Metamorphosis for two oboes and piano (2018) by Jenni Brandon explores starkness, freedom, and a dance of discovery of self as told through the interweaving lines of the oboes. The piano becomes the support that helps guide the changes along the way, ebbing and flowing in its own voice. The instruments frequently intermingle, continuously evolving into something new. It is a single-movement work in which the section titles come from a variety of synonyms for the word “metamorphosis. The sections relate to each other by transitioning, growing and evolving throughout this journey of change.
VI. Breaking through the mold
IX. “The metamorphosis excites in the beholder an emotion of joy…”
This work receives its premiere performance and recording by Dr. Lindabeth Binkley (oboe) along with Dane Philipsen (oboe) and Mary Jo Cox (piano) on Dr. Binkley’s CD FROM EARTH AND SKY: MUSIC OF JENNI BRANDON on the Blue Griffin Record label in 2020.