Rabbit in the Moon


Commissioned by Audrey Q. Snyder
for her New Music // New Film collaborative
for violin, viola, violoncello, and piano
2015
9 minutes

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includes score and parts (PDF)
View perusal score.

Program note: Among various Eastern, Aztec, and other folklore, there is a story about a rabbit who sacrificed their life for the benefit of another, as it was the only thing they felt they had to give. In commemoration of this selflessness, the rabbit’s shadow, or sometimes the smoke from the rabbit’s pyre, rose up and was imprinted on the moon for all to see.