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Iridule

Instrumentation
oboe,fl,bcl,vln,vc,pno,perc(1)
Year
2006
Duration
14:00

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April 24, 2018 7:30 PM 

Brad Lubman conducts in Ensemble Signal in a Wuorinen 80th birthday concert.  Program includes Megalith (Eric Huebner piano), Spin 5 (Olivia De Prato violin) and Iridule with Jackie Leclair (oboe)

Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall University of Buffalo
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IRIDULE is scored for oboe with six players (flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone/marimba, piano).  The work is roughly 14 and ½ minutes and dedicated to Jacqueline Leclair and the New Millennium Ensemble.  The title comes from Nabokov:

 …and that rare phenomenon
The iridule—when, beautiful and strange,
In a bright sky above a mountain range
One opal cloudlet in an oval form
Reflects the rainbow of a thunderstorm
Which in a distant valley has been staged…
 

               -Vladimir Nabokov (as John Shade?) in Pale Fire

IRIDULE was made possible with the support of the Argosy Foundation, the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, the Hanson Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, the Amphion Foundation, and private individuals.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to  Marianne Gythfeldt for her role in coordinating the commission.