Composer Ingram Marshall had a special interest in dark, oceanic deep sounds while writing his album Dark Waters, and decided to use the oboe d'amore (a Baroque version of the oboe with a low register) in his piece Holy Ghosts. Marshall found inspiration in an excerpt from Bach's Mass in B Minor, where two oboe d'amores superimpose melodies. However, since Marshall only wanted one oboe d'amore, he used a live digital delay to create a kind of spiraling and weaving effect. The resultant echoes are “ghosting” the live playing of oboist Libby Van Cleve. Also tonight, music of Alexandre Desplat and Judd Greenstein.
The first hour of Evening Music is available for streaming soon after 8pm.