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Moondog: Sidewalk Dances


Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 2564684374  
Composer:  Moondog
Performer:  Joanna MacGregor
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joanna MacGregor: conductor, piano, harpsichord
Andy Sheppard: soprano and tenor saxophones
Kuljit Bhamra: tabla, percussion
Neville Malcolm: bass, upright bass
Seb Rochford: drums, percussion
Shri Sriram: Indian flute
Britten Sinfonia

The cult figure Moondog, who performed on the streets of New York for over 30 years, meshed jazz, classical, Native American rhythms and poetry. With a lifelong fascination for the strict rules of canon-writing, and dubbed the father of minimalism, he composed more than eighty symphonies, three hundred rounds, countless percussion, organ and piano pieces, scores for brass bands and string orchestras, and five books called The Art of the Canon.
Read more /> Joanna MacGregor’s arrangements of 14 of Moondog's most famous pieces are re-imaginings for larger forces, with a spectacular lineup of some of today's most cutting edge jazz musicians, and the Britten Sinfonia. Reorchestrated, each track retains Moondog's trademarks - short and snappy rhythms of the street, melodic and joyful themes and characterized by a pounding beat.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Single Foot by Moondog
Performer:  Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Bumbo by Moondog
Performer:  Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Sextet by Moondog
Performer:  Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Dog Trot by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 08 Secs. 
5.
All is Loneliness by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
Voices of Spring by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Rabbit Hop by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8.
Invocation by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Reedroy by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
10.
Double Bass Duo by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Good for Goodie by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12.
Birds Lament by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
13.
Theme and Variations by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
Heath on the Heather by Moondog
Conductor:  Joanna MacGregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 08 Secs. 

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