A Sea Green Partridge of April

for solo oboe

David Knotts

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Composer David Knotts
Year of Composition 1999
Duration ca.4'
Categories (all composers) , , , ,
Catalogue ID ce-dk1asgp1


A Sea-Green Partridge of April is based on an Albanian lament of the same name – Një thëllëzë e shkrar prilli. A husband laments the death of his beautiful wife, the “sea-green partridge of April”. Her death “turned off” the lights in his house; his life became dark; his heart and soul are broken.

This fantasy takes the form of a set of variations based around the the harmony of song.