Moondance by Van Morrison. Arranged by Michael Hopkins. Orchestra. String Orchestra. Pop Intermediate String Orchestra. Light Concert; Pop/Rock. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 150 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29671).
Recently performed in the musical movie, August Rush, this classic rock tune is sure to enjoy renewed popularity! This wonderfully playable arrangement in A Minor/Dorian keeps all parts in first position. The syncopation remains, but just a bit simplified, so all sections play the downbeat together. The pizzicato bass part keeps the piece driving! Sure to be a pleaser for younger players and more mature audiences! (2:30).