As Dreams Begin

Length: 5'

lyrical, fast

Publisher: University of York Music Press; ISMN: ISMN M 57036 215 8

Genre: Solo works (excluding keyboard)

Work for solo oboe written at the request of John Stringer for the UYMP album Signals: An anthology of New Music for Solo Oboe ed. Melinda Maxwell and John Stringer (University of York Music Press, 2011) ISMN M 57036 215 8. The piece is called As Dreams Begin, a phrase from the poem Homeward Bound by Moazzam Begg. The work is about how a solo line can magically fill 'space' to give a sense of journeying beyond or outside physical limitations.