Canti Lunatici

Soprano and orchestra (1980)

Settings of fifteen texts about the moon, from its rising through dawn. Texts from Arp, Artaud, Blake, Hopkins, Joyce, Lorca, Plath, Quasimodo, Shelley, Whitman and an anonymous Celtic text

2 - 2 - 2 - 2 2 - 2 - 2 - 0 timp - 3perc(sizzle cyms, mar, s.d, vib, temp bl, tamb, tam-t, almglocken, tr, bngs, mar, clav, castanets, pno, tub bells) 2hp pno - cel str( minimum)


First Performance: 1981, BBC Symphony Orchestra ? Conductor: Bernard Rands ? Soprano: Dorothy Dorow


Canti Lunatici is a distinctive score of remarkable dramatic power and poetic invention.
— The New Yorker

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