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Dances for the mandolin & the moon

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Dances for the mandolin & the moon / by Richard Charlton.

by Richard Charlton (2005)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 mandolins, mandola, guitar, double bass.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra from the CD Brolga dances

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Partly inspired by one of Picasso's most beautiful cubist works, Girl with a Mandolin, this work represents a sort of imaginary ballet. It could be that the mandolin in the picture comes to life and dances under a full moon. Overjoyed at his new freedom he sings a serenade to the girl in the painting. For some reason she does not respond?

This, of course, is a purely fanciful notion that only occurred to me after writing the piece, but it does fit the mood and temperament of what I was trying to achieve: a dance, a serenade and the unique voice of the mandolin.

Published by: Joachim-Trekel-Musikverlag [R 9294] — 1 score (11p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 5 parts (15p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Tertiary student

Duration: 6 min.

Dedicated to Robert Schulz

Commissioned by Robert Schulz for performance by Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles.

First performance 8 Jan 06. Canberra Grammar School ACT

Includes programme note, and biographical notes on the composer.

Typeset edition.


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