Moon Glistens, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Joni Greene

Joni Greene

Subtitle: A Tone Poem for Wind Ensemble.

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Joni Greene
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $25.00


1. Moon Viewing - 5:02
2. II - 5:37
3. Autumn Rain - 7:11


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Spash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal (small,medium and large)
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Thundersheet
  • Xylophone

Bandswomen singing


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Moon Glistens is a new work for wind ensemble derived from Joni Greene's choral work Autumn Reflections. The work is structured as a tone poem which incorporates six Japanese haiku throughout, while offering vivid vignettes of the autumn landscapes and simplicity of 16th century Japan. Performers and audiences are guided through the imagery of each section of the work with a line-by-line breakdown of the poetry in the parts and score. The six-poem structure focuses on nature and the cycle of one autumn day while incorporating a variety of chamber groupings within the wind ensemble. Players and conductors are given cross curriculum lesson plans, an in-depth analysis of the work, and a detailed description of the compositional process with each score.

- Program Note from publisher

To Chad Simons

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Valdosta (Ga.) State University Wind Ensemble (Joe Brashier, conductor) – 15 November 2018
  • Washburn University (Topeka, Ks.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Mapp, conductor) – 17 March 2016 (CBDNA 2016 Southwestern Division Conference, Boulder, Colo.)
  • University of Kansas Wind Ensemble (Paul W. Popiel, conductor) – 6 October 2015
  • Indiana University Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) - 31 March 2015 *Premiere Performance*

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