Aubade for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet
Paul de Wailly
SMC ST79/ HL 3775613
Woodwind Trio: Flute, Oboe and Clarinet in Bb
Paul de Wailly (1854-1933) was French composer and one of the rare pupils of Cesar Franck, who taught him "everything I know." Not an avant-garde composer when that style was fashionable, he received an indifferent reception to his works in the early 20th century. But his music fits into the Romantic era quite well. This aubade (a piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning) for flute, oboe and Bb clarinet starts with technical flourishes from the players, then moves to a slower, more lyrical middle section, before returning to the original tempo for a rousing finish. This edition was prepared by Albert Andraud.