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Introduction to the Moon, An

From Wind Repertory Project
Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: Variable, c. 12:00 to 14:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II (doubling tuned water glasses)
Oboe I-II (doubling tuned water glasses)
Bassoon I-II
Bb-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (doubling tuned water glasses)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II-III
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III (doubling tuned water glasses)
Euphonium (doubling tuned water glasses)
Tuba (doubling tuned water glasses)
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I, II, III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Cymbals (large suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Harmonica (Marine Band C)
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Wind Chimes (brass)

Amplified Voice


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This concert piece offers eight improvisational sections for concert band, tuned water glasses, and amplified voice. An Introduction to the Moon combines two distinctly different and wholly essential musical practices -- music of the page and music of the ear. The work alternates between music that is written and music that is improvised. The improvisational sections include different poems, one per section with the instruments improvising along with the reader. This work provides high school students a wonderful opportunity to develop and demonstrate their improvisational skills.


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside Wind Ensemble (Laura Rexroth, conductor; Lisa Kornetsky, narrator) – 14 March 2019
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Steven Moore, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 20 April 2018
  • State University of New York Geneseo Wind Ensemble (Leah McGray, conductor) – 23 March 2018
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Concert Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) – 19 October 2017


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