Four Personalities for oboe and piano
by Alyssa Morris (b. 1984) - American composer
This title is a four-movement work based on the Hartman personality test.
- Yellow: Yellow is fun-loving. The joy that comes from doing something just for the sake of doing it is what motivates and drives yellow.
- White; White is peacekeeper. White is kind, adaptable, and a good listener. Though motivated by peace, white struggles with indecisiveness.
- Blue: Blue brings great gifts of service, loyalty, sincerity, and thoughtfulness. Intimacy, creating relationships, and having purpose is what motivates and drives blue.
- Red: Motivated by power, red is aggressive and assertive. Red is visionary confident, and proactive.
Four Personalities was given the following review in The Double Reed: “She composed this fun, entertaining work basing the four movements on the colors used by the Hartman Personality Test… Four Personalities is a lot of fun for oboist, pianist and audience alike. Highly recommended for college and professional recitals.”
This piece is on the IDRS Young Artists Competition list for 2021.