Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944) studied under Gabriel FaurÃƒÂ© at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez 's Sarabande et Allegro is a sublime addition to the Oboe repertoire. Much of the composer's works show neo-classical features, which is also the case in Sarabande et Allegro where the texture is predominantly melody-dominated homophony, perfect cadences are frequently heard and modulations to related keys occur. Grovlez 's D minor Sarabande is in a steady, triple metre, superbly contrasted by the fast Allegro , composed in the relative major. All these features make for an enjoyable and delightful performance.