William Alwyn's Oboe Sonata
William Alwyn (1905-1985) was a respected English composer, teacher and conductor. He began his musical career as a virtuoso flutist, attended the Royal Academy of Music, and at the age of nineteen he was appointed professor of composition. Alwyn composed dozens of widely performed concert pieces and the musical scores of more than 70 films, including a classic Hollywood swashbuckler, “The Crimson Pirate,” starring Burt Lancaster.
Alwyn’s Oboe Sonata was published in 1934. It has three movements:
I. Moderato e grazioso
III. Allegro (quasi waltz tempo)
The origami flower in the accompanying photo was created by Yukie Echizen.