Sheet Music: Score
Moon Saturn Jupiter : for solo flute / Stuart Greenbaum.
by Stuart Greenbaum (2020)
On 3 August 2020, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter all came into alignment in Melbourne's evening skies. I walked out the back door, looked up and there they were in plain sight. It's an unusual formation and a distinct event for general public to experience. There's a common expression - 'when Saturn is in line with Jupiter' metaphorically suggesting something improbable that will either never (or rarely) take place. Of course Saturn is actually always in line with Jupiter - it's just a line between two points. But throw Earth's mysterious Moon into the equation and alignment really is rare. This flute solo was written in contemplation of that alignment while under stage 4 curfew restrictions in Melbourne. We can't walk out the front gate after 8pm - but we can still look up into the evening sky and marvel at the Universe.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 mins
Commissioned by Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
Includes program note.
Composer's no: GRT 225.
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