Britten - Six Metamorphoses after Ovid op.49 for unaccompanied oboe




Britten's "Six Metamorphoses after Ovid" op.49 for unaccompanied oboe, written for Joy Boughton in 1952, are set for ABRSM Examinations 2018-21 Oboe Grade 7 (List C: Pan) & Grade 8 (List C: Phaeton or Niobe) + Trinity Examinations 2017-21 Oboe Grade 7 (Group B: Pan or Bacchus) & Grade 8 (Group B: Niobe + Narcissus) + Dip ABRSM (any 3 mvts) + LRSM + FRSM + LTCL (complete) + LTCL Saxophone (any 3 or more)

Pan (who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved)

Phaeton (who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day & was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt)

Niobe (who, lamenting the death of her 14 children, was turned into a mountain)

Bacchus (at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues & shouting out of boys)

Narcissus (who fell in love with his own image & became a flower)

Arethusa (who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain)

Tag: Oboe Grade 8