Moonless night : song cycle for solo soprano and orchestra
by Lorenzo Alvaro (2015)
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Moonless Night is based on the famous radio play Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. The text used in this composition comes from the introduction of Under Milk Wood, where the narrator (which in this case is the solo soprano) describes and opens us up to the world of the imaginary Welsh town of Llareggub.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 French horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 performers), harp, solo soprano, strings.
Duration: 28 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Achievable for an orchestra consisting of semi-professional musicians and a soprano of professional quality.
Contents note: I. Spring in the small town -- II. Dew falling -- III. Night moving in the streets -- IV. Listen. It is night in the chill -- V. You can only hear and see.
First performance: by University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Orchestra, Prudence Hare, Fabian Russell — 2014. Melbourne Recital Centre
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
Performances of this work
2014: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Orchestra, Prudence Hare, Fabian Russell.
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