• Rob Kapilow
  • Summer Sun, Winter Moon (2004)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2+pic(rec).3(ca).3(bcl).3(cbn)/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.3perc/hp/str
  • SATB chorus
  • Tenor, child Soprano
  • 29 min
  • Darrell Robes Kipp
  • Blackfeet (Native-American), English, French, Hidatsa (Native-American), Mandan (Native-American)

Programme Note

Robert Kapilow’s Summer Sun, Winter Moon was premiered by the Kansas City Symphony Chorus on September 19, 2004. The work was commissioned by the Carlsen Center, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic for the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

This symphony in two movements narrates the Lewis and Clark expedition from a Native American perspective, blending fragments of Indian melodies with more traditional symphonic music.