Blow It Up, Start Again​

3 O’Clock Mix

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De Profundis

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Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City

Climbing Parnassus

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As the scent of spring rain...


Uncle Sid

Moon by Night

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Moon by Night

for band and optional chorus
Duration: 4'

Winner of the 2003 NBA/Merrill Jones Memorial Young Band Composition Award

Picc, 2Fl, 2Ob, 2Bsn, EbClar, 3Clar, BClar, 2ASax, TSax, Bax, 2Trp, 4Hn, 2Trb, Bar, 2Tba, Cb, Timp, Perc1 (Glock/ 'C'Gong), Perc2 (Vibr/ SusCym/ WChim), Perc3 (Mar/ BDr), Perc4 (Crot/ TubBells/ Tri)

Published by Wingert-Jones.

Moon by Night is a modular work, as it is performable as a work for band and chorus, band alone, chorus and piano, or chorus a cappella. The text is the King James translation of Psalm 121, and the title is an image directly quoted from the psalm. The theme of the work is not sacred, however---it should be more like a hymn-like tone poem; a simple, straightforward chorale with long unending lines, where the text serves only to create an evocative mood. Moon by Night was premiered by the Sterling Municipal Symphony Band in Sterling, IL, on June 27, 2001, with Eric Whitacre conducting.

See also Moon By Night for SATB chorus.

An errata list is available to correct early editions of this work.

Download program note.

Recorded on:


SUNY Fredonia Wind Symphony, King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Conductor: Carl Mazzio - Feb 29 2016

Eastern Illinois University Concert Band, Dvorak Concert Hall in the Dounda Fine Arts Building, Eastern Illinois Universit, Conductor: Dr. Corey Francis - Mar 02 2014

Montgomery County, MD 2014 Senior Honors Band, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Dr. Emily Threinen conductor - Feb 08 2014