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Moonstone

By Yukiko Nishimura

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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 - Grade 2.5
Composed by Yukiko Nishimura (1967-). Set of Score and Parts. 12+16+16+4+10+10+5+3 pages. Duration 3 minutes, 53 seconds. Carl Fischer Music #YAS208. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.YAS208).

Item Number: CF.YAS208

ISBN 9781491159217.

Moonstone is the composer's favorite gemstone. Though not very bright, it has a unique, elegant sparkle. This composition reflects that understated beauty. The main melody in Moonstone has long, but lyrical phrasing with an enjoyable conversation between the higher and lower instruments. Although the time signature is in 4/4, the music should feel as if it is in cut-time to avoid sounding too square. The phrasing is always floating through the air in a legato style. However, the eighth-note detache should be executed mechanically, but in a mysterious mood.

About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series

This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:
--Occasionally extending to third position
--Keys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty
--Addition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts
--Viola T.C. part included
--Increase in independence of parts over beginning levels

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