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oboe and soundtrack (2022)

Mary Lynch Vanderkolk, oboe
Recorded at Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA


Duration: 6 minutes
Commissioned by: Mary Lynch Vanderkolk with oboists Carl Colvin, Aaron Hill, Jennet Ingle, Dane Phillipsen, Nancy Rumbel
Premiere: December 16, 2022
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Lantana is currently under exclusivity until March 31, 2023.

program note

Lantana was commissioned by Seattle Symphony Principal Oboist Mary Lynch Vanderkolk in consortium with several other oboists. The soundtrack is created exclusively from oboe recordings Mary created for this project in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. While developing the score and soundtrack, which continually emitted sparkling, buoyant sounds (quite regardless of my mindset of the time), an image of the small-but-mighty lantana flower came to mind. Its bright circles of color seem like an ideal fit for a radiant piece full of bubbling motion and vibrant contrast. It exudes joy no matter how the weather behaves.