Incantation and Allegro
composer: Nancy Galbraith (1995)
genre: trio: oboe, bassoon & piano
length: 2 movements, 14:00 minutes
movements: 1. Incantation   2. Allegro
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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world premiere: 22 October 1995
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe) • Nancy Goeres (bassoon) • Luz Manriquez (piano)
Shadyside Concert Series • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes: "Incantation and Allegro" was written for and dedicated to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal players Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe) and Nancy Goeres (bassoon), and for pianist Luz Manriquez.
composer's note:

As the title "Incantation and Allegro" indicates, this work has two very different moods. The first movement is slow, lyrical and somewhat magical sounding. It ends with a solo texture in the piano which moves attaca into the second movement. The allegro remains fast throughout, with a tonal rhythmic texture in the piano and lyrical lines in the oboe and bassoon. —N.G.

press bytes: "hauntingly lovely" —Records International
recordings: Nancy Galbraith: Four Chamber Works
ÉLAN Recordings • 1999 • CD 82414
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe), Nancy Goeres (bassoon),
Luz Manriquez (piano)
  Falling Still: Music for Oboe by Women Composers
Centaur Records • 2012 • CRC 3182
Mary Ashley Barret (oboe); and others
  Five in the Sun: Keystone Chamber Players
Klavier • 2013 • K 11193
Stephanie Caulder (oboe), Jason Worzbyt (bassoon),
Henry Wong Doe (piano)