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Moon by Night

From Wind Repertory Project
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon (opt.)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Baritone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (pitched in C)
  • Marimba
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

  • Baritone Sax, m. 38, should be a (sounding) B-natural, not a B-flat
  • Flutes, m. 38-9: The G can either be Fl 1 only, with Fl 2 entering beat 3 of m.39, or Fl 2 can play the G whole note in m.38, tied to a G half note in m.39, before Fl 2 plays beats 3-4 in m.39.


Program Notes

Moon by Night is a modular work, as it is performable as a work for band and chorus, band alone, chorus and piano, or chorus a cappella. The text is the King James translation of Psalm 121, and the title is an image directly quoted from the psalm. The theme of the work is not sacred, however---it should be more like a hymn-like tone poem; a simple, straightforward chorale with long unending lines, where the text serves only to create an evocative mood.

Moon by Night was premiered by the Sterling Municipal Symphony Band in Sterling, IL, on June 27, 2001, with Eric Whitacre conducting.

- Program Notes by Jonathan Newman


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Performances

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  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All College Band (Carrie Pawelski, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Pease, conductor) – 9 April 2018 (Carnegie Hall, N.Y.)
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Ia.) Wind Ensemble (Craig A. Hancock, conductor)– 24 March 2018
  • Gottschalk Music Center Concert Band (Merced, Calif.) (Matthew Cover, conductor) – 11 June 2017
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Derek Southerland, conductor) – 25 April 2017
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Elizabeth Peterson, conductor) – 7 March 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 23 February 2017
  • Central Winds: A Music Educators Wind Ensemble (Syracuse, N.Y.) (Stephen G. Peterson, conductor) - 14 December 2016 (2016 Midwest Clinic)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Symphonic Band (Ian Richard, conductor) – 25 May 2016
  • Michigan State University Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 6 October 2015
  • California State University, Fresno, Symphonic Band (Steven M. McKeithen, conductor) - 20 March 2015 (2015 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Japan, - 2008 Summer Tour


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