composer: Nancy Galbraith (2009/2014)
© 2014 Matthew Galbraith
genres: electroacoustic; chamber strings
length: 1 movements, 5:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
orchestration: solo amplified flute (with reverb & delay pedals),
strings, percussion
world premiere: 17-20 November 2014 (studio recording)
Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble, Daniel Nesta Curtis, conductor
Stephen Schultz, electric Baroque flute; Siu Yan Yap, marimba, percussion
Vlakakis Recording Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes: "Moonlight" is the second of four movements of Galbraith's Night Train that was premiered in 2009. With a commission from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, the composer re-scored the work for string orchestra, replacing the electric cello quartet in the original work. The commission was awarded in honor of the school's generous benefactors, Elsie and Henry Hillman. It was recorded in the new Vlahakis Recording Studio in CMU's College of Fine Arts and is featured in a documentary video on the recording process in the new studio (see above).