Richard Lambert Music

Autumn Twilight (Op.27 No.2a)

An elegiac piece for oboe and piano

This piece is a reworking of the song An end from the composer's song cycle …too bitter sweet, (Op.27) and takes its title from a line in the Rossetti poem, which suggests an overall mood of regret and nostalgia.

Based on a rising minor arpeggio in an E modal minor tonality, the main theme is varied slightly on each statement. Likewise the secondary motif, first heard in bars 27-30, is presented differently each time.

Wistful throughout, the oboe is in constant dialogue with the piano accompanimen


This recording of Autumn Twilight was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.


You can view and purchase the score of Autumn Twilight from Forton Music (FM518: 2015 ISMN 979-0-57048-417-1).

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