A Clearing in the Distance

An Homage to Frederick Law Olmstead

For Solo Oboe or Solo Flute

Duration: 1 minute

I have all my life been considering distant effects and always sacrificing immediate success and applause to that of the future. — Frederick Law Olmstead

Performance History · Purchase Sheet Music

A CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE was composed in 2014 for Robert Botti in homage to Frederick Law Olmstead, preeminent American landscape architect who designed New York City's Central Park and Prospect Park, among many other locations. "A Clearing in the Distance" is the title of Witold Rybczynski's outstanding biography of Olmstead.

Purchase Sheet Music

Sheet music for A Clearing in the Distance for OBOE is available from J.W.Pepper and Sheet Music Plus.

Sheet music for A Clearing in the Distance for FLUTE is available from Sheet Music Plus.

Performance History - Oboe

World premiere September 30, 2016, by Catherine Pluygers at the London New Wind Festival at Schott Music Ltd, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, U.K.

Performance History - Flute

World premiere May 7, 2017, by Joshua Romatowski on the First Sundays Concert Series at the Waterfront Park Community Center, Bainbridge Island, Washington.