The Charmer
for oboe d'amore, flute, bass clarinet, 2 percussion, violin, viola and cello

Ka Nin Chan
Composer
Ka Nin Chan
Composition Date: 1994
Revision Date: 1994
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x English horn
  • 2 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x English horn
  • 2 x Other woodwind
  • 2 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:

Ka Nin Chan

The Charmer, 1994

Commissioned by: Chamber Concerts Canada with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council

Premiered by: Lawrence Cherney, oboe d’amore, Toronto


“Essentially a character portrait, it is a slippery work, rather exotic and exploring pentatonic scales and mystical melodic turns. It’s distinctive and strikingly original...” Rick MacMillan, Classical Music Magazine, June 1996


“When writing this chamber concerto for oboist Lawrence Cherney, my first thought was the age-old association of the double reed instrument with snake charming. The oboe d’amore is chosen for its exotic quality. At another level, I am depicting a modern day character who is characteristically outgoing, friendly and a bit eccentric. At the same time, I wanted to explore the private moments of this person with a public persona. What happens when he or she is at odds with his/her surroundings? At the end, optimism prevails, and our charmer takes on life as it comes.”



CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8853 C454ch
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 8, 1997
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((6), 37 p.) ;
    43 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 54
    7 parts ((54) p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For solo oboe d'amore, alto flute (flute), bass clarinet, 2 percussion, violin, viola, violoncello.
    Photocopy; master copy of score in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: 12:00
    Commissioned by Chamber Concerts Canada through the Ontario Arts Council.
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