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“Criticise this disc because it runs for under an hour but the music assuredly pleases: a tirelessly sincere and touching combination of song, drama and dance.” Musicweb International

"Composer Beata Moon...writes music with the elusive combination of simplicity and originality." All Music Guide

“Moon writes in an accessible style that combines post-romantic sensibilities with contemporary (if not necessarily classical) rhythmic and melodic gestures. As the works on Saros show, it's a powerful combination.” Off Topic’d

“Varied in scoring, from traditional piano trio to marimba solo, the selections draw one in, keep one engaged, and never, ever, try one's patience or waste one's time. Sprightly in rhythm and generous with melody, the music calls to mind the late composer Lou Harrison's statement that music is basically "a song and a dance." John Montanari, Music Director of New England Public Radio

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Beata Moon’s Naxos CD

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Here’s what they’re saying about the Naxos CD:

- “What is most startling is the pervading confidence. Most composers spin their efforts in the tonal sphere ironically or self-consciously. Moon writes compelling music that is utterly sincere – no hip or academic filter needed...this disc is exhibit A in the continuing court-of-public-opinion case on the accessibility of quality new music."

- “Moon's writing and playing reveal both playfulness and an acute awareness of what works; she slips easily between styles without being obviously eclectic, and her music holds together through sureness of technique.”
All Music Guide

- "Ms Moon performs her own works here, and it's hard to imagine anyone else bringing such near-surgical exactness and feints of keen emotion to these wonderful pieces. You won't find anyone's influence here, but you do get a glimpse of everything and everyone she's ever studied, living and dead... So here is a collection of finely performed and intellectually (and emotionally) stimulating works for contemporary piano. I liked this quite a lot and will return to it often."
American Record Guide

- “Her pluralistic style is not easy to pigeonhole but the idiom is attractive. Within concise forms she uses plenty of material and composes for her instrument imaginatively.”
MusicWeb International

- “The music, all of it well-crafted and pianistic...”

-”...a contemporary composer who is really going places...”
On An Overgrown Path

Earthshine is available on CD Baby! Click here to listen to audio clips and to order your copy today.

Here's what they're saying about the Earthshine CD:

"Fresh sounds from an open-eared young composer who blends familiar ingredients (Copland, Bartók, a pinch of minimalism, even an unexpected touch of rock) into a personal, immediately recognizable recipe for sonic pleasure. Start with Illusions, an ear-tickling marimba solo, and see if it doesn’t lure you into the tent." Terry Teachout

"A composer of many facets: populist, jazzy, bleak, modernistic, minimalist. She has it in her to grip the listener..." Rob Barnett - MusicWeb International

"For the cuisine challenged, Moon's cleverly titled label, BiBimBop Records, is not an homage to Dizzy Gillespie but rather a nod to her Korean Heritage. Spicy!" Frank Oteri - NewMusicBox

"Moon has greatly expanded her sonic world with pieces for solo alto saxophone and marimba, an electric guitar/piano duo, voices, and, most impressively, a charming String Quartet..." Jerry Bowles - Sequenza21

Musicians performing on the Earthshine CD include:
The Corigliano Quartet
Kevin Gallagher - Electric Guitar
Makoto Nakura - Marimba
Brian Sacawa - Saxophone
Nmon Ford - Baritone
Julianne Borg - Soprano

Members of the Beata Moon Ensemble:
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Jacqueline Leclair, oboe
Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet
Ann Ellsworth, french horn
Laura Koepke, bassoon

Listen to Beata Moon perform a WHODUNNIT?! piano recital at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Click here to buy exclusive DVD of Beata Moon's first-person interview and performance video including scenes from her Earthshine recording sessions.
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Dedicated to promote women composers, conductors, and performers, the Beata Moon Ensemble made their debut at the Miller Theatre on Friday, February 22, 2002. Sarah Ioannides, associate conductor to Tan Dun, led the ensemble, and the violinist Lara St. John was the featured soloist.

They performed works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Tania Leon, Julia Wolfe, Anne LeBaron, Beata Moon and Elena Kats Chernin.

The Beata Moon Ensemble Makes Its Maiden Voyage
Click here to read the review in the Village Voice.

Comprised of some of the best musicians in New York, performers on the roster include:
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Jacqueline Leclair, oboe;
Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet;
Lone Widahl Madsen, E-flat clarinet
Martha Hyde, soprano saxophone
Laura Koepke, bassoon
Andrea Herr, contrabassoon
Nancy Billman, french horn
Susan Radcliff, trumpet
Julie Josephson, trombone
Mary Rowell, violin/electric guitar
Lisa Tipton, violin
Patricia Davis, violin
Deborah Wong, violin
Liuh-Wen Ting, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Fran Rowell, cello
Gail Kruvand, bass
Yuri Yamashita, percussion
Mayumi Sekizawa, percussion
Beata Moon, piano.

To find out how you can contribute to this ensemble, please e-mail

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chamber.......orchestral.......solo instrumental.......vocal

° audio clips available
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o r c h e s t r a l .....^

Beginnings (2013)
Written for the Nassau Community College Orchestra
World Premiere 12/10/13

In Transit (2005)
orchestrated version of piano solo 9'

c h a m b e r .....^

Again (2012)
violin & piano 4’

The Curious Engine
piano with young audience participation 3’
written for Orli Shaham and Baby Got Bach

cello, piano 11’
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

Dragonfly (2010)
viola, clarinet, piano 4’
written for Piaclava

Duo (2009)
flute and piano 4’
commissioned by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association

double bass and piano 2’
commissioned by Basso Moderno Duo

B.A.C.H. (2007)
string quartet 2’
written for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Dinner is West (2005)
violin, cello, piano 17'
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

A Collage of Memories
violin and piano 10'
commissioned by violinist Patricia Davis

Wind Quintet
written for members of the Beata Moon Ensemble 11'

Vignettes (2003/04)
electric guitar and piano 5' 30
commissioned by Kevin Gallagher

Curved Air (2003)
brass trio 7'
commissioned by Curvd Aire

Movement for String Quartet (2002)
written for the Barbad Chamber Orchestra 5'

Fission (2001)
for large chamber ensemble 12'
premiered at Miller Theatre on 2/22/02

Mahsul (2001)
for actor, piano, percussion 11'
text by poet Nadine Mozon

Three Movements (2001)
for 2 sopranos, string orchestra and piano 11'
dedicated to Barton M. and Judith L. Biggs

String Quartet (2000)
dedicated to Michael Patrick and Carol Sedwick 12'

Safari ° (2000)
marimba, percussion, flute, violin, piano 5'

A Silent Movie (2000)
The Sequel (years later abroad) (2000)
for Alan and Karen 5'
clarinet, violin

Moonpaths ° (1998)
clarinet, violin, piano 18'
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

Winter Sky (1996)
for Chin Kim 4' 30
violin, piano

Mary (1996)
soprano, piano, violin, drum 10'
commissioned by Edward Hudaverdi and Frances Neale

Antelope Vamp ° (1996)
electric violin, vibraphone, percussion, piano 5'
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

s o l o - i n s t r u m e n t a l .....^

Metamorphosis (2012)
piano 4’
commissioned by Stanley Wong

Rhapsody (2009)
piano 4’30
commissioned by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association

Rhumba (2009) New Jersey Music Teachers Association
piano 2’

“create your own title” (2009)
for beginner piano 1’
commissioned by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association

Inter-Mez-Zo (2006)
piano 8’30

Piano Sonata (2006)
piano 16'

Wood, Water & Land (2006)
marimba 4'10
commissioned by Jane Boxall

The Secret
piano 3'30

Keepers of Democracy
speaking pianist, piano, toy piano 5'30
text excerpted from Eleanor Roosevelt's speech
commissioned by Tom Rosenkranz

Guernica (2003)
piano 3’
Premiered April 11, 2003 at Capistrano Hall, Sacramento, CA.

Waves (2003)
commissioned for the Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School's 50th anniversary 2'
for beginner-intermediate piano

1,2,3 (2002)
commissioned by Brian Sacawa 7'

Illusions (2000)
commissioned by Makoto Nakura 6'

Toccata (2000)
piano 2'30

In Transit ° (1999)
piano 7'30

Submerged (1999)
piano 3'30

Sweet (1999)
theatrical piece for unaccompanied cello 7'
inspired by Bill Irwin & David Shiner in "Fool Moon"

For Michael (1999)
piano 2'

Piano Fantasy ° (1998)
piano 5'

Nursery (1996)
piano 2'
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

Prelude (1995)
piano 4'
commissioned by SENSEDANCE

v o c a l .....^

“Never Give Up” (2008)
voice & piano or instrumental accompaniment 2’3”
lyrics by Beata Moon & David Jacoby

Insomnia Tips (2008)
SATB with clarinet 6’30
text taken from Mick Winter’s Insomnia Tips
commissioned by Cantori New York

2 Shakespeare Sonnets (2007) as the waves...
....baritone with piano 2’

....let me not to the marriage...
....baritone with piano 2’

We Remember Them (2006)
text taken from Yom Kippur prayer 3'20
commissioned by Hope and Daniel Zimmerman in memory of Joann Magnus

Dickinson Songs (2006)
baritone, guitar 6'20
commissioned by Patrick Durek and Nick Hay

The Beatitudes
for Jay Moon 2'
baritone with piano

Do Not Worry (2003)
dedicated to Susie & Bob Case 2'
SATB a cappella

We are One (2003)
children's choir 2’

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? (2000)
soprano, baritone with piano 2'

From Your Eyes (1999)
baritone with piano, text by Korean poet Sokchong Shin 2'

Welcome! (1999)
SATB, Christmas carol with audience participation 2'

3 Songs for my Parents (1996)

....John 3:16
....baritone with piano 2'

....I Corinthians:13
....soprano, baritone with piano 3'

....Psalm 121
....soprano with piano 2'

It's O.K. to be Me! (1992)
children's song 2'