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Solo Bassoon

Oracle is a work in four movements, written for Irish bassoonist Ronan Whittern. The piece reflects upon the ancient religious, cultural, and agricultural relationship between the people of the Great Britain and Ireland and the native trees and forests of these countries. The piece is written as a dialogue, to be performed with a tree.

"Go outside and collect three sticks.

Return home, harming nothing.

The following day, return the sticks to where they were found.

Return home, harming nothing."

The premiere recording was made by Ronan Whittern in June 2018

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