15th Night of the Moon
Concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble
25 Minutes in length
Find below the performance recording of the premiere performance from
Nov. 19, 2014
Craig Morris, trumpet Gary Green, conducting
The Frost Wind Ensemble
Consortium Exclusivity ends June 1, 2015
In mist or cloud… …On mast or shroud It perched for Vespers nine. Whiles all the night… …Through fog-smoke white, Glimmered the white moon-shine.
Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future?– Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
In 15th Night of the Moon, the soloist journeys deep within to find this transformation. Each movement is a projection of a line of text from the bushman’s description of his experience.
1. “When people sing … I enter the earth."
2. “When you arrive at god’s place
You make yourself small.
You come in small to god’s place.
You do what you have to do there.”
3. “Then you return to where everyone is.” [cadenza]
4. “You enter the earth and you return to enter the skin of your body."
The movements are played without pause.
Duration: 25 minutes
SCORE IS TRANSPOSED