Samuel, Rhian: Scenes from an Aria. Rental
Full score and instrumental parts
Duration: 12 minutes
For solo oboe, two horns, marimba and strings
Commissioned by the Presteigne Festival with funds from the Arts Council of Wales
1st perf: Ruth Scott (ob), Jane Hanna, Richard Bourn (hns), Christopher Brannick (mar),
Presteigne Festival Orchestra, George Vass (cond), St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 29 August 1996
… a warmly lyrical piece where a solo oboe gradually succumbs to the blandishments of a persuasive orchestra to combine in a gorgeously sentimental melodic conclusion, no sooner arrived at than tantalisingly left.