oboe d'amore, violin, cello, and harpsichord [or piano] (about 11 minutes)
Seven Bagatelles (2010) was composed at the request of oboist George Riordan. Although George has considerable experience performing new music, his specialty is Baroque music. Taking a typical Baroque trio sonata instrumentation, I filtered the style through a contemporary lens, creating an unmistakably modern work. Rather than coupling the cello and harpsichord parts, I have treated them independently, and many of the rhythms and harmonies are not commonly found in works of the seventeenth century. The work is in seven short movements of contrasting moods.
Score and oboe d'amore, violin, and cello parts available for purchase from J.W. Pepper.