The Five Stages of Grief
Oboe with piano accompaniment – advanced
Composer: C. Burdzinski
The Five Stages of Grief is an original piece composed for oboe and piano. It was written to honor the grief I experienced as my worldview changed and I felt at a loss for philosophical grounding. The title is a reference to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s psychological model of grief. Six movements, each with a distinct style, take the listener through the cycle of grief, to conclude with an uplifting and affirming mindset of Acceptance.
Run time: 6:10
Special honor: An earlier version of this piece was debuted by University of North Carolina - Greensboro oboe performance major David Covert at his school's oboe recital in 2009.
Sheet music set includes piano score plus individual oboe part.