Maurice Saylor began the composition of his “Oboe Trio” at the request of oboist Robin Eazer for his degree recital at the Catholic University of America. During the work’s composition, the oboist was diagnosed with leukemia. That fact changed the nature of the composition. The oboe came to personify the oboist in a trio that contrasts sections of struggle with plateus tranquil, mournful and elegiac until the coda, where the music drifts away into infinity. The work is dedicated to the memory of Robin Eazer who died in 1983.
Solo parts included: Oboe, Viola, Violoncello