Sheet Music: Score
Two views from Hastings : for string quintet or string orchestra / Don Kay.
by Don Kay (1994)
'Moonlight Ridge' is located in the far south of Tasmania. Its very name conjures up a sense of mystery and obscure romance. My single movement work was written in response to the moonlit image of the snow-covered ridge gleaming in the distance across the dark, still waters of Hastings Bay.
Duration = approx. 9-10 mins.
From the hill-side overlooking Hastings Bay, one can see many patterns and colours in the bushlands and forests, near and far, right to the distant mountains. Some are light in colour and texture; some much darker. Some intimately detailed; some, more distant, with a sense of grandeur. Overall, there is much variety in the multi layered intricate patterning and a great sense of wild, untamed nature. This work, also in one movement, was conceived as a companion piece to follow 'Moonlight Ridge', or be performed independently, as preferred.
Duration = approx. 5 mins.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (29p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 15 mins
Moonlight ridge -- Bush tapestry.
Includes program notes.
'Moonlight Ridge' completed 26 November 1994 ; 'Bush Tapestry' completed 14 April 1997.
Bush tapestry: "Composed as a gift to the Louisiana Sinfonietta".
Moonlight ridge: "Commissioned by Virtuosi Tasmania, for performance by the Tasman Quartet and double bass, with the assistance of Arts Tasmania".
This edition produced 2015.
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