'Exposition Universelle 1889' is based on the (6 month) Paris Expo
of 1889, and was inspired by the historical influence of the Far
East, specifically the 'gamelan' (which was showcased during the
These 3 short sketches for piano and oboe are largely meant for
the intermediate oboist. Whilst there is a basic theme that weaves
it's way throughout the 3 movements (appearing in various inversions
and iterations), it is the paradoxical simplicity of the sketches
that will be of most interest.