Orange Moon was first performed by the Royal Northern College of Music conducted by Leo Geyer on the 19th of May 2011 at the RNCM Studio Theatre.
The moon lies low in the sky as if balanced on distant rooftops,
but its white face is transformed.
All around, the world is bathed in an orange glow.
Transfixed by its beauty,
my eyes lose themselves in the shifting of orange shades,
from apricot to tangelo to fiery red,
the moon turns into a ball of flames.
I sit and stare into the orange face long into the night,
my thoughts following the waxing and waning colours of the moon.
(Leo Geyer, 2014)
Extract from performance by the Manchester University Chamber Ensemble conducted by Will Hooker.
Orange Moon - Leo Geyer
clarinet in Bb
Orange Moon is available to purchase for £30.00 excluding postage.