Moondog

Moondog: Moondog

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Artist: Moondog

Artist: Moondog
Title: Moondog
Product Type: VINYL LP

Limited 150 gram vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Moondog is the fifth album by American composer Moondog. Moondog had released no music for twelve years since his 1957 album The Story of Moondog. Finally, in 1969, producer James William Guercio invited him to record an album for Columbia Records. The resulting album compiled various music which Moondog had been working on since the 1950s. This included two "minisyms" (Moondog's term for short symphonic-styled works performed by small orchestras); two canons; a chaconne in memory of Charlie Parker; ballet music originally written for Martha Graham ("Witch of Endor"); and three symphonic (or "symphonique") works, one of which was dedicated to Benny Goodman and featured elements of swing.

Tracks:
1.1 Theme (Instrumental) - 2:35
1.2 Stamping Ground (Instrumental) - 2:36
1.3 Symphonique #3 (Ode to Venus) (Instrumental) - 5:51
1.4 Symphonique #6 (Good for Goodie) (Instrumental) - 2:45
2.1 Minisym #1; I - Allegro (Instrumental) - 1:28
2.2 Minisym #1; II - Andante Adagio (Instrumental) - 2:34
2.3 Minisym #1; III - Vivace (Instrumental) - 1:58
2.4 Lament I, "Bird's Lament" (Instrumental) - 1:42
2.5 Witch of Endor; I - Dance (Instrumental) - 1:43
2.6 Witch of Endor; II - Trio; a. Adagio (The Prophesy) (Instrumental) - 1:13
2.7 Witch of Endor; II - Trio; B. Andante (The Battle) (Instrumental) - 1:25
2.8 Witch of Endor; II. Trio; C. Agitato (Saul's Death) (Instrumental) - 0:26
2.9 Witch of Endor; III - Dance (Reprise) (Instrumental) - 1:40
2.10 Symphonique #1 (Portrait of a Monarch) (Instrumental) - 2:36

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