances
Date
Title
  • 28 SEP 2007
    10th London New Wind Festival / Maconchy Centenary 2007
    Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
    New Wind Chamber Group

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