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    SCORE and PARTS: Half Moon Nocturne


    • Model: Score and Parts
    • Shipping Weight: 1lbs
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    • Manufactured by: Andrea Reinkemeyer, composer


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    Half Moon Nocturne
    for Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon, Horn in F, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
    Andrea Reinkemeyer (Ann Arbor, Michigan - 2007)
    Commissioned by and dedicated to H. Robert Reynolds and The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings


    Half Moon Nocturne (2007) for chamber ensemble was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, H. Robert Reynolds and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. The first performance, conducted by Miller Asbill, was given by the ensemble on October 21, 2007.

    Half Moon Nocturne is a sonic exploration of the beautiful Pinckney Recreation Area in Southeast Michigan. I have enjoyed numerous hikes with my husband around the Half Moon and Silver Lakes, yet I am continually amazed by the unique beauty and subtle transformation of familiar objects with the change of season. Winter’s stark, dry lines draw a nice contrast with summer’s lush palette of varying greens amidst hot, humid swamps and the din of toads.

    While this is my first piece about Michigan's natural beauty, it follows in a long line of pieces inspired by nature. Half Moon Nocturne combines disparate musical elements to create an aural synthesis of visual and emotional cues drawn from my experiences there. Duration ca. 9:45.


    Premiere Performance:

    Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 3:00 p.m.
    Lucky Sevens, Crazy Eights
    Birmingham Unitarian Church (Michigan)

    Preview: 2:15 p.m.
    In conversation, composer Andrea Reinkemeyer

    Johannes Brahms, Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
    Andrea L. Reinkemeyer, Half Moon Nocturne
    Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

    Article in the Detroit Free Press by Mark Stryker (PDF)
    Press Release by Suzy Tebeau

    The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
    Laurence Liberson, clarinet; Victoria King, bassoon
    Bryan Kennedy, horn; Michele Cooker, piano
    Kim Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin; Hang Su, viola
    Debra Fayroian, cello; Craig Rifel, bass
    Miller Asbill, conductor
    Sponsored by: The Center for Financial Planning, The Family of Burton D. Jones

    Autumnal Songs:

    Friday, October 24, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland
    Great Noise Ensemble
    Armando Bayolo, conductor

    Season Finale:

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 8:00 p.m.
    Christ and St. Stephen's Church
    120 West 69th Street (between Broadway & Columbus), New York City
    The North/South Chamber Orchestra
    Max Lifchitz, conductor

    New Music Week:

    Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 8:00 p.m.
    Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts
    Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
    New Music Ensemble
    Kenneth Thompson, director
    Katherine Kilburn, conductor

    This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 October, 2013.

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