Monody – Monodie
for oboe solo – pour hautbois seul

Maya Badian
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1973
Revision Date: 1994
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Oboe / English Horn


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Oboe
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Programme Note:
When I compose, I try to identify myself with the instrument for which I write. Even if at first sight composing for a solo instrument appears easier, it is actually more difficult than to compose for orchestral ensembles. The composer has to apply parameters generally attributed to an ensemble or to a large orchestra (melody, harmony, polyphony, rhythm, register and other musical parameters) to the single instrument at the composer’s disposal. I also take into consideration the evolution of instruments and their techniques: A lot of features impossible to be performed some decades ago are easily accomplished today! MONODY for Oboe Solo applies an idiomatic writing for the oboe.

Premiere Information:
1973, Public Chamber Music Concert, Geneva, Switzerland
Radu Chisu, oboe


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5112 B136mo
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Oboe / English Horn
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 20, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (14 p.) ;
    14 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Manuscript deposited in the Fonds Maya-Badian MUS 228, Music Division, Library and Archives Canada.
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