Lunar Land

(2004)
– part of the “Moon-pain” cycle
Fernando Pessoa
Mezzo-soprano solo + fl, cl, pno, vl, vla, vlc
Solo(s) + 2-8 instr
6:30
2004
B.0538
A3, 17 pages

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The individual works (or movements) in the Moon-pain cycle are:

  1. 1  Moon-bound
    2003-4 · duration 12:45
    Voice + fl, cl, pno, vl, vla, vlc
    Original title of the poem is The Island

    Commissioned by Radio France / Festival Présences
    World premiere February 4, 2004, La Maison de Radio France, Paris
    Katalin Varkonyi (mezzo-soprano) 
    and Ensemble Alternance

  2. 2  Moonlit
    2006 · duration 8:30
    Voice + fl, vl, vla, vlc
    Original title of the poem is Lycantrophy

    Commissioned by Ensemble Alternance
    World premiere May 10, 2006, Salle Cortot, Paris
    Suzanne Otto (mezzo-soprano) 
    and Ensemble Alternance

  3. 3  In Silence and Moon
    2007-8 · duration 10:30
    Voice + cl, pno, vlc
    Original title of the poem is Dream

    World premiere April 4, 2008, Casa da Música, Porto
    Iris Oja (mezzo-soprano) and REMIX under the baton of Paul Hillier

  4. 4  Spirit Beams
    2007-8 · duration 4:45
    Voice + cl, pno, vla
    Original title of the poem is Spell

    World premiere April 4, 2008, Casa da Música, Porto
    Iris Oja (mezzo-soprano) and REMIX under the baton of Paul Hillier

  5. 5  Lunar Land
    2003-4 · duration 6:00
    Voice + fl, cl, pno, vl, vla, vlc
    Original title of the poem is Not Myself

    Commissioned by Radio France / Festival Présences
    World premiere February 4, 2004

  6. 6  Still. Moon
    2008 · duration 3:45
    Fl, cl, pno, vl, vla, vlc
    Instrumental epilogue

    World premiere April 4, 2008, Casa da Música, Porto
    REMIX under the baton of Paul Hillier

Total duration c. 48 minutes.
The movements can be performed individually. The last movement may not make a lot of sense standing alone, 
though.

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