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The Moon

The Moon

for chorus and orchestra

Texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Philip Larkin and Walt Whitman


  • Instrumentation: chorus and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing this year, my new work for chorus and orchestra uses favourite poems by Percy B. Shelley, Philip Larkin and Walt Whitman to explore the sense of wonder we identify with the moon and space. The piece tries to capture our experience of viewing the moon from Earth, and is also somehow about looking back at us here on Earth from above. I am delighted to work again with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who I have come to know closely as their Composer in Residence, and for the first time with the wonderful BBC National Chorus of Wales. Huw Watkins
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Performance duration: 24'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2018-2019
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, clash cym, b.d.)-hp.org(optional).cel-str
Performances
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2019-08-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall | World Premiere
Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing this year, my new work for chorus and orchestra uses favourite poems by Percy B. Shelley, Philip Larkin and Walt Whitman to explore the sense of wonder we identify with the moon and space. The piece tries to capture our experience of viewing the moon from Earth, and is also somehow about looking back at us here on Earth from above. I am delighted to work again with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who I have come to know closely as their Composer in Residence, and for the first time with the wonderful BBC National Chorus of Wales. Huw Watkins
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Performance duration: 24'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2018-2019
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, clash cym, b.d.)-hp.org(optional).cel-str
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2019-08-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall | World Premiere