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Full moon dances : concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra

by Ross Edwards (2011)

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Performance by Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya from the CD Island songs

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Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2 doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2 doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (2 doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons  (2 doubling contrabassoon), 2 horns in F, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, solo alto saxophone, strings.

Duration: 30 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Mantra with night birds and dark moon blossoms -- 2. First Ritual Dance -- 3. Water-Moon -- 4. Sanctus -- 5. Second Ritual Dance.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Amy Dickson

Commission note: Commissioned by Renata Kaldor, Andrew Kaldor for performance by Sydney Symphony, Amy Dickson.

First performance: by Amy Dickson, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Baldur Bronniman at TSO: The Gentle Sax (Princess Theatre, Launceston) on 21 Jun 2012

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2013 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Ross Edwards

Analysis

Resonate article: Insight: The Moon and I by Ross Edwards

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Performances of this work

15 Jul 2021: at Songs from The Box and Swamp (fortyfivedownstairs). Featuring Peter Neville, Coady Green, Justin Kenealy.

20 Feb 2013: at Full Moon Dances (Ngargee Centre for Contemporary Art, Sidney Myer Courtyard). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Amy Dickson, Benjamin Northey.

8 Oct 2012: at Sydney Symphony: Dancing with the saxophone (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Amy Dickson.

6 Oct 2012: at Sydney Symphony: Dancing with the saxophone (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Sydney Symphony, Amy Dickson.

5 Oct 2012: at Sydney Symphony: Dancing with the saxophone (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony, Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Oct 12: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

23 Jun 2012: at TSO: The Gentle Sax (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Amy Dickson, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Baldur Bronniman.

21 Jun 2012: at TSO: The Gentle Sax (Princess Theatre, Launceston). Featuring Baldur Bronniman, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Amy Dickson.

16 Jun 2012: at West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Baldur Bronniman, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Amy Dickson.

15 Jun 2012: at West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Amy Dickson, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Baldur Bronniman.

7 Jun 2012: at ASO: Ross Edwards - Full Moon Dances (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Andrew Grams, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Amy Dickson.

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