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
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