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Song Without Words (2018)

For soloist and piano

Duration: 6 minutes and 30 seconds
Versions exist for Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.
First performance for oboe and piano was presented by Jared Hauser, oboe, and Caleb Harris, piano performed live in the Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University on 22 October 2020. This was the world premiere of the oboe version.


World Premiere of Song Without Words for oboe & piano performed by Jared Hauser and Caleb Harris

Song Without Words, the Trumpet Version. Amanda Ross, trumpet; Dr. Liz Ames, piano


There are many versions of this short recital composition:
Highest version range: C4 to A6
(Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet)

Middle version range: A3 to F#5
(Violin, Viola, Cello, Alto Flute, English Horn, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet)

Lower version range: C3 to A5
(Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone)

Lowest version range: A2 to F#4
(Cello, Double Bass, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

To obtain examination or performance material for this
Augusta Read Thomas work, please contact Nimbus Music Publishing.