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The Moon : for 11 instruments

by Peggy Polias (2007)

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Performance by Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra from the CD Kammerklang Alpha.

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Work Overview

This work explores the phases of the Moon in nine tiny movements, one for each of the cyclic phases and an added final movement (No Moon).

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn in F, piano, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, double bass.

Duration: 11 min.

Contents note: I. New Moon: when the stars shine bright -- II. . Crescent Moon I: peeking through an eyelid -- III. First Quarter: when the skytide flows -- IV. Gibbous Moon I: “coiling, emerging” -- V. Full Moon: when the eyes shine bright -- VI. Gibbous Moon II: recoiling -- VII. Third Quarter: when the skytide ebbs -- VIII. Crescent Moon II: eyes are drooping -- IX. No Moon: eyes are closed.

First performance: by Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra at Kammerklang 2009 (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 28 May 2009


Resonate article: Kammerklang 2009 by Kimberley Pearson

Performances of this work

8 Apr 2021: at CSO: Sharing the Sky (National Museum of Australia). Featuring Jessica Cottis, CSO Chamber Players.

28 May 2009: at Kammerklang 2009 (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra.

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