Composer
MCDOWALL
Title
The Moon Dances
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Hunt Edition
Grade
4
Product Code
01H19000HE62

The Moon Dances
Composed by Cecilia McDowall
For flute and piano
Published by Hunt Edition

Movements:
I.   Paper sea and silver coins
II.  Black with shadow and wolves
III. The red star trembles

The three poems which have inspired each movement are Blacks Dancing to Cuban Rhythms,  Dance of the Moon in Santiago, and Swing Ride. Inspired by the intense imagery of Lorca's poetry, The Moon Dances evokes contrasting aspects of dance. The first movement gives a festive exuberance to a carnival atmosphere and in the second the moon dances above the shadows that engulf the dead. In the last, the girl on the swing arcs across the sky, her dance shimmering beneath the moon. 

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