Oneiros, The dream

Joelle Wallach

About this work:

Oneiros describes the landscape of dreaming rather than describing a specific dream.  In dreams, all things are connected in clear yet inexplicable ways.  Oneiros is infused with the surreal wooziness of dreams.  The yearning call first heard in the initial clarinet solo echoes again and again through the voices of different combinations of instruments, creating a kaleidoscope of subtly contrasting color and mood before coming to rest with a final nostalgic utterance by the flute.

Year composed: 1985
Duration: 00:14:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Cello
Instrumentation notes: fl (picc), cl, vln, vc, pno

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