Advent Overture, for oboe, piano and string orchestra, was commissioned to be the opening piece of an advent service celebrated at Baylor University in 2012.
After an introduction played by the piano, the oboe presents the main theme, which is restated by the first violins later in the work. The climax of the work takes place after a modulation occurs. In this second section, the main theme comes back alternating between oboe and piano. The piece ends with a last presentation of the theme. An overall sense of longing pervades the work.
–Ivette Herryman Rodriguez
Score and parts: $15