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Dances for the mandolin & the moon / by Richard Charlton.
by Richard Charlton (2005)
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
First performance 8 Jan 06. Canberra Grammar School ACT
Includes programme note, and biographical notes on the composer.
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