The Sapphire for Oboe and Piano
Composer: David Heath
Catalogue no: CM265 | ISMN M-57034-265-5
"The Sapphire" is dedicated to Heath's daughter Naima Sapphire. On the day she was born in 2000 Heath was walking over the meadows in Edinburgh to see her, and could hear bagpipes playing in the distance. That inspired him to write this piece.
The melody and over-all style are influenced by Scottish traditional music, however the harmonies come from modern jazz.
Recorded by John Anderson (in the version with orchestra) on the Black Box label (BLACK BOX BBM1083).
Oboe and Piano (also available for Oboe and Orchestra)
Performers: John Anderson, English Chamber Orchestra
Label: Black Box
Catalogue no: BBM1083
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