Under Moonlight (2012)
Inspired by some of my walks along the American River, Under Moonlight can be taken as a collection of different “night scenes” which tries to evoke not only the beautiful and tranquil, but also the curious and mysterious wonder of night. While I think of it as a set of character pieces, I also see it as a continuous and evocative narrative – imagine you are taking a walk through a mystical nature scene at night. (RS)
*Winner of 2012 Festival of New American Music (FeNAM) Student Composers Competition
This work has been recorded by pianist Jai Jeffryes on the album Amythest.
I. Fanfare for the Setting Sun
I. The Moon and the Stars
III. On a River's Surface
IV. Night Wanderer
V. Dance of the Night Creatures
Jai Jeffryes, piano - Amethyst
Sakurako Kanemitsu, piano - Sacramento State 2013.